The 旬Shun Classic kitchen knife series was brought to life in Seki, Gifu Prefecture, a town known for its production of fine knives dating back to the Kamakura Period in the 13th century. The knife series is meant to embody the “spirit of traditional blacksmiths,” whose philosophy of product manufacturing is concerned with understanding the purposes and habits of users.
Kitchen knives are essential tools for cooking, and their sharpness can alter ingredients’ tastes – and even the mindset of the cook. Kai Corporation has focused its technology for knife production accumulated since its foundation to pursue functionality, durability and user-friendliness as well as beauty in this masterpiece. Its exquisite sharpness – the heart of the knife – was realized through laminating and forging stainless steels of differing hardness to create a premium feel with smooth sharpness, durability against corrosion and beautiful Damascus cladding reminiscent of a Japanese sword. The chestnut-shaped handle commonly used for Japanese knives is adopted, which fits perfectly in the hand preventing fatigue even after extended use. Durable laminated wood is used for the handles to ensure superb strength.
Shun Classic knives are carefully handcrafted by highly skilled specialists, and are masterful creations that can be appreciated by users of all ages, genders and nationalities.
Proudly presented by Kai Corporation, Japan’s leading blade maker with over 100 years of history, the Shun brand realizes the key elements that make a great kitchen knife, such as sharpness, beauty and usability. The blades are carefully attached to the knives one by one by our craftsmen – this defines the sharpness of our knives and their unmatched comfort and function, which are highly acclaimed by customers around the world.