Shun Premier calls to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan yet offers performance born from the latest advances in cutlery design and technology. Premier blades are thinner and lighter for fast and agile handling, while the blade design, with balanced weight distribution from tip to end cap, ensures stability and strength. Premier blades are made of VG-MAX steel, clad with stainless Damascus. Where the steels meet, an attractive wavy line called a hamon is formed. Premier blades are ground to a quick taper edge that helps move food away from the blade quickly. The beautiful hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) also improves food release when cutting. The two-position handle in rich walnut Pakkawood, offers a trigger grip for all pull cuts as well as the perfect balance point for a pinch grip.
Blade Material: VG-MAX high-carbon Japanese stainless steel cutting core, total 69 layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel; tsuchime finish.
Bevel: Double Beveled.
Cutting Angle: 16° per side (comprehensive 32°)
Handle Material: Walnut Pakkawood (premium resin-impregnated hardwood); contoured ambidextrous handles.