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About Shun

Shun Shun® is a strikingly beautiful brand of kitchen cutlery. These extremely sharp and durable knives are indispensable tools, for both the professional chef in a fine restaurant as well as the gourmet chef at home. Advanced manufacturing processes produce a far superior blade that reduces friction when slicing food. And all Shun knives achieve ideal balance for hours of fatigue-free prep work. An extremely sharp 16° cutting edge on each side (32° total) and a 60 - 62 Rockwell Hardness Scale results in faster performance. Compare this with most premium German knives, which have only a 22° angle.

Pictured is longtime Shun user and now Shun's Brand Ambassador, Chris Cosentino - Executive Chef and Owner of Incanto and Baccalone in San Francisco, and co-star of Food Network's "Chefs vs. City" and "Best Thing I Ever Ate."

Shun's top-of-the-line Elite Series combines unparalleled quality and performance with the beauty of fine art. The blade is made of a new kind of steel called SG-2. SG-2 is Japanese powdered steel. The advantage of powdered steel is that every element used to create the blade is evenly blended, thereby eliminating weak spots. The ideal structure and high density produces an exceedingly sharp, smooth and durable knife.

The Shun Classic Series is easily identified by its beautiful "wood grain" look from the Damascus steel. The blade core, VG-10 super steel, is composed of carbon, chromium, vanadium, manganese, cobalt and molybdenum. This is clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, creating 33-layer Damascus steel. This distinctive-looking profile results is less friction when slicing, resulting in cleaner cuts and better flavor.

Choose from traditional European shapes or more exotic Asian designs. We are especially delighted to offer the ergonomically designed Shun Ken Onion Series. It's the same high quality VG10 and Damascus-clad steel used in the Classic Series, coupled with the unique blade shape and comfortable handle made famous by master knife designer, Ken Onion. These gorgeous knives make your job at the cutting board quick and pleasurable.

The best way to ensure the lasting quality of your treasured investment is with genuine Shun cutlery accessories. Safely store your chef's knife, paring knife, boning knife and Santoku knife in a sturdy Shun bamboo knife block. Use a Shun bamboo or Hinoki cutting board to retain a sharper knife edge longer, and for easier food preparation with its flat surface.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a budding culinary enthusiast, take your skills to the highest level with the extraordinary beauty and quality of Shun cutlery. Make Shun part of your life in the kitchen.