Shun Blue Steel Chef Knife - 8" Kiritsuke

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Blade: Stainless-clad blue paper #2 steel

Handle: Octagonal pakka-wood.

Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.

In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as the master chef's knife. Use it for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. It works extremely well with vegetables; julienne, dice, or brunoise with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins, and particularly fish. It slices cooked proteins with grace and ease. With its straighter edge, it's ideal for slicing and push cuts. Once you try it, you'll find yourself reaching for your Shun Blue Kiritsuke more and more often.

The beautiful Shun Blue series includes traditional Japanese blade shapes that are essential for preparing the proteins, as well as a selection of all-purpose tools every kitchen needs. These exciting knives feature a carbon steel cutting core for a razor-sharp edge and quick re-sharpening. For easier care, the "blue" carbon steel core is sandwiched between two layers of mirror-polished stainless steel. But note that these knives will need additional care to protect the edge from rust. The beautiful grey PakkaWood handles are a variation on a traditional Japanese design for a secure and comfortable grip.

Designed to meet the demands of the professional chef, Shun Blue line makes this selection of classic Japanese culinary knives available to professionals and avid home cooks alike.

Includes traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath.