Item purchased will look different than item pictured due to variations in materials.
Japanese chef knives are brittle and are designed for cutting soft tissue foods. Carbon steel chef knives can rust if not kept dry.
Nothing is more personal than your choice of that kitchen workhorse, the chef's knife. That's why Shun offers so many different knife series and blade lengths—so you can always find the one that suits you best. For cooks who prefer the lightweight nimbleness of a shorter blade, we offer the beautiful Shun Premier Blonde 6-in. Chef's Knife. It performs all the tasks for which you choose a chef's knife, from slicing and dicing to making rocking cuts through herbs. Yet it also offers the quick performance and high degree of control that a slightly smaller knife can provide.