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The Shun Classic 9 inch bread knifeis designed with a curved belly and ultra-sharp serrations so you can use it to quickly and smo...othly slice through even the thickest artisan bread. The sharpness of this bread knife from Shun protects the soft interior of your favorite baked goods. It is long enough to slice even the biggest loaves of bread. A lifetime warranty from Shun, makes this Japanese-crafted knife a tremendous value. read more

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The Shun 8 inch offset bread knife has a blade that is not centered. This blade of this easy to use knife from Shun is approximate...ly an inch off the center of the handle. This offset blade enables you to slice all the way down to the cutting board. That's possible with a straight knife without hitting your knuckles as you slice. A bread knife is a slicing knife that's serrated to saw through tough, crusty breads without crushing the delicate textures beneath. You'll get even slices of bread every time because the angle and placement of the Shun knife blade helps to maintain an optimal slicing angle. read more

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The Shun Reserve 9 inch bread knife is perfect for slicing any type of bread with its long, super-sharp serrated blade. The edge h...as smooth serrations that can easily slice anything from crusty baguettes to thick multi-grain loaves. This Reserve bread knife from Shun has a long-lasting edge because of Shun's super-hard SG-2 powdered steel. It also has a beautiful Damascus finish and it's protected from rust and moisture damage beacuse the core is clad with 32 layers of stainless steel. Shun knives are made in Japan and come with a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care. read more

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The Shun Premier 9 inch bread knife is likely the world's most awesome bread slicer. Not only does it look incredible with its wal...nut-finished PakkaWood handle and hand-hammered blade finish - it's also amazingly effective at slicing bread. With the Shun Premier bread knife, it takes almost no effort to make perfect slices of any loaf. Crunchy or soft, cool or hot out of the oven, this bread knife from Shun will slice through any loaf so perfectly that you'll think it came pre-sliced. The serrated edge stays sharp longer than others because of Shun's super hard steel core. It's long-lasting and resists rust and corrosion as well, because it's clad with 32 layers of stainless steel. read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
at Crate & Barrel

This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The "ripple" Damascus rust...-free finish is achieved by forging 34 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground to an exceptional 16-degree angle, then hand-polished. More Shun® available via special order. Please contact your local store.Shun® Classic Bread Knife. 9" 9"D 32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel Blade has a 16-degree edge angle Rust- and stain-proof Ergonomic PakkaWood "D" handle Hand wash only Do not use to cut through bone Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass Shun® sharpening services available. View program details.form. Made in Japan BladeDepth: 9" Warranty AvailableView the manufacturer's warranty (PDF) read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
at Crate & Barrel

From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new "tsuchime" finish. Hand-hammered texture... creates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10 steel core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side for maximum strength and stability. Oblong pakka wood handle nestles comfortably in the hand; stainless handle cap embossed with the Shun logo adds balance and beauty. These knives will never rust or corrode if properly maintained. The long serrated blade of the bread knife neatly slices crusts and pastries without compressing the soft interior.Shun® Premier Bread Knife. 9" VG10 steel core and 32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel Blade has a 16 degree edge angle Resin-impregnated pakka wood oblong handle Rust- and stain-proof Do not use to cut through bone Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass Hand wash only Shun® sharpening services available. View program details.form. Made in Japan BladeDepth: 9" Warranty AvailableView the manufacturer's warranty (PDF) read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
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Even bread deserves to be cut with a little excellence. The Shun Premier Bread Knife has a beautiful blade with intricate details ...and features. The stainless Damascus steel blade has a single-bevel edge that is extremely sharp and thin. It's given a serrated edge to enable it to cut through crusts easier, in addition to that is has a granton edge to make for quicker, smoother cuts of soft delicate breads. A hand-hammered design is given to the side of the blade for a traditional look of hand-crafted Japanese knives. The Shun Premier Bread Knife is an excellent piece to add to your cutlery collection. The Shun Premier Collection harkens back to traditional craftsmanship of Japanese blades, including swords and knives. All blades are constructed of layers of Damascus steel for a sturdy blade that takes a sharp edge easily and retains it. The knives are sharpened to a single-bevel and fashioned extremely thin for precise cuts. A granton edge creates a semblance of a non-stick surface by allowing air between the blade and food so chefs can cut swifter and smoother. The side of the blade features a hand-hammered appearance (called Tsuchime in Japanese) for a look that resembles ancient blades constructed by hand. The signature Shun emblem is emblazoned on the blade and the base end-cap. Stainless bolsters hold each blade in perfect balance to the contoured handle. Made of dark Pakkawood the handle is given a D-shape for a more natural feel in the hand. The exposed wood-grain adds to the old world charm of the Premier knives. Shun has paid attention to every detail of every blade in the Premier Collection assuring each deserves to be called Premier. Blade measures 9 inches. read more

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The Shun Reserve bread knife is a beautiful knife that will make quick work of any loaf you encounter. The 9" blade on the Shun Re...serve bread knife is an excellent and popular length, long enough to go from baguettes to almost any crusty round rustic bread with no issues. The gorgeous blade has deep serrations and a sleeker look than most bread knives, you'll be looking for any excuse to pull this knife out for use. Of course you can use the knife for other slicing tasks as well, the thin and very sharp blade will work well with other slicing jobs. We were thrilled when we finally received our Shun Reserve knives. We've felt the absence of a SG2 metal knife since the Elite line was discontinued (SG2 is considered by many to be the best steel for use in kitchen knives. Why do we love these new Shun Reserve knives? Shun SG2 Super Gold ultra-premium "micro carbide" powder steel provides an extremely high performance knife, the core of the blade is SG2 steel The extremely dense and pure structure of the SG2 steel enables the knife to have and old an outstanding and durable cutting edge The outer layers of the blade are coated with 32 layers of stainless/nickel ladder-pattern Damascus for a gorgeous look, but also for easier cleaning and food release while cutting The Shun reserve feels "Rock Solid" in your hand due to it's sturdy blade combined with full tang construction and riveted handle The dark PakkaWood handle with burgundy striations are a mix of East meets West: An elegant, ergonomic and comfortable Western-style handle, but with Japanese touches like the inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest The thin blades are sharpened to a 16 degree angle (per side) for an incredibly sharp and high-performance knife 64 Rockwell (a measure of hardness) - a hard knife! The Shun Reserve series of knives are handcrafted (in more than 100 steps) in Seki City, Japan. Seki has been the heart of knife and sword making in Japan for centuries. KAI / Shun carry on the Japanese knife making tradition. To protect the beauty of any fine quality knife, we recommend hand washing and immediately towel-drying the knife. We (and Shun) don't recommend the dishwasher. read more

Shun
$79.95 $125.00
at Chef's Resource

The Shun Sora bread knife is an excellent bread knife, great for making quick work of loaves of crusty bread. The 9" length is a g...ood size, a bit longer than the 8" size that is frequently in knife sets. The extra length on the Sora bread knife helps when cutting larger rustic loaves but it still fits well in knife blocks. Shun's new Sora knife line (Sora means sky) is a great new addition to the Shun line of quality Japanese kitchen knives but at the most affordable price of the Shun knife lines. Shun Sora's innovative composite blade technology allows Shun to produce these handcrafted Japanese knives at a more approachable price. Shun Sora cutting edge is Japanese san mai contruction with a VG-10 super steel cutting core clad with a layer of stainless steel on both sides of the blade Upper portion of the blade is mirror-polished Japanese stainless steel 420J stainless steel offers excellent stain resistance Cutting edge laser-cut and permanently braze welded to the blade with beautiful Japanese wavy pattern Subtle copper-colored highlights over Japanese wave pattern Textured TPE handle has good grip properties, is well balanced and easy to maintain Shun stainless steel logo in handle Handmade in Japan read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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The Shun Classic 9" Bread Knife is a beautiful knife that can cut through loaves and loaves of homebaked or store-bought bread. Th...e serrated teeth of the Shun Classic Bread Knife will tackle large crusty loaves of bread. The long 9 inch blade makes it suitable for cutting lengthwise as well. Only cutlery of unparalleled appearance and uncompromising performance receives the mark of Shun. Shun Classic Series contain knives of traditional Japanese shape and craftsmanship in modern, innovative designs. Obtained by pounding 16 layers of high carbon stainless steel, the natural pattern of Damascus steel on the blade enhances the knives? beauty and utility, making cleaner, faster cuts that do not compromise the flavor of the food. Composed of VG-10 stainless steel core clad between SUS410 stainless steel, Shun Classic Series knives remain strong and sharp, requiring infrequent sharpening. Bolstered in stainless steel to each blade is a solid, ebony black Pakkawood handle in an ergonomic D-shape. The Pakkawood handles are comfortable to hold and beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic Series of cutlery is Shun's quintessential line that embodies the power of Shun in subtle simplicity. Each Classic blade, from the smallest to the largest, has the Shun logo emblazoned onto the blade's side. Blade measures 9 inches. Shun Classic knives are made in Japan. Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty. Limited Time Kershaw Knives promotion: If purchasing Kershaw knives only, get free shipping on any size purchase. Use Coupon Code KERSHAW during checkout (not needed if order is $99 or over anyway) read more

Shun
$269.95
at Frontgate

The Shun Ken Onion 9" Bread Knife has ergonomic features such as a wider bolster and contoured thumb and forefinger rests that rel...ieve tension while chopping, cutting, or slicing. This knife also has definitive character, with beautifully curved knife handles designed to neatly fit your hand?s contours. The shape gives you natural balance as you hold the knife and added control for comfortable cutting action. Every knife is handcrafted by skilled artisans with a production process that requires over 100 steps from beginning to endEach blade has an inner core of VG-10 ?super steel ? that is clad with 16 layers of stainless Damascus for an exceptionally sharp and smooth resultThe resulting blade pattern is called suminigashi, or ?ink pattern,? after a traditional Japanese paper-decorating techniquePatterned layers also offer durability while resisting stainsSuperior edge retention ensures that knives stay optimally sharp Moisture-resistant black PakkaWood ® knife handlesHand wash with mild soap; view care instructionsMade in Seki City, Japan. read more

Shun
$179.95
at Frontgate

Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, the Shun Premier 9" Bread Knife will slice to perfection. Its wide,... low-frequency serrations and thin, razor-sharp blade create the ideal surface friction for cutting quickly and cleanly through your loaf with fewer crumbs. Distinctive hand-hammered finish reduces drag and quickly releases food from the blade, resulting in fewer rips and tearsBlade is made of VG-10 hardened stainless steel core, prized for keeping its sharp edge 16-layer Damascus cladding process results in knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant Contoured PakkaWood handle fits comfortably in the hand Limited lifetime warrantyHand wash with gentle dish soap Use on wood, bamboo, polypropylene, or acrylic boardsHone weekly; sharpen as needed read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
at Chefscatalog.com

Ultra-sharp, wide reverse serrations gently glide through breads without tearing or crushing. The 9 1/2" Shun Premier Bread Knife ...is meticulously handcrafted in Japan. With ultimate slicing ease, the Shun bread knife slices through any types of bread. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding with 68 outer layers (34 per side) supports the core, helps in food release and provides additional stain resistance. The hammered tsuchime finish features a textured pattern that reduces drag and helps prevent foods from sticking to the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful, stain- and rust-resistant Shun knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving. Shun (pronounced: Shoon) is Japanese for "at the peak of perfection." The Shun brand, made by the Kai Corporation, one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. Shun Premier knives reflect the Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features? Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, the beautiful Shun Nakiri knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete ? Wide reverse serrations gently glide through breads without tearing or crushing ? Hammered tsuchime finish's textured pattern reduces drag and helps prevent foods from sticking ? Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade for superior edge retention ? Layered Damascus cladding features 68 outer layers (34 per side) supports the core and provides additional stain and rust resistance ? Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp ? Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords ? Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 means superior, long-lasting cutting edge retention ? Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability ? Ambidextrous handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip ? Full composite tang construction adds stability and balance ? Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control ? NSF approved* ? Hand wash ? Limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
at Sur La Table

Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, the Shun Classic bread knife, with its wide, low-frequency serratio...ns, is up to the task. Gently saw back and forth to cut perfect slices with no unsightly rips or tears. Shun Classic?s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife?s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun?s VG-MAX steel core?known for its incredible edge retention?is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that?s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 9" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Shun
$134.95 $169.00
at Sur La Table

The offset blade position of this bread knife creates additional knuckle clearance and perfectly positions your hand for a more po...werful?and thus easier?cut. The scalloped serrations will slice neatly into even the toughest crusted loaves without skidding. Plus the knife glides through bread without shredding, delivering perfect slices with fewer crumbs. Shun Classic?s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife?s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun?s VG-MAX steel core?known for its incredible edge retention?is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that?s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 9" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

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Handcrafted for the discerning Western-style knife user, the Shun Reserve line is a masterful blend of graceful beauty and impecca...ble performance. From the tip of its 33-layer "ladder" pattern Damascus blade to its full-tang, riveted handle with charcoal and crimson Pakkawood scales and inlaid mosaic crest, nothing has been overlooked in the creation of these extraordinary kitchen tools. Features: The Shun Reserve features Ultra-premium SG2 "micro carbide" steel cutting core offers the highest level of performance. SG2's extremely dense grain structure and purity enable it to take and hold an exquisite fine edge with unparalleled durability. 33-layer construction; 32 layers of nickel/stainless Damascus surround the hard SG2 cutting core, add beauty, and help food release from the blade. Weightier blade provides power for precision cutting. Full-tang construction and riveted handle give each knife a solid, first-class look and feel. Western-style handle with contoured pommel provides cutting control, rounded and polished finish offers a luxurious feel and comfortable grip. Handle scales feature dark charcoal Pakkawood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. read more

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Famous for their edge retention and sharpening ease, each Shun Classic knife has an inner core of VG-Max"super-steel" which includ...es additional carbon and chromium to improve strength, durability, wear, corrosion. Then each blade is clad with 16 layers of stainless Damascus on each side. The resulting pattern is called suminigashi or "ink pattern" after a traditional Japanese paper-decorating technique. While the patterned layers enhance the knife's beautify, they also add durability and stain resistance, and reduce friction when cutting. The handle is made of PakkaWood which is resin-impregnated natural wood. The 9-in. Classic Bread knife is narrower than a standard German knife and can produce thick or thin slices with minimal crumbs. It has large serrated blades which cut through breads with ease. Features and Benefits: Proprietary VG-MAX Cutting Core Damascus Clad, SUS410/SUS431 Stainless Steel 69-Layer Construction 16 degree cutting angle each side, flat ground D-Shaped ebony PakkaWood Handles Full composite tang Widest variety of traditional and innovative blade shapes read more

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The Shun Sora Bread Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing ...price. Sora uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed?on the edge. Whether you prefer a rustic, crusty bread or a soft and tender loaf, the Shun Sora Bread Knife will cut through easily to give you the perfect slice of bread every time. What makes this bread knife special, is the way Shun has crafted the serrations. These aren't jagged little teeth that chew through your bread. These are razor-sharp "low-frequency" serrations. These wider serrations glide through the bread with ease. Features and Benefits: VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance Mirror-polished Japanese 420J blade upper 16 degree cutting angle each side, flat ground Traditional handle design in easy-care textured TPE/PP blend Exceptional handcrafted Shun quality, amazing price Hand wash and dry immediately read more

Shun
$400.00
at Amazon

Easily slice through bread right out of the oven, or crusty loaves bought at market, The Shun Reserve bread knife boasts a generou...s 9 inch blade with serrated edge that easily slices through the toughest crusts, as well as leave delicate loaves in-tact. Shun Reserve perfectly marries the desire for the ultra-sharp Japanese blade with the weightier feel that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this extraordinary line of kitchen knives-from the weightier blade that provides powerful, precision cutting-to the contoured handles that fit the hand like a glove to provide cutting control; Each knife is a work of art. The blades boasts an incredible ladder Patterned Damascas that is stunning visually, while the dark charcoal PakkaWood handles with red striations dazzle in or out of the knife block. Each feature is chosen for its beauty, as well as its benefit. Shun Reserve knives feature ultra-premium SG2 micro carbide steel cutting core, offering the highest level of performance. SG2 steel has an extremely dense grain structure and purity enabling it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. Each knife has 32 layers of nickel/stainless Pattern Damascus surrounding the SG2 cutting core for weight, strength and durability. Reserve knives feature full tang, resin-impregnated, riveted PakkaWood handles that offer increased strength. The charcoal PakkaWood handles are unmatched in beauty with the crimson striations and inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. There is a knife for every job around the kitchen. You?ll appreciate the Reserve?s ultra-sharp cutting edge that you?ve come to expect from Shun knives, while falling in love with the weight and feel that lends itself to traditional Western-style knives. Beauty and innovation-expect nothing less from Shun. read more

Shun
$182.00
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Class...ic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

Shun
$169.00
at Amazon

<p>A convenient addition to any cutlery collection, this user-friendly bread knife by Shun Classic features a serrated blade that ...measures 8 inches long. Use the knife to effortlessly slice anything from rustic artisan breads and baguettes to dessert items like angel food cake or chocolate tart. The knife creates clean cuts with no tearing or crushing of food to worry about. Even more, its offset stainless-steel bolster keeps knuckles safe and allows for enhanced comfort and control. Overall, the offset bread knife measures approximately 15-1/2 by 3 by 1 inches.</p> <p>Like other knives in Shun's Classic collection, the knife comes precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI. Its eye-catching beauty starts with a VG-10 stainless-steel blade, which features 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing a 33 layered Damascus look, but without the rusting problems associated with Damascus. The Damascus detailing not only enhances the knife's aesthetic appeal, but it also prevents morsels from sticking and helps maintain the integrity of food when slicing. The knife's sleek good looks continue on into its handle. Offering a D-shaped design, the unique ebony Pakkawood handle consists of a fused blend of hardwood veneers and resin to exceptionally noteworthy results. Its steel end-cap offers an attractive finishing touch, and the knife carries a limited lifetime warranty. Though dishwasher-safe, Shun recommends washing the knife by hand for best results.</p> <div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Classic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

Shun
$150.00
at Amazon

Easily saw through crusty loaves of bread while maintaining the soft inner core with our 9-Inch Sora Bread Knife. Sora, in Japanes...e, means "sky". Let your imagination take you-the sky's the limit with what you can do with your Shun Sora Knives. Featuring our proprietary composite blade technology that brings together a VG10 cutting edge, clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create a san mai edge, with a mirror-polished Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. Boasting a razor-sharp 16-degree cutting angle on each side of the blade, Sora puts all the high-performance technology where it's needed most: the cutting edge. Laser-cut, 2-sections are fit together and braze welded to permanently join them. Blade shapes and handles are designed for traditional Japanese knives, while the beautiful wavy pattern on each blade is reminiscent of Japanese sword hamon lines. Each handle is made with a textured TPE polymer handle that provides balance, and is easy to maintain. The texture of each handle provides a tacky surface when wet, making them superior to use around juicy fruits, vegetables and meat. A stunning Shun knife at an incredible price point; you can afford to have one in every style! read more

Shun
$79.96 $125.00
at Sur La Table

Perfect for slicing everything from crusty breads to tomatoes, this bread knife offers impeccable Japanese craftsmanship at an ama...zing value. Shun?s Sora collection utilizes a proprietary composite blade technology to fuse a VG10 cutting edge to a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade, delivering a high-performance knife that?s easy to clean and maintain. The textured polymer handle is based on a traditional Japanese shape and offers a secure, comfortable grip. Shun Sora knives are exceptionally well balanced for incredible precision and control. Manufacturer: KAI Corporation Material: Stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 9" serrated blade Warranty: 10-year warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Constructed from VG10 super steel clad with stainless steel, creating a san mai edge that pairs cutting performance with durability Innovative serration shape glides effortlessly through food Blades feature an attractive pattern based on hamon lines traditionally found on Japanese swords Hand sharpened to a 16° double-beveled edge for a razor-sharp edge that delivers perfectly smooth cuts Handle is based on a traditional Japanese design and constructed from a durable polymer blend Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Shun
$79.95 $125.00
at Wayfair

Prepare to fall in love with this bread knife. Whether you prefer a rustic, crusty bread or a soft and tender loaf, the Shun Sora ...Bread Knife will cut through easily to give you the perfect slice of bread every time. What makes this bread knife special - and better-is the way Shun has crafted the serrations. These aren't jagged little teeth that chew through your bread. These are razor-sharp "low-frequency" serrations. These wider serrations glide through the bread with ease. What's more, cutting is even smoother because Shun has designed the serrations so that there's an equal amount of cutting power on the forward stroke and on the back stroke. Look at the blade and you'll see that the serrations lean forward on the front of the blade and backward on the back of the blade. That small change makes a big difference in cutting ease. Read more Features:Sora collection Blade material: Steel Handle material: Textured PP/TPE blend Handcrafted Slice tender or crusty breads with no ripping, squashing or tearing Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) VG10 San mai cutting core Japanese 420J blade upper VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance Traditional Japanese handle design is easy to care Proprietary composite blade technology Dimensions: Overall Product Weight: 0.32 Pounds read more

Shun
$399.95 $500.00
at Williams-Sonoma

The cutting edge of this knife features serrations that point in two different directions, which creates an ultrasmooth push/pull ...motion for slicing through loaves of bread without tearing the delicate crumb. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blades core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, or ?iron sword wood,? an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double-D handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the ?Kitchen Knife of the Year Award? at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$349.95 $438.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well ...as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra-premium SG-2 steel creates a super-sharp, lasting edge, and the hammered blade helps keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. This bread knife?s serrated blade slices through the largest loaves without tearing. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade?s core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern (tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is made of dark, charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid-mosaic Samurai family crest. Polished-nickel bolster and end cap. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. 9"-long blade; 4 3/4" handle; 7 oz. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$239.95 $350.00
at Williams-Sonoma

From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this bread knife slices cleanly through a crusty loaf without mashing its soft interior. Handc...rafted in Japan, the strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. Blade is constructed with a core of SG-2 powdered steel clad in a true Damascus layer of forged nickel and stainless steel. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, the blades construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Long, serrated blade cuts easily through bread crusts to create uniform slices. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$319.95 $400.00
at Williams-Sonoma

This western-style knife is part of the Reserve collection from Shun and is as beautiful to behold as it is a pleasure to use. The... long serrated blade slices cleanly through even large crusty loaves without mashing the soft interior. Striking in its design, the colorful charcoal and crimson PakkaWood handle is contoured for comfort and has an inlaid mosaic crest. Handcrafted in the style of western cutlery, the knife has a fully forged blade that provides added balance when making precision cuts. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, a core of SG2 powdered steel has a super fine, even grain capable of being forged into an ultrathin yet extremely strong, exquisitely sharp blade. Blade is clad in a true 32-layer Damascus of forged nickel and stainless steel that also helps food release easily. Blade has a Japanese-style 16-degree angle. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood offer comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$189.95 $238.00
at Williams-Sonoma

The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry ...of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This long, serrated bread knife has a thin, razor-sharp blade for cutting quickly and cleanly through even the crustiest loaves of bread. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens. read more

Shun
$139.95-$144.95 $175.00-$182.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread c...rusts without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Available in right- and left-handed versions. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 9"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$134.95 $169.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread c...rusts without compressing the delicate interiors. An offset handle provides optimal leverage and keeps knuckles out of harms way. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$50.00
at Amazon

Even slices of warm, fresh bread are just a heartbeat away. The serrated edge of our 9 inch bread knife easily cuts through both s...oft and crusty loaves of bread with ease, and keeps from destroying the integrity of the loaf. Our Wasabi line of knives are made in the traditional Japanese blade styling. Each knife features unsurpassed cutting performance due to the Daido 1K6 high-carbon, stainless which maintains superior edge retention. To reduce food sticking, the blades are sharpened on a single side. Although it has a traditional blade-style, it is paired with a uniquely modern handle material, polypropylene blended with bamboo powder, and impregnated with an antibacterial agent for super clean food preparation. read more

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