... Read Moreed States. The technology that fashions these knives is similar to that used to form samurai swords. Shun's most popular cutlery lines are the Classic, Premier, Ken Onion, Wasabi Black, and Reserve lines. Shun offers Japanese-style knives with blades forged from very dense high carbon steel and stainless steel. The 4-inch paring knife from the Wasabi Black collection can be used for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, or other detail work. The knife's small size makes it easy to handle and maneuver for chopping small vegetables. The ergonomic handles of Shun utensils are made of polypropylene, a copolymer, or molded resin. The curved handles of the Ken Onion line fit the contours of the hand and consist of ebony PakkaWood, a hardwood impregnated with resin. The blades of Ken Onion chef's, bread, utility, and paring knives each have 32 layers of Damascus stainless-steel cladding. The Shun Premier santoku knife inspired by Asian design features a contoured walnut PakkaWood handle and a dimpled blade construction that releases food easily. Shun knives should be hand-washed with a damp sponge or washcloth. The cutlery is initially sharpened at a 16-degree angle, enhancing blade sharpness.Shun was created in 1974, when knife salesman Pete Kershaw decided to create his own company, KAI USA, Ltd. A branch of KAI USA, Ltd., Shun produces cutlery for professional and home use. Shun knives were first handmade in Japan, but due to growth, the company has expanded its operations to the Unit
KAI USA, Ltd.
KAI USA, Ltd. 18600 SW. Teton Ave. Tualatin, OR 97062