This 9" Shun Classic Bread Knife with PakkaWood handle, has a serrated edge, which makes it ideal for cutting through crusty bread without tearing the more delicate interior.
As well as having the sharpest factory edge available and maintaining that sharp edge exceptionally well, Shun knives by KAI look elegant and are perfectly balanced for fast, effortless cutting.
Shun Classic knives have blades made of 16 layers of steel on each side, with a VG-10 Super Steel (containing carbon, chromium, cobalt, magnesium, molybdenum,silicon and vanadium) core, which results in a 33 layer, rust free Damascus look blade, which has the advantages of Damascus steel (reduced sticking of food which leads to less food damage and easier food prep) but without any of the rusting problems associated with Damascus steel.
Their D shaped handles are made of PakkaWood which is an ebony black composite material made of fused hardwood and resin. It is durable, beautiful and allows for a secure grip. It is dishwasher safe (though dishwashing is not recommended for Shun knives).
Shun is a part of the KAI Corporation, a family-owned company located in Seki City, Japan which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. KAI is the major manufacturer and distributor of disposable razors, surgical tools, personal care products and housewares in Japan. In the United States, KAI has established several brand including: Shun cutlery and housewares, Kershaw sporting knives and Zero Tolerance military knives