The Dual Core Utility/Butchery Knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife in size. The slim, razor-sharp blade is perfect for a full range of butchery tasks as well as all those in-between-sized tasks like trimming vegetables or slicing meats and cheeses. The Shun Dual Core Utility/Butchery Knife offers a razor-sharp 6-in. edge with amazing edge retention, and a handle that stays comfortable in your hand, even during long prep sessions.
About the Shun Dual Core series: Until now, it was considered almost impossible to create layered Damascus from two premium-quality stainless steels. But what was impossible is now a reality—and Shun is proud to bring it to your kitchen. The Shun Dual Core series features a Damascus blade made from two premium-quality, high-carbon stainless steels. Seventy-one alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels are roll-forged to produce a finer grain in the steel and to give it both strength and beauty. The laminated steel is then hot forged to create the herringbone pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge. During normal use, the two steels will wear at different rates creating micro serrations along the edge so that the Dual Core’s extremely sharp edge feels sharp longer. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, helping food release from the blade and gliding through each cut quickly and easily. Dual Core blades are thin, light, and strong. Traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood provide a comfortable and secure grip to complete the look of these beautiful knives.
Includes traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath.
Shun Dual Core 6" Utility/Butchery Knife
- Blade length: 6"
- Blade style: Utility
- Includes wooden SAYA (sheath)
- 71 alternating micro-layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 & VG2 stainless steel extend all the way to the edge to maintain long-lasting high-performance; razor-sharp 16° edge
- Traditional octagon-shaped handle in ebony PakkaWood® provide a comfortable, secure grip; beautiful, durable PakkaWood won't harbor bacteria
- Rabbet tang controls weight and enhances maneuverability; this tang type is how samurai swords were commonly constructed
- Handcrafted in Japan