In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as the master chef's knife. Use it for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. It works extremely well with vegetables; julienne, dice, or brunoise with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins, and particularly fish. It slices cooked proteins with grace and ease. With its straighter edge, it's ideal for slicing cuts and push cuts. The Shun Dual Core Kiritsuke was chosen as the 2014 Kitchen Knife of the Year by Blade Magazine.
- A work of culinary art and top performance; 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 each side
- Traditional octagon-shaped handle in ebony-finished 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