Shun is proud to offer you this exquisite chef's knife, previously available in Europe, but not here in the US. Once you see the beautiful flowing lines of the Dual Core blade steel, you'll understand why Shun named this series "Nagare," which means "flow," "a flowing stream," or a "current" in Japanese. The Nagare Chef's flowing Damascus blade is made from 71 alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels, 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 pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge. Full-tang construction offers exceptional balance and strength. The handle is contoured for a comfortable and secure grip, while the bolster is comfortably curved for an easy chef's grip. Polished rivets and a tapered endcap add to the sophisticated, luxurious look of this high-performance cutlery.
A stunningly beautiful, all-purpose kitchen knife
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
The charcoal grey PakkaWood® handle is contoured for a comfortable and secure grip for both left- or right-handed users; PakkaWood is durable, beautiful, and won't harbor bacteria
Curved bolster provides for a comfortable chef's grip
Full-tang construction for perfect balance and strength