Shun Kai - 5 Reasons Why You Need These Kitchen Knives

If you know someone who loves cooking and have taken their passion to a professional level; you may have heard them mention that knives are a chef’s best friend and picking the right set of knives is crucial.

Famous among professional chefs and home enthusiasts alike, Shun Kai knives have achieved top rank in the market due to their flexibility, unique design, and performance.

Chefs often recommend Japanese knives for their precision and flexibility, and Shun Knives are one of the brands at the top of that list. Slightly more expensive than other premium brands on the market, the price is more than justified by its excellent quality and sturdy finish.

Why Choose Shun Knives?

In the Japanese language, the word “Shun” pronounced ‘Shoon’ represents “the peak of perfection.” This embodies the concept of consuming local, fresh, and seasonal food items at the peak of perfection.

If you don’t already have Shun knives as part of your culinary arsenal, here are 5 reasons you need to add these to your collection.

  1. Shun knives are handcrafted in the heart and centre of Japan’s sword and knifemaking centre, Seki.
  2. Each knife is handcrafted by highly skilled specialists and require at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.
  3. Shun has a 100-year-old tradition of blade making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials making every Shun knife a functional work of art.
  4. All Shun knives are designed using VG-10 stainless steel material with a perfect mixture of cobalt and vanadium. Hence, these blades are trusted for their superior hardness and edge retention. These high-density blades ensure higher performance while requiring minimal care.
  5. Each Shun blade is perfectly wedged between superior genuine hardwood handles. The resin makes it moisture resistant, minimising the risk of bacteria and unwanted odors forming.

Honing and Sharpening

In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun steel will be necessary. Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly.

When the time comes to sharpen these premium blades, we recommend using a whetstone, the Kai electric sharpener (specifically designed to sharpen Shun’s 16° blade angle), or sending the knives to a professional sharpener.

Shop now to claim your very own Shun knives and take your food and cooking to the next level.

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