If you’re one of the many cooks who prefer a larger chef’s knife, the Shun Premier 10-in. Chef’s Knife would be an excellent choice for you. Because of Premier’s thinner, lighter blades, you’ll find that this larger chef’s knife handles just as easily as a smaller one, while still providing the longer cutting edge you want. Professional chefs often choose a longer blade length in order to handle an increased volume of product and improve efficiency in the kitchen. The Shun Premier 10-in. Chef’s Knife handles everything from small to large foods. The wide blade helps keep knuckles off the cutting board and is very handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. The curved belly makes rocking cuts easy, too.
The Shun Premier 10-in. Chef’s Knife is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.
A larger chef’s knife, yet light and highly maneuverable
Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: Contoured walnut-colored PakkaWood®
Blade length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Handcrafted in Japan