In Japan, the kiritsuke is used for all the tasks for which you’d use a chef’s knife. Known as the master chef’s knife, it offers top cutting performance and versatility. With its straighter edge, the Shun Premier 8-inch Kiritsuke is ideal for slicing and push cuts. Julienne, dice, or brunoise vegetables with ease. It’s also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins, and particularly fish. It slices cooked proteins easily and gracefully. Once you try it, you’ll find yourself reaching for your Shun Premier Kiritsuke more and more often.
The Shun Premier 8-in. Kiritsuke 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 multi-purpose knife treasured by Japanese master chefs
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 32 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: Contoured walnut-colored PakkaWood®
Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Handcrafted in Japan