$339.00 NZD

The Shun Premier Santoku Knife is a traditional Japanese styled, all purpose knife. The straight blade makes this knife perfect for chopping.

The Shun Premier 18cm Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chefs knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favourites. The Santoku is as easy to use as a chefs knife and is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut). Slightly shorter than the standard chefs knife, the Shun Premier Santoku is light, agile, and very easy to manoeuvre. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the Premier Santoku's versatility.  Many cooks swear by their Santoku for top performance.

All Shun Premier knife purchases come in a beautifully presented gift box.

  • Cutting Edge: Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers (69 total including core) stainless steel Damascus cladding
  • Hardness: 60 HRC
  • Blade Length: 18cm
  • Handle: Contoured, ambidextrous walnut coloured PakkaWood®
  • Origin: Handcrafted in Japan

Cleaning.
As with any lifetime investment, it is important to take the best care possible in order to prolong the life of your knife. Shun recommends that you protect your investment by hand-washing your blades with gentle dish soap. Do not use soaps with citrus extracts; they can promote rust. Rinse and towel dry immediately. Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage.

Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water, metal does not respond well to being submerged in water for prolonged periods of time.

Sharpening.
In order to maximise the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun Honing 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 Shun Whetstone, the Shun Electric Knife Sharpener (specifically designed to sharpen Shun’s 16° blade angle), or sending your knives to a professional sharpener.