This beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife is ready to shine in your kitchen as a versatile cutting tool. After all, the santoku is designed to be a go-to option for all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. This blade shape is slightly shorter compared to a standard chef's knife, but it's also light, agile, and easy to maneuver. That convenience makes all the difference for some chefs. Even with its unique blade shape, you're still getting enough belly curve to make effective rocking cuts. That makes it just as easy to use as a chef's knife. We think you'll agree — the Dual Core 7-in. Santoku is a perfect companion for those who want a general-purpose kitchen knife.
About the Shun Dual Core series: Until now, it was considered almost impossible to create layered Damascus from two premium-quality stainless steels. But what was impossible is now a reality—and Shun is proud to bring it to your kitchen. The Shun Dual Core series features a Damascus blade made from two premium-quality, high-carbon stainless steels. Seventy-one alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels are 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 herringbone pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge. During normal use, the two steels will wear at different rates creating micro serrations along the edge so that the Dual Core’s extremely sharp edge feels sharp longer. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, helping food release from the blade and gliding through each cut quickly and easily. Dual Core blades are thin, light, and strong. Traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood provide a comfortable and secure grip to complete the look of these beautiful knives.
Asian-style, general purpose chef's knife
Dual core construction: 71 alternating micro-layers of stainless steel that extend all the way to the edge