Narukami means ‘thunderbolt” in Japanese, and this new line of knives has the sharp, edge-holding performance of carbon steel in a handsome knife. The core of this line is Blue11 carbon steel which is jacketed with a layer of bead-blasted stainless steel on each side making them easier to maintain. While the stainless steel protects the core, the san mai cladding protects against corrosion, hides scratches, and helps food release. Beautiful riveted Micarta handles are durable and have a very comfortable grip.
A utility knife is sized between a chef’s knife and a paring knife. It works beautifully for tasks where precise cuts are needed, such as trimming beans or vegetables. Often called a sandwich knife, they work well on just about everything that goes into a sandwich - thin-skinned vegetables (such as tomatoes), meat, and cheeses.
Hand wash your knives with gentle dish soap, rinse and towel dry immediately. Do not use products with citrus extracts or bleach as they can promote rust. Never place in a dishwasher.
Store your Shun cutlery in a wooden block, in-drawer knife tray, sheath, or knife case to protect the knives and your fingers.
It is best to use a good cutting board such as a medium soft wooden one. Tile, ceramic, marble, glass, or granite are not recommended and can be very hard on your knives.
Handcrafted in Japan.