A chef’s knife – also known as a French knife – has a broad tapered form with a fine sharp edge. Typically, the blade length varies from 6-12 inches and measures at least 1-1/2 inches at the widest point. Its cutting edge is designed to enable it to swing in a back and forth motion while slicing food.
When looking for a French knife, the Shun SG0404 Elite 8-Inch Chef’s Knife will answer all your concerns and specifications.
Is it sharp? The blade is extremely sharp because of the powdered steel alloy known as “super steel” or SG-2. The process in making SG-2 produces a very fine grained, concentrated mix of ingredients that gives it a smooth edge. Shun knives are made at a very steep angle of 16 degrees.
Does it have a sturdy handle? This chef’s knife showcases a shiny black PakkaWood handle made from hardwood-resin fusion. Its first-rate hardwood laminate blends the aesthetic and texture of hardwoods with the durability and performance of plastic.
Is the blade easy to maintain? Shun Elite’s improved edge will react quickly and easily to a honing steel when it needs a quick touchup.
Here’s Shun SG0404 Elite 8-Inch Chef’s Knife up close:
- 8-inch chef’s knife from the elegant Shun Elite collection
- Handcrafted in Japan of incredibly sharp, strong SG-2 steel
- Beautiful black PakkaWood handle with inlaid design
- Decorative flourishes on handle and blade edge
- Wash by hand; lifetime warranty; gift-boxed
This is the dream knife of any cooking enthusiast! It’s made for real kitchen work that is a pleasure to use and such a sight to behold. That’s a chef’s knife you’d want to have!
This knife is sharp, *extremely* sharp.
…Shun Elite does NOT use the D shaped handle, and can therefore be used by left handed people like myself… I use this knife primarily for knife work that requires perfection…
D. E. Hardy
Try Shun SG0404 Elite 8-Inch Chef’s Knife and weigh in on the craze.
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