Shun Chef Knife
A Little Shun History
Kai bought Kershaw knives back in 1978, and created what is now known as the company brand ‘KAI USA’. KAI then grew from the demand for high end quality kitchen knives,still using traditional Japanese knife-making techniques with modern advertising. Shun Knives were first unveiled to the market in 2003.
There was a real lot of talk when shun chefs knives first got introduced, and most people were saying that they were just to expensive to compete. However the Shun range proved that soon to be wrong! Chef’s and us kitchen enthusiasts alike, fell in love with the Shun knives.
This attention that Shun received had been long coming. Although it was Global that first sold high performance Japanese knives to the Western markets, it was Shun that brought them to light to fanatical chefs and general public.
In Japanese, Shun means “Best time of the year” and is pronounced shoon as in moon. Shun knives are extremely sharp coming right out of the box, and have a 16 degree blade angle. Due to the mixture of V10 blade steel they stay sharp for a very long time.
Coming from Seki City, which is Japan’s most renowned historical centre for the making of the Katana more commonly known as ‘the Samurai sword’; Shun has a seven century reputation for superior workmanship to uphold, and I don’t believe that they have ever let themselves down.
Please ignore the bit at the end about amazoning shun knives somewhere else OK … thanks
Shun In The Kitchen
The Shun knives are now one of the top brands in high end kitchen cutlery in the last five years. As a result of this new player in the quality chefs knife range, many in the culinary profession and home chefs alike, have switched from old established industry standards such as Wusthof and Henckels to Shun.
The Shun knife is an beautiful addition to any kitchen knife set. This blade is a fine example of form complimenting function. Truly beautiful to look at and with a subtlety shaped ebony Pakkawood handle, and wonderful to use.
The Shun line of knives are available in different series such as the more well known Classic, Pro and Elite series. There are also elegant gift sets and handy accessories available. Please do go through the ‘links’ to view the Shun series, including sets and accessories.
Truly one of the sharpest concept in kitchen cutlery – Shun!
Incoming search terms:
- shun sushi knife
- email shun-long com
- sushi knivies shun brand
- history of shun knives
- shun sushi knives