Shun Premier calls to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan yet offers performance born from the latest advances in knife design and technology. Premier blades are thinner and lighter for fast and agile handling, while the blade design – with wide weight distribution from the tip to end cap – ensures stability and strength.
Shun Premier blades are made of VG-MAX steel, clad with stainless Damascus. Where the steels meet, an attractive wavy line called a hamon is formed. Premier blades are ground to a quick taper edge that helps move food away from the blade quickly. The beautiful hand-hammered finish – tsuchime (tsoo-CHEE-may) in Japanese – also improves food release when cutting. The two-position handle, in rich walnut PakkaWood, offers a trigger grip for pull cuts as well as the perfect balance point for a pinch grip.
NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. Shun knives are provided with a limited warranty from manufacturing defects.
Proprietary VG-MAX hardened Japanese steel cutting core, each side with 34 layers (69 total including core) of SUS410/SUS431 pattern stainless steel Damascus cladding
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade
Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
Contoured, ambidextrous walnut coloured PakkaWood (premium, resin-impregnated hardwood)
Handcrafted in Japan
Kai Shun Premier 3 Piece Knife Set
Beautifully gift boxed and includes three of the most important kitchen knives.
Kai Shun Premier Bread Knife 23cm
Its sharp, serrated blade cuts through the softest and hardest breads with ease.
Kai Shun Premier Chefs Knife 15cm
Suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables.
Kai Shun Premier Chefs Knife 20cm
The Shun Premier Chefs Knife is suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables.
Kai Shun Premier Chefs Knife 25cm
Suitable for chopping, shredding, cutting, slicing and cubing all meat, fish and vegetables
Kai Shun Premier Nakiri Knife 14cm
Great for salad or stir-fry prep.
Kai Shun Premier Paring Knife 10cm
A small pointed blade well suited for precise tasks such as trimming and peeling fruit and vegetables.
Kai Shun Premier Santoku Knife 18cm
The straight blade makes this knife perfect for chopping
Kai Shun Premier Slicing Knife 24cm
The long and extremely sharp blade enables thin slicing of meat, ham and fish with a single slice.
Kai Shun Premier Utility Knife 16cm
Suitable for trimming green beans, broccoli, and other jobs where you need some precision