DescriptionKSTDM0750: Shun Premier | 9" Honing Steel Made in ChinaShun Cutlery
Use the Shun Honing Steel to hone your knives, that is, to gently realign the cutting edge of your Shun cutlery, which is naturally unaligned as you use the knife. While fine European knives can require honing after each use, Shun's harder steel means you can hone just once a week or so, depending on your level of use. The Shun Honing Steel has a built-in angle on the handle, which makes it easy to hone your knives to the correct 16° Shun angle. The premium walnut PakkaWood® handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Premier line.
Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed -- similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.