Shun VB0706 Sora Chef's Knife 8" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle


MSRP* : $100.00 | You Save* : $20.05 (20%)


KSVB0706: Sora 8" Chef's Knife VB0706


This is the place to start your Shun Sora collection: the Sora Chef's Knife. Of course you know it's the essential kitchen knife. But what you might not know is that since the Sora line features traditional Japanese blade and handle shapes, in Japan, the Sora Chef's Knife would be called a gyuto. It's used for all the same purposes as a chef's knife—all-around food preparation. But the Sora Chef's has less curve than a Western chef's knife, which means it contacts the cutting board along more of its length, so more food is cut per slice. The Sora has a gentle roll off the tip compared to the large roll of a Western style knife, so the Sora needs to be lifted less, making cutting more efficient. Once you try the Sora Chef's Knife, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.

The Shun Sora Chef's Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing price. Sora uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed—on the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The attractive wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While Sora's blade shapes and handle design are traditional Japanese, the textured TPE polymer handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.


  • THE must-have kitchen knife
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary Composite Blade Technology; VG10 san mai cutting core; Japanese 420J blade upper
  • VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance
  • Handle: Traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured TPE
  • Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171042992

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese excellent quality steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Shun VB0706 Sora Chef's Knife 8" Blade, TPE Polymer Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Shun VB0706 Sora Chef's Knife 8" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Hampstead N.H.
Oct 24, 2020
Pros: Material Quality, Design, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
High Quality
A very serious and efficient piece of steel! Looked like it was kind of pricey but took the chance and was pleasantly surprised. Very high quality and razor sharp out of the box. Now that I know the quality of this brand future purchases from me are assured . Thanks for the high quality product!
Shun VB0706 Sora Chef's Knife 8" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
South Carolina
Apr 24, 2020
Pros: Sharpness, Overall Quality, Design
Cons: None
Great at this price point
It has a wonderful water mark on the sides witch give it a great look. I was shocked at how simply and smoothly it cut trough onions and did a great job chopping up meat of ribs as well. It did not need any sharpening.


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