Shun VB0718 Sora Santoku Knife 7" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle


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


KSVB0718: Sora Santoku Knife VB0718


A santoku is an Asian-inspired knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a santoku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, some people even prefer it to a chef’s knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the Shun Sora Santoku is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. The downturned tip is typical of a santoku. A slight belly curve enables you to rock the blade slightly and makes this santoku very easy to use and very versatile. 

The Shun Sora Santoku 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.


  • An Asian-style multi-purpose 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: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171043005

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 VB0718 Sora Santoku Knife 7" Blade, TPE Polymer Handlerated 4.667 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Shun VB0718 Sora Santoku Knife 7" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jim P
San Diego, CA
Jan 19, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, Construction
Cons: None
Excellent everyday kitchen knife
I was looking for a step up from my Victorinox chef knife, which is cheap, but surprisingly good. This Shun Sora is a much better knife. For about eighty bucks you get VG10 steel sandwiched between layers of stainless. The grooves in the side of the blade help release the food that you're cutting, so it all falls away to the sides. The knife arrived almost razor sharp. I'll probably buy some kind of finishing strop to hone the edge better than my electric sharpener can get it. Good weight and balance; almost immediately it felt like I had the blade under much better control than my other chef knife.There are harder, more durable steels than VG10, so professional chefs may opt for more expensive knives. For home use, this is just about perfect. Very sharp, holds its edge, easy to clean. I'll give it 4 of 5 stars, figuring the more expensive knives are even better.
Shun VB0718 Sora Santoku Knife 7" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Nicole M.
Aug 06, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Great Knife
Great Knife !!!
Shun VB0718 Sora Santoku Knife 7" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jon H
Sep 10, 2013
Pros: Sharpness, Sharpenability, Design
Cons: None
shun knife
very sharp and pleasure to use


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