Shun VB0723 Sora Chef's Knife 6" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle

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KSVB0723: Sora 6" Chef's Knife VB0723


If you've never tried a 6-in. chef's knife, you might be surprised at how much you will love it. This shorter length is particularly lightweight and highly maneuverable. Of course, like all chef’s knives, it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The Shun Sora 6-in. Chef's Knife's Asian-style blade is light and agile. With its curved belly, this Chef's knife can also be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.

The Shun Sora 6-in. 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.


  • A smaller, agile chef's 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: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171043012

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Shun Cutlery, Shun Sora Series, VG-10 Blade Steel, Synthetic Handle Material, Kitchen, Made in Japan

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Shun VB0723 Sora Chef's Knife 6" Blade, TPE Polymer Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Shun VB0723 Sora Chef's Knife 6" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jun 03, 2015
Pros: Sharpness, Design
Cons: None
so awsome
daily food prep
Shun VB0723 Sora Chef's Knife 6" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Tom B
Bellingham, WA
Apr 13, 2015
Pros: Sharpness, Material Quality, Design
Cons: None
Shun chef knife
Loving this knife! I like that it's light and thin and very, very sharp-- perfect for a good all purpose chef knife. I'm not too impressed with the handle -- it doesn't seem to match the quality the rest of the knife shows, but I guess for the price, one must make a concession somewhere. It seems durable, though, and I suspect it'll never get any worse. Overall, I'm very pleased -- I didn't really expect to get a knife this good for this price.
Shun VB0723 Sora Chef's Knife 6" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Oct 02, 2014
Pros: Sharpness, Overall Quality, Design
Cons: None
sharp, light, handy
Small enough to be handy for all tasks, and yet still large enough to carve a turkey. The VG10 core is phenomenal. The 420 shell scratches easy, but that's ok. There wouldn't be any good purpose to laminating such a thin blade together if both parts were going to be hardened fully.
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