Shun Dual Core 7 inch Santoku Knife is a general purpose knife, designed for all basic kitchen cutting tasks: slicing, cheese & charcuterie, vegetables and fruit. Its blade shape is slightly shorter than a standard chef's knife, and it is light, agile and easy to maneuver. Even with its unique blade shape, there is enough curve to make effective rocking cuts as well.
The Shun Dual Core series features a Damascus blade made from two premium-quality, high-carbon stainless steels. Seventy-one alternating micro layers of high carbon, high chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels are roll-forged to produce a finer grain in the steel and to give it both strength and beauty. The laminated steel is then hot forged to create the herringbone pattern that allows the layers to alternate along the cutting edge.