Shun Nagare Santoku 7“ (18 cm)
With Shun Nagare, kai has created another innovative masterpiece of Japanese blacksmithing. The sophisticated design, the special properties of the materials used and a technically complex production process mean that this series of knives belongs to the absolute luxury class. On the highly polished blades, an ornately decorated, radial pattern of Damascus layers is visible.
This effect, combined with the mottled grey-black handle, gives the knife an impressive overall appearance.
The blades of the series consist of two different types of steel, which are bonded to a 72-layered piece of Damascus steel. The complex layering of the two types of steel results in a blade with exceptionally sustainable cutting power.
The Shun Nagare Blade kai produces the so-called “dual-core” blade of the Shun Nagare Series in an innovative forging process. Here, two types of steel with different properties are combined to form a 72-layered piece of Damascus steel. The combination of flexible and robust VG 2 steel and an especially hard VG 10 steel results in a hardness of 61 (±1) HRC. As a result, the double-edged blades have a particularly long-lasting edge retention, and excellent sharpness.
The Shun Nagare Handle With its soft, rounded lines, the ergonomically shaped handle fits the hand perfectly. The forged tang in the handle lends the knife a robust stability and provides an optimum counterweight to the blade. The riveted handle, which is fashioned from mottled grey-black pakkawood – a waterproof and especially robust wood veneer – imparts a warm and valuable feel to the knife.