In Japan, the Shun Menkiri is a noodle-cutting knife. The long, straight, razor-sharp edge of the Menkiri contacts the cutting board completely to make cutting a folded sheet of fresh noodle dough nearly effortless. Of course, in the same way that it can help you cut beautiful, even, delicious noodles, it is equally adept at cutting a full range of fresh, homemade pastas. And it could even provide excellent cutting control for slicing vegetables.
The Shun Blue Menkiri is part of the Shun Blue line, developed in partnership with award-winning chef, Chris Cosentino. Internationally renouned for his "nose-to-tail" cooking philosophy, Chef Cosentino chose traditional Japanese blade shapes that are essential for preparing the proteins for which he is so well known, as well as a selection of all-purpose tools every kitchen needs. These exciting knives feature a carbon steel cutting core for a razor-sharp edge and quick re-sharpening. For easier care, the "blue" carbon steel core is sandwiched between two layers of mirror-polished stainless steel. The Blue Menkiri's beautiful grey PakkaWood® handles are a traditional Japanese design that provides a secure and comfortable grip. The Shun Blue line makes this selection of classic Japanese culinary knives available to professionals and avid home cooks in the West.