The santoku is an Asian-inspired knife that many cooks have recently added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, the Shun Sora 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.
An Asian-style multi-purpose kitchen knife
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
Product Reviews for Shun Sora Santoku Knife 7 in. (17.8 cm) Blade
The Sora knife line 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 PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.