The Shun Sora Utility Knife is like a mix of a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It is perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The third of the must-have kitchen knives
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
Product Reviews for Shun Sora Utility Knife 6 in. (15.2 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.