Derived from the Japanese word “shun,” meaning the precise moment when any given food is at its optimal ripeness, Shun draws on their heritage to provide elite kitchen knives at the peak of perfection. With skilled specialists handcrafting the blades, Shun knives embody high-quality performance with blades that join ancient traditions with cutting-edge technology. The blades are made with VG-MAX steel, an innovative formula exclusively produced for Shun to provide optimal durability, strength, sharpness and corrosion resistance. The blade is bead-blasted to reveal the layered steel that supports the strong, V6-MAX “super steel” cutting core, giving the appearance of a rippling texture. This classic, elegant finish makes the knife a functional piece of art and an exquisite item for any kitchen. The functional Shun Classic 9-inch Bread Knife makes slicing bread easy, simple, and hassle-free.
A member of the stylish Shun Classic line, this bread knife comfortably handles everything from rustic artisan breads to baguettes–and even dessert items such angel food cake or chocolate tart. Featuring a serrated blade measuring 9 inches in length, this tool won’t tear or crush foods during slicing.
Leveraging a 90-year history of superior workmanship, Shun knives are precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI. Using technologically advanced processes, a VG-10 “super steel” core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus-look blade. The Damascus detailing not only enhances the knife’s aesthetic appeal, it also prevents morsels from sticking and helps avoid damaging foods. Forming a comfortable D-shaped hold, a fused blend of hardwood veneers and resin comprise the unique ebony Pakkawood handle. A traditionally offset stainless-steel bolster protects knuckles while a steel end-cap finishes the piece. Although dishwasher-safe, hand washing is recommended. This product includes a lifetime warranty. — Amy Arnold
Wide serrations on the Shun 9-inch Bread Knife are razor sharp, cutting through bread without smashing or tearing the interior like other breadknives can do
VG-MAX steel is a Shun exclusive formula, with additional cobalt for strength, carbon for durability, chromium for prevention from wear and corrosion and tungsten for a razor-like edge
The beautiful D-shaped handle, comprised of ebony PakkaWood, is durable and water resistant, providing a comfortable grip to easily maneuver the blade through different types of bread.
An ideal bread slicer, the 9-inch Bread Knife is great for tough challenges like sourdough, baguettes, rye, and ciabatta while delicate enough for banana bread, brioche, pastries, challah or pumpernickel
Handcrafted in Japan by highly skilled specialists, the knives are present-day manifestations of ancient blade-making traditions fused with cutting-edge technology