The Shun Classic Pro Usuba is the quintessential Japanese vegetable knife. With its flat blade and squared-off tip, it is perfect for push/pull vegetable chopping. The straight edge cleanly contacts the cutting board so there is no need for the rocking cut used with a chef's knife. Since the entire blade contacts the board, there is much less chance to "accordion" vegetables—when the vegetable slices are still connected at the bottom because the knife hasn't quite cut all the way through.
The incredibly sharp, single-beveled Shun Classic Pro Usuba is an extremely useful and versatile vegetable knife. We're sure the usuba will find its place in your kitchen just as is has in professional kitchens all over Japan. The Shun Classic Pro Usuba is part of the Shun Classic Pro line of traditional Japanese blade shapes. Because nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a single-bevel, the Shun Classic Pro line features single-bevel blades in pure VG10 stainless steel with sharp chisel edges and comfortable D-shaped PakkaWood handles. With their dramatic, graffiti-etched blades, these knives are visually striking as well. The etched design on the blade—different for each blade style—is similar to etching found on custom Japanese knives and used to identify the blade’s maker. Blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating a tiny air pocket between blade and food so the knife glides through each task with quick precision. Sharpening on a whetstone is practically effortless.
- The Shun Classic Pro Usuba is the quintessential professional Japanese chef’s vegetable knife
- Hand-sharpened 16° single-bevel blade
- Steel: VG10
- Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
- Blade length: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
- Beautiful graffiti-etched blades
- Handcrafted in Japan
The Shun Pro Sho series focuses exclusively on single-edged and thus traditional Japanese blade shapes. Thanks to an extremely high standard of manufacture and material properties, the series is particularly suitable for continuous professional use. The elegant design of the knife combines classic Japanese styling with contemporary features in a masterly fashion. A visual highlight of the knives, they are elaborately decorated with an ornamental pattern in an innovative manufacturing process. The black pakkawood handle, with its simple, elegant D shape, as in the Shun Classic series, is in marked functional contrast to the opulent blade pattern.
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