Shun Premier Steak Knife 5". Shun Premier knives are beautiul hand-forged knives made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.
Razor blade! The ultimate "medium knive" (around 4-5.5" inch long). Light,ultrasharp,easy of sharp. I own also a Classic Shun Steak. Spend some dollars more and buy this one,the Premier!
The only thing - in my opinion - could be improve is to reduce the height around 0.4". But I do this myself,grinding it with a whetstone!
Even not talking about its beauty,this knive amaze! The price is a little bit high... But it is a lifelong aquisition...
By: Dario Bortolini
Porto Alegre - Brazil
Superb knive! Extremely thin,resistent! Razor Sharp,good grip. The handle is a little bit heavy (but I have a special predilection for light handle,because is better for fast slicing). It keeps sharps for a very long while! In my opinion,the ultimate utility knive!