Reserve Hollow-Ground Santoku
Asian-inspired blade shape, Western styling
The best of the East meets the best of the West in the Shun Reserve Hollow-Ground Santoku. When the Asian santoku blade shape comes together with Reserve’s Western styling, a perfect fusion occurs. The result is the Shun Reserve Hollow-Ground Santoku. Not only stunningly beautiful, this all-purpose kitchen knife offers the highest level of performance. The razor-sharp Shun edge easily cuts through a complete range of foods. The hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. The Shun Reserve Hollow-Ground Santoku’s blade is slightly curved, enabling you to employ a rocking motion while cutting—and making it as easy to use as a Chef’s knife. The balance and the feel of this knife are simply extraordinary.
The Shun Reserve Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the Shun Reserve line, a masterful blend of graceful beauty and impeccable performance. Shun Reserve knives are full-tang Western-style kitchen tools clad with 32 layers of flowing “ladder” Damascus on each side of the blade—for a total of 64 layers of cladding. Yet as beautiful as this elegant Damascus is, it is Reserve’s SG2 steel cutting core that makes it truly remarkable. This ultra-fine-grained steel is incredibly hard and dense—enabling Shun to make thinner blades that can be sharpened to a razor-like 16° angle. At the same time, SG2 offers unmatched edge retention. Shun Reserve offers the strength and perfectly balanced weight that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Full-tang, riveted construction provides a heftier blade that delivers both power and precision. Exceptionally beautiful, Shun Reserve knives offer supreme performance and are a pleasure to use.
- The Asian-inspired santoku blade meets Western styling in this premium performance kitchen knife
- Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- Steel: SG2 cutting core, 32 layers each side (64 total) nickel silver/stainless steel “ladder” Damascus
- Full-tang construction
- Handle: Charcoal & crimson PakkaWood® with inlaid mosaic crest
- Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
- Ultra-premium materials, extraordinary fit & finish
- Handcrafted in Japan