Classic features beautiful Damascus-clad blades with a cutting core of Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX stainless steel and D-shaped PakkaWood handles. Classic also offers the widest assortment of traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs.
The newest in the line of VG super steels and is proprietary to Shun. This steel builds on the highly successful VG10 formula by increasing ingredients that take this advanced steel to the “MAX.” VG-MAX™ includes more carbon to improve strength and durability. It has additional chromium for wear and corrosion resistance. Increased tungsten enables the steel to be very ﬁne-grained, so the edge can be extremely sharp. Molybdenum improves corrosion resistance and strength. Vanadium improves impact resistance and enables the steel to form vanadium carbides, which enhance cutting performance.
In Japan, Premier’s striking, hammered blade finish is known as tsuchime. Combined with mirror blade polish and intricately layered Damascus, it gives Shun Premier a look that is both rustic and sophisticated. But the real beauty of Premier is how it performs—with exceptionally agile handling.