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CollectionKAIShun ClassicShun PremierShun Kaji
Made InChinaHandcrafted in JapanHandcrafted in JapanHandcrafted in Japan
Steel TypeHigh-carbon stainless steelVG-Max CoreVG-Max CoreSG-11 Clad Core
Layers of SteelSolid Layer69 Layers69 Layers35 Layer nickel Damascus
Edge Angle16° each side16° each side16° each side16° each side
Bolster StyleN/AHot forged/weldedHot forged/weldedHot forged/welded
Tang1/4 Rabbet TangFull CompositFull CompositFull Tang
Handle MaterialMolded PolypropylenePakkaWoodPakkaWoodPakkaWood
FinishingHand sharpened on Japanese whetstonePolished and blastedPolished, hammered and blastedHand polished
Hardness (HRC)53606061
How to Re-sharpen (Best Method)Handheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpenerHandheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpenerHandheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpenerHandheld sharpener, sharpening steel, whetstone, or electric sharpener
Dishwasher SafeYesHand-wash onlyHand-wash onlyHand-wash only
20cm Chef Retail$28.00$210.00$250.00$320.00
Weight 20cm Chef's Knife131 grams227 grams218 grams249 grams