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Sora Utility 15cm
A PERFECT IN-BETWEEN SIZED KNIFE
A utility knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. This makes it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
The Shun Sora Utility Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing price. Sora uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed—on the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The attractive wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While Sora's blade shapes and handle design are traditional Japanese, the textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.
Proprietary Composite Blade
joins san mai edge to stainless
Razor-sharp 16° san mai edge—
VG10 “super steel” cutting core is
clad with a layer of stainless steel
on each side, hand-sharpened to
16° each side.
420J stainless steel upper—quality
Japanese steel known for excellent
A modern “hamon”—wavy design
joining the steels is based on
traditional Japanese blade hamon
Traditional-style handle with
emblem—textured PP/TPE provides
excellent grip, easy maintenance;
polished steel Shun emblem
enhances and balances handle.
Rabbet tang—controls weight
and enhances maneuverability;
this is how samurai swords were
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