Faraday’s carries the Shun Classic, Shun Premier and Shun Kanso kitchen knife lines made by KAI USA.
The beautiful Classic line of Shun Japanese cutlery features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan with a limited lifetime warranty.
Shun's high-performance VG-MAX steel provides razor-sharp blades with incredible edge retention. Rockwell Hardness: 60-61
Blades are made of durable clad Damascus stainless steel, ground and bead-blasted creating a flowing pattern of the layered steel. 34 layers of stainless Damascus cladding each side (68 total); support the core, add stain resistance, and help food release from the blade.
The "D" shaped handle rests precisely in the curve of the fingers. The black PakkaWood provide the beauty of genuine wood, but—since the wood is impregnated with a waterproof resin—the handles are as durable as plastic and dishwasher safe, too. (Although we NEVER recommend putting your knives in the dishwasher!)