The Skinny
Single-beveled edge; Traditional Japanese blade shapes; Full-tang; Graffiti-etched blades; Ebony PakkaWood handles

Things to Love
The Shun Classic Pro collection of knives is perfect for someone looking for traditional Japanese style knives made with exceptional quality. These knives feature hand forged blades made of VG10 stainless steel for excellent durability and long lasting sharpness. We love that the backs of the single-beveled blades are gently hollow ground so that food easily releases from the knife when cutting. The D-shaped handles provide an exceptional grip and the ebony PakkaWood adds a modern look. We also love the traditional graffiti etching on the blades, that mimics the maker's mark found on custom Japanese knives. Each knife in the collection is perfectly balanced and has a full-tang handle. These knives are available in three traditional Japanese shapes: Deba, Usuba and Yanagiba.

Things to Consider
This collection has only a small offering of traditional Japanese style knives, so if you are looking to build out a full knife set you will have to combine this collection with another one. We recommend using the Shun Classic collection as it features similar styling and the knives will look good in a block together.