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Shun Kai Classic Bread Knife 22.9cm

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Features

  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 324 layers of Damascus Steel 
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
  • Handcrafted in Japan

  • After a chef’s knife and a paring knife, some cooks say that the knife they most can’t live without is their bread knife. It’s a crime to ruin a fresh loaf of bread by smashing it beneath the blade of a dull knife.

    The wide, “low frequency” serrations on the Shun Classic Bread Knife are not only razor-sharp, but they do a much better job slicing any type of bread than a straight-edged knife.

    The undulating serrations provide the power you need to gently saw through a crusty loaf without tearing the tender interior. And it works equally well on very soft breads and even pastries.

    Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, just gently saw back and forth to cut off the perfect slice of bread with nary an unsightly rip or tear.

    The Shun Classic Bread Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance.

    Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.

    The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.

      Caroline, Perth Western Australia    

      "From the first day I received my classic kitchen knife, it was an utter joy to work with. I had used chef quality knives before, in kitchens, but never at home.

      So for an extravagant birthday present I got my family to buy me this, and I have never been happier. That knife became my all time favourite kitchen tool. I would find excuses to use it.

      Within a week I discovered all I had to do was rest it on a tomato and it would glide through itself. After watching the videos by Chef Alton Brown I felt I was much better equipped to use and care for my incredible knife.

      I eventually bought a honing steel too, after a friend was a little too rough with it. I no longer have my knife, it was collateral to a break up and I miss it every single meal. Love your knives people! Take care of them and you will have a lifetime of service and joy from them!"

      Why Shun?

      Incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today.

      In the great tradition of Seki City, Japan's sword and knifemaking center, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.

      Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as inspiration to the artisans in the Kai factories. Kai’s 100-year-old tradition of blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.

      ADVANCED, HIGH-PERFORMANCE STEELS

      • Shun uses advanced, high-performance steel for our blades
      • Shun steel is hard so blades an be made thinner, lighter, and sharper
      • Advanced steel combines with a tradition of excellence to make knives "at the peak of perfection"

      TRADITIONAL KNIFEMAKING STYLES

      KASUMI

      • A hard steel core is clad with a "softer" steel or steels to support it
      • Kasumi combines two or more types of steel to take advantage of the key characteristics of each of them
      • This method is similar to how samurai swords are traditionally made

      SAN MAI

      1. A hard steel core is sandwiched between layers of "softer" steel to support
      2. The exterior steel is often stainless steel and provides stain resistance
      3. San mai is one of the traditional samurai swordmaking techniques

      COMPOSITE BLADE TECHNOLOGY

      • Combines the best characteristics of two steels in one blade
      • Steels are permanently joined
      • Patented, proprietary technology

      SHUN HANDLE MATERIALS

      • Genuine hardwood
      • Resin makes it moisture resistant
      • Harder and more durable than untreated hardwood

      LAYERED DAMASCUS

      • Shun layered Damascus is formed by layering different types of metal alloys together
      • The layers are forged into a single piece
      • The patterns are revealed by grinding then bead-blasting or acid etching the blades

      TSUCHIME FINISH

      • Tsuchime simply means "hammered"
      • Hammering creates air pockets that help food release from the blade
      • Shun knives with this finish are hand hammered, in the tradition of ancient Japan

      16° ANGLE CUTTING EDGE

      • Shun blades are thinner, lighter, sharper
      • Thinner edges cut more efficiently
      • Our 16° cutting angle is extremely sharp, yet lasts a long time

      Cleaning and Storage

      Shun recommends that you protect your investment by handwashing your blades with gentle dish soap.

      Don’t use soaps with citrus extracts or bleach; they can promote corrosion. Do not use scouring pads, steel, or gritty cleanser when cleaning the blades. Rinse and towel dry immediately.

      Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage. Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water. It does metals no good to be submerged in water for prolonged periods of time, and it’s a danger to you when you reach in.

      After you have washed and dried your knives, store them in a block, knife case, in-drawer tray, or sheath. We do not recommend storing the knives unsheathed in a drawer, as this can be a potential hazard to the blades as well as your fingers.

      Note

      Handwashing is also the best way to care for the wood handles of your Shun knives. 

      The handle color may change slightly over time due to oils in the hand as well as the natural color change of wood from oxidation and/or exposure to light. This is not a defect, but a natural part of the process.

      Honing and Sharpening

      In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun steel will be necessary. Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly. When the time comes to sharpen these premium blades, we recommend using a whetstone, the Kai electric sharpener (specifically designed to sharpen Shun’s 16° blade angle), or sending the knives to a professional sharpener.

          Delivery

          $8.90 Flat Rate Shipping Australia Wide | FREE SHIPPING for all orders over $99.

          Despatch:

          Same or next despatch (Mon-Fri)

          Approx Delivery Times:

          Brisb | Syd | Melb | Canb - Next working day after despatch.

          Adel | Hobart - 2-3 working days after despatch.

          Perth | Darwin - 5-10 working days after despatch.

          Regional WA | NT - 10-14 days from despatch

          Delivery Rates
          Our standard delivery rate is $8.90 anywhere in Australia, no matter how big or small your order is or how central or remote your address is.

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          30 Day Money Back

          All purchases on our store come with a guaranteed 30-day full refund money-back from the date of purchase.
          To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

          To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase which is to be sent to help@houseofknives.com.au. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. Your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

          Exchanges

          We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. 
          If you need to exchange it for the same item, please contact our customer support team at help@houseofknives.com.au.

          Please attach to the email clear photos of the product showing any defects or damage and specify which product this pertains to.

          We will then issue a Return Label (PDF) shortly after which will cover the shipping & packaging to return the defective item to our warehouse. 

          Simply present the Return Label at Australia Post along with the returned item. Please inform us as soon as you have sent the item; as soon as the tracking number for the returned/exchanged item activates we'll send out your replacement. 

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          Welcome to House of Knives - Australia's favourite family-owned kitchen knife store!

          We have handpicked the best brands to ensure you are receiving premium, top quality knives, sharpeners, cutting boards and everything else kitchen knife related. 

          All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and if for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, we will refund or exchange your item no questions asked

          With our range of premium knives, whetstones, knife accessories matched with our team’s passion and emphasis on the customer experience, you are bound to leave with a smile on your face.

          • Customer service is our #1 priority. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to help answer any questions that you may have.  
          • If you have any questions simply give us a call at 1300-518-069 or you can email us at help@houseofknives.com.au.
          • All orders will be accompanied with a tracked shipping number so you know exactly where your item is at every step until it arrives at your doorstep. 
          • We thoroughly check the quality of all our goods to guarantee you only receive the best quality product
          • If for whatever reason you are not happy or satisfied with your item we will refund your money no questions asked

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          If you have any questions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you.

          Hours: 9am-6pm (Mon-Fri)

          Phone: 1300-518-069

          Email: help@houseofknives.com.au

          Address: 42A Crimea Street, C/O K28208, Parramatta 2150

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            02/22/2019
            Sophia Ackland

            Awesome Bread Knife

            This is by far the best bread knife i have ever used. Doesn't flatten my bread like my old knife :)