Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

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
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • 90 day no-hassle returns
  • Optional: pay in 4 interest-free fortnightly instalments with AfterPay

  • The Shun Classic Vegetable Knife is ideal for a wide variety of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables.

    While the size is similar to a paring knife, the blade shape is different. Instead of the paring knife’s curved edge, the Shun Classic Vegetable Knife has a straight 3 ½-in. edge.

    This straight edge makes it easy to handhold a carrot or zucchini while slicing it into a pot. The flat edge is handy for chopping or mincing smaller herbs and vegetables against a chopping board.

    Shun Classic Series

    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.

      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      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"
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      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
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      COMPOSITE BLADE TECHNOLOGY

      • Combines the best characteristics of two steels in one blade
      • Steels are permanently joined
      • Patented, proprietary technology
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      SHUN HANDLE MATERIALS

      • Genuine hardwood
      • Resin makes it moisture resistant
      • Harder and more durable than untreated hardwood
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      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
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      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
      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

      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.

      Shun Kai Classic Vegetable Knife 8.9cm

          Pickup (Sydney only)

          You will receive email confirmation when your item/s are ready.

          Please bring order confirmation. Ring the bell on arrival, and we will meet you at the door with your items. 

          A signature will be required when receiving your items.

          Pickup Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. 

          Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde 2142, NSW Australia

          Despatch for Deliveries:

          We are currently experiencing very high order volumes while having to abide by strict distancing and hygiene practices which has resulted in increased despatch times of 1-3 days.

          Delivery Fee: Australia

          Standard Delivery: $8.90 flat rate nationwide | FREE delivery for all orders $99 or more.

          Express Deliverycalculated at checkout based on the weight of your item/s and delivery address.

          Delivery Times: Australia (after despatch)

          Brisb | Syd | Melb | Canb – 1-3 working days.

          Adel | Hobart - 2-3 working days.

          Perth | Darwin - 5-10 working days.

          Regional WA | NT - 8-12 days.

          Delivery Fee: International

          Standard Delivery: Calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order.

          FREE International Delivery for orders $300 AUD or more.

          Delivery Times: International (after despatch)

          Asia: 6-12 working days.

          Oceania (excl AUS): 3-8 working days.

          Europe: 4-10 working days.

          Americas: 4-10 working days.

          Due to COVID-19, international deliveries may take up to 1-2 months to arrive depending on your location.

          Preorders

          Items placed on pre-order will despatch from our warehouse within 1-2 weeks.

          Bulk orders ($2k+) only: a 20% surchage will apply to the total value of any cancelled/returned pre-order items.

          Bulk Orders

          Get discounted rate of 7% OFF for all orders $2000+ AUD using discount code 'bulk2rdi' at checkout.

          If you would like to order more than what is available in our store, please email us at help@houseofknives.com.au.

          After you have placed a bulk order, photo ID with address will be required for verification purposes before we can despatch your items.

          Note:

          If the order value drops below $2000 at any stage due to cancellations, the bulk discount will no longer apply.

          A 20% surchage will apply to the total value of any cancelled/returned bulk order items (pre-order items only).

          What to Expect:

          Within a few mintues you will receive an order confirmation email. And within 1-2 business days you will be notified that your order has been despatched.

          Example Email Confirmation:

          Using the order tracking link above, you will be able to clearly see the status of your item/s from point of purchase all the way to your doorstep.

          You can also track your order anytime by visiting our website and selecting 'Track Your Order' in the header or footer of the page.  

          Example Tracking Order Page:

          If you opt for SMS tracking updates (free) or Facebook Messenger updates, you will also receive an update of your order at every step of the way via SMS and/or Messenger.

          We treat every order from all our customers with extreme care. Your item will be carefully packed with bubblewrap/cushioning to ensure everything arrives in mint condition. 

          90 Day Money Back:

          All purchases on our store come with a guaranteed 90-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. 

          Order never arrived / lost in transit:

          If your order is delayed and it is well past your expected delivery date, you will be required to launch an investigation with Australia Post to locate your item. We cannot do this on your behalf as Australia Post require the customer to raise the investigation directly.

          If your order doesn't arrive within 30 days of the expected due date, we are happy to provide a refund in full. This will allow additional time in case your order does arrive.

          If your order does arrive after a refund is processed...

          • To keep your item you will need to pay for the item again. Our staff will send you an invoice to quickly get it processed. Or,
          • You can send it back to our warehouse and House of Knives will cover the return delivery fee.

          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.

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          Why Buy From Us

          • 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

          We Are Here To Help:

          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: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde, NSW, 2142, Australia

          Find a Premium-Quality Shun Knife Set in Australia at House of Knives

          Are you in the market for a Shun knife set in Australia? Whether you are looking to upgrade your own kitchen knives or shopping for a gift for the master chef in your life, it’s hard to beat the Shun brand when it comes to premium-quality knives. Based in Japan, Shun Cutlery is one of the world’s greatest crafters of sharp, dependable kitchen knives. House of Knives is proud to bring Shun knives to Australia and to stock these amazing products as part of our quality range.

          Why You Should Use Shun Knives in Australia

          What makes Shun knives so special, you might ask? Here are a few factors that make these knives so popular among chefs around the world:

          • Shun knives are handcrafted.When you buy a Shun chef knife in Australia, you aren’t getting something that has been mass-produced. On the contrary, every Shun knife is crafted in the ancient tradition of the Japanese samurai sword. Every blade is handmade. According to Shun, each knife ‘requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.’ The result is a knife that is more than just a product, but a genuine work of art.
          • Shun knives come with a lifetime warranty.Most of the knives we stock at House of Knives come with lifetime manufacturer warranties. Shun knives are no exception, which means you can buy them with complete confidence that they are built to last.
          • Shun knives don’t require as much honing as other types of knives.Not only do Shun knives have incredibly sharp edges, but they are also crafted from slightly harder steel than what you would find with many other knife brands. The result is that it is often easier to keep an edge on a Shun knife than you might be used to with other types of knives.

          What Sets House of Knives Apart as a Spot to Buy a Shun Knife Set in Australia

          If you are looking for a Shun chef knife in Australia—or even for a full Shun knife set—you have come to the right place. Here are a few factors that make House of Knives the perfect place to buy Shun cutlery:

          • Our wide selection.Whether you need a boning knife, a vegetable knife, a classic meat cleaver or a multi-purpose chef knife, we have a piece of Shun cutlery in stock that will suit your needs.
          • Our easy online ordering.Finding premium foreign knife brands like Shun isn’t always easy at your local kitchen supply store. We are all online and ship Australia-wide, making it simple to find even the more exotic brands.
          • Our helpful team.We know cutlery and can help guide you to the perfect knife to suit your needs. Read our online knife buying guide or contact us directly for advice on which Shun knives might be the best addition to your set.

          Why House of Knives Is Cost-Effective

          Don’t buy cheap knives to save money upfront, only to find that they don’t last or can’t do what you need them to do. Instead, shop with House of Knives for a premium-quality Shun knife set in Australia and enjoy using the same set of knives for many years to come. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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