Why do Shun knives chip?

Why do Shun knives chip?

Chips can happen due to improper cutting technique. Shun Cutlery is designed to be used in a smooth, slicing motion—and never in a forceful, up-and-down “chopping” manner.

Are Shun knives delicate?

Shun Knives Use & Care They can be sharper but need to be treated with respect since they are things of beauty and delicate. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your Shun knife. How to CUT with a Shun knife. Shun knives are designed to use in a ‘locomotive’ motion rather than a forceful ‘chopping’ manner.

What should you not cut with a Shun knife?

Cutting surface Tile, ceramic, synthetic, marble, granite, or any kind of glass cutting boards are not recommended and can be very hard on your knives.

Is Shun overpriced?

Bottom line — if you’re looking for premium Japanese-style kitchen knives, Shun should be at the top of your list. They’re expensive but absolutely worth the price because you get gorgeous handcrafted knives that perform as well as they look.

Are Shun knives forged or stamped?

Are Shun knives forged? Some ranges of Shun knives are made using forging techniques while others are produced from a single piece of steel which is then ground and sharpened — a blade type known as ‘stamped’. Shun’s Blue Steel line is made using the forging technique. Shen’s Classic Pro range is stamped.

Do Shun knives rust?

Each Shun knife has a core made of VG10 or SG2 steel, surrounded by multiple layers of Damascus steel. Since these knives are made of stainless steel, they do not rust. With proper care, Shun knives can be kept free of corrosion and last a lifetime!

Are Shun knives Damascus steel?

Manufactured in one of Japan’s knife-making capitals, Seki, the Shun Classic range is crafted using 36 layers of Damascus steel surrounding a hard VG-MAX steel core.

How do you treat a Shun cutting board?

Hand-wash with hot, soapy water. Dry thoroughly. Do not soak or submerge board in water. Occasionally rub with a food-safe mineral oil to keep wood from drying out.

Are Shun knives real Damascus?

What is the best way to hone a Shun knife?

Shun recommends using their Shun Honing Steel to achieve the best honing results. Due to the fact that Shun’s honing steel has a built-in guide set to the exact 16-degree angle, you can rest assured your knives will always be honed at the right angle. Merely line your knife with the guide, and make a few strokes on both sides of the blade.

What makes Shun knives different?

Incredibly sharp edges, partnered with a stunning aesthetic, set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today. In the tradition of Seki’s swordsmiths, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.

How often should you sharpen your Shun knives?

If you own a Shun knife, you know by now that they don’t need to be sharpened more than once a year if properly cared for. We’d advice you to hone your knives once per week to prolong the time between sharpening, thus preserving your knife’s longevity.

How do you sharpen a Shun single-bevel blade?

Like those of most manufacturers, Shun single-beveled blades have a micro-bevel on the blade back. This enables you to use the blade right out of the box-and to be able to touch up the edge using a smooth hone or 6000-grit whetstone. When you send your single-bevel Shun in for sharpening, we will sharpen it in this original factory manner.