Shun Sora Kitchen Knives
Sora knives are made with the exceptional handcrafted quality you have come to expect for the Shun® brand, but at an affordable price. Sora uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG-10 San Mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless upper portion of the blade. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed at the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fitted together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While the handle design is also traditional Japanese, the textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides the contemporary look along with a secure grip and exceptional balance. Made in Japan.
As with all sharp knives, do not put these in the dishwasher or in a sink full of water. The best way to wash sharp knives is one at a time by hand. Keep your blades sharp with the A. G. Russell Ceramic Sharpener (CS94 . . . . $39.95).
Shun Sora Serrated Bread Knife
Measures 14-1/4" overall with a 9-1/4" fully serrated blade. Weighs 4.6 oz.
Shun Sora 8" Chefs Knife
Usually the most popular large chef's knife. Measures 13-3/4" overall with an 8-1/2" blade. Weighs 6.5 oz.
Shun Sora 7-1/4" Santoku with Granton Grooves
Another Asian inspired Santoku, just a bit bigger. The hollow ground grooves on the blade help food release more easily. Measures 12-3/4" overall with a 7-1/4" blade. Weighs 6.3 oz.
Shun Sora 5-7/8" Santoku with Granton Grooves
The Asian inspired Santoku is a favorite of many chefs. The shape along with the hollow ground grooves make this is a perfect knife for most kitchen tasks. Measures 10-7/8" overall with a 5-7/8" blade. Weighs 4.2 oz.
Shun Sora 6" Chefs Knife
My preference for a chef's knife. Measures 11-1/4" overall with a 6-1/4" blade. Weighs 4.3 oz.
Shun Sora Utility Knife
Goldie's favorite knife blade in the kitchen. It is the knife she will reach for first. The blade is narrower and straighter making it perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. The blade is just 1" wide at the widest point. Measures 10-7/8" overall with a 6-3/8" blade. Weighs 2.6 oz.
Shun Sora Ultimate Utility Knife
The serration is perfect for slicing delicate thin-skinned fruits and vegetables. The wide blade with rounded tip is great for spreading mayo and then the serrations work like a bread knife to cut the sandwich in half without tearing. Measures 11-1/4" overall with a 6-1/4" blade. Weighs 4.9 oz.
Shun Sora Paring Knife
Ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. The small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Measures 8-3/8" overall with a 3-3/4" blade. Weighs 2.0 oz.