Shun Hikari 6" Serrated Utility Knife
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Named hikari after the Japanese word for illumination, this lightweight masterfully crafted knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" Damascus blade pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade features micro serrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing of everything from ripe avocados to hard cheese.
- Shares the same award-winning construction as the hikari chef's knife – named 2016's Kitchen Knife of the Year.
- Dual-core stainless-steel blade is clad on each side with 71 micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel to create a "hornet's nest" pattern reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade.
- Exceedingly sharp cutting edge – hand sharpened to a 16-degree angle – is long-lasting and easy to maintain.
- Polished bolster promotes comfortable grip.
- Durable birch PakkaWood handle resists moisture and bacteria, and features low-gloss finish.
- Handle offers superb grip for both left- and right-handed users.
- Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 6" blade, 5 1/4" handle.
- 5.6 oz.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- Use & Care
- Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
- Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
- It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.
- Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
- Avoid cleaners containing bleach and citrus extracts.
- Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing once a week, you should not need to sharpen knife more than once or twice a year.
- Sharpen knife using a whetstone or knife sharpener designed to sharpen at a 16-degree angle, or have it sharpened by a professional. Kai USA will sharpen Shun cutlery for free for as long as you own it – all you need to do is pay for shipping.
- Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).
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