Shun VB 0723 Sora 6″ Chef

If you’ve never tried a 6-in. chef’s knife, you might be surprised at how much you will love it. This shorter length is particularly lightweight and highly maneuverable. Of course, like all chef’s knives, it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks—slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The Shun Sora 6-in. Chef’s Knife’s Asian-style blade is light and agile. With its curved belly, this Chef’s knife can also be gently “rocked” through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.

The Shun Sora 6-in. Chef’s Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing price. Sora uses Shun’s proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it’s needed—on the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The attractive wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While Sora’s blade shapes and handle design are traditional Japanese, the textured TPE polymer handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.

Shun Composite Blade Technology

Shun’s proprietary Composite Blade Technology enables them to provide exceptional handcrafted quality at an amazing price. It joins two quality steels in one blade and enables us to put high-performance steel exactly where it’s needed most—on the cutting edge of the knife.

Here’s how Shun’s patented Composite Blade Technology works:

Shun laser cuts complex interlocking blade components from two different types of steel—like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Then they permanently join them into a single blade through a metallurgical process known as brazing. Brazing uses a third metal, a braze alloy, to join the two parts being brazed together; in this case, the two interlocking pieces of the knife blade.

You can see the brazed joint in a Shun Composite Blade as a thin copper-colored line between the two blade steels. A brazed joint is as strong or stronger than the metals being joined. It also adds an attractive decorative touch. With Shun’s Composite Blade technology, you can get all the cutting advantages of ultra-premium steel without having to pay an ultra-premium price. Composite Blade Technology enables us to bring you Shun quality at a value price.

You will find this amazing technology in the Shun Sora line. VG10 san mai comprises the lower part of the blade, that is, the cutting edge. The upper part, above the braze line, is highly stain resistant 420J Japanese stainless steel. When the two sections are joined, they bring you the best of both worlds and create a durable blade that puts the performance of VG10 exactly where it’s needed. Composite Blade Technology also offers another advantage—eye-catching style that is simply unavailable from anyone but Shun.


  • A smaller, agile chef’s knife
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary Composite Blade Technology; VG10 san mai cutting core; Japanese 420J blade upper
  • VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance
  • Handle: Traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured TPE
  • Blade length: 6 in. (15.2 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan
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