The Shun Classic Bird's Beak knife is the classic tool for making decorative cuts—such as radish rosettes or fluted mushrooms—as well as for cutting out blemishes, peeling, and slicing soft fruits such as nectarines or plums. The curved shape lets you cut close to the peel, keeping more of the fruit or vegetable you’re peeling. The Bird's Beak is also called the Tournée knife for the highly sculpted tournée cut that this precise little knife makes possible. It's a specialty knife to be sure, but if presentation is important to your cooking, you'll want to make this knife part of your collection.
The Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary 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.
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core 33 layers Damascus
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood