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Kai USA Adds Brisket Knives To Shun Brand Cutlery Lineup

Kai USA is debuting the new Shun Classic 12-inch Hollow-Ground Brisket Knife and the new Shun 12-inch Hollow-Ground Kanso Brisket Knife at the International Home + Housewares Show.

According to the company, the knives are designed with the grilling or outdoor cooking enthusiast in mind as they are ideal for trimming and slicing larger cuts of meat, including brisket, ham, turkey and roasts. The high-performance Japanese AUS10A blades are highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel, enabling them to take and hold their Shun-sharp edge longer, according to the company.

“For those that are really serious about flavor profiles and how their meats are prepared, when you have a really sharp knife that easily cuts through the protein, it retains its flavor,” said Matt Matsushima, director of operations, housewares division, Kai USA Ltd.

“Consumers investing in high-end grills and interested in tackling larger roasts and cuts of meat are not going to want to skimp on the knives. They will work for the home cook and will also work for those on the BBQ competition circuit as well,” he said.

The Shun Classic Brisket Knife is part of the Classic line of cutlery. It features pakkawood handles and has a suggested retail price of $225.