Shun Blue 7-in. Menkiri

Shun Blue 7-in. Menkiri

SKU: VG0009


In Japan, a menkiri is a noodle-cutting knife. The long, straight, razor-sharp edge contacts the cutting board completely to make cutting a folded sheet of fresh noodle dough almost effortless. Of course, in the same way that it can help you cut beautiful, even, delicious noodles, it is equally adept at cutting a full range of fresh, homemade pastas. And it could even provide excellent cutting control for slicing vegetables. 

The Shun Blue Menkiri is part of the beautiful Shun Blue series. The series includes traditional Japanese blade shapes that are essential for preparing the proteins, as well as a selection of all-purpose tools every kitchen needs. These exciting knives feature a carbon steel cutting core for a razor-sharp edge and quick re-sharpening. For easier care, the "blue" carbon steel core is sandwiched between two layers of mirror-polished stainless steel. But note that these knives will need additional care to protect the edge from rust. The beautiful grey PakkaWood handles are a variation on a traditional Japanese design for a secure and comfortable grip.

Designed to meet the demands of the professional chef, Shun Blue line makes this selection of classic Japanese culinary knives available to professionals and avid home cooks alike.

Includes traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath.

Want to keep your Shuns in optimal shape? We recommend the Shun Knife Care Kit. From polishing cloths and sticks to a Japanese-style talc ball, the kit has everything you need to keep your Shuns looking sharp.


    • The essential Japanese noodle-cutting knife
    • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
    • Japanese san mai blade
    • Steel: "Blue" carbon steel cutting core between two layers of mirror-polished stainless
    • Full tang
    • Handle: Grey PakkaWood®
    • Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
    • The razor-sharp, easy sharpening benefits of carbon steel & easier maintenance
    • Includes traditional Japanese saya, or sheath (made in China)
    • Handcrafted in Japan