Shun Alton Angled 8-Inch Chefs Knife
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- VG-10 stainless steel is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing a 33 layer rust-free Damascus look with a Rockwell rating of 61
- VG-10 "super steel" is composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybedenum, Silicon, and Vanadium
- Features ebony-black PakkaWood handles
- Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps
- NSF approved
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Top Customer Reviews
To be fair, I had mid-range Henckel knives and used primarily a chef's knife and a santuku knife. This one will do the work of both, and is far sharper and easier to handle than the Henkels ones. i cannot compare it to a Wustof, but in my opinion, for the price, you cannot do better.
Save the space on your counter and ditch the crappy knife blocks out there for sell. Buy yourself this knife and you won't need any other!
I would recommend this knife for anyone thinking of venturing into Shun knives. You will be amazed with the smooth cutting ability, and the fact that this is such a versatile knife will allow you to justify the initial cost. Well worth it.
Update 01/05/2013 Still an amazing Knife. Yes I can feel that it has lost some of its edge now but not a problem.
I have Wustoff, Rachael Ray, Henkels, Wolfgang, and now the Shun Alton Angled 8-Inch Chefs Knife. Compared to the Shun the others seem like butter knives. I got this for Christmas so not much time to use it but have chopped some garlic and sliced a whole ham. I normally pull out the electric for a ham or turkey but decided to give the Shun a whirl. No mashing or straining just pull or push the knife across the meat and enjoy watching it do the work.
My personal experience is that previously I had to force my hand down on large carrots, potatoes and green pumpkins. With the Shun, it scares me how sharp it is, because I can feel almost nothing when I cut the carrots and potatoes....it's as if I'm cutting tofu. I had to use some force on the pumpkin but still it feels really weird using a knife as sharp as Shun. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it feels weird. I'm wondering if the Henckel Pros (2 men icon) and the Wusthofs are the same way.
Anyways this is probably one of the best knives I have ever used. You should buy these if you cook a lot, but if you're a beginner be very very careful. This is one sharp knife.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great and sharp knive. Love it. The angled handle makes it a breeze to cut. The blade comes very sharp, but does need occasional sharpening depending on use.Published on August 5, 2013 by T. Tran
I bought this item as a gift - More than happy with the quality and would absolutely recommend this to a friend, relative, or anyone in the market for a nice chef's knife :)Published on February 12, 2013 by TDD
Amazingly sharp and beautiful knife. If you can only afford one good knife, go for this one- you won't be sorry!Published on March 16, 2011 by mejane
I bought this knife for my wifes birthday. She loves it. I plan to get her the whole set. They are wicked sharp!!! Read morePublished on September 19, 2008 by Terry
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