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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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0009K94M6
  • Item model number: DM0730
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,843 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Shun Classic Alton's Angled 8-inch Chef's knife. The unique 10 degree handle angle is the result of the collaboration between Shun and star of the Food Network's Good Eats show, celebrity chef Alton Brown. Not only does the design keep knuckles off the cutting board, but the natural curve created between the blade and the user's arm also make controlling the blade even easier and more precise. This 10 degree angled is the only difference. Otherwise these are Shun Classic kitchen knives. Same clad VG-10 steel blade, same "D" shaped handle, same razor-sharp edge and precise handling. It's just a brillian new angle on some already brilliant knives.

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If you can only afford one good knife, go for this one- you won't be sorry!
mejane
I have small hands, and find that the angled construction makes knife tasks a lot easier and more comfortable for me.
K
I now have 3 Shun knives and find I am ignoring all the Wustoff knives for them.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ~ on August 8, 2007
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Outstanding knife! Great feel in the hand and, surprisingly, the angle of the blade (Alton Brown's design) seems to make slicing much easier. The blade is SHARP, as are all Shun knives. I now have 3 Shun knives and find I am ignoring all the Wustoff knives for them. And, they are beautiful (except this particular knife has a small Alton Brown graphic on the blade that looks a little silly!)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Badminton4Life on December 5, 2008
I previously owned cheap TV infomercial knives, then progressively moved to sharper knives I bought from Costco, then finally landed on Calphalon contemporary series and then their new VG-1 Katana series. I thought Calphalon made beautiful and very sharp knives.........that is until I switched to the 7 piece Alton Brown Shun knives. This 8 inch Chef's knife is included in the 7 piece setup.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen R. Fitzpatrick on December 14, 2008
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I had never paid so much for a knife before in my life, but i was tired of never having a knife quite sharp enough for my tastes. So, I decided to go with the knife designed by my favorite TV Chef, and I am hooked. This knife is the best knife I have used.

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!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DRiley on February 20, 2007
I've never bought celebrity kitchen gear before, since so much of it is more about name recognition than actual quality. The Alton Brown Shun Angled Knife is an exception to the rule. It handles great, my wrist isn't sore after an evening of cooking, and the offset handle leaves plenty of room for my hand, so I don't smack my knuckles into the cutting board when I'm slicing through ingredients. The only bad thing I can say about this knife is that it has made me realize how dull and pathetic my old knife set is!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K on January 26, 2011
I currently have four Shun knives, all frequently used in my kitchen. This knife, however, is used multiple times each day. I find that the size and weight are perfect for almost everything. It makes slicing large onions, delicate herbs, and sticky cheeses a breeze. While I do go with smaller paring knives for a few tasks (peeling, garlic, and coring primarily), and my larger heavy duty chef's knife for larger tasks (gourds and squash, quickly getting through large bunches of greens, etc), I've found that this knife is really the right size for everything else. I have small hands, and find that the angled construction makes knife tasks a lot easier and more comfortable for me.

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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By whatever on December 26, 2010
Update 05/19/2014 I still love the knife. I have purchased the Spyderco Triangle Sharpmaker to help keep this along with others sharp and ready for kitchen cutting tasks. I give the blades a little sharpening every 2 to 3 months to keep them at or at least close to factory sharp.

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.
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