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Shun Classic 5.5-inch Hollow Edge Nakiri Knife

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  • Made from VG-10 stainless steel clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel
  • Patterned, layered surface; stunning look of Damascus steel with added rust resistance
  • Black laminated PakkaWood D-shaped handle provides maximum comfort
  • Made in Japan; Lifetime Warranty
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Shun Classic 5.5-inch Hollow Edge Nakiri Knife + Shun DM0743 Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet, 6-Inch + Shun DM0750 Honing Steel
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00DELYDYQ
  • Item model number: DM0742
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,884 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Made from VG-10 stainless steel, Shun knives are specially constructed to be harder, less brittle, but also more flexible than traditional steel formulations. The VG-10 core is then clad with 16 full layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers. These layers not only protect the VG-10, they create an exquisitely-detailed surface reminiscent of Damascus or pattern-forged steel, the kind once used for Samurai swords. As a result, the knives are simply stunning to look at--much like antique Damascus knives but without their tendency to rust. As an additional benefit, the slight patterning helps slice rather than crush delicate foods and keeps cut food from sticking to the blade. This Shun Classic nakiri knife is additionally hollow ground, meaning that the dimples on the side of the blade enhance the sharpness of the edge and improve it's resistance to sticking to food as you slice. Made in Japan.

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And right out of the box, this is very sharp.
Teh Arbitrageur
Now I buy only Asian style knives, and most are made by Shun.
Linda
I can slice the softest items like over ripe tomatoes.
2manytoyz

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 2manytoyz on January 15, 2014
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This is the sharpest knife I have ever used. I really love it. Light, well balanced. 5.5" is a bit short for some of the items I want to cut with it. The small size makes it really easy to use. This is my first Japanese knife. My Cutco were sharp when new but nothing like this thing! I can slice the softest items like over ripe tomatoes. I think if I had better skills I could peal a crape with it. We shall see now long the edge holds up. It's my understanding these have a very steep edge and the steel has to be strong to handle this steep angle. So far I love it. Time will tell how well it holds up. Oh I noticed something else. We like shredded lettuce which is hard to do with a knife for a novice. I can cut the head of lettuce up super thin with this. I also noticed the lettuce can store longer before the edges start to get brown. I mentioned this to a chef friend. He said this is because the lettuce is being cut instead of ripped. His point was rip up some lettuce by hand and cut some with a knife. The ripped lettuce will turn brown sooner. Same thing happens with the sharpness of the knife. I performed a test with my Cutco and this knife. The results, the Cutco sliced lettuce turned brown before the lettuce cut with the Shun. From my research Shun seemed to offer the best product for the price. There are supposedly better knives out there but I am not willing to spend the extra $ on those. I think I got the best product for the price and product line is extensive to keep the knives matching each other.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Teh Arbitrageur on August 2, 2014
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Beautiful knife -- hammered Damascus steel, wood/resin D-handle, etc.. But let's move on to the cutting part.

A nakiri knife is specialized for cutting vegetables using a primarily vertical motion. And right out of the box, this is very sharp. Goes through onions like there's no tomorrow, goes through tomatoes without squashing them. You can make the most delicate, paper-like slices if you know what you're doing. The scallops really seem to help prevent the cut food from adhering to the blade, so you can actually get up some good speed without stopping to clean the blade much.

Attractive, ultra-sharp, well-balance. A very good value, as this is a "for life knife".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on May 26, 2014
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I have a really large collection of knives. I used to by the German blades, until I got my first Shun. SO MUCH SHARPER!
Since the Asian blades are different than the German type, be sure to buy a sharpener that's made for that steeper angle.
Now I buy only Asian style knives, and most are made by Shun.
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