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Shun Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife with Scallops

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  • 8-inch Japanese Chef's knife; ideal for chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing
  • Precision-forged stainless-steel blade; scalloped edge prevents food from sticking
  • Clad with16 layers of stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus look
  • Durable D-shaped Pakkawood handle; comfortable offset steel bolster
  • lifetime warranty; manufactured in Seki City, Japan
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  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.2 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0000Y7L8U
  • Item model number: DM0719
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #86,314 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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A member of the stylish Shun Classic line, this multipurpose chef’s knife comfortably handles any kitchen cutting need from chopping to mincing, dicing, and slicing. Featuring a blade measuring 8 inches in length, this tool finishes with a sharp point. Scalloped detailing along the knife’s cutting edge creates air pockets during use to prevent food from adhering to its sides and maximize cutting efficiency.

Leveraging a 90-year history of superior workmanship, Shun knives are precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI. Using technologically advanced processes, a VG-10 "super steel" core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus-look blade. The Damascus detailing not only enhances the knife’s aesthetic appeal, it also prevents morsels from sticking and avoids crushing or damaging foods. Forming a comfortable D-shaped hold, a fused blend of hardwood veneers and resin comprise the unique ebony Pakkawood handle. A traditionally offset stainless-steel bolster protects knuckles while a steel end-cap finishes the piece. Although dishwasher-safe, hand washing is recommended. The knife includes a lifetime warranty. -- Amy Arnold

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From the Manufacturer

Shun Classic Cutlery

Why Buy Shun Classic:

Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.

Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.

NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.

Detailed Features

  • Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years.
  • Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees.
  • Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain.
  • Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing.
  • D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use.
  • Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles.
  • Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens.
  • Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing.
  • Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer.
  • Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty.
Specifications
Blade Material: VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.
Bevel: Double-beveled
Cutting angle: 16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side.
Handle Material: PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions.
Sharpening recommendations: Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.


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Feels great in your hand and is razor sharp.
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I particularly like the shape of the handle and the way it fits my hand.
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We will be buying more Shun knives in the future!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Vyshtia VINE VOICE on November 27, 2005
Shun knives are beautiful creations period. Since I'm Asian, I love the tradition look and feel of this Japanese knife. I love the beauty of the blade and the dark, polished, Pakkawood handle. The unique "D"-shaped, Wood handles are preferable. The shape fits my hand perfectly, and the wood does not get slippery when wet - providing a very secure hold. The steel is of utmost quality and sharpness. Do not put this blade into any old electric knife sharpener! Electric knife sharpeners are made to put one angle on any blade. These blades come with a 16 degree angle and you don't want to be changing that angle. There are electric knife sharpeners that can sharpen these knives, but you'll have to do some research and find out which ones can be a fit with these knives. I prefer to hone with a sharpening steel and manually sharpen with a stone if necessary (and I don't see it being necessary to touch it to a stone any time soon). The blade is sharp straight off the factory and as Alton Brown says - it's the sharpest straight out of the factory edge as he's ever seen.

These knives are more expensive than most, but I think it's definitely worth it. To have the sharpest, most beautiful knife around - it's no contest. If you are on a budget, build your collection slowly. It's been said that there are only 3 knives that are the absolute basics for any kitchen: A 8" Chef's Knife (or some kind of similar, large-ish chef's knife), a Paring Knife, and a Long Serrated blade for cutting bread and larger items. I would add a thin utility knife and a boning knife to that list next. Then I would add those "in-between" sizes as I get more money flow in. =)

If you plan on spending any time in the kitchen, good kitchen knives are a definite must.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nutria on April 2, 2007
This is a great knife. Very sharp and functional. I particularly like the shape of the handle and the way it fits my hand. I never thought I'd pay this much for a kitchen knife but it should last a lifetime.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bob on October 21, 2011
First off this knife is excellent for home use. With that being said I did retire it from knife kit at work. The blade is thin, light and easy to handle,however if youre going to cisler a case of onions you'll notice it dulling when your task reaches an end.

All in all, awesome knife from the home, awesome warranty, just wouldnt bring it into the chaos of professional kitchen.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MestaySS VINE VOICE on February 11, 2010
My wonderful husband got this Shun 8" chef's knife as well as the 7" Santoku knife for me for Christmas this past year. I was thrilled to receive these, as I love to cook, and my tools weren't quite up to par. My prior knives were the Henckels Four Star knives - I had the Santoku, paring, and chef's knife in that line. While they were good knives at the time, now that I have my Shun knives, I'll never go back to another German brand!

These knives are razor sharp - They slice and dice with ease. They look great and they feel great in my hands. I'm a woman with quite small hands and these knives fit comfortably in my hands, unlike my larger handled Henckels.

Cooking is a joy with these knives. I feel like a real pro now! I will definitely be purchasing more Shun knives - the paring, utility, and bread knives are next on my list!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By T. J. Watt on December 14, 2012
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I use my Shun knives every night, and they're an absolute joy. Incredibly sharp -- almost effortless slicing. The 8" Chef's knife is good for just about everything where you need the rocking action of the curved blade or a reasonably fine point for cutting in. For chopping and flat cuts I prefer the 7" Santoku. Just make sure you're careful, as the cutting edge is hard (and therefore a bit brittle). Also, the customer service is great: I've sent my knives in for professional sharpening and all it costs is $5 for return shipping. My 8" Chef's knife also got a chip in the cutting edge (no idea how it happened), and they replaced it for free! Bottom line: If you like to cook, these blades are an investment in happiness :)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Yariv Yanay on December 21, 2008
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I just received this thin,elegant knife and soon put it to work. It went through cucumber and pepper like butter, with only a little more effort through hard carrot and it chopped the onion to the tiniest pieces. It fit right into my hands, which are of medium size. It's very comfortable to work with - I'm told it's better than the Santuko for the rocking motion. It's also pretty hydrophobic, which means it cleans easily. However, everything stuck to it just like a regular chef's knife, and I still had to scrape everything off on the edge of the bowl. The beautiful pattern, warm wooden handle and the extreme precision make it impossible for me to go back to my old Arcos, or to any of the Globals or Dicks I've tried.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gift Recipient on February 26, 2005
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I have an 8 inch Global Chef's Knife and a Wusthuf 6 inch, but both especially the global has a small handle for my big hands. So I tried other knieves and for sure Shun was THE Knife. The "D" shaped handle is great. The blade is just amazing. It cuts through anything so easily and needless to mention you sharpen it by just a couple strokes. A sales person at William Sonoma told me that Shun uses more carbon in making the steel for the blade as the resukt a bit softer steel, and that is why you can sharpen it easier. I bought this knife with scallops cuz I wanted to avoid the sticking vegetables to it when I chop quickly, but I later heard, the blade's texture (without the scallops) would do the same job. So I am not sure if you really need it with scallops. In that case, if that is the case, Amazon has this package deal with Chef's, pairing and a couple other pieces for $200. I would have definitely bought that deal if I knew about it beforehand. So as Jacques Pepin says: "Happy Cooking."
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