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Shun Classic 7 1/2 Inch Wide Santoku

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  • 7 1/2 inch multipurpose Japanese knife; ideal for chopping, mincing, dicing, and slicing
  • Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel blade; holds a razor-sharp edge
  • 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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Material Stainless Steel Steel Steel VG 10 stainless steel layered on each side by 16
Blade Material Carbon Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Dimensions 1 inches x 15.4 inches x 3.1 inches 2 inches x 16.12 inches x 0.75 inches 1.82 inches x 12.25 inches x 0.75 inches 1.1 inches x 15.4 inches x 3.2 inches
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  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 3.1 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000Y7JLE
  • Item model number: DM0717
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,032 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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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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A member of the stylish Shun Classic line, this multipurpose Santoku knife comfortably handles any kitchen cutting need from chopping to mincing, dicing, and slicing. Resembling something between a chef’s knife and a cleaver, the tool features a wide blade for easy food transport and measures 7 inches in length. Versatile at its core, this high-quality piece chops walnuts as easily as it slices apples.

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. This product includes a lifetime warranty. -- Amy Arnold


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Says it's super sharp, ergonomic, and slices well.
May T.
The shape fits my hand perfectly, and the wood does not get slippery when wet - providing a very secure hold.
Vyshtia
This knife is the best I've ever held and or used!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By P. L. Straw on March 31, 2008
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I currently own several Shun knives and use them constantly at work (see my review for the 8 inch chef knife). However, I find myself coming back to using this knife more than the others. A santoku knife is an excellent knife, one to rival the chef knife, but the wider version seems to really work best for me and now eclipses the versatility of my 8 inch chef. At razor sharp, this knife gives me great control when chopping and dicing vegetables. I am able to get the precision cuts I need - whether working at the nicely pointed tip - or working the rounded cutting edge.

But what really helps me is the heft and width; being a wider blade keeps food from sticking - it peels away from the blade onto the cutting board and allows you to continue working without having to stop and remove food from the blade (so ok...maybe you are only chopping 1 or 2 carrots, not 45 carrots, but you still don't want to be spending precious time stopping and starting). And the heft allows you to tackle larger pieces of work - those big root vegetables and squashes - things with their own weight and resistance. I have found that the 8 inch chef knife really didn't give me the weight I needed to slice through these items without a bit of an effort; yes, my 10 inch chef knife works great here but constantly changing out knives to work a simple chopping project is a pain, not only for me at work (although I have space to do this in) but also at home (where I have no counter space to do this in. Remember, that 10 inch chef knife has 10 inch blade and a 5 inch handle which means that on a long slicing stroke, you run the risk of skewering the coffee maker sitting on your countertop).

All in all, I find the wide blade santoku is the ultimate chopping and dicing tool.
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18 of 21 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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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ms. WB on August 25, 2005
This is an incredibly beautiful knife, with an excellent weight. Well-balanced. The damascus steel is just so nice. My husband had been drooling over this knife and we received it as a wedding present from a very generous relative. This is our third expensive kitchen knife and I would say that in terms of general use--meat to vegetables--this is my second favorite, with my large, 8" Henckel being my best knife. The Shun is much nicer than the Wusthof Prix II, which sports the comparable Santoku shape. My complaint has much to do with the design and that is that the blade is set at an angle, making this a much better knife for filleting motions, of which I do few. It's marketed toward general chopping and slicing, but I find that slant makes my cuts less precise. It's still my husband's favorite, but since I'm the one who does the majority of the cooking, I'd still rate it four out of five in comparison to similarly excellent brands. But it's a real marvel to behold and I love the high quality of the wooden base and that lovely steel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SW TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 19, 2012
After years of using German steel exclusively (I've got a drawer full of Henckels and Wusthof), I received a Shun paring knife as a gift and found it to be the best blade I've ever used.

As a dedicated home cook a good knife is probably the most important tool in my kitchen arsenal and I'm slowly adding Shun knives. I recently received this one as a Christmas gift and just adore it.

These thin blades are razor sharp out of the box and, while not as easy to self-maintain as thicker German blades, not impossible once you get the hang of it (warning though: these are MUCH easier to knick up if you make a mistake). And while these seem sharper, they don't seem to hold their edge at the pinnacle of sharpness as long as the sturdier German blades.

Of the four Shun knives I now own, this is my very favorite and currently the most-used knife in my kitchen, getting almost daily use. I love the deep wide blade that makes cutting a breeze and doubles as scrapper/spatula for transferring just chopped ingredients to a bowl or pan. The handle provides a super-comfortable grip and the knives are always exquisitely balanced (my favorite thing about Shun). They just feel really, really good in your hand and are, therefore, a joy to use.

I just can't say enough good things about these knives. I just hope they hold up as well as my Henckels, most of which I've had a decade or more, have.
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