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Shun DM0720 Classic Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife, 9-Inch

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  • 9-inch Japanese slicing knife; ideal for everything from cakes to sandwiches
  • 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 Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.9 x 3.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000Y7L94
  • Item model number: DM0720
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,348 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

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A member of the stylish Shun Classic line, this knife comfortably handles any kitchen slicing need from cakes and sandwiches to oranges and tomatoes. Featuring a blade measuring 9 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. This product 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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This knife is super sharp, comfortable to hold, and has excellent balance.
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There is a version without the grantons that's a few dollars cheaper.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By L. A. Kane TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 19, 2005
Kershaw-Shun makes the best knives I've ever owned, bar none. They come with a razor edge and are easy to re-hone with just a few strokes on the Kershaw-Shun steel (well worth purchasing to accompany this set). All their knives utilize the damascus pattern and perfectly crafted profile slice through darn near anything (food-like anyway) with ease. The scalloped detailing on this one creates air pockets which prevent food from adhering to the sides, creating even better cutting efficiency than their already high level. I can cut perfectly thin, beautiful slices from any fish time after time using this fine knife. The weight and balance are perfect. It is designed for right-handed chefs with a d-shaped handle so if you are a leftie it may not be as comfortable or easy to use.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NuJoi VINE VOICE on November 18, 2006
I believe if you're serious about cooking, you should own great cookware and excellent knives. I finally stepped up and got excellent knives. For those who haven't heard the hype, Shun is one of the most respected knife brands in the world. Check them out on the Web at kershawknives.com.

Great features of the entire line include these cool "D" shaped handles that fit your hand better. Every Shun Classic knife is made in a right- and left-handed version (chefsresource.com for lefties). The handles are made of wood and are specially treated. The steel used for the blades is harder than what you would find in most other knives. The knives are EXTREMELY sharp. One thing to note about Asian knives is that they must be sharpened at a different angle, 16-18 degrees vs. 20 degrees for German knives. The Shun steel takes the guesswork out of getting the angle correct because of the flat edge on one side of the metal disc below the handle.

9-Inch Slicing -- This is an impressive knife. It's sleek and sharp like the rest of its siblings. I know the granton edge is supposed to reduce drag, but I'm not certain this is a necessity for a knife I use three times a year. There is a version without the grantons that's a few dollars cheaper.

This is an expensive, but lifetime investment. I encourage you to visit stores and feel the knives in your hand to make sure you are comfortable with them. For more info on Shun, check out Alton Brown's website. For ratings on various brands and types of knives, check out cooksillustrated.coms' equipment ratings.

Shun is probably the best kitchen purchase I've made and the one I'm most proud of.
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By Alan on April 18, 2014
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Astounding quality at reasonable price.

If your fantasy is to imagine people in your kitchen having dropped jaws when they see your knives, Shun is the only answer.

Do knives define a chef? I suppose if you are into cutlery Shun would be at the top of the list.

I have a bunch of Shun knives, I've gifted more, and no one has been disappointed.

Do be aware, they are scalpel sharp.
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By Benb on March 25, 2014
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While to a more novice cook might find the price excessive, odds are if you're looking at a knife like this you're less shocked by the price. But plain and simple, for the construction quality and design, this is actually a very good deal knife.

Fanastically sharp, thin but not flexible blade, lovely shun handle (right handed shape for this line of shun blades, not impossible for a lefty to use but you should definitely be aware before purchasing).

Use for thinly slicing ANYTHING, raw fish is my primary usage, wanted something with great quality but didn't need as much maintenance as a traditional sushi knife. If that's what you're looking for, this is the right knife.
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By Charlemagne VINE VOICE on December 23, 2013
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I was tired of not having a good knife to cut large birds or beef roasts with. I don't use this knife a lot, but it was still a good investment. It cuts through meat beautifully. It is is nice and long so it has plenty of room to cut through capon, prime rib, and pork roast.

The handle makes the knife comfortable to use. I clean the knife using a natural bristle brush and hot water. This knife is as to be expected, is super sharp, so keep away from kids and fools. There is a serving fork that goes with this, but unless you are using this kind of set up at least once a week, you can get away with buying a lower cost fork.
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I have many Shun knives in my collection and love every one of them.
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