Shun DM0705 Classic 9-Inch Bread Knife
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- 9-inch Japanese bread knife; ideal for everything from rustic artisan breads to baguettes
- Precision-forged stainless-steel blade; serrated edge prevents tearing
- 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||Wood Handle||Steel||Stainless Steel Cutlery||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||1 inches x 16.8 inches||1.5 inches x 14.25 inches||1 inches x 15.5 inches||0.63 inches x 17.25 inches|
|Item Package Weight||0.71 pounds||0.75 pounds||0.9 pounds||0.41 pounds|
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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.
- 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.
|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.|
|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.|
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 knifes aesthetic appeal, it also prevents morsels from sticking and helps avoid 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
Top Customer Reviews
Based on that previous experience, this breadknife didn't look terribly impressive. The serrations are smooth and rounded rather than aggressive and toothy. It didn't look like something that would bite into bread. But I'd read a rave review of it, and everything else I read about Kai knives was overwhelmingly positive. I've also had very good luck with Japanese cutlery, so I thought I'd give it a shot.
It cuts like a laser. Slides right through breads and salami (which I end up using it for all the time) very smoothly and with very little effort. The blade is razor sharp, which I learned when I got a little careless (didn't used to have respect for breadknives, remember) and it sliced off the end of a fingernail without the slightest resistance. THAT left me very respectful. The gentle serrations let it dig into it's target without tearing or throwing loose a crumb. It also has a nice, meaty asymmetrical D-shaped handle that really fits in the palm. This may not be for everyone, so give it a whirl before you commit to buying, but I think it's great.
If you need a breadknife and want a quality piece (and if you get a good knife and take care of it you should only need to buy one, ever) this is the hands down obvious choice. It's a bit more expensive than the Major German Brand cutlery, but easily worth it.
As a general comment, I think anyone looking for good kitchen cutlery should consider the Japanese brands first.Read more ›
Shun Classic is my brand & line of choice for "ancillary" knives (I'm happy with all of them. I just prefer a more exotic, and thus expensive, primary knife.).
+ Really sharp. Most bread knives just saw at food, this is more of a serrated slicer.
+ Tip of the blade comes to a hook-ish point. This is amazing for getting through the bottom crust of "artisanal" breads.
+ Great length. It's long enough to really slice with but not so long that it's awkward in a small kitchen.
- The character on the blade is painted on. It will come off eventually and look dirty/bad as it does so. (True of all knives in this line).
- The handle has a very strange smell when new. I've noticed this with all my Shun Classic knives; however, this one was the strongest. It goes away after 8 weeks or so.
- Once it's dulls it is much less useful. Serrated knives can be sharpened in principle. I cannot do it and I'm yet to find a place that will. The shape of the teeth on this blade are such that once the cutting edge is dulled the knife really has very little to work with. This makes it a bit of a "disposable" knife. On the plus side it dulls much more slowly than a heavily used knife (chef etc). I got 3 years out of mine and replaced it with the same exact thing. If you deal primarily with sandwich loaves I suspect you'll get a much longer service life.
I hate to speak use Amazon to prompt the competition, but I've found Shun knives are often less expensive at Bed Bath and Beyond using their 20% coupon (also true of All-Clad).
If you are considering a large Shun investment you should know that as of 4/1/2011 they are discontinuing their lifetime sharpening/replacement program. This was one of the big selling points of the line in my mind.
The best surprise came when I read the sheet enclosed with the knife, telling me that I don't have to sharpen it myself. Send it back to the factory, and they'll do a professional job for no fee, for life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have never in my life cut through a tomato as easily as I did it yesterday with this knife. I got my gf the Shun 8 inch chefs knife for her birthday and now this. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Iceraider07
I freaking love this thing. I bake my own bread and needed to get a dedicated knife. After about 6 months of use this thing looks and cuts brand new. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Collin Merrill
A very nice piece to add to the rest of my Shun classic series knives. Matches the others that I already own perfectly.Published 1 month ago by Brenden Walker
Great knife. Great brand. Such a big difference when using "Shun". Makes preparing food so much easier. Love it. Would buy again. Love steak knives also.Published 5 months ago by BILLIE GOODYK
As all Shun Knives, while quite costly, it's definitely worth it. The handle fits nicely in the hand (both large and small), well balanced and super-sharp. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carve&Glass
Never have I ever held a weapon in my hand that I am actually afraid of. (no exaggeration) I have used machine guns, automatic rifles, handguns, machetes even grenades but was... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gary Miller