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Shun DM0706 Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife
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- 8-inch chef's knife for versatile slicing, chopping, dicing, and more
- 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. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
- Measures approximately 12 by 2 inches; dishwasher-safe; limited lifetime warranty
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Shun Classic Chef's Knife
This Kai Shun Chef's Knife has an 8 inch blade,and is suitable for a wide variety of culinary uses - cutting,slicing,dicing,chopping and more. ,,Crafted with precision in Japan,the Kai Shun 20cm Chef's Knife is comprised of 32 layers of the highest quality folded Damascus steel resulting in a sharper,more durable cutting edge. The process of folding the steel produces beautiful watermarks on the blade making this product as aesthetically pleasing as it is effective.
This legendary metal is a combination of VG10 Steel and SUS410 High Carbon Steel making it highly resistant to corrosion. As with all of Kai's Shun series knives,this knife utilises an ergonomically shaped and weighted handle to ensure comfort and prevent slippage. The black Pakka wood and resin coated handle offer a sophisticated and refined finish to this already impressive knife.
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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.|
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.
The large 8-inch blade of this Shun chef's knife makes it ideal for versatile slicing, chopping, dicing, and more. Like many Asian-style knives, the knife's handle is especially suited to smaller users. In contrast to the traditional round profile, however, Shun's are D-shaped to prevent the knife from twisting in the hand, providing extra stability and a firm grip. The handle is made from ebony-colored PakkaWood, a fused blend of hardwood veneers imbued with waterproof resin that combines the warmth and traditional look and feel of wood with the strength and durability of plastic. The offset stainless steel bolster is designed for ergonomic comfort and maximum safety, while a stainless-steel end cap provides the finishing touch. As sturdy as it is lovely, the chef's knife is officially safe to put in the dishwasher--although it's so good-looking you might find yourself hard-pressed to do so. Shun knives carry a limited lifetime warranty. --Mary Park
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This knife has the perfect balance between quality and cost. I'm a trained chef with almost 20 years in professional kitchens and this is the best knife for a professional kitchen that I've used. The grip is not round, but has a slight protrusion running lengthwise along the grip to fit the contours of the hand better and stops the knife from rolling (though you should always have a sharp knife so this is not an issue). The blade is done japanese style, so no finger guard, making the back a bit sharp for some. The blade is the right length for just about any job at home or professionally. The height of the blade is short enough that a rocking motion is easier on the arm as you don't have to pull it up so high, only limited by the length. The blade maintains a good sharpness for quite awhile. In a professional setting I would sharpen in every couple of weeks depending on use, at home it's more like every few months. Granted this is with daily honing. (look up the difference between sharpening a knife and honing a knife if you're confused).
The knife itself is not the best knife you can buy, there are sharper, better blades made out of higher quality materials. But who wants to use a $300-500 knife in a setting where it will probably get stolen, dropped, misplaced, etc. On the other hand, I wont use a $25 stamped piece of garbage that isn't worth the packaging it came in. This knife is a perfect fit in between those two extremes and works great at home or in a professional kitchen. I would put the knife as slightly better than most wusthof/henkels and on par with the better globals.
Due to the different feels of the various brands of knives, I strongly recommend going into a shop prior to buying this here and handle them all.
This knife is my favorite and is used daily. It is comfortable to use, and the size is easy to handle. As for any of my good knives, this knife is hand washed only. I would never put any of my good knives in the dishwasher. I also keep all of my good knives in blade protectors so that the blades don't get nicked in the drawer. With proper care, I expect this knife to last me a lifetime.