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Shun DM0718 Classic 7-Inch Santoku Hollow Ground Knife
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- 7-inch Japanese Santoku knife; ideal for chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing
- Precision-forged stainless-steel blade; scalloped edge prevents food from sticking
- Clad with 16 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. A light and maneuverable all-purpose kitchen knife
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|Color||Black||Black||Silver||Metallic||Steel||Forged AUS-10V (Vacuum Treated) Japanese Damascus 67-layers, Honbazuke Sharpening, Engraved, Nitrogen Tempered & Heat Treated, Full Tang, Black G10 handle, Copper Mosaic, Premium Packaging, Lifetime Warranty, Dalstrong Support. Sheath/Guard Included|
|Item Dimensions||3.2 x 15.4 x 1.1 in||3.2 x 15.4 x 1.1 in||0.75 x 12.25 x 1.82 in||0.81 x 13 x 2 in||0.75 x 16.12 x 2 in||1.81 x 12.2 x 0.09 in|
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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.|
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, this tool features a wide blade measuring 7-inches in length. The scalloped detailing along the knife’s cutting edge creates air pockets during use to prevent food from adhering its steel surface.
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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The other thing about the knives is they are an odd hybrid of Japanese and European knife styles. They are big heavy knives like a European knife with the outward appearance of Japanese knives which are normally much thinner and lighter. They are obviously much more brittle and fragile than both. My advice, if you want a big heavy knife get a good quality German knife, if you like lighter thinner blades get a good Japanese. In either case avoid these, they are too fragile for daily use.
But, that beautiful pattern on the sides is not as smooth as a traditional chef's knife and can present significant friction when cutting bigger things. So, for instance, if you cut a crisp fresh apple in half it is actually hard to do and requires more pressure than my other (45 year old!) chef's knife. Cutting a cabbage in half is really hard with this knife. Once I discovered this characteristic of the knife I was pretty disappointed.
In addition to this , the carbon used for this blade chips very easily. I've had this knife for about 6 months and at this point it's pretty much beyond saving. I've had it professionally re-sharpened several times, but it has chips up and down the edge of the blade. This is the only knife I've had this problem with. I can't recommend buying it as a result. My suggestion is Embossed Chef's knife that has Japanese stainless steel blade.
It's obvious to see why they did this: If the curvature is the same, they can cut and process the knives the same -- which is cheaper. But that then raises the question: If the blade on these two knives isn't different, are the knives themselves really different?
Not in my opinion. Returning.
On another note, when I was still deciding, I read a few reviews saying the handle was slippery, which almost turned me off the knife. After working with it for a while, I now think those reviews were fake. Nobody could hold this knife in their hand and think "oh, slippery". The pictures make it look slippery (shiny!), and the actual handle has a nice smooth polish and seems like it SHOULD be slippery, but it just isn't - when I grip it, it grips back. Even wet or with various food juices on my hands, the grip is 100% reliable. It seems weird to say so for something so smooth, but it holds in the hand like it was wrapped in sandpaper.
My first Shun, but I suspect I'll be buying more.
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Super comfortable, perfectly balanced, great size.
This knife is very hard and thin and so the steel is brittle.Read more