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Shun DM0723 Classic 6-Inch Stainless-Steel Chef's Knife
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- 6-inch chef's knife for slicing, chopping, dicing, and more
- Stainless-steel blade clad with 16 layers to produce rust-free Damascus look
- Durable D-shaped PakkaWood handle ensures a firm grip
- Comfortable offset steel bolster offers maximum safety; hand wash
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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.
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 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.
The 6-inch blade of this chef's knife works great for slicing, chopping, dicing, and more. Like many Asian-style cutlery, 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, which provides 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. Hand washing the knife is recommended. The chef's knife measures approximately 10 by 2 inches and carries a limited lifetime warranty. --Mary Park
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I give this 4 stars because the blade is impossibly thin and I'm afraid of chipping it by dropping it in the sink or on the counter. It does cut with amazing precision, keeps a great blade over time, and as a bonus, it looks like a work of art.
I am not too overly fussy about knives. I collect them, I use them (no knives of mine are safe queens) and I know what to expect from Damascus steel. The product quality on the two 10" blades I have now owned are just unacceptable. Again, I suspect this batch was not properly hardened.
So, a question for the seller: Are these knives all from the same shipment? If I asked for a replacement, can I expect the same quality as the other Shuns I own?
Appearance: (Shun - Big advantage)
The Shun looks like a work of art, it has a WOW factor that the other knifes lack. The other knifes look good but they look more like nice tools than art.
Cutting Abilities: (Shun - Small advantage)
As far as sharpness the Shun is sharper and cuts a little better when compared to the other knifes. The difference, however, is really very small and without a side by side comparison most people, including myself would not notice the difference.
The Grip: (Depends on your preference but for me Shun - big advantage)
I love the grip on the Shun it feels more like holding a golf club than a knife and that makes it fun for me. The grips on the other knifes are good as well and to be honest probably much more practical for cooks who spend long periods of time cutting.
Value: (Wusthof - small advantage over Henckles - large advantage over Shun)
The Wusthof and the Henckles cut almost as well as the Shun for about half the price. For someone looking to get the most utility for their money I recommend the Wusthof with the Henckles a very close second.
This Shun is a great knife, it is the knife I want to use the most. It is very different from what I have used in the past. I just find it a blast to use. If all you are interested in is having a good quality sharp knife the Wusthof is a better value for your money. But if you want a good quality sharp knife with the WOW factor that is fun to use... go for the Shun.