Shun Kitchen Shears
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- Made with High-carbon, molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel
- Handles are made of strong, stainless steel with rubberized grips for an easy, sure grip
- Shears come apart for easy cleaning
- Hand washing recommended; limitedl lifetime warranty, made in Japan
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These are the Rolls Royce of kitchen shears. They are beefy enough to use on chicken bones and include a bone notch for that purpose, but are relatively lightweight and incredibly comfortable to use. The blades are extremely tough and sharp; the blade action is sublimely smooth. My only quibble with these shears is that I would prefer the blade tips be a tad sharper, but that is a minor quibble since these shears are dedicated for meat and poultry; I have other shears with smaller, sharper blade tips if I need them.
If you don't need to trim meat and poultry, these shears may be overkill for you. I also own both Fiskars and Victorinox kitchen shears and can unhesitatingly recommend them both for general kitchen use, although the Victorinox shears do not come apart for cleaning. In my humble opinion, the Shun shears are the ONLY general purpose kitchen shears on the market to use with poultry. If you do much trimming of meats or butchering of poultry, buy these shears!
(A cautionary note: Shun and Kershaw are now the same company. Please don't even consider buying the less expensive Shun or Kerhsaw "Taskmaster" shears before going to a store and comparing the two by holding them in your hands and testing them. The difference in the quality between the "Taskmaster" and these shears is night and day.)
First, these have a weight to them that my other kitchen shears - Chicago Cutlery and Wustoff - don't have, most likely because they use metal through the handle as you can see in the picture. The handles are made with a rubber-like material that is very easy to grip, wet or dry. They feel better in my hands than the other 2 sets I have, mainly because they have exactly enough space for all 4 of my fingers. They are extremely smooth out of the box and *very* precise. I say this because when I took them out of the box I pulled them apart to inspect them closer. I then tried to put them back together and wasn't able to. After a few minutes of fooling around with them I realized there was the tiniest little spec of dust on 1 of the blades. After removing it the blades snapped back together perfectly and feel as solid as ever.
I'll add more feedback after I use them for a little while but I've got to say, so far I've very impressed and seem to be worth the extra money - they are definitely shun quality.
By the way - some of the information posted on Amazon about these shears is incorrect, they do not have "Ebony black Pakka Wood Handles", many of their premium knives do but not these shears.
When you think about it, having wooden handles on kitchen shears used to cut poultry and other food items would not be that sanitary. These shears have stainless steel handles covered with an elastomeric material to make them easier to grip.
This is from their website:
AN INDISPENSIBLE AND BEAUTIFUL KITCHEN TOOL
Once you own a pair of these Shun Premium Kitchen Shears, you'll wonder how you ever got along without this multi-purpose kitchen tool. They come in handy for everything from opening packages to cutting through the shell on a lobster tail. The notch on the blade makes it easy to cut flower stems or thin poultry bones. The blades fully separate for easy cleaning.Read more ›
I've watched cooking shows with interest where the chef grabs a pair of scissors and snips safely through these same bony sections. Only when I've checked out the poultry snips in various stores, I've thought them uninspiring and sometimes horrid. Some are cheap stamped steel, some were flimsy, and others were polished or chromed but never meant to be real tools. After fifty years of using cutlery and slowly upgrading to high quality knives I've learned to be leery of steel marketed to be showy but not truly designed for efficient work.
Currently I only own one Shun knife, but I do admit to lusting for more of their knives. Unless Shun is terrifically marked down I just don't have an excuse to retire a Wusthof. I will spring for a Shun to fill a void though.
Truth be told, my Shun scissors arrived today and I really haven't used them yet. I was disappointed to find them in a blister pack and I only checked into Amazon to verify they were the right pair. A blister pack definitely cheapens them, handling the scissors convinced me though; easily twice as beefy as other poultry shears I`ve handled.
Heavy through the handle solid steel, short blades with long handles contributing to great leverage (think tin snips). Easy disassembly and cleaning, cuts everything I've used it on.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I needed poultry shears and ordered these Shuns. In the past, I've used Henckels kitchen shears and then their poultry shears - both times the cheaper version with the blue dot. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
The shears do their job just fine, but they are too heavy and not easy to operate. After less than a minute of cutting they really start to fatigue the hand. Read morePublished 3 months ago by tylerc
I currently own two pairs of kitchen shears that were made and sold here in the U.S. by a different manufacturer, I wanted an additional pair of the same kitchen shears but... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chief
Top quality and shun sharp easy clean. Last pair of shears u will need.Published 3 months ago by JY954
shears are big, keep in mind they will cut through chicken, rabbit and other small animals for butchery, very handy in the kitchen.Published 3 months ago by Izaak Collopy-Wilhelm