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Shun Kitchen Shears

4.4 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews
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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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Product Description

Shears are the perfect companion in your kitchen, from cutting twine to bind your roasts, or turkey's legs, to deboning a chicken, or trimming herbs. You'll use your shears in endless ways. The handles are made of strong stainless steel with rubberized handles to ensure a comfortable, slip-free grip. The blades are made with high-carbon, molybdenum-vanadium stainless steel for durability that lasts. The shears come apart for easy cleaning. The Shun Kitchen Shears made an incredible companion to all your Shun cutlery.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9 x 0.5 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 8.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Department unisex
Manufacturer Shun
Item model number DM7240
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4.4 out of 5 stars 78 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #35,162 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#87 in Kitchen & Dining > Kitchen Knives & Cutlery Accessories > Shears
Date first available at Amazon.com May 5, 2003

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I test drove many, many products by every name brand while shopping for kitchen shears, and the moment I lifted these shears out of the box and held them in my hands, I knew the search for meat and poultry shears was over. It was one of those "So this is the dining room" moments.

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.)
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When trying to decide whether or not to purchase these shears I wanted to see some reviews but there weren't any. I decided to buy them anyway and I just got them today so I wanted to leave feedback in case anyone is in the same boat, even though I haven't really used them too much. I'll start off by saying I'm a man with average sized hands.

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.
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I have usually purchased less expensive kitchen shears which lasted for a year or two and were mediocre at best but they cut things like lettuce and chicken skin - sometimes but were not good at much else. When I explored the choices at Amazon for kitchen shears I read reviews and came across these and the price nearly floored me. Nearly $80 for scissors? Then I thought about how much I have spent over the years replacing ineffective, poorly made products and decided to give these a try knowing that I could return them without hassle if I wasn't satisfied with them. Well, they cut everything like butter with smooth action, are easy to clean (I never put my shears in the dishwasher and always hand wash them) and having used them for many months, they are showing no sign of wear. This is truly a quality product that will probably last for years.

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.

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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.
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As I get older, (way too fast), I find myself slower and less sure when cutting awkward items in the kitchen; like taking out a chicken or worse, a turkey backbone. A cut I used to make easily as doing a brass zipper hangs and I find myself trying to force pry a sharp chef's knife tip through bone joints. With the strength I'm putting into it, all it takes is one slip and the knife becomes a dangerous wild edge.

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.
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