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Shun TDM0742 Premier Nakiri Knife, 5.5-Inch
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- Premier 5.5-inch nakiri knife by shun
- Featuring a thin blade perfect for cutting vegetables
- Features layered damascus steel with a striking, hand-hammered finish (known as 'tsuchime' in japanese)
- Hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping foods from sticking to the knife blade
- Premium pakkawood handle nestles comfortably into the curves of the palm and allows for a variety of comfortable and secure grips
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Thin and ultra-sharp, the Premier Nakiri knife is perfect for slicing vegetables and fruits paper-thin. This dynamic knife features a 5.5 inch blade that glides through crisp vegetables or delicate fruits like tomatoes like butter. Elegant and beautiful, the Shun Premier line of knives are unlike any knives you've owned. Featuring layered Damascus steel for strength, the hand-hammered finish (known as 'tsuchime' in Japanese) lends not only to the beauty, but creates the hollow-ground feature that reduces knife-drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. The gorgeous Pakkawood handles in walnut finish are both sleek and stylish, and are shaped to fit the palm of your hand in a variety of secure and comfortable grips. The Shun logo is embossed on the end cap, making these knives beautiful in and out of the knife block. Incredibly thin, sharp blades, stylish finishing details and created in the Japanese styling that Shun is famous for, you know your Premier line of knives will work just as hard as you do in your kitchen, and be around for generations to come. Hand washing recommended; limited lifetime warranty.
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The Damascus finish on the Premier blades is fake, but it looks very nice, and the hammered pattern on the upper part of the blade surface does seem to help avoid having the blade stick to things when cutting.The wooden handle is high quality and the weighting of the knife is well balances. This knife sits very comfortably in your hand when working on food.
Shun also has a matching bread knife and carving knife that I've purchased and really like. I wouldn't recommend the carving fork or kitchen utility knives from the Shun Premier line though, only because they're pretty expensive and all you get with them is the matching finish. For the bigger knives though, the Shun Premier line is very nice!
I had been using a chef's knife almost exclusively and I wondered about the balance and heft of the Shun. The feel is different, but it took no time at all to become accustomed to the knife and it now feels clunky to go back to the old knife. It is truly beautiful and a joy to use. The only minor fault that I have so far is the claim that vegetables do not stick to the knife as badly as a chef's with a smooth blade; it is better, but I would have appreciated more release.
Obviously, the most important issue is the sharpness. I LOVE it. I steel it occasionally, but in the month of moderate use, I cannot tell a decrease in sharpness.
Time will tell, but as of now, I am planning on more Shuns in my future.
Update it's been 3 years now: Still my favorite knife. It has held up very well under daily use.
I found this Premier 7-inch Santoku for $99 here on Amazon and decided to see for myself how good it was. First of all, it is strikingly beautiful; the best looking kitchen knive I've ever seen. It is finely balanced, and fits my hand perfectly. After washing and drying it, I first chopped an onion with it. I could hardly believe how the blade just seems to PASS through the onion with almost no resistance! Next, I sliced a lemon; again it passed through the lemon skin as if it were not there. So, I had to try it on a tomato. I have to use a sawing motion to get the Henckel to slice through the skin, and even then it is difficult. I have a special serrated blade tomato/bagel slicer that works better than the chefs or Santoku. The Shun cuts through the tomato with no sawing, and cuts better than the special tomato blade. I'm simply amazed at how good this knive is. I'm now thinking seriously of selling my Henckel set and switching to the Shun 7-piece set that Amazon sells, plus adding the 8-inch slicer.