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Shun Classic 7 1/2" Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku

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The extra width and weight of this blade give it the focused power to cut through whole chickens or large blocks of cheese. Two stacked rows of hollow grounds resist sticking when slicing and the broad blade is great for scooping up chopped ingredients from cutting board.

  • VG-MAX "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade.
  • The wide angle-tipped blade combines the best features of a chef’s knife and a cleaver.
  • Two rows of indentations along the blade reduce friction and keep slices from sticking.
  • Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain.
  • Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand.
  • This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 7 1/2"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 8.25 oz.
  • 4.8 oz.
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
  • Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing once a week, you should not need to sharpen your knife more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen your knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener designed to sharpen at a 16-degree angle, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Knife We purchased 9 different Shun knives and have been satisfied with all of them. Shun makes a care kit for their knives (WS sells it) and it extends the lives of the knives. WS will sharpen them for you but you can send them to Shun and they will sharpen for free and do any repair work if needed. This Santoku knife does the brunt of our kitchen work and has become an everyday use knife.
    Date published: 2017-06-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Knife We have 6 Shun Classic knives and this is my favorite one. It is perfect for slicing vegetables, the wide blade seems to guide the cut and the razor like edge makes slicing and chopping easy. The extra wide body of the blade is wonderful for holding scooped up pieces of sliced or chopped food. If I could only have one knife, this would be it.
    Date published: 2016-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT KNIFE I bought this as a gift and liked it so much that I bought two and kept one. Great mass for chopping and dicing, robust enough to have a comfortable feel but not too heavy so as to cause fatigue. Great addtion to my knife set.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this knife now I want all sizes in Shun. This knife is like no other knife I have ever used. It makes me want to throw all my other knives out. Once you use a Shun you will want the entire set.
    Date published: 2015-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Knife with a purpose Bought this knife about a week ago and am thrilled with it. Based on product description, I can see why some might have chipping issues if being used for heavy duty tasks. This knife is not made to butcher bone etc. But when you find its purpose, it is phenomenal. Takes down large idaho potatoes like a warm stick of butter and the thin blade is perfect for precision slicing of veggies, fish and de-boned chicken.
    Date published: 2014-04-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sharpness at a cost I've owned this knife for a little less than a month now, and was (and still am) impressed with the sharpness and balance of this knife. I've been a blade enthusiast for some time now, and recognized that due to the blades width, that this knife would need to be babied a bit. Unfortunately, the tip of the blade chipped off (nearly a quarter of an inch) after having been dropped no more than 4 inches into the sink. This may have been just an unlucky break, but as kitchen cutlery are tools, I would have expected this knife to be a bit more durable than that.
    Date published: 2012-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from East vs West and in between I have knives, over twenty five Wustof's, Shuns, a Ken Onion and a Kramer. For commercial work a Forschner cleaver, chefs and slicer for barbecue or charitable travel banquet work. This is not a heavy cleaver and you should use it for the intended light to medium daily work. West for Butchering, Breaking, and Boning. Shuns get used for more delicate work on lighter entrees, veggies, meats, and fruits which have never presented a stain problem. Nor have I experienced those chips. The one reply that it was dropped and broke the tip in a stainless sink is understandable. Many brands have been shortened this way and I dropped a paring knife while the disposal was running and I have a nice two inch paring knife now for opening packages of produce. If you sent it back to Shun they might return it as a 7 inch Santoku instead of a 71/2 in Santoku and save the day as it will be stronger and shorter, possibly with a higher bevel and less chance of the tip breaking again.
    Date published: 2012-01-05
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