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Shun Classic 8 1/2" Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife

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Summary

Combining the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, this hollow-ground santoku is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Oval indentations on the blade's sides reduce friction to produce clean, uniform cuts and minimize sticking.

  • VG-MAX "super steel" blade is 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.
  • 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
  • 8 1/2"-long blade, 5 1/4"-long handle.
  • 8.2 oz.
  • This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
Use & Care

Use

  • 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.

Care

  • 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, your knife should not need sharpening 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.
Shipping

Shipping Information

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If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very light weight, well balanced, super sharp! I was very pleased to find this version of a Santoku. I love the extra length at 8 ¼ inches. It makes it easy to cut large vegetables and onions, and is still handy enough to thinly slice radishes. The blade is a beautiful design, super sharp as expected, and the hollow ground feature eases the slicing of larger produce. With this blade and minimal pressure, I can slice through a large onion like butter. My German knives take a lot more pressure to achieve the same result. I love the D Shaped handle. When you hold the knife with a pinch grip, the handle fits so perfectly into your palm that I literally do not even notice it is there. Shun Knives created a really versatile knife here for home kitchen use, and even for professionals.
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