Shun Classic Dual-Density Utility Knife
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This innovative knife is one of the most versatile in the kitchen, thanks to a unique dual-frequency serrated blade that cuts easily through crusts of bread or soft foods like tomatoes. It’s handcrafted in Japan by Shun, whose exceptional craftsmanship reflects a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making.
- 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 unique combination of low- and high-frequency serrations guarantees unsurpassed performance.
- Low-frequency serrations help minimize resistance between blade and cutting board.
- High-frequency serrations reduce tearing when cutting soft-skinned foods (like tomatoes) or slicing through hard crusts.
- 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.
- A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 7"-long blade.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- 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 your knife at home using a sharpener designed for a serrated blade, or have it sharpened by a professional.
- Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.
This item is shipped from our warehouse by UPS to arrive within 3-5 business days of our receiving your order.
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Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.
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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 4 out of 5 by folkiefoodie from Pretty versatile but not perfect I've owned this for 8 yrs now (in quality-knife-years, toddlerhood) and am mostly happy with it. As opposed to its brandmate paddle-shaped utility/sandwich knife, its blade is long enough to cut panini or BLTs without crushing or even crumbling toasted sandwiches. It thinly slices onions andnfirm and even slightly ripe tomatoes; Where does it fall short? Mine also arrived with a slightly curved tip--which eventually broke off (about 1/8" of it, which impacts its utility for any tasks requiring a sharp point). And even with the point missing, it cannot cleanly retrieve cream cheese or guac from the container because its shape is too straight, and it doesn't spread condiments as adeptly as does the other Shun utility/sandwich knife. And I notice that its "sale" price is close to half again what I paid 8 yrs ago. Still, I wouldn't kick this knife out of my kitchen.Date published: 2018-08-10Rated 5 out of 5 by salsalisa from Great versatile knife This knife is an easy-to-use size and quickly cuts through everything from bagels to vegetables. I'm glad I got it from my wedding registry.Date published: 2016-01-04Rated 5 out of 5 by soccermom25 from SUPER sharp! My husband & I debated for awhile as to whether or not to purchase this knife because of the cost. However, we both love to cook & have invested in copper cookware & Wusthof knives, so we decided to go for it. Wow!!! This knife slices through bagels, bread, tomatoes (& even Velveeta!) with ease! LOVE IT! It's a great addition to our kitchen!Date published: 2013-04-01Rated 5 out of 5 by Hammockgeek from Knife of many uses I grab this knife for many uses, particularly cutting crusty bread and slicing tomatoes. Have also given it to both adult (and foodie) daughters. Very versatile!Date published: 2013-03-15Rated 5 out of 5 by DesertCook1 from The Best Knife This is a fabulous knife, why didn't I buy before?! I can't say enough good about the knife, unfortunately it is very expensive but worth every penny!Date published: 2013-03-12Rated 5 out of 5 by HollyMA from Great overall kitchen knife Great knife; use it every morning making lunches for my family. I used to use the smaller Shun utility knife, which is still great for smaller kitchen tasks such as slicing tomatoes, but the Shun Classic Dual Density is bigger and sharper and slices through thick sandwiches and bread with ease.Date published: 2013-03-12Rated 5 out of 5 by rigged from Another Great Shun I am a big fan of Shun knives and this knife proves why. Great utility knife and a "must have" for any kitchen.Date published: 2013-03-12Rated 5 out of 5 by doni from My New Shun Classic Knife Received my knife recently. When I opened it up I told my Husband how sharp it was and cut my finger as I did with the last knife I ordered, so that is a plus. No stiches, just a little cut, but it is wonderful. Cuts a tomato and today I cut up a chicken- no problem. Great knife.Date published: 2013-03-11