Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Chef’s Knives
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Indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing, Shun's chef's knife features a supersharp blade hollow-ground with indentations that reduce friction 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.
- 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
- 6" chef's knife: 6" -long blade, 5" -long handle; 5.9 oz.
- 8" chef's knife: 8"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 7.8 oz.
- 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 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.
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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 ArtieBucco from Good enough for a professional kitchen Quality steel, nice profile and fantastic fit and finish. The D shape handle makes this thing feel like it's melting into my palm when holding it. If you're a righty this knife is worth checking out. I only wish they offered this handle for the Kaji line. Used the 8" chef knife in a professional kitchen daily for a year and it's held up nicely. A few scratches but absolutely no rust or chipping problems as it's been well maintained. The steel holds an edge for about a month or 200 plus hours with some honing on a ceramic rod in between. For a home cook that's several months to a year depending on level of care.Date published: 2018-11-23Rated 5 out of 5 by DrEllen from The Perfect Knife I bought a Shun knife a couple of months ago. It was so amazing, I ended up buying two more (in different sizes. It is absolutely the best knife I have ever owned. It cuts with ease tomatoes PAPER THIN, and equally impressive, any other fruit or vegetable I have - all without any exerction on my part. A friend of mine mentioned she could never find a good knife. I gifted her one. She is delighted, and plans on buying additional ones for herself. IT IS 'THE PERFECT KNIFE.'Date published: 2014-08-30Rated 5 out of 5 by TeteATarte from Excellent Knife Love this knife. It gets the job done. I will say that I did have the earlier incarnation of it last year and while sharp and a dream to handle, that blade was just too thin and within about 2 months the point chipped off and another nick made its way into the blade. I returned the defective knife to WS. The replacement knife seems to have a slighty thicker blade than before and this seems to be making the difference: the same sharpness without the fragility. Go for it!Date published: 2014-03-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Donna61 from My new favorite chef's knife Excellent knife...extremely sharp, glides through vegetables...great for chopping.Date published: 2013-08-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Cookindad from Favorite gift I've been giving Shun knives as gifts to good friends and family. I love them and they are always well received. Easy to order from WSDate published: 2012-12-30
Can this be ordered with the left-handed handle? If so, how?Hi Holly, Sorry, we do not offer the left-handed version of this knife.Date published: 2019-11-27