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Shun Premier 7" Asian Chef's Knife

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Sugg. Price $219 Our Price $174.95
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Summary

The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, Shun's Premier gyuto, or Asian chef's knife, is a true kitchen workhorse. This all-purpose knife, lighter and more nimble than its European cousins, is designed for comfort, ease of use and razor-sharp performance. Stainless Damascus cladding and a hammered tsuchime finish promote easy food release while slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing.

  • Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 68 microthin layers of stainless-steel.
  • The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade.
  • Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip.
  • Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end.
  • Full composite tang adds strength and balance.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 7"-long blade.
  • 8 1/4"-long handle.
  • 6 oz.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
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, 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.
Shipping

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

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Next Day Delivery

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Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

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).

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Free Knife Sharpening in Stores

Working with a sharp knife is safer, more effective and much less tiring than trying to cut and slice with a dull one. To ensure top performance, bring your favorite knife into your local store and one of our cutlery experts will give it a fresh, new edge using our precision equipment. The first knife is free; each additional knife is just $5.

Our stores also offer knife demonstrations to teach you the correct grip, positioning and basic knife techniques and can help you find the perfect cutlery for your needs – just ask a store associate for assistance.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love at first slice! We tirelessly poured over so many options for our registry for knives to a point of too much information. I kept coming back to the Shun Premier because the caliber, price point and aesthetics were just right. The lifetime sharpening is just an added bonus. Wow were we right! I LOVE THESE KNIVES! We use them at least once a day and more than that on weekends - the first thing I cut with this knife it was an experience. I had never has such ease in cutting anything. The knife just sawed through a watermelon and it was a very special experience where time flew and I felt it took much less time than our previous knives. I do not find cutting and chopping a chore anymore with these knives. It is such a delightful experience. The knives are very sharp so mind your cuts and fingers. What I like: They are exceptionally sharp - Very agile - Not bulky in anyway - They have a great feel and balance which I think improves the cutting experience FYI - upon using you need to wash the knife, dry it and store it. This is not a knife you leave laying around dirty or in a sink. It can warp the wood and it is not good for this caliber instrument. Tip: We added the Williams Sonoma Basic Blade Guards, Set of 4 to our registry and use the blade guards so we can store these knives in a drawer. We live in Manhattan and a knife block is not a current storage option. I would highly recommend evaluating storage options if you have a limited space kitchen there are a few including an in drawer insert.
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