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Shun ® Classic 8" Chef's Knife
SKU: 221538
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This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The "ripple" Damascus rust-free finish on Shun knives is achieved by forging 34 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground to an exceptional 16-degree angle, then hand-polished.

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Shun Classic Chef's Knife. 8"D

  • 68 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel
  • Blade has a 16 degree edge angle
  • Rust- and stain-proof
  • Ergonomic PakkaWood "D" handle
  • Hand wash only
  • Do not use to cut through bone
  • Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass
  • Made in Japan

Item Number: DM0706CRT

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Depth: 8"

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Shun ® Classic 8 Chefs Knife is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Opinion From a line cook Working in the industry I've seen this knife a lot. 3 cooks on our team use the shun classic 8in chef. after nearly a year of work in a professional kitchen. The shun functions beautifully. Clean and dry with a towel to prevent rust. Hone the shun regularly and sharpen on a stone every 6 months if It gets heavy use (10-12 hours cutting through vegetables/meats/ herbs a week!) if it's a knife for the home.. you may never need to sharpen the shun again. Incredible edge and will last a lifetime if properly maintenced. Would recommend to anyone with a serious interest in cooking
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cuts well, but blade did bend when cutting squash I enjoy using the knife. You need to be careful and not try to force it to cut thru something hard or it will harm the blade. Even with the dent, it still works well. Using the steel really sharpens the knife.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super sharp makes cutting easy I researched several knives and the shun 8 classic was the winner, home and professional cooking requires a good knife for clean cutting , this knife changed my life , cutting vegetables and fruit is a breeze , I even took a knife skills class after I bought it I was so excited to own it.
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp knife Got the knife for cutting meat mostly, it's works great with meat and fish, best knife I ever have
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp! If you're looking for super sharp knife that retains its edge, shun blades are the way to go. My go to knife for chopping dicing and slicing!
Date published: 2015-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp and Looks Sharp I love the wood grain effect and how sharp the blade is. Slices through tomatoes like a dream.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I bought this as a gift for my husband, and he loves it so much, he is now pestering me for the whole set!
Date published: 2015-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this knife as a gift and they have love it. I am planning on buying one for myself.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak blade The knife's edge keeps getting chipped on my wooden cutting board. I am very upset as I thought this was a good knife. I've only had it for about two months too. I don't recommend this knife and won't be buying Shun again.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly a Legendary Blade This knife cuts through just about any food you want to put in it's path. The knife is sturdy, cuts very straight and even, and the handle just has a great feel to it. It does not dull quickly, but honing the blade brings the edge back to form quite easily. I have had these knife for about 2 years, and use them 2-3 times a week, and have yet to need a wet stone sharpening.A great investment for a serious amateur chef’s kitchen.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best knife My husband wanted to get the Shun knifes last year for Christmas. Since then we have been slowly building our collection. This knife gets used every day in our house and for two home cooks - it's an excellent knife that is easy to use and comfortable to handle.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and functional We received this as a wedding gift five years ago and it continues to be an amazing knife despite being used daily, and being a bit abused. It is also just beautiful to look at. We look forward to growing our Shun collection.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice knife, great balance and finish.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love I don't know a ton about kitchen knives but my fiance swears by these and we use ours often. It has a comfortable grip and cuts clean. We use our Shun knives for just about everything in the kitchen!
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Knife Ever! In love with this knife. Cutting veggies are a breeze. I love that it is lightweight.
Date published: 2014-05-27
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