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  • 7-in. Classic Santoku Knife by Shun

7-in. Classic Santoku Knife by Shun

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Glide through meal-prep cutting tasks with the Shun Classic 7-inch Santoku Knife. It's an effective choice for slicing, dicing and chopping just about any food, from savory smoked pork loin to sweet winter squash. This 7-inch santoku knife features unique hollow-ground indentations that stop food from sticking to the blade for clean, quick and precise knife work. Its VG-MAX cutting core is surrounded by multiple layers of protective Damascus stainless steel cladding. This structure gives the Shun santoku knife from the Classic line the advantage of a cutting edge with superior edge retention, stain resistance and an elegant striated finish. Double beveled 16-degree angles create a finely honed edge that is especially thin for razor sharpness and efficient, precise cuts. Resin-impregnated PakkaWood®; makes up the handle, adding moisture resistance to the beauty and durability of hardwood. The handle is D-shaped so that this Shun Classic knife fits easily in your hand. Handcrafted in Japan, this Shun knife comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Hollow-edge santoku knife reduces friction for clean, quick and precise knife work
  • VG-MAX cutting core surrounded by layers of protective Damascus cladding
  • Shun santoku knife has a double-bevel 16-degree cutting edge for sharpness
  • Comfortably-shaped PakkaWood handle resists absorbing moisture
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Japan

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  • Outstanding knife. I have thrown away my chef's knife. Great balance and blade control. Highly recommended!

    I do a lot of cooking for large church groups (100+), and this knife will be in my hand from now on.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Without a doubt, this is the best knife I have ever owned. I have several Wusthof knives, and this knife started out sharper and stays sharper. This makes it so much easier to control, from chopping garlic to thinly slicing tomatoes. I've been giving out these knives as housewarming gifts to all of my friends.

    I recommend this product.
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  • Like butter!

    This is our 2nd Shun (the other is the 6 inch w/ offset handle) and once again we're extremely pleased with its performance. The weight is well balanced. The blade glides through meat, cheese, veggies, etc like butter- with little effort. The only thing to watch is that the blade is extremely sharp and if you're careless it's easy to cut yourself (learned firsthand!)

    I recommend this product.
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  • Customer Reviews for 7-in. Classic Santoku Knife by Shun

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    5 out of 5 stars, based on 19 ratings

    100% of reviewers recommend this product

    94% say this is a "good value"

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  • Highly Versatile

    The Shun santoku is a remarkably versatile knife that almost eliminates the need for a heavier chef's knife. The edge is razor sharp, as one would expect from a Japanese knife and the handle ideal for smaller hands. If you're used to German knives the smaller bolster may take a while to get used to, but I think it actually forces you to hold the knife properly. I have a three year old Shun chef's knife that has been consistently honed and is finally in need of professional sharpening, so I anticipate the santoku will be similarly durable. Remember that it pays to get Japanese knives sharpened by someone who really knows what they're doing because of the possibility of damaging the blade angle. I sharpen my own German knives with a wet stone, but would never do the same to the Shuns. Overall: highly recommended for almost any cutting job, especially if you have smaller hands.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 17, 2013
    • By: Jonathan
    • From: BC
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Professional
  • Awsome

    If you want the best this is it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • March 10, 2012
    • By: Francis
    • From: CA
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Great Buy!

    Got this as a birthday gift to my husband and he's loving it!
    He's working in two hotels as a chef. I'm glad I picked this out for him.

    I recommend this product.
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    • December 27, 2011
    • By: Vanessa
    • From: MD
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Professional
  • All the Kitchen Knife You Need

    I purchased this knife for my daughter and husband, both of whom are avid kitchen chefs. My daughter is actually an amazing cook who I believe should be on Top Chef! My daughter wrote me an email to say she loves the knife and she never sliced a carrot so quickly and effortlessly. I used my husband's knife for slicing chicken breasts into cutlets and the knife glided through the meat effortlessly. One word of caution: as my husband was opening his new knife on Christmas morning he was having difficulty with the plastic packaging and the knife slipped out and took a nice little slice of his finger. I still can't figure out quite how he managed that, but you get the point. The knife is sharp! I think this knife is a very good quality knife and an excellent addition to the kitchen. Its design makes it a good choice for cutting vegetables or slicing meats. I highly recommend it.

    I recommend this product.
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    • January 1, 2011
    • By: Angelica
    • From: NY
    • I Cook: Every Day
    • Style: Family
  • Best

    I recommend this product.
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    • September 7, 2010
    • By: Leslie
    • From: FL
    • I Cook: Very Often
    • Style: Party Host
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