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Shun Classic 8 inch Chef's Knife

Shun Classic 8 inch Chef's Knife

Item ID: KE-DM0706
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The Shun Classic 8 inch chef's knife has a traditional length blade, suitable for most chefs. It's much lighter than most European knives because the blade of this Japanese-made knife is thinner. This reduces hand fatigue and makes the knife easier to use. Backed by a lifetime warranty from Shun.

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Use this incredibly sharp cooks knife for carving, chopping, and mincing.
  • The edge of this all-purpose knife stays sharper for longer thanks to its patented VG-10 super stainless steel core.
  • This high quality steel also makes it highly resistant to rust and staining.
  • 32 layers of a patented blend of metals on top of the stainless core add strength and create the beautiful Damascus design on the blade.
  • Limited lifetime warranty from Shun with normal use and proper care.
  • Crafted in Japan
  • Blade measures 8 inches long
  • Blade plus handle measure 13.5 inches long
  • Extremely sharp edge because thick innermost layer of the knife is made from VG-10 high carbon super steel
  • Extra strong and durable because of an additional 32 layers of patented, SUS410 stainless steel are bonded to the rust-resistant core blade.
  • These multiple layers also create the beautiful Damascus style design on the blade.
  • Rockwell hardness is 61.
  • Long lasting PakkaWood handle is crafted from resin and white birch, the hardest wood currently available.
  • Shun knives meet very high standards for commercial use. They have an NSF approval.
  • Limited lifetime warranty from Shun with normal use and proper care.
  • Made in Japan

UPC: 4901601556650

Brand: Shun
  • recommends washing your knives by hand and immediately drying them. Do not let your knives soak in water.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts, as they may stain the surface of your knives.
  • For longer lasting knives, cut on a wooden cutting board. Cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass quickly dulls blades.
  • To maintain a sharper cutting edge, use a sharpening steel, preferably each time after using your knives.
  • It's best to store your Shun knife so the edge and your fingers are protected, preferably in a block or in-drawer knife tray.
  • We suggest using a meat cleaver when you need to cut through bone, otherwise you can damage your knife blade.
  • Shun knives don't need frequent sharpening because they are made from 32 extremely durable layers of stainless steel.
  • Lifetime limited warranty from Shun with normal use and proper care.
  • Made in Japan
  • Free lifetime sharpening from Shun. Pay only for shipping; $5 for the first knife, $2 for each additional knife. Please print and complete this form and ship to Shun with the knives you'd like to have sharpened.


shun 8
Nov 30, 2010  |  By vanja
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Just amazing to look at.Sharp as hell!!I have used other knife brand such as Wusthof and Global,but in my opinion Shun is beter to hold in hand(much beter than Global)and much more precised in cuting.

The Best!!!!
Nov 21, 2008  |  By Robert Avant
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Balance, sharpness, and feel make this the best knife I have ever owned. This knife puts Solingen firmly in 2nd place as a great manucturer

Shun 10
Sep 17, 2008  |  By dana point chef
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Been a prof. chef for a while. I have tried all types of knives. I prefer Japanese knives. Maso's, Misonos, Hittori's are all great, but cost bank. MAC is a great knife for the price. The 10" Shun is the "best" knife I have used profesionally. Compared to the Euro blades, this knife is much lighter. I use this knife for everything. My collection of knives, built over the years, I could care less about. Learn to use a sharpening stone correctly, and this knife comes into it's true essence. After the stone, use a very "FINE" steel. The thing is a scapel. Great knife. I'm stoked. Shun is a great knife comany that give one the quality of a high end Japanese blade without paying a few extra hundo. If you do alot of knifework, the handle combined with the narrow width of the blade will put a nice callous on the index finger when doing alot of prep work. Combined with burns and cuts, who cares. Buy a shun, Great knife!

Shun 8
Aug 15, 2008  |  By Jens Moder
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Simply the best knife I've ever had the pleasure to use. I've got pretty big paws and was impressed how easy the handle was to grip and manipulate the knife. The knife is surprisingly light and incredibly sharp. At first the knife slowed me down till I got used to it's sharpness. It so easily cut through food that I was certain that I'd lose a finger or so and not even know it. I also had to change to a hard plastic cutting board since I felt the knife slicing into my wood board with every cut. I have several Euro knives that now will be making their way to craigslist. If you get this knife, be sure to pick up a 15 degree knife sharpener. I bought the dual (Euro/Japanese) sharpner from Chef's Choice and it works very well.

5 out of 5 based on 4 user reviews.



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