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Shun DM0718 Classic Hollow-Grind Santoku Knife 7" Blade, Pakkawood Handle

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Part Number: KSDM0718
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KSDM0718: DM0718 Classic Hollow-Grind Santoku Knife
Shun Cutlery
A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s knife, the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means "three virtues." Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with—vegetables, proteins, and fruit—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When we first introduced the Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku to the market, it was named "Kitchen Knife of the Year" by Blade magazine. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.

The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony Pakkawood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's VG10 steel, known for its incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
  • A light and maneuverable all-purpose kitchen knife
  • Named 2005's Kitchen Knife of the Year
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: VG10 cutting core, 32 layers (16 per side) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony Pakkawood
  • Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601589481

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Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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Kuala Lumpur
May 13, 2015
Pros: Construction, Material Quality, Sharpness, Design, None
Cons: Sharpenability, Durability
Good for it's price..
•Very sharp blade, cuts and slices with ease •Sharper than my Wüsthof ikons, but doubt the durability compared together •It's vegatable knife, not recommended for Meats with bones dues to thinness of the knifes blade.. I'm satisfied with the knife, just needs proper handling and care to maintain the quality and sharpness.
3 out of 5
Jul 31, 2013
Pros: Sharpness, None
Cons: Durability
I have a utility knife and its already chipped. They are very sharp, but a bit thin to handle an accidental cut on a hard surface. They are better used for sushi or fish but not a T bone steak. Also, family members will ensure a chip gets in there.
2 out of 5
Brandon C
Westminster, Co
Feb 10, 2012
Pros: Design, Sharpness, None
Cons: Durability, Material Quality
Looks nice, but....
These knives look great, and they're very sharp, but eventually the edge will start chipping, even if you absolutely baby them. If you contact Shun, they'll give you some stock response about not using them for chopping, but that's just a bunch of BS. Search on "Shun edge chipping" online and you'll see what I mean. Long story short, your money is best spent elsewhere.
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