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Shun Premier Chef's Knife 8" Hammered Damascus VG10 Blade, PakkaWood Handles - TDM0706

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Part Number: KSTDM0706
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KSTDM0706: Shun Premier | 8" Chef's
Shun Cutlery

Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed -- similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.

  • VG10 cutting core
  • Pattern Damascus clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless
  • 16-degree convex ground blades
  • Oblong PakkaWood Handles
  • Hammered finish released food easily when cutting
  • Chef's
  • TDM0706
  • 8" Blade
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601344325

VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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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5 out of 5
Moscow, Russia
Aug 04, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, None
Cons: Construction, Durability
I bought 6 and 8" Premier chef's knives. 8" was on sale and was cheaper than 6". In fact 8" does all the job for 6-8" chef's knives. It's lightweight, razor-sharp, cuts everything almost like a butter. I used Chef's Choice Pronto Manual Diamond Hone Asian Knife Sharpener Model 463 to sharpen the knife and it worked excellent for me. The blade came out maybe sharper than original. No need to use clever sharpening tools. However, you don't want to use this knife for cutting bones or anything hard. Use German steel (Zwilling, Wusthoff, etc.). They are more sturdy and you can use them even on porcelain. Shun's edge will crinkle or bend. It's a fantastic knife if you use it wisely.
5 out of 5
Marthas Vineyard,MA
Sep 21, 2012
Pros: Material Quality, Design, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: None
sharprst knife
great knife
5 out of 5
Aug 11, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Made believers out of us!
First Shun knife we ever bought, and the best and most versatile chef's knife we've used. Like this so much we're gradually replacing most of our old knives with Shun. Blade sharpness and quality are unparalleled, and the knife is a thing of beauty.
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