Shun DM0728 Classic Japanese Style Nakiri 6.5" Blade, Pakkawood Handle


MSRP* : $182.00 | You Save* : $37.05 (20%)


: Nakiri with Ebony-black PakkaWood Handle

Shun Knives

The Nakiri is great for everyday functions requiring precision slicing and straight cuts. The blade shape finds its origin in Japan. The Nakiri is a versatile vegetable cleaver for slicing, dicing and chopping even large vegetables. It is ideal for chopping piles of herbs, vegetables or boneless meats with its larger, deeper blade. It is also a pleasure to use for fruit as well. Thanks to the thin and wide blade it produces very fine and even cuts . The blade can be easily controlled.

This stunningly beautiful line of classic cutlery features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. The Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times.

- VG-10 stainless steel is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon steel on each side, producing a 33-layer rust-free Damascus look

- VG-10 "super steel" is composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon, and Vanadium

- Shun Classics feature Ebony-black PakkaWood® handles specifically designed for premium applications

- Stainless-steel bolsters and end caps

- Dishwasher safe

- NSF approved

In addition to their clad VG-10 blades, The Shun Classics also feature our uniquely stable "D" shape handle design.

The "D" shape rests precisely in the curve of the fingers as they curl around the handle. The asymmetrical bolster is ground out more on the right side to provide proper finger placement and an easy, secure grip. The knives balance perfectly, with the pivot point just ahead of where the handle sweeps out of the blade.

The black PakkaWood® handles provide the beauty of genuine wood, but—since the wood is impregnated with a waterproof resin—the handles are as durable as plastic and dishwasher safe, too.


  • Steel: VG-10 cutting core clad with 32 layers of SUS410 stainless
  • Handle: "D" shaped Ebony-black PakkaWood
  • Blade Length: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)


  • Clad Construction
  • The Cutting Edge
  • VG10 "Super Steel"
  • Kasumi Method
  • D-shaped Handles
  • Pakkawood

UPC Code: 4901601414233

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.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese excellent quality 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.
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.
Shun DM0728 Classic Japanese Style Nakiri 6.5" Blade, Pakkawood Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Shun DM0728 Classic Japanese Style Nakiri 6.5" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Memphis, Tn
Feb 07, 2018
Pros: Overall Quality, Construction, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality
Cons: None
Veggiegans, Beware!
This is a great knife. I purchased it at less than two-thirds of the price listed here. I have given it to one of my son-in-laws because he liked it so much. I really had no problems with it, it performed very well. I made the decision to purchase a high carbon nakiri (blue steel, not AS), so giving it away was not difficult. This is really a beautiful knife. I would recommend that you get some large DMT plates to keep it dangerously sharp. The F&F were flawless. Sometimes, I miss it.
Shun DM0728 Classic Japanese Style Nakiri 6.5" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Melbourne Australia
Mar 31, 2011
Pros: Material Quality, Overall Quality, Design
Cons: None
Shun Classic Japanese Style Mini Cleaver
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