Shun TDM0771 Premier Kiritsuke Knife 8" Hammered Blade, PakkaWood Handle

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KSTDM0771: 8" Premier Kiritsuke Chef's Knife


In Japan, the kiritsuke is used for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. Known as the master chef's knife, it offers top cutting performance and versatility. With its straighter edge, the Shun Premier 8-inch Kiritsuke is ideal for slicing and push cuts. You can also julienne, dice, or brunoise vegetables with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins, and particularly fish. It slices cooked proteins easily and gracefully. Once you try it, you'll find yourself reaching for your Shun Premier Kiritsuke more and more often.

The Shun Premier 8-in. Kiritsuke is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.


  • Blade Length: 8" (20.3 cm)
  • Blade Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX Cutting Core, 34 Layers Each Side Stainless Damascus Cladding
  • Hammered Tsuchime Finish Helps Release Food Easily when Cutting
  • Handle Material: Contoured Walnut PakkaWood
  • Handcrafted in Japan
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.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
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 TDM0771 Premier Kiritsuke Knife 8" Hammered Blade, PakkaWood Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Shun TDM0771 Premier Kiritsuke Knife 8" Hammered Blade, PakkaWood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Josh S
Newberg Oregon
Aug 03, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Best in the block
This is my universal go-to. Always sharp, with excellent balance, and an ability to quickly accept an edge this is a must for any kitchen. The size is big enough for large cutting and light chopping tasks, but with a nice point and a smooth slice it will also take apart any soft skinned vegetable with ease and precision. I almost forgot, with these attributes is fun to use as well!


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