Shun Classic Hollow Edge Chef's Knife : Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the 8" chef's knife is a daily food-prep essential. The hollow-ground edge resists sticking for smoother slicing. About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. Dishwasher safe. NSF approved.* *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.
I gave my husband the Shun Chef's Knife for our first anniversary - we love to cook and wanted a "kitchen college education" by upgrading our tools. This knife fits the hand like an old friend, makes every task a pleasure and brings a new level of precision to each dish. We look forward to using it every day!
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Review 4 for Shun Classic Hollow Edge Chef's Knife
buoyed by the endorsements i saw on other websites and from alton brown on his food network show, Good Eats, i ventured into the land of shun. now i have been systematically replacing all my knives (and adding a few others along the way) with shun.
as stated, these knives ship sharp. sharper than anything you have ever seen coming from germany... the steel is hard, which is great for keeping an edge, but if you mis-use the knife (cutting on glass, for instance) the blade will chip more easily than a german blade.
honing is done easily with my F. Dick sharpening steel. (get one. Chef's Catalog shoudl carry this line, but they don't.) i use a commercial sharpener for my german blades, but would never ever put a shun through one of those. when the time comes i will have the knives sharpened professionally... like, every six months.
my first knife was the Alton's Angles 6" utility knife. i liked the room it leaves for my big knuckles under the right-handed handle. (i suppose they make left-handed models, but i have never seen them)
now i have this 8" chef's knife with the hollow-ground blade (despite what critics say, i like the HG on this knife), the U2 "sandwich" knife with the scalloped edge, the carving set, and the 3 inch paring knife.
next up? replace the german 10" chef's knife (no HG on this one) and my journey will be complete. my daughter will get all the german stuff when she gets out of school, luck girl.
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Review 5 for Shun Classic Hollow Edge Chef's Knife