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Shun Classic Chef’s Knives

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This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. ...Read More

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SPECIAL VALUE This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan.

With its curved belly, this chef’s knife can be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Plus, a thinner blade makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style chef’s knives.

Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance.

Shun Classic chef’s knives feature a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. The woodgrain pattern of the steel allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.

NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.

Click here to read more about this knife's construction.

Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details

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  • Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Shun knives are heirs to a seven–century tradition of superior workmanship
  • Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features beautiful Damascus–clad blades and D–shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles
  • 32–layer forged construction gives the blade strength, stain resistance, and incredible cutting performance
  • Cutting edge is ground to a 16° angle on each side, ensuring razor sharpness
  • Perfectly balanced blade offers precise control
  • NSF–certified knife meets the high–level safety standards for professional kitchens

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd.
  • Dimensions: 8" or 10" blade
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Model: 8": #DMO706; 10": #DMO707
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime—click for warranty info
  • Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
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Customer Reviews

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Best KNIFE ever!
January 6, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Reputation Isn’t Everything
Good knife, not the same quality as they used to be. The store didn’t have it in stock so they offered to ship it to me which was fine. The actual knife packaging was super sticky for no reason. It was the only thing I had ordered. It not longer comes with a sheath not is there an option to purchase one in store. My recommendation is to shop around before buying based on reputation.
October 27, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Great addition to the knife block
I bought this as a gift for my son. He's a big guy and wanted a big chef knife. He chops all the vegetables in the family and said using the knife was a breeze. Now I want one!
May 8, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Sharpest Knife
I bought this knife after attending a cooking class. I love the feel of the knife in my hand. It is light weight and very easy to handle.
January 10, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
The best knives!!! I owe 3 of them!!
December 1, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Very good knife at a reasonable price Well balanced and good feel for all jobs on the cutting board.
May 20, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bought as a gift
Working on completing a set of knifes for a family member. Pricing is very competitive for the quality. Needless to say the gift recipient has been very thankful!
January 6, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Very nice blade...So much thinner than the comparable Wusthoff. As Shun says, use for vegetables and boneless meat, with a slicing motion. The Wusthoff is used for serious mincing of food, due to its heavy blade, but the Shun is a pleasure for slicing.
June 23, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Great wedding gifts
I have enjoyed using these knives for a decade. Now I am giving them as wedding gifts. Amusingly - the grooms seem to like them even more than the brides!
May 7, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Perfection
This knife is absolutely wonderful. The feel of it in your hand works at all angles. The knife itself is so sharp I can't even imagine together dol The knife itself is so sharp I can't even imagine together dull. It's really awesome. I liked it so much I bought three more of other sizes.
April 11, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
IT's good
Benjamin R on May 17, 2019
I have three Shun Knives and love them! Ordered this for my dad for his Birthday.
Natalie L on Mar 13, 2019
IT's good
Benjamin R on May 17, 2019
I have owned one for years, and I love it.
Jennifer M on Apr 29, 2019
I have three Shun Knives and love them! Ordered this for my dad for his Birthday.
Natalie L on Mar 13, 2019
I like Japanese knives.
Margaret P on Feb 27, 2019
Have one and bought this as a gift.
Sandy O on Feb 25, 2019
On Wedding gift registry
Rebecca K on Feb 17, 2019
Because it is the BEST knife in the world
Vivian S on Feb 1, 2019
I received one as a gift - and I love it. I purchased this as a gift for someone else.
Nannette W on Jan 29, 2019
These knives are the best ever. Super sharp.
Cara M on Jan 24, 2019
Already own one
Barry B on Jan 20, 2019
I have other sizes of this knife, works very well for me.
Diana L on Jan 17, 2019
Because the 8" Shun Classic is one of the best chef knives for the value. It's awesome!
Bret V on Jan 16, 2019
Have oher SHUN knives and they feel good in my hand and cut quite well
Jonathan S on Jan 2, 2019
I LIKE SHUN KNIVES AND THE SALE PRICE WAS GOOD
TERESA O on Dec 29, 2018
My husband has used this knife for the past 2 years, and it is excellent. This one is a gift for our son.
Catherine E on Dec 16, 2018
I chose this item because my wife told me it is what she wants.
Gary B on Dec 14, 2018
IT IS A GIFT FOR MY DAUGHTER. THE 6 INCH SIZE IS A GOOD SIZE FOR A WOMAN'S HAND.
Jane B on Dec 14, 2018
Quality classic knife which is great for smaller hands and good control
Ellen H on Dec 14, 2018
Shin has a good reputation and I purchased a chef knofe for my son and he loves it!
Mary Lu B on Dec 12, 2018
A good friend asked for a great 6” knife with a good handle on it. This looks good!!
BONITA B on Dec 11, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Elaine A on Dec 10, 2018
They are the best darn knives I have ever owned and used. Every person that comes to my house comments on how awesome they are and wants to buy them.
Madalyn B on Dec 9, 2018
I have ordered a Kramer Damascus knife before and hope that this Shun is of the same quality.
MARY B on Dec 7, 2018
I own one (my favorite knife) and am getting one for my daughter.
Lori C on Dec 6, 2018
A chef friend told me these are great knives!
Maura A on Dec 5, 2018
He needs a good intermediate size knife.
Leonard S on Dec 4, 2018
I liked that it was lighter than the European knives. My wife is pretty petite and would benefit from the lighter weight.
James C on Dec 2, 2018
Quality for a good price
Apurva R on Dec 2, 2018
I use Shun knives at home and wanted to give it as a gift. They are awesome.
Laurel R on Nov 29, 2018
Already have one and love it. This one is for a gift to someone who admired mine.
kayla k on Nov 26, 2018
Was looking for a sharp quality knife in my price range. This seems to be the one.
Paula F on Nov 26, 2018
good reviews
Sheree M on Nov 26, 2018
Excellent Value
Judith F on Nov 26, 2018
My husband has wanted one forever!
Toni G on Nov 26, 2018
Looks smooth
Anthony K on Nov 26, 2018
Shun is the quintessential knife of knife connoisseurs. This is a great deal as well. When cooking is your craft, you need the best tools for the job and this knife is it.
Mary H on Nov 25, 2018
Read online that this is an excellent knife. Replacing my current, dull primary knife.
Laura R on Nov 25, 2018
Wanted to purchase a high quality chef’s knife on sale
as a gift for a young adult just starting out as a home cook.
Joan M on Nov 25, 2018
for my boyfriend for Christmas :)
Alexandra S. on Nov 25, 2018
brand and price.
Harry H on Nov 24, 2018
I like my Shun knife, giving these as gifts
Pamela P on Nov 24, 2018
Sale.
Tyler L on Nov 24, 2018
I have a Shun 8" chef and pick it to use before all my others.
Betty H on Nov 24, 2018
A relative, who is a chef, requested this knife as a gift.
Ameerah E on Nov 24, 2018
Knife quality
Patricia F on Nov 24, 2018
Love the quality of these knives - although they sometimes chip the customer service is awesome and they will always replace if needed.
SUZY G on Nov 23, 2018
Need great knives in the kitchen and they were on sale
Alice P on Nov 23, 2018
THE BRAND AND ITEMS WERE RECOMMENDED BY A CHEF I KNOW AND RESPECT.
Susana d on Nov 23, 2018
excellent reviews
Anastasia V on Nov 23, 2018
Beauty
Michael M on Nov 23, 2018
I have owned one for years, and I love it.
Jennifer M on Apr 29, 2019
I like Japanese knives.
Margaret P on Feb 27, 2019
Does this knife have a full tang?
Liu Han T on Nov 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes - Shun Knives are either classic full tang or full composite tang
Shun Classic Chef knives--->are for right handed users???

I just bought an 8"" Shun Chef knife. I want to make sure that shun knife is for both left & right handed users?
A shopper on Oct 27, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I am left handed, but very ambidextridus (sp)I can use both hand when cutting ---I don't think when I want to use my hands --Whichever hand comes up - I us
My son has the classic 10" and the 8". I want to add another for birthday..Any suggestions?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would add the 6" Nakiri (I love this knife for chopping vegetables and gave it to my son for Christmas) or the utility knife. Both are great all-purpose knives.
Is the 8" referring to the blade or the entire knife length on the Shun Classic?
Manuel on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The working part of the blade is 8" in leng. These knives stay sharp longer and cut beautifully.
I like these knives so much I bought a set for my sister last Christmas.
Is the handle wood or plastic?
A shopper on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Both. The shun classic handle is made out of pakkawood, which is a engineered hardwood veneer product infused with plastic and pressure-treated.
Is this knife for left handers or right handers? Or both?
A shopper on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's a right handed knife.
Do onions stick to it while cutting?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I think that the sharpness and quality of the blade far outweigh any stick-to-blade problem. However if you want a blade that does not permit stuff to stick I suggest you check out the blades that have holes built into them.
Do you have international free shipping?
A shopper on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No.
 

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