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Shun Classic Hollow-Edge Santoku, 7"

Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese, and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. Many cooks reach for their santoku at least as often as their...Read More

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Santoku means “three virtues” in Japanese, and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. Many cooks reach for their santoku at least as often as their chef’s knife.

This santoku’s slightly curved blade enables you to employ a rocking motion while cutting. A thinner blade makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European–style knives. Plus, oval indentions on the sides of blade reduce friction, ensuring clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking.

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 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.

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Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd.
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, ebony pakkawood
  • Dimensions: 7" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime—click for warranty info
  • Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
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Customer Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
13 Reviews
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Gift for my son, who cooks a lot and needed a good knife - he says it’s the best chef’s knife he has had.
January 31, 2019
9 months ago
It's a Shun...
I bought this as backup to my 10 in chef's, which needed sharpening during the Christmas run-up, and to try out the format; biggest issue is that it's only 7 in... not the knife's fault, of course, but also the notches on the sides simply don't work. No obvious difference in terms of food clinging to the knife. Otherwise, the expected look and feel and wicked sharp. Make that gloriously sharp.
January 12, 2019
9 months ago
Christmas gift
Christmas gift for my son. He loved it!
December 30, 2018
9 months ago
Very nice knife but not as light as expected and not as straight an edge as I expected for a Santoku knife. It feels more like a chef’s knife. The hollow edge works as hoped but does not exceed hopes.
June 13, 2018
1 year ago
Ridiculously Sharp!
This is one of the most beautiful knives I have ever used. It is ridiculously sharp and makes all of your prep work effortless.
February 12, 2018
1 year ago
Sharp and Nice Weight
I love this knife. It is one of the nicest I have ever used. Very sharp and nice weight to handle for balance.
January 25, 2018
1 year ago
It's a Wonderful Knife!
Sorry for the movie pun. Seriously, this knife has it all. It is superbly crafted with perfect balance. The blade was super sharp out of the box. It's a great prep knife for all sorts of veggies, meats, you-name-it. Everything I've asked it to do has been done to perfection. It has just enough of a point at the tip to get into those bell pepper strips and clean out the seeds and spongy bits. The slight curve of the blade edge makes it great for push-chopping, slicing or rocking. I highly recommend this knife.
December 28, 2017
1 year ago
Great knife addition
So far this knife cuts great and is staying very sharp. I love the weight of it and quality of it. Shun has great reputation of making great knives. I have been very impressed with is knife so far. I would recommend this knife to any one who likes quality.
February 21, 2017
over 2 years ago
Don't pass this up
Great knife, highly reccomend. Knife really holds a very good edge, slices smoothly and cleanly.
December 20, 2016
over 2 years ago
The last kitchen knife I will ever need to buy.
This knife is as close to perfection as a culinary instrument could be. The blade is one continuous taper and very sharp. I have been using the knife now for about a month and it has remained almost as sharp as when brand new. A few (and I mean only 3 or 4) strokes on a honing stick and its as sharp as when new. The weight and feel and everything about the knife is perfect. It's more than worth the price. I love this knife.
December 2, 2016
over 2 years ago

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Like the brand
Jody L on Jan 15, 2019
Because it was the gift du jour!!!
Patricia B on Dec 15, 2018
Like the brand
Jody L on Jan 15, 2019
I love Shun Classic knives
Kay L on Dec 19, 2018
Because it was the gift du jour!!!
Patricia B on Dec 15, 2018
As a special surprise for my mother.
Michelle M on Dec 12, 2018
Ive used these knives for years. Love them.
Virginia S on Dec 10, 2018
present for family member
Holly M on Dec 9, 2018
gift for a man
Rose M on Dec 7, 2018
It looks nice and was on sale. I don't know knives.
Grace W on Dec 7, 2018
My son-in-law requested it.
Virginia W on Dec 6, 2018
great knife/great price
julie j on Dec 6, 2018
I have several knives but have been wanting a Santoku knife. This model has gotten good reviews.
Vilma S on Dec 3, 2018
I own a number of Shun knives - C I'm buying another...
JOSEPH R on Nov 27, 2018
I have been looking for a real good knife for a while and i have heard a lot about this brand. also your price was the best :)
Sima T on Nov 27, 2018
Had best reviews online for the knives that were on sale
Cristi R on Nov 27, 2018
Love the Shun knife collection. Plan on buying more with my Sur La Table cooking class on 12/2.
Pamela A on Nov 27, 2018
It was the best feeling knife at the store, and I already have a chef knife.
Alexis H on Jan 7, 2018
andrew h on Dec 26, 2017
Beautiful and this style of knife has many uses in the kitchen.
Lauren F on Dec 26, 2017
Great price and I have and love this knife!! Thought it would be a great gift for my father who loves to cook and has old, OLD knives!
Lauren B on Dec 15, 2017
Have the basic set and I love them so wanted another one
Christi W on Dec 15, 2017
Shun was recommended by my chef friend. I trust him.
Elenita Y on Dec 14, 2017
I have 3 Shun Knives and I love them. So, I thought I would order one as a gift for a friend.
Carla C on Dec 13, 2017
I love the look and quality of Shun knives. The sharpness and handling qualities are superb. They are durable and versatile. I am always pleased with my latest Shun knife.
Beverly C S on Dec 8, 2017
Excellent quality. and with this Christmas promotion, Santa could not resist!
HOLLY B on Dec 7, 2017
This knife is a duplicate of one I have in another home. Can’t live without!
Carol B on Dec 6, 2017
Owned this knife already and loved it. It was recently damaged in an accident, so I am replacing it. The knife is beautiful to use and one of the top tools in my kitchen. I would recommend it to anyone.
Robert M on Dec 6, 2017
Family member chose item after reasearch of other knives.
Susan M on Dec 6, 2017
Classic knife, perfect gift
Michael D on Dec 5, 2017
Love It!
Kelsey P on Oct 9, 2017
Customer reviews Love Shuns
Aimee K on Aug 25, 2017
Steven D on Jul 21, 2017
Love this knife, use it for everything!
Jessie M on Jun 28, 2017
Very sharp. Cuts cleanly.
David N on May 25, 2017
Good sale price.
David E on May 18, 2017
had one and was excellent so bought as a gift
KIMBERLY C on Mar 28, 2017
A great knife to had to my other Shun knife set. Very sharp and the handle is great for comfort and control.
michael t on Mar 13, 2017
Impressed by the one our son received for Christmas
Susan C on Jan 29, 2017
Have always wanted one from this brand.
Diane R on Jan 1, 2017
Incredible construction. Spent three months researching knife sets and settled on Shun after truly experiencing what a difference the build is on these knives. The Santoku is an add to my growing set of knives that I know will last me the rest of my life. That's quality.
Samuel W on Dec 31, 2016
It is a great brand, it is on sale for a great price and I need one for my kitchen. Good knives kept in good condition are invaluable and greatly increase the safety factor when using.
Elizabeth W on Dec 29, 2016
for my partner- santoku is their favorite, and it's a great deal right now.
Amy G on Dec 29, 2016
Great price on a great line of knives
Barbara P on Dec 26, 2016
They are great, high quality knives that last and hold an edge.
William N on Dec 20, 2016
This knife is lightweight and very precise when cutting meats, fruits, and vegetables (works fantastic in slicing tomatoes).
Katrina L on Dec 20, 2016
I already have Shun knives at my other home.
Nancy G on Dec 15, 2016
This was by recommendation.
Gerald M on Dec 14, 2016
Special offer and I'd like to try this type knife.
Nancy C on Dec 13, 2016
great sale
terry m on Dec 13, 2016
John E on Dec 13, 2016
For a gift
Cheryl P on Dec 12, 2016
I love Shun Classic knives
Kay L on Dec 19, 2018
As a special surprise for my mother.
Michelle M on Dec 12, 2018
does anyone know of individual storage covers that might be available for santoku knives other than purchasing the wooden storage block?
A shopper on May 6, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Messermeister plastic blade covers come in 1"" to 2"" wide. They should cover santoku blades, which are usually about 1 3/4"" wide at the most
Which Shun knife is best for chopping vegetables? Is it best to have two knives , one for chopping veggies and another for slicing meats?
A shopper on Dec 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: You can probably get away with just the one. It really depends what you're cooking.
do you sell a left handed version ? Price?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry these knives in a left-handed version.


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