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Shun Classic Asian Chef’s Knife, 7"

A versatile, maneuverable kitchen workhorse, this chef’s knife is an outstanding example of form fulfilling function. The 7" blade is just a bit shorter than a traditional 8" chef’s knife, but provides all of the functions you need in a ...Read More

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Description

A versatile, maneuverable kitchen workhorse, this chef’s knife is an outstanding example of form fulfilling function. The 7" blade is just a bit shorter than a traditional 8" chef’s knife, but provides all of the functions you need in a user-friendly package.

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 ebony pakkawood handle, a fused blend of hardwood veneers and phenolic resin, is D–shaped for maximum comfort. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.

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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
  • Multi-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.
  • 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

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Great Agile Knife
The asian chef's knife is an amazing little knife. At 7 inches, this IS, feels and handles smaller than 7 inches. I bought this as a gift and ended up buying myself one. Go figure.

Size : Feels and handles smaller. It's smaller because of the height of the blade.

Shape : Cross between Chef's knife and Santoku knife. Not too curved and not too flat.

Weight : This knife is light. Really light. Feels really agile. I feel like an iron chef using this knife.

Sharpness : Sharp as sharp can be. I am comparing to various knives and brands at this level.

Handle : Handle has a dark wood ring (?) on the handle but can't be seen on the photos. It's gorgeous, it looks one with the blade. The hold (where your thumb and index finger meet - don't know the proper name) of the knife is set at a great angle for me and feels comfortable.

Notes : If you are left-handed do not buy this knife. The handle is shaped for right handed users
September 3, 2013
Easy Handling
Used this knife at a relative's and couldn't get over how easy it cut...my favorite was a tomato and it sliced perfectly. It may not be intended to cut a tomato but you can't get me to believe that.
December 6, 2013
Awesome Knife
This is an unbelievably sharp knife. It can handle most of cutting works
January 19, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
LOVE this knife!
I have had this knife for about 2 weeks now and it is fantastic. Great edge and I really love the balance and hand feel..it is lightweight but feels great. The thin kerf is also really nice for slicing. Plus, let's be honest...it is beautiful looking! I prefer it over my Global knives which are also nice - but the handle, balance, weight and edge make the Shun a winner.
December 19, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
 

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Crazy about Shun knives and don't have this one.
MICHELLE T on Jan 28, 2018
Love this knife!
Deborah M on Jan 15, 2018
Crazy about Shun knives and don't have this one.
MICHELLE T on Jan 28, 2018
for self use
TAO Y on Jan 23, 2018
Love this knife!
Deborah M on Jan 15, 2018
ADDING TO MY SHUN KNIVES
Gordon H on Jan 12, 2018
Great brand of knives
Max S on Jan 7, 2018
Quality, slightly smaller chef's knife size, and the promotional price
Amanda M on Jan 4, 2018
Well Known Brand
Tao L on Dec 28, 2017
Friend recommended
Steven L on Dec 27, 2017
fantastic knife
milad k on Dec 24, 2017
We own the Shun collection and wanted to gift a knife to our kids
Erin H on Dec 23, 2017
highly recommended by Alton Brown
David R on Dec 21, 2017
gift
Anna M on Dec 18, 2017
Because I have one and love it!
Robert V on Dec 16, 2017
Wife want knife. I buy knife.
Ben H on Dec 11, 2017
Just bought this for my son as he ventures out on his own and starting to cook. Beautiful knife and is easy to handle.
Kathleen S on Dec 11, 2017
gift
Roya D on Dec 6, 2017
It was an upgrade from the utility knife I bought in grad school.
Julie K on Dec 2, 2017
I have this one and very much like it and my daughter wanted one.
Elizabeth T on Nov 27, 2017
I want a knife, which can fit small hands
Yihang L on Nov 26, 2017
recommendation from a friend and a great deal!
Brock G on Nov 26, 2017
I have the shun tomato/utility knife and love it. I Tend to chop with it, and decided that I should have a knife that is suited to chopping.
Lynne R on Nov 26, 2017
We chose Shun knives for our wedding registry and have loved them. My mother-in-law has mentioned that she would love a nice knife, so we thought this would be perfect.
Marissa W on Nov 25, 2017
I have this knife, and it's the most useful thing in my kitchen. I've given away several of these as gifts. Best knife ever.
Paul C on Nov 24, 2017
Favorable review in Cooking Light magazine
Gary A on Nov 24, 2017
research and sale opportunity
Maria C on Nov 20, 2017
added to my shun collection...really use a lot
KATHY M on Nov 11, 2017
I like it
John S on Jul 31, 2017
This will be a Christmas gift for my 16 year old grandson who has aspirations of someday becoming a chef.
Kathleen B on Jul 31, 2017
The excellent cutting qualities of this knife because of its sharp edge and quality construction make it an essential knife for the well-equipped kitchen.
ERIC S on Jul 29, 2017
Have two others and the are the best knives I have every tried.
DIANE B on Jun 10, 2017
These knives are an essential for any serious kitchen.
Gaytha A on Jun 6, 2017
to replace previous knife that my roommate ran through the dishwasher
Catherine S on May 12, 2017
Price value
John A on Apr 18, 2017
i got to use in the store and was sold on it immediately.
jose l on Apr 11, 2017
good quality, fits well in hand, price we could live with
TERRY H on Nov 5, 2016
wedding gift
Melissa M on Nov 22, 2015
Use a similar knife at home everyday and wanted to have a second one... reviews helped me confirm the purchase
Gretchen L on Jul 12, 2015
My first try with a Shun knife and I am a fan. I would probably buy another Shun knife.
MICHAEL D on Feb 25, 2015
Very good
Jung K on Sep 11, 2014
I bought this brand at SLT for someone else and they loved the quality of the item. I wanted to buy someone else a birthday gift and it came to mind. I came to the SLT website and saw this item was on sale and had positive reviews
darius d on Sep 3, 2014
Shun knives are amazing for cutting fruits and vegetables. We are giving this as a gift to another avid cook
Susan R on Sep 1, 2014
love shun and this sleek design looked as though it was new and improved
MARY S on Sep 1, 2014
I need a new chef's knife
minh n on Aug 26, 2014
I am a foodie and have other Shun knives. They are easy to use and of the highest quality.
MONTE B on Aug 21, 2014
Excellent quality chef's knife!
Stephen K on Aug 3, 2014
for self use
TAO Y on Jan 23, 2018
ADDING TO MY SHUN KNIVES
Gordon H on Jan 12, 2018
Where can I get my Shun knives sharpened in Seattle?
Pete L on Jul 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Shun has a great warranty and offers free sharpening, only paying for shipping. Details are on Shun website under warranty.
I recently sent in my entire set of Shun knives and they were beautifully sharpened - returned under 2 weeks. Love Shun knives (especially the Asian Chef knife!!) and greatly appreciate having them sharpened by Shun - for only the cost of shipping.
 

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