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Shun Classic Western Chef’s Knife, 8"

This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for dicing and chopping vegetables, carving meats and more. A curved belly allows the knife to be rocked through fresh herbs or aromatics for fine mincing, while the broad blade is useful for moving chopped...Read More

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Description

This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for dicing and chopping vegetables, carving meats and more. A curved belly allows the knife to be rocked through fresh herbs or aromatics for fine mincing, while the broad blade is useful for moving chopped foods from board to pot.

Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife features a blade thicker than those found on most Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree edge suitable for heavy-duty cutting tasks. Shun Classic’s tasteful, contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and a D-shaped pakkawood handle.

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  • Shun Classic knives feature a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel.
  • Steel core is tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 60–61 for incredible edge retention and durability
  • Cutting edge is ground to a 22° angle suitable for cleaving, cutting through poultry bones, chopping through thick rinds and more
  • Takes and keeps an ultra-sharp edge without the need for excessive resharpening
  • D-shaped pakkawood handle sits comfortably in the hand and resists moisture
  • NSF-certified, meeting the high-level standards of commercial kitchens

Specifications Show

  • Manufacturer: Shun
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood
  • Dimensions: 8" blade
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime—click for warranty info
  • Made in Japan

Care & Usage Show

  • Hand wash only
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Customer Reviews

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great knife
great knife, but heavier blade for those jobs of heavy protein or bones. Not for delicate cuts
March 16, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Beautiful and Pro quality all the way
This 8-in. Shun Classic Western Chef's Knife is a beauty and a pleasure to use. It is superbly made with the western style chef's knife blade that I prefer and the Japanese-style handle which I also prefer. The blade is sharpened to perfection. The knife overall is heavier than I expected based on similar knives I have from other manufacturers. I take this as an indicator of its professional quality and strength to get even tough jobs done. It's a dream come true.
March 31, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Shun Classic Western Chef's Knife
Shun is nicest knife I have owned. I have purchased 2 additional for gifts. My wife loves it also.
March 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very Very Sharp Chef Knife
Love the design of this knife. Fits perfectly in my hand great handle and cuts with ease. It is incredibly sharp I mean really sharp be careful who you let use this knife. Makes all food prep a breeze. I chose this one to cut melons every day. Thank You Chef Tim
April 24, 2017
My Favorite Knife
After a knife skills class at the Culinary Institute in SF, I decided that at 62 I deserved a really good knife ~ a very tough decision with all the choices - but I LOVE it!!
September 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Super sharp very comfortable to hold.
My first nice knife. I really enjoyed it.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Gift for my brother
My brother loves it. Says it cuts tomatoes like a hot knife thru butter, no taring or crushing. Very sharp!
January 26, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
 

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Why did you choose this?
Sur La Table Store
purchased for someone else that really liked it so decided to buy our own
Devin K on Dec 7, 2018
I have one and I bought this one for a gift.
tammy v on Nov 30, 2018
purchased for someone else that really liked it so decided to buy our own
Devin K on Dec 7, 2018
I CHOSE THIS BECAUSE MY FUTURE SON IN LAW LIKES TO COOK AND WANTED A SPECIAL CHOPPING KNIFE - AND THIS IS IT!
Kenneth E on Dec 3, 2018
I have one and I bought this one for a gift.
tammy v on Nov 30, 2018
Because my wife wants it.
Bartholomew W on Nov 26, 2018
Love the feel of Shun knives.
Jeanne Marie K on Aug 23, 2018
A high quality, sharp knife is essential in every kitchen.
Angela A on Aug 22, 2018
I have this knife and I love it!
Shannon A on Jul 18, 2018
it was on my brother's registry
Regina C on May 9, 2018
I chose to order this for my brother's wedding gift because I own a Shun knife and it's the best knife I've ever used.
Katelyn J on Apr 6, 2018
On the wedding registry and I think a very useful cooking tool.
David S on Mar 2, 2018
I have other Shun knives and they are excellent
Michael C on Feb 10, 2018
Good reviews, size, design and price.
Cory B on Jan 4, 2018
Known to be a great carving, dicing knife.
robert k on Dec 31, 2017
My son requested this knife for Christmas.
Aimee W on Nov 27, 2017
I purchased this for a gift for someone
Sherryl Y on Nov 27, 2017
I love my Shun knife. This is a gift. Fits my hand grip very well.
LYNDA O on Aug 12, 2017
Price and quality.
gordon k on Jul 29, 2017
I have one that I absolutely love, so chose the same kind for my daughter's birthday gift.
Elizabeth T on Jul 27, 2017
On gift registry
Thelma N on Jul 25, 2017
great knife, Wedding present.
brian c on Jul 24, 2017
bridal shower present
Evelyn B on Jul 14, 2017
I tried several chef knives, and this was the most comfortable and easiest to handle.
June T on May 27, 2017
Great knife and a great price!
Britt H on May 15, 2017
Love Shun Knives
Wesley Y on May 5, 2017
Free sharpening
judie l on Mar 13, 2017
Recommendation from a friend who researched and recently purchased.
Erlene L on Mar 8, 2017
This is a classic from legendary knifemaker, Shun. I have been wanting to try this 8-inch chef's knife for some time. At this price, who can resist?
Beverly C S on Mar 3, 2017
Great knife!
Victoria R on Nov 22, 2016
This knife is a great size and was a great value. Shun holds their edge a very long time.
DAVID R on Aug 2, 2015
reputation and for a professional chef
rick k on Dec 8, 2014
My son wanted this for Christmas
Kelly C on Dec 8, 2014
I CHOSE THIS BECAUSE MY FUTURE SON IN LAW LIKES TO COOK AND WANTED A SPECIAL CHOPPING KNIFE - AND THIS IS IT!
Kenneth E on Dec 3, 2018
Because my wife wants it.
Bartholomew W on Nov 26, 2018
 

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