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Shun TDM0702 Premier Santoku Knife 7" Hammered Blade, PakkaWood Handle

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Part Number: KSTDM0702
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KSTDM0702: TDM0702 Premier Santoku Knife
Shun Cutlery

The Shun Premier 7-in. Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife. "Santoku" means "three virtues." Depending on who you ask, this relates either to the three types of food with which it works exceptionally well—vegetables, proteins, and fruit—or to the three types of cuts at which it excels: slicing, dicing and chopping. In truth, a santoku is a knife of many talents. Some cooks prefer a santoku to a chef's knife. Your choice depends on how the knife feels in your hand and how it works for you. We think you'll find that the Shun Premier 7-in. Santoku works beautifully and fits your hand like a glove. The slight belly curve enables the cook to rock the blade slightly and makes this santoku as easy to use as a chef's knife. It is especially well suited to a down-and-forward cutting motion (push cut) and many cooks swear by their santoku for top performance.

The Shun Premier Santoku is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.
  • An Asian-inspired chef's knife for handling most kitchen tasks
  • Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: Contoured walnut PakkaWood
  • Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601344332

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Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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5 out of 5
Rob G
QLD, Australia
Feb 18, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
This is the best birthday gift I've ever got. It was so much better than I anticipated. I am a vegan chef and I use it for cutting everything from soft fruits to hard vegetables. The handle of the knife has a great weight and handles well. For the price this is an excellent knife. Also the service from this business was brilliant. Would recommend to anyone. 10/10.
5 out of 5
the last best place in the west
Sep 13, 2010
Pros: Sharpness, Design, Construction
Cons: None
An amazing piece of art!
Beautiful. Perfectly balanced. Razor sharp blade. (It seems to be even sharper than the ceramic knife I have.) How well the VG-10 core holds up still needs to be seen. The knife came with a relative narrow edge - I estimate 10-15 degree total (5-7.5 degree per side.) Not sure how well sharpness can be maintained in the long term by honing the knife. It's not your typical "work horse" knife, such as a German 0r US made blade of X50CroMoV15, but it is the perfect choice when you need an extra sharp edge for cutting soft items, i.e. ripe tomatoes or sashimi grade seafood.
5 out of 5
Big Pappa K
united kingdom
Sep 07, 2010
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
shun premier santoku
there are no bad points about this knife it is razor sharp and using it makes cutting slicing and dicing a breeze,superb.
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