Top 10+ Best Shun Knife Reviews

Top 10+ Best Shun Knife Features & Guide

Shun Classic 8-Inch Ultimate Cooks Knife

Features

  • Made with VG-10 "super steel", composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon, and Vanadium
  • Features Ebony-black PakkaWood handle, specifically designed for premium applications with stainless-steel bolsters and end cap
  • Asymmetrical bolster is ground out more on the right side to provide proper finger placement for an easy, secure grip
  • Innovative Multipurpose design; D shape handle rests precisely in the curve of the fingers
  • Dishwasher safe, hand washing recommended; limited Lifetime warranty, made in Japan

Kai Shun Premier Slicing Knife (22.5cm) TDM-1704

Features

  • Kai

Shun Dual Core VG0017 8-Inch Kiritsuke Knife

Features

  • 8-inch Kiritsuke is known as a master's knife in Japan; Kiritsuke knives are the only true multipurpose knives in Japanese cutlery
  • 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 & VG2, high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel
  • Dual Core construction; both steels go all the way to the edge; wear at different speeds to create micro serrations
  • The blade is light, thin, and strong; Shun's sharpest edge yet; retains sharpness longer due to micro serrations created
  • Featuring traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood

Shun DM0771 Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife & Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener (Bundle)

Features

  • Shun Bundle Includes:
  • 1 x Shun DM0771 Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife, Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife
  • A versatile, multi-purpose knife, the Shun Classic Kiritsuke is known for its variety of uses; use it just like a chef’s knife; Shun added a slightly rounded belly to make even rocking cuts easy. In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as a master chef’s knife; Shun’s version is perfect for cooks of all kinds, from master chef to aspiring cook.
  • 1 x Kai AP0138 Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener. Sharpens double-bevel, straight-edged knives. 16° sharpening angle. Easy, 3-step sharpening process. Includes retractable cover for easy, compact storage. 5-Year Warranty.
  • The Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Sharpener sharpens knives quickly and easily with a simple 3-step process. It's ideal for left- or right-handed use. The sharpener is already set to the 16-degree angle required to sharpen any Kai straight-edged, double-bevel blade. Just pull the knife through the first slot for rough sharpening. Refine the edge by pulling it through the second slot, then finish by pulling it through the third slot. Your knife's razor sharpness is restored and it's ready.

Shun Premier Chef's Knives Size 6-Inch

Features

Part NumberTDM0723
ColorBlack
Size6"

Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife DM0706

Features

  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood
  • Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

Shun Classic 8-Inch Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife & Cutlery Classic 6.5” Nakiri Knife; Kitchen Knife Handcrafted in Japan; Hand-Sharpened 16° Double-Bevel Steel Blade for Swift and Easy Precision Work

Features

  • Product 1: A versatile, multi-purpose knife, the Shun Classic Kiritsuke is known for its variety of uses; use it just like a chef’s knife; Shun added a slightly rounded belly to make even rocking cuts easy
  • Product 1: In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as a master chef’s knife; Shun’s version is perfect for cooks of all kinds, from master chef to aspiring cook
  • Product 1: The Shun Classic Kiritsuke features Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX stainless steel and 68 layers of Damascus cladding for a blade with a razor-sharp edge, incredible edge retention, and striking beauty
  • Product 1: Handle is crafted from PakkaWood with a beautiful ebony finish; PakkaWood is natural hardwood infused with resin for moisture resistance and durability
  • Product 2: The Nakiri Knife is part of Shun’s Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery; beauty, form and function are fused in this elegantly handcrafted, useful and high-performing kitchen tool
  • Product 2: A traditional Japanese knife for working with vegetables and produce, the Classic Nakiri has a 6.5” blade made from Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX steel clad with 68 layers of Damascus stainless steel
  • Product 2: Swift, sharp and clean, the Classic Nakiri is great for kitchen needs like julienning carrots, slicing tomatoes, dicing onions, chopping peppers, peeling potatoes, trimming celery or paring avocados
  • Product 2: Whether it’s needed for daily salad preparation or gourmet vegetable creations, both restaurant chefs and new home cooks trust the simple push cut of the Nakiri’s straight, razor-sharp edge.Hand wash with gentle dish soap

Shun Cutlery Classic 3-Piece Starter Set; 8” Multi-Purpose Chef’s Knife, 3.5” Paring Knife and 6” Utility Knife are the Essential Kitchen Trio; Exquisitely Handcrafted Japanese Cutlery

Features

  • Meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans in Seki City, Japan, each piece in the Shun Classic Starter Set boasts the unparalleled quality, performance, and beauty inherent in all Shun cutlery
  • The Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a must-have kitchen tool, as tasteful and contemporary as it is functional; all-purpose, razor-sharp blade is ideal for preparing vegetables, fruits and proteins
  • With its small size and high-performance steel blade, the versatile Classic 3.5-inch Paring Knife is designed for handling kitchen tasks such as coring, peeling, trimming and decorating with ease
  • The Classic 6-inch Utility Knife, with its straighter, narrow blade, rises to the occasion when precise cuts are needed, such as slicing tomatoes, peeling onions or trimming broccoli
  • An ideal gift for special occasions, the Shun Classic 3-Piece Starter Set comes in a handsome gift box and will be treasured by newlyweds, moms, dads, chefs, students, hosts, entertainers and cooks

Shun VG0016 Petty Knife, 5.5", Silver

Features

  • The Shun Blue 5.5-Inch Petty Knife is an all-purpose, utility knife; great for sectioning citrus, or peeling and slicing vegetables
  • Featuring Japanese san mai (meaning, "3-layers") construction; carbon steel sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel
  • Blue Steel cutting core of fine-grained "blue" carbon steel hardened to 61 Rockwell
  • Knife blades feature a mirror-polish that enhances stain resistance; Light bead-blasting along the edge shows off the san mai construction
  • Made with traditional Japanese knife handles; each knife comes with a Japanese-style saya, or sheath

Shun TDM0701 Premier Utility Knife, 6-1/2-Inch & Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener (Bundle)

Features

  • Shun Bundle Includes:
  • 1 x Shun TDM0701 Premier Utility Knife, 6-1/2-Inch
  • Handcrafted all-purpose knife that has many uses around the kitchen. Features layered Damascus steel with a striking, hand-hammered finish (known as 'Tsuchime' in Japanese). Hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping foods from sticking to the knife blade; Premium pakkawood handle nestles comfortably into the curves of the palm and allows for a variety of comfortable and secure grips.
  • 1 x Kai AP0138 Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener. Sharpens double-bevel, straight-edged knives. 16° sharpening angle. Easy, 3-step sharpening process. Includes retractable cover for easy, compact storage. 5-Year Warranty.
  • The Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Sharpener sharpens knives quickly and easily with a simple 3-step process. It's ideal for left- or right-handed use. The sharpener is already set to the 16-degree angle required to sharpen any Kai straight-edged, double-bevel blade. Just pull the knife through the first slot for rough sharpening. Refine the edge by pulling it through the second slot, then finish by pulling it through the third slot. Your knife's razor sharpness is restored and it's ready.

Shun Premier Chef Knife, 6 inch, VG-MAX Steel, Nimble and Lightweight, Handcrafted in Japan & Premier Paring Knife, 4 inch, VG MAX Steel with Full Tang Pakkawood Handle, Handcrafted in Japan

Features

  • Product 1: Premier’s most nimble chef’s knife; perfect for the cooks who enjoy the lightweight nimbleness of a shorter blade while still effectively performing all tasks expected from a chef’s knife
  • Product 1: From slicing, dicing, chopping and making rocking cuts through herbs, this knife will transform time in the kitchen with its quick, agile performance and high degree of control
  • Product 1: Beautifully crafted, contoured, walnut-colored PakkaWood handle rests easily in the hand. The hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting, preventing food build up
  • Product 1: Make prep work fun again with Shun Cutlery - an ordinary task can now be enjoyable again; Shun’s knives are hand-crafted, hand-sharpened and backed by a a strong Japanese heritage
  • Product 2: Handcrafted paring knife traditionally used for slicing and coring, as well as adding decorative touches to vegetables with precision
  • Product 2: Features layered steel with a striking, hand-hammered finish (known as 'Tsuchime' in Japanese)
  • Product 2: Hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping foods from sticking to the knife blade; Premium pakkawood handle allows for a comfortable and secure grip
  • Product 2: VG MAX cutting core is wear resistant, corrosion resistant, and holds a fine, sharp edge

Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife with VG-MAX Cutting Core and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; All-Purpose Blade for a Full Range of Cutting Tasks with Curved Blade for Easy Cuts; Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan

Features

  • VG-MAX steel is a formula exclusive to Shun with extra tungsten for a sharper edge, more chromium for corrosion resistance and additional cobalt and carbon for strength and durability
  • Handle is ebony PakkaWood; PakkaWood is a hardwood infused with resin for a durable, water resistant finish, perfect for easy cleaning and tough enough for constant use
  • For proper slicing, push the knife forward and down while cutting through food and then pull it up and back, repeating the process in a “locomotive” motion; this prevents chipping for smooth cuts
  • “Shun” the Japanese word indicates a food’s peak ripeness; Shun draws on its Japanese roots and traditional blade-making practices to produce knives that perform excellently
  • The 8-inch Chef’s Knife is a staple kitchen utensil and a great gift for newlyweds, homeowners, parents, grandparents, cooks, aspiring chefs, hostesses or to keep as a personal kitchen tool

Shun Classic 2 Piece Asian Knife Set, 7-Inch Chef's Knife, 4.5-Inch Prep Knife

Shun Cutlery Premier 8” Chef’s Knife; Lightweight, Agile, Extremely Comfortable Grip, Perfect for Slicing, Dicing and Chopping a Full Range of Foods, Beautiful and Versatile, Handcrafted in Japan

Features

  • Premier 8-inch Chef’s knife will quickly become the most used knife in the kitchen; lightweight, agile and offering an extremely comfortable grip, users never want to set the knife down
  • Razor-sharp edge of blade is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables and other foods; thinner, lighter blade makes this knife less tiring to use
  • Contoured, walnut-colored PakkaWood handle rests comfortably in any hand; hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting for a smooth clean cut
  • Shun Cutlery knives make prep work fun and takes a typically mundane task from boring to exciting; Shun’s knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and have a strong Japanese heritage
  • Very comfortable and easy to use: hosts, hostess, chefs, families, husbands, wives, grandparents, entertainer, party hosts, cooks, aspiring chefs, homeowners and newlyweds will love it

Kai Shun DM-0768 Small Slicing Knife 18cm Blade Length

Features

  • Kai

Shun DM0723L Classic Chef's Reverse Grip Knife, 6-Inch

Features

  • Shun classic chef's knife; perfect all-purpose knife for use in and around the kitchen
  • Made from vg-10 stainless steel clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel
  • Patterned, layered surface; stunning look of damascus steel with ultra-sharp 16-degree blade angle and incredible blade edge retention
  • Black laminated PakkaWood D-shaped handle provides maximum comfort and reduces friction
  • Hand wash and dry; limited lifetime warranty; made in japan

Shun Kanso Santoku 7 Inch Hollow Ground Premium Stainless Steel Blade and Wood Handle & Kanso Asian Utility Knife, 7 Inch, Handcrafted Japanese Cutlery, SWT0767

Features

  • Product 1: The Shun Kanso 7-inch Hollow ground Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef’s knife that is fast becoming a kitchen favorite; Shun Kanso provides premium Shun quality at an excellent price
  • Product 1: Blade steel is Japanese aus10a—highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes, and holds, a razor-sharp edge; Heritage finish gives it a rustic look that improves with age
  • Product 1: Full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and cutting control. Many cooks swear by their Santoku for easy food preparation and top performance.
  • Product 1: Whether grilling out, cutting meat, dicing food, chopping vegetables, or preparing a steak dinner or peeling fruit, this high-performance Santoku kitchen knife will cut down unnecessary prep time
  • Product 2: Kanso is a design principle influenced by Zen philosophy; It means "simplicity", but simplicity achieved by eliminating the non-essential
  • Product 2: 7-inch utility knife where all parts of the blade are used: flat side can be used to smash garlic; sharp tip for peeling, the long, straight edge for portioning meat
  • Product 2: Full tang construction for balance and strength; blade is made of Japanese AUS10A steel-an upper-end, highly refined steel that takes and retains a razor-sharp edge
  • Product 2: 16-degree cutting angle on each side is razor-sharp and cuts cleanly and helps preserve food's freshness and best taste

Shun Cutlery Kanso 8-Inch Stainless Steel, All Purpose, Durable, Essential, Handcrafted Japanese Gyuto Style Chef’s Knife; Scratch Resistant Heritage Finish for Kitchen Food Preparation Tasks at Home

Features

  • High-carbon, vanadium stainless steel blade takes a razor-sharp edge, holds it longer, 8-inch blade is easy to maneuver; full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and cutting control.
  • Modeled after the traditional Japanese gyuto, this all-purpose kitchen knife is handcrafted and hand sharpened in Japan. This knife is a must-have tool in every kitchen.
  • Wood handle is slightly contoured, enabling an easy chef’s grip; chop, slice, dice, peel, carve, mince and pare in comfort; ideal for culinary enthusiasts and beginners alike.
  • Kanso’s Heritage Finish hide scratches and gives the knife a rustic and traditional look, while the wooden handle gives it a contemporary aesthetic.
  • Kanso’s simple, minimalistic design makes it suitable for any kitchen décor; the Kanso Chef’s Knife will make preparing every meal, from breakfast to brunch to dinner easier and more enjoyable.

Shun Classic Knife 4-Inch and 7-Inch Bundle

Features

  • Shun DM0716 Classic 4-Inch Paring Knife
  • Shun DM0760 Classic Asian Chef's Knife, 7-Inch

Shun Dual Core VG0018 4.5-Inch Honesuki Knife

Features

  • 4.5-inch Honesuki knife; a nimble Japanese boning knife perfect for poultry and small fruit/vegetable prep
  • 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 & VG2, high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel
  • Dual Core construction; both steels go all the way to the edge; wear at different speeds to create micro serrations
  • The blade is light, thin, and strong; Shun's sharpest edge yet; retains sharpness longer due to micro serrations created
  • Featuring traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood

Shun VG0009 Blue Steel 7-Inch Menkiri Knife

Features

  • Menkiri knife designed for making straight cuts of noodles
  • Featuring Japanese san mai (meaning, "3-layers") construction; carbon steel sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel
  • Blue Steel cutting core of fine-grained "blue" carbon steel hardened to 61 Rockwell
  • Knife blades feature a mirror-polish that enhances stain resistance; Light bead-blasting along the edge shows off the san mai construction
  • Made with traditional Japanese knife handes; each knife comes with a Japanese-style saya, or sheath

Shun Classic Blonde 8” Chef's Knife, Blonde PakkaWood Handle, Full Tang VG-MAX Blade

Features

  • With a high-carbon VG-MAX steel cutting core and 34 layers of Damascus cladding, the do-it-all Shun Classic Blonde Chef's Knife is a cut above typical French kitchen knives.
  • The beautifully modern, D-shaped, blonde PakkaWood handle encases the full composite tang blade for balance, reducing unwanted rotation and improving grip for right and left-handed chefs alike.
  • The shape of a traditional Western chef knife with the profile and lightweight design of a Japanese knife provides added endurance, exquisite cutting power, and easy rocking, mincing, slicing and dicing.
  • Handcrafted in Japan, this kitchen knife is ground and honed to a razor sharp 16-degree edge out of the box. It’s balanced immediately forward of the bolster like most Shun knives for superior handling.
  • Santoku, nakiri, boning, slicing, or steak – Shun blades glide through food when used in a back-and-forth or rocking motion that applies some force parallel to what's being cut, letting the edge do the work.

Shun Premier Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife, 8 Inch, Handcrafted in Japan, TDM0771, Silver

Features

  • Kiritsuke is the only multipurpose traditional Japanese knife, (in Japan only the executive chef in the kitchen is allowed to use one)
  • Featuring a double-bevel, flat-ground blade for durability and to move food away from the blade quickly
  • Hand-sharpened 16-degree cutting angle on each side for a razor-sharp edge; Hammered Tsuchime finish helps release food when cutting
  • Proprietary VG-Max Cutting Core for maximum edge retention; clad with 64 layers of stainless steel (32 each side) for corrosion resistance
  • Walnut Pakkawood handle to fit both right and left hand for a comfortable, secure grip

Shun Classic 2-Piece Starter Set

Features

Part Number1
Modelblanco
ColorWhite

Shun TDM0742 Premier Nakiri Knife, 5.5-Inch & Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener (Bundle)

Features

  • Shun Bundle Includes:
  • 1 x Shun TDM0742 Premier Nakiri Knife, 5.5-Inch
  • This beautiful knife is perfect for processing vegetables of all kinds. 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: 5.5 in. (14 cm). Handcrafted in Japan.
  • 1 x Kai AP0138 Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Knife Sharpener. Sharpens double-bevel, straight-edged knives. 16° sharpening angle. Easy, 3-step sharpening process. Includes retractable cover for easy, compact storage. 5-Year Warranty.
  • The Kai Diamond and Ceramic Retractable Sharpener sharpens knives quickly and easily with a simple 3-step process. It's ideal for left- or right-handed use. The sharpener is already set to the 16-degree angle required to sharpen any Kai straight-edged, double-bevel blade. Just pull the knife through the first slot for rough sharpening. Refine the edge by pulling it through the second slot, then finish by pulling it through the third slot. Your knife's razor sharpness is restored and it's ready.

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