Shun DM0718 | Classic 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Knife w/Damascus Steel Blade

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    ADD THIS AWARD–WINNING KNIFE TO YOUR KITCHEN
    A santoku is a Japanese all–purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef´s knife, the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means “three virtues.” Depending on who you ask, the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with—vegetables, poultry, and fish—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow–ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When we first introduced the Shun Classic Hollow–Ground Santoku to the market, it was named “Kitchen Knife of the Year” by Blade magazine. The Shun Classic Hollow–Ground Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.

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    The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus–clad blades and D–shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor–sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's VG10 steel, known for its incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead–blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting–edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.

    LAYERED DAMASCUS
    Many Shun cutlery lines are characterized by the beautiful Damascus on the blades. Shun's Damascus is formed by layering different types of metal alloys together, then forging them into a single piece. The process—and the different characteristics of the layered metals—create the rippling patterns in you see on the blade. The number of layers can vary; many Shun knives, for example, have 32 layers of metal on each side of a VG–MAX core. As Shun artisans grind each Damascus–clad blade from its thickest point at the spine to its razor–sharp cutting edge, they reveal the patterns. To bring them out even more, they bead blast or acid–etch each blade. When acid etched, the layered metals react to the solution in different ways. For example, carbon steel darkens, while nickel silver remains bright. Damascus protects and supports the extremely hard cutting core and enhances stain resistance.

    16° ANGLE CUTTING ANGLE
    Because of the hard, premium steel from which Shun cutlery is made, the blades can be thinner, lighter, and sharper. A thinner edge cuts more easily by putting less stress on the edge—so fewer strokes do the job. Thinner edges are easier to control as well, making cutting smoother and, once again, relieving stress on the edge. Shun's handcrafted Japanese knives are sharpened to a precise 16° angle on each side of the blade (for double–beveled blades, this means a comprehensive angle of 32°). For comparison's sake, European–style blades are generally sharpened to 20–22° each side for a comprehensive cutting angle of 40–44°. Due to the premium–quality steel we use for the cutting core of our blades, Shun's incredibly sharp edge will nevertheless last an incredibly long time before resharpening is needed. Experience shows that with Shun you get extremely sharp edges that last an extremely long time.

    PAKKAWOOD®
    PakkaWood is a premium handle material made of genuine hardwood impregnated with resin. The resin makes it moisture resistant, strong, and durable. PakkaWood is intended for use in high–end products that see constant and hard use, especially those used in wet environments. This, of course, makes it ideal for kitchen cutlery handles. Sanding and buffing brings PakkaWood to a beautiful gloss finish. As with natural wood, no two pieces of PakkaWood® are exactly alike. Many Shun handles are made of PakkaWood. It offers our customers all the advantages of wood, including a beautiful look and feel, but since it's easy care and highly water resistant, virtually none of the disadvantages of untreated wood.

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Features & Specs

OID
    1461693
UPC
    4901601589481
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Manufacturer's Warranty
    Lifetime Warranty
Detailed Specifications
  • Blade: Hand–sharpened 16° double–bevel (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG–MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D–shaped ebony PakkaWood®
  • Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm)
  • Origin: Handcrafted in Japan
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