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Shun Classic 5.5" Santoku Knife DM0727

  • Perfect for smaller cutting tasks where a chef’s knife would a bit too unwieldy, this blade is sure to be a mainstay in your kitchen
  • Handcrafted from high quality steel
  • Razor sharp, hand honed edge
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • Shun Classic 5.5 Inch Santoku Knife item number DM0727
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty

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Regular Price: $150.00
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Shun Classic 5.5" Santoku Knife


Perfect for smaller cutting tasks, this santoku knife will instantly feel right at home in your hands when you're going to chop those red onions. The santoku knife is one the most versatile tools you will when cooking, so if you don't have one you really need to find one. And if you do have one, hopefully it's the perfect knife for your preferences. What's appealing about Shun's Classic 5.5" Santoku Knife, is that it not only works exceptionally well for smaller and quicker jobs, but it is also great for those will smaller hands or those who favor a more lightweight and compact knife when cooking. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number DM0727.

Shun Technology Highlights

  • VG-10 stainless steel: Adds cobalt for strength and hardness, vanadium for superior edge retention. The higher density allows the steel to be tempered to a higher Rockwell (60-62). Requires minimal care to avoid corrosion. Razor-sharp blade and phenomenal edge retention.
  • 16° Angle: Blade is sharpened to 16°. Ensures food is cut properly and precisely; no torn or bruised food so ingredients retain the same flavor and freshness.
  • PakkaWood® Handles: Resin-impregnated natural hardwood; waterproof, durable, comfortable; won’t harbor bacteria.
  • Awards: Blade Magazine’s Blade Show Kitchen Knife of the Year winner (2003 - Classic 8” Santoku, 2005 – Ken Onion 8” Chef’s, 2006 – Elite 10” Chef’s, 2007 – Kaji, 2008 – Shun Classic Line, 2010 Premier Line, 2011 – Fuji Line). Shun has won many more industry awards for beauty, performance, and innovation.
  • Complimentary lifetime sharpening service (you ship, they sharpen)
  • Designers: Ken Onion, Alton Brown
  • NSF Certified
  • Lifetime warranty
Shun Classic Series Knives

Shun Classic Series Features

Shun’s Classic Series offers the widest assortment of traditional Japanese and European blade shapes and contemporary designs. At first glance, you’ll notice instantly the beautiful waved pattern on the blade which resembles a combination of tree-rings and ripples in water. This form of Kasumi-style knife making similar to pattern Damascus, or in Japanese suminigashi (“ink pattern”), is not only visually appealing but actually allows the blade to slide through food easier. This variation of pattern Damascus is formed by folding, welding, grinding, and polishing 32 layers (16 per side) of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) that protect and support the VG-10 stainless steel core. The D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handle fits perfectly in the hand and stabilizes the blade to prevent turning.
About Shun

About Shun

Shun in Japanese actually translates to “at the peak of perfection,” and no words could better describe this outstanding company. Renowned for their traditional knife making style and aesthetic design, the highly skilled artisans at the Kai Corporation (the parent company of “Shoon”) have been making blades of the highest quality in homage of the legendary sword smiths of Seki, Japan for over 100 years. Each and every knife is handmade, from beginning to end, requiring at least 100 meticulous steps along the way. It is out of this respect and admiration towards their ancestors, coupled with advanced technology and materials, that Shun produces basically pieces of art that also happen to be razor-sharp knives.

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