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Shun Classic 7.5" Sumo Santoku Knife

Shun Classic 7.5" Sumo Santoku Knife DM0717W


  • Witness the superiority of this blade first hand, this special Santoku knife is a multipurpose tool that will quickly find a home in the hands of any chef

  • Handcrafted from high-quality, high-carbon steel

  • Razor sharp blade is 30% wider than traditional santokus for ease of use

  • Great for chopping and slicing through food too large for a chef’s or santoku knife

  • Ergononmic handle for handling comfort

  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty

Regular Price: $225.00
Sale Price: $179.95

AVAILABILITY: Item Discontinued


Shun Classic 7.5" Sumo Santoku Knife


For a Santoku knife with a wider blade, try the Shun Classic 7.5" Sumo Santoku Knife and witness the superiority of this Asian cook's knife. As you can see, the "Sumo's" blade is 30% wider, or taller, and a half an inch longer than the standard santokus. This unique variation allows one to slice and chop through larger and thicker food. The santoku knife is even more versatile than its brothers, who thought it was possible, since the extra-wide blade makes it easier to scoop and transfer the prepared food on the blade. But don't be alarmed. It still performs the same tasks as others santokus like dicing and mincing. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number DM0717W.

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 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

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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