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Shun Premier 7" Sumo Santoku Knife

Shun Premier 7" Sumo Santoku Knife TDM0743

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  • 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: $288.00
Sale Price: $149.95



Shun Premier 7" Sumo Santoku Knife


The Asian version of the Chef's knife, Santoku knives are versatile and useful in the kitchen. Santoku, means "three virtues" in Japanese. Some say this refers to the three tasks it excels at: slicing, dicing, and mincing, but others say it's a reference to this knife's ability to slice vegetables, meat, and fish. We're not sure which it specifically refers to because Santokus excel at all of these tasks! The Shun Premier 7" Sumo Santoku Knife has a wider blade, making it a bit like a cleaver. This unique design makes this knife great for scooping up cut ingredients and carrying them to a pan or your plate. Shun's Premier Series features a beautiful hand-hammered
tsuchime finish which reduces drag and prevents food from sticking. The traditional 16° Asian cutting angle is used on this knife. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number tdm0743.

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 Premier Series Features

In case you didn't know that Shun uses handcrafted techniques in homage of their ancestors, the remarkable Premier Series screams it. Every one of these double-beveled knives has a powerful VG-10 core and is then clad with 16 layers on each side of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) which is folded, welded, grinded, and then polished. This form of
Kasumi style knife making, similar to pattern Damascus, is also featured in the Classic and Ken Onion Series. What really brings out the handcrafted nature of this line is the hand-hammered tsuchime finish which actually serves a purpose, other than looking awesome. They act as little hollow-ground cavities, creating tiny air pockets that prevent food from sticking and allows for proper and precise cuts. You'll also notice a wavy line near the edge called a harmon where the core and clad meet, similar to post-tempered samurai swords. Yeah, that's right. Samurai Swords.

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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