Shun Classic 7 1/2" Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku

The extra width and weight of this blade give it the focused power to cut through whole chickens or large blocks of cheese. Two stacked rows of hollow grounds resist sticking when slicing and the broad blade is great for scooping up chopped ingredients from cutting board. VGMax "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. The wide angle-tipped blade combines the best features of a chef's knife and a cleaver. Two rows of indentations along the blade reduce friction and keep slices from sticking. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
4.333 out of 5
4.3
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(3 Reviews) 3
2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun Classic 7 1/2" Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
CB80
April 27, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Knife with a purpose
April 27, 2014
Bought this knife about a week ago and am thrilled with it. Based on product description, I can see why some might have chipping issues if being used for heavy duty tasks. This knife is not made to butcher bone etc. But when you find its purpose, it is phenomenal. Takes down large idaho potatoes like a warm stick of butter and the thin blade is perfect for precision slicing of veggies, fish and de-boned chicken.
Pros: Durable, Quality, Balance, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Review 2 for Shun Classic 7 1/2" Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
FiddleDog
,Nashville
,TN
January 24, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Sharpness at a cost
January 24, 2012
I've owned this knife for a little less than a month now, and was (and still am) impressed with the sharpness and balance of this knife. I've been a blade enthusiast for some time now, and recognized that due to the blades width, that this knife would need to be babied a bit.
Unfortunately, the tip of the blade chipped off (nearly a quarter of an inch) after having been dropped no more than 4 inches into the sink. This may have been just an unlucky break, but as kitchen cutlery are tools, I would have expected this knife to be a bit more durable than that.
Pros: Balance, Versatile, Sharpness, Weight
Cons: Difficult to Store, High-Maintenance, Fragile
Review 3 for Shun Classic 7 1/2" Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
aljacobs
,Tampa Bay
,FL
Tampa Bay, FL
January 5, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
+3points
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East vs West and in between
January 5, 2012
I have knives, over twenty five Wustof's, Shuns, a Ken Onion and a Kramer. For commercial work a Forschner cleaver, chefs and slicer for barbecue or charitable travel banquet work.
This is not a heavy cleaver and you should use it for the intended light to medium daily work. West for Butchering, Breaking, and Boning. Shuns get used for more delicate work on lighter entrees, veggies, meats, and fruits which have never presented a stain problem.
Nor have I experienced those chips. The one reply that it was dropped and broke the tip in a stainless sink is understandable.
Many brands have been shortened this way and I dropped a paring knife while the disposal was running and I have a nice two inch paring knife now for opening packages of produce.
If you sent it back to Shun they might return it as a 7 inch Santoku instead of a 71/2 in Santoku and save the day as it will be stronger and shorter, possibly with a higher bevel and less chance of the tip breaking again.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Size, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Cons: intended use and care
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