Shun Hiro 7" Santoku Knife

Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra premium SG-2 steel gives them a super sharp, lasting edge, and hammered blades help keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. Handcrafted in Japan, this santoku combines the benefits of a chef's knife and a cleaver and is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade's core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern (tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is dark charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. Mirror-polished nickel silver bolster and end cap. 7"-long blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 7.6 oz. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
Average Customer Rating:
4.5 out of 5
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2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun Hiro 7" Santoku Knife
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
July 31, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Beautiful knife
July 31, 2014
I bought this for a wedding present at the beginning of May and didn't get it until the day before the wedding..July 11th. Take note that fulfilling the order of this particular knife may take awhile. That said, the knife exceeded my and the Grooms exceptions. (groom being who the knife was bought for) Would have given this 5 star but the shipping took it to a 4. The balance and handle are just beautiful to hold.
Pros: Quality, Balance, Size, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape
Review 2 for Shun Hiro 7" Santoku Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,bergen, norway
February 21, 2014
Ability level:Professional
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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favorite knife
February 21, 2014
Amazing knife and an amazing series, i love shun but Hiro has to be my favorite. i mean ofcourse its sharp and durable and good to use, but the handle is just amazing, the way it sits so comfortably in ur hand just makes the work so much more easy.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight