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Shun Premier Honesuki Knife

The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. The triangular-shaped honesuki is used by Japanese chefs for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end cap embossed with the Shun logo adds stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. 4 1/2" blade; 4 3/4" handle, 4.3 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
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1 of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Shun Premier Honesuki Knife
Review 1 for Shun Premier Honesuki Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
October 3, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:3 - 6 months
Uses product:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Premier Honesuki
October 3, 2014
I am a Shun user, owning several Edos and Classics. I do prefer my Edos over the classics because of the comfort of the handles.
I have owned the premier honesuki for about three months, and I remain completely satisfied with its blade and handle. The wood handle has held up against many birds, and it is never too slick. The blade, which I steel every couple of uses, is razor sharp. If I had to choose between the Edo and premier handles, the premier line would probably win out slightly.
I would certainly recommend this honesuki over the Kaji version, but I cannot speak on the blue version as I have not handled it.
I can say, I am confident this knife will be a favorite.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Size, Strength, Sharpness, Shape, Weight