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Shun Premier Sumo Santoku 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. This sumo santoku knife has the extra heft needed for bigger jobs like cutting through whole chickens or large blocks of cheese, and its broad blade is great for scooping up and transferring chopped ingredients. Hefty double-wide blade delivers the focused power to tackle larger jobs than a standard santoku. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. 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. Handcrafted in Japan.
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
2 of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Shun Premier Sumo Santoku Knife
Review 1 for Shun Premier Sumo Santoku Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
January 21, 2015
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
I love using these knives!!!!
January 21, 2015
I have had many other brands of knives and I got these for Christmas, I love them!!!!!
They slice through potatoes with such ease it's like nothing I have ever experienced with other knives.
The handles are easy to hold onto and they are beautiful also.
Pros: Balance, Sharpness, Weight
Cons: price
Review 2 for Shun Premier Sumo Santoku Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
June 9, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
2of 2found this review helpful.
Finely Crafted Kitchen Tool
June 9, 2014
20+ hours of research led me to buy the Shun Premier Sumo Santoku --and it makes me smile every time I use it.
-Criteria for my choice:
1. UTILITY--(Is it useful and will I use it?)
2. CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY (Is it made with great skill and care, attention to detail, and with fine materials?)
3. WEIGHT AND BALANCE (Does it feel good in the hand, balanced, maneuverable---like a finely crafted tool?)
4. DESIGN (Did quality of components, intelligent thought, and applied successful experience go into product design?)
5. APPEARANCE (Is the knife aesthetically pleasing & does it look like it reflects criteria 1-4?)
6. PRICE-(Would the price paid result in satisfaction?)
-The Shun Premier Sumo Santoku represents a very satisfied "Yes" to all of my criteria questions. The Sumo's wide blade serves as a great shovel for efficiently scooping chopped ingredients from cutting board to bowl or pan.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight, wide blade can be used as a shovel