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Shun Classic 7" Asian Chef's Knife - $89.95 + FS

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Great Japanese knife if you don't need the longer 8" or 10" (neither of which are offered in the Asian Chef version). One of the sharpest production knives out of the box, lightweight, and perfectly center-balanced.

@ Cutlery and More, with no tax depending on what state you're ordering from: Applause

Http://www.cutleryandmore.com/shu...e-p125191/

Amazon has price matched it (but this will include roughly ~$7 tax)

My opinion: Shun chef knives are some of my favorite knives for slicing through vegetables (and I have tried everything from Wusthof to high-end hand-forged Peace )

MSRP effectively $139.95 (B&Ms show as $175) typical price appears to hover around $135. Quick research shows that it has only been $89 three times in the last 6 years, and was only lower than that (~$80) twice, the last time being 2015. Shun is also usually exempt from store sales and coupons. If you're looking for Shun, now's the time...
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This is a great price. I absolutely love my shun
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Some of the things I've noticed on Shun's Asian "Chef" or "Cooks" knives:
  • They appear to be slightly thinner than the standard 8in chefs and 7in Santokus.
  • They have a flatter belly like a Santoku.
  • The handle is smaller than the two knives mentioned above.
  • SHARP!

The Asian Chef sells as a pair with the clip pt 3.5in paring knife HERE [cutleryandmore.com] for $144.95 saving you almost $15 if you bought them separately.
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Some Amazon reviewers said it was easy to have chip and dent.
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Some Amazon reviewers said it was easy to have chip and dent.
I think generally the Japanese knives are more delicate than German due to the edge being finer.
It's great for all your normal slicing and dicing, but they typically can't stand up to light cleaver-like usage the way a hefty German style knife can.
I'm happy with the tradeoff - we slowly replaced our Henckles knives with Shun for the ones we use the most.
I have an actual cleaver to use for the one or 2 times a year I need something that can chop through bone.

Other big difference is usually the blade shape, with the Japanese models being 'flatter' and the German ones being more rounded. German shape is easier to do a rocking motion for things like mincing herbs.

IMO the Shun knives are lighter, sharper and more comfortable to hold than our older Henckle's. Though it's difficult to go wrong with a quality version of either type.
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Got one for my brother for Christmas. Repped!
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Some Amazon reviewers said it was easy to have chip and dent.
Japanese knives have a thinner/sharper angle and are generally used for vegetables/fruit/seafood and, nothing where contact with a bone is possible.
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