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  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade; stain resistant; 60-61 Rockwell Hardness
  • Constructed of VG10 super steel clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side creating a san mai edge
  • Two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like a puzzle, braze welding permanently joins them
  • Wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines
  • Traditional Japanese handle design with a textured PP/TPE blend; stainless steel debossed logo
  • Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan

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Nice entry point into the Shun knife line. It has a 10 yr warranty, and I believe Shun still offers free sharpening (postage paid) on all of their knives, as well.

Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade; stain resistant; 60-61 Rockwell Hardness
  • Constructed of VG10 super steel clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side creating a san mai edge
  • Two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like a puzzle, braze welding permanently joins them
  • Wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines
  • Traditional Japanese handle design with a textured PP/TPE blend; stainless steel debossed logo
  • Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan with a 10-year warranty

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The Shun Sora Chef's Knife is an all-purpose knife used for a wide variety of cutting tasks including slicing, dicing, and chopping fruits, vegetables, and more. With its curved belly, this Chef's knife can also be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Sora uses Shun's proprietary composite blade technology bringing together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade. The two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like pieces of a puzzle, and the braze welding permanently joins them together. The wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. The textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip, while easy to maintain. The debossed stainless steel logo enhances and balances the handle. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, 10-year warranty.

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KetoTonic asked this question on 08-16-2022 at 10:21 AM
08-16-2022 at 10:21 AM
Depends on what you plan on cutting. I got a Wusthof Ikon 8" chef for breaking down chicken and bone since German steel is softer (56-58 HRC) it is less likely to chip and easier to sharpen (and dull)
Japanese steel like everyone said is harder so keeps its edge longer (great at slicing/chopping veggies and boneless meat for longer) but is easier to chip and not as easy to sharpen than the Wusthof (some you shouldn't use on a ceramic rod as it can develop micro-chipping). I just bought a 9.4" gyuto made by Shiro Kamo with aogami super that can't be left in water for extended period of time unlike the stainless Wusthof and it needs oiling so more maintenance, the Shun Kaji utility from that recent Shun clearance is sg2 so is less reactive and easier to maintain but I won't be able to sharpen the serration myself
08-16-2022 at 10:21 AM
This has harder steel, and if sharpened properly can be sharper

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Decent price and a decent entry level Japanese knife for someone wanting to start going down that rabbit hole. Looks like Amazon has the same deal so not really slick overall.
Then you should know that this is their entry level, cheaper knife set.
Shun steel is a bit too hard for my taste. Once dulled very hard to bring that edge back. And if I look very closely at the edge it is looks like it has taken a few micro chips. I prefer the Global blend of steel for reasonably priced Asian knifes.

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Decent price and a decent entry level Japanese knife for someone wanting to start going down that rabbit hole. Looks like Amazon has the same deal so not really slick overall.
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Wow, that plastic handle that has terrible fit (plastic visibly, significantly proud)... has Shun sold out to compete at Kohls or something?

I really enjoy my Shun knives, but this one just looks like a different breed.
Then you should know that this is their entry level, cheaper knife set.
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Then you should know that this is their entry level, cheaper knife set.
Absolutely it is, but I've bought cheaper Shun knives in the past and they're still excellent and the build quality was great for the money. Right at this pricepoint are past slickdeals of the cheaper Shuns. They look just as good as you expect and didn't have mis-sized handles.
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Was it $50 during Mother day from Target? correct me if I'm wrong, still a good price for a good knife.
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Was it $50 during Mother day from Target? correct me if I'm wrong, still a good price for a good knife.
Yes, for a different sized knife, but that deal disappeared quick
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Shun steel is a bit too hard for my taste. Once dulled very hard to bring that edge back. And if I look very closely at the edge it is looks like it has taken a few micro chips. I prefer the Global blend of steel for reasonably priced Asian knifes.
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Decent price and a decent entry level Japanese knife for someone wanting to start going down that rabbit hole. Looks like Amazon has the same deal so not really slick overall.
What does mean entry level? Does $300 professional level knife 5 times better, 5 times sharper or stay sharp 5 times longer???
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Wow, that plastic handle that has terrible fit (plastic visibly, significantly proud)... has Shun sold out to compete at Kohls or something?

I really enjoy my Shun knives, but this one just looks like a different breed.
It is their entry level knife, lowest price class. Note I believe the blade is same quality as their "Classic" series. I have classic, my parents have the Sora. Both cut great and look great.

Note: I'm left handed and in that case, the Sora actually feels better in the hand. Other series such as the Classic include a slight bulge for ergonomics which are meant for right handed users.
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Shipping and processing fees are required for all Kai sharpening and warranty services ($15 for US)

Plus postage to get the knife there.

So "free sharpening" costs about $22+
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Costco sometime carry those. I had mine a few year back (8 piece I believe?) For 250 dollars or so.
But yes. Those are entry level. I don't recommend
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We got a set of three of these knives in different sizes, scissors, and a housing block for our wedding gift about 4 years ago, they are nice beginner Japanese steel and as the set, really helped get our kitchen equipment rounded out. However, if you're buying individual knives, you probably want to go a bit higher in the tiers…while the handles are fine, I feel like the steel itself dulls a little too easily and is hard to sharpen again. Either way, if you a knife like this, get a soft wood cutting board as well; plastic won't help these at all.
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