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May 1, 2011 08:30 AM

Shun Chefs Knife!!!

SO EXCITED! For all my hard work on my science fair project and winning regional I finallllllllly got my Shun! I had been saving up to get it. But I came home and there it was!! It is amazing!!! It cuts like a light saber! It is so balanced. Every dice was the same size. I can not believe how much difference a knife can make. Anyone else have a Shun?

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  1. Yes, I have a Shun bread knife, not the Chef knife. Shun knives are good quality knife. A word of caution in case you are new to these Japanese hard steel knives. They have thinner blade, sharper angle and hard steel than typical German knives like Henckels and Wusthof (there are exception). Therefore, these harder steel knives require a refined/lighter touch.

    Recently there is post about knife chipping on Shun knives. You may find the post helpful:

    "For all my hard work on my science fair project and winning regional I finallllllllly got my Shun!"

    Did you take the knife from your daughter? e.g. She won the science fair project and you took the prize (Shun knife).

    12 Replies
    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

      No, my parents bought it for me. My project was Molecular Gastronomy: Eating up Science. My parents only helped a bit like driving around and buying stuff. ANd My mom took all the pictures. I had been saving up for a new a chefs knife because mine I got when I was five and isn't very good and wanted a good one.

      1. re: girloftheworld

        Congradulations on both wins :) , my faith in the future is restored!!!

        1. re: girloftheworld

          Congratulations on your project and your personal prize!
          I have several Shuns and love them.. they are a pleasure to use every time!

        2. re: Chemicalkinetics

          n.b. shun isn't offering free sharpening anymore. apparently powdered steel is rather explosive.

          1. re: Chowrin

            "apparently powdered steel is rather explosive"

            :D Ha ha ha. I didn't know the inside story for discontinuing the free sharpening service.

            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

              "apparently powdered steel is rather explosive"

              Ah what's that chem?

            2. re: Chowrin

              "n.b. shun isn't offering free sharpening anymore. apparently powdered steel is rather explosive."

              huh??? whut duz.....

              1. re: Eiron

                Com'on. It is funny. Powder, explosive... etc.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  Oh! - You make funny joke, yes?

                  1. re: Eiron

                    Now I am lost.

                    It seems only one of us is allowed to get any jokes.

                    1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                      OK, sorry. I'll volunteer to go back to being lost, & that way you can remain good humored.

                      If you "got" the joke originally, you're more deserving of remaining good humored anyway.

                      This whole section of the thread reminds me of one of those non-sequitur jokes that were popular when I was a kid. Like the one about the two penguins...

                      1. re: Eiron

                        Don't be sorry and don't go back to being lost. I just didn't get the joke.

          2. I have a ten inch chef's knife from the Kaji line found at Williams Sonoma. Kaji seems to be the Elite series that has a limited edition for this realtor. Do you have a classic (D shaped handle) or another line?

            1. Congrats, and good for you. I hava a shun santoku, and it stays wicked sharp. I use it all time. Happy chopping and cooking

              1. Lucke-e-e-ey! Which size Chef knife did you get?

                I have the Shun 6" Utility knife & 4" Paring knife. I was all set to buy the 8" Chef knife as well, but after comparing it to a few other brands I didn't like the handle as much. (The bigger handles on the bigger Shun knives felt too fat for me.) I do love the smaller handles on the two Shun knives I have.

                Be sure to get a "fine grit" ceramic honing rod for your knife. The Shun sharpening steel is ridged & can do more harm than good on these harder steel blades.

                1. I have a Shun chef's knife and love it. Very sharp, very comfortable handle and it does a great, easy job of chopping. I like it much better than my Sabatier.