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Posted: 11/7/2012 9:56:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 10:06:36 AM EST by Subnet]
And I am a very, very happy man. Holy fuck, this thing is sharp.




Shun Classic 8"
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:58:06 AM EST
I am so jelly...that's the knife that got me started into Shun. I loved the way it felt in my hand...but I didn't buy it/ I only buy Shun knives when they're on major sale...and the 8" is never on sale. I have the 6" version...a paring knife, and a 7.5" BIG DADDY Santoku.

Where did you get it, and what did you spend?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:59:05 AM EST

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Shun Classic 8"

Nice choice.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:59:09 AM EST
Looks like a good knife.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:59:15 AM EST
Ahh beautiful damask steel.

I have to wait for the Wusthoff to wear down until I can justify a Shun Jealous
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:59:25 AM EST
I have that knife. It's nice, but I like my Wustoff Ikon more. I have a MAC that I like at least as much as well.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:59:38 AM EST
Woot?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:00:16 AM EST
That's a beauty
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:00:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 10:01:03 AM EST by YellowLab]
Oops....double tap.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:00:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
I am so jelly...that's the knife that got me started into Shun. I loved the way it felt in my hand...but I didn't buy it/ I only buy Shun knives when they're on major sale...and the 8" is never on sale. I have the 6" version...a paring knife, and a 7.5" BIG DADDY Santoku.

Where did you get it, and what did you spend?

http://www.amazon.com/Shun-DM0706-Classic-8-Inch-Chefs/dp/B0000Y7KNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352318408&sr=8-1&keywords=shun+classic+chef+knife

$169.95. I opted for next day shipping ($4, I'm a Prime member).
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:02:46 AM EST
We have the entire set. Shun makes fantastic knives!

Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:07:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By CCRN:
We have the entire set. Shun makes fantastic knives!


Hey there, Money Bags.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:07:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By FreeFloater:
I am so jelly...that's the knife that got me started into Shun. I loved the way it felt in my hand...but I didn't buy it/ I only buy Shun knives when they're on major sale...and the 8" is never on sale. I have the 6" version...a paring knife, and a 7.5" BIG DADDY Santoku.

Where did you get it, and what did you spend?

http://www.amazon.com/Shun-DM0706-Classic-8-Inch-Chefs/dp/B0000Y7KNQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352318408&sr=8-1&keywords=shun+classic+chef+knife

$169.95. I opted for next day shipping ($4, I'm a Prime member).


Yeah...that's why I'll never own that knife...

I bought the three knives I mentioned above for $200 total. They were all around half price from Williams Sonoma close to Christmas 2 years ago. If I ever find that 8" under $100, it's mine!!!


6" Classic



4" Paring



7.5" Santoku (Big Daddy ,two rows of dimples)


Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:07:45 AM EST
Careful those things start multiplying.....

Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:11:36 AM EST
I bought a Shun off of Craigslist for about 45% less than retail. Unused in a box. I only use it for very special cuts.

Mine is 8"
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:12:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 10:14:49 AM EST by Forgetfull]
Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep!




Shit wrong thread.

How does it compare to the average 8" that has been sharpened properly? I know basically nothing about exotic knives but they look pretty.
I keep my 50$ kitchen sharp as hell though.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:14:54 AM EST

Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep!

Shit wrong thread.

How does it compare to the average 8" that has been sharpened properly?

Sharper (16deg angle on both sides), and it stays that way much longer.

I needed little more than the weight of the knife to cut those carrots.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:17:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 10:17:44 AM EST by TrojanMan]
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep!




Shit wrong thread.

How does it compare to the average 8" that has been sharpened properly? I know basically nothing about exotic knives but they look pretty.
I keep my 50$ kitchen sharp as hell though.


It's an average 8" that's been sharpened properly with a nicer wooden handle and a cool damask finish.

I'm assuming that by "sharpened properly" you're referring to a 60+RHB edge reading with full polish on a 16* concave bevel edge.

IOW, it's mutherfucking sharp.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:18:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep!




Shit wrong thread.

How does it compare to the average 8" that has been sharpened properly?

Sharper (16deg angle on both sides), and it stays that way much longer.

I needed little more than the weight of the knife to cut those carrots.


I do like the look of Damascus. Was it with it you think?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:21:53 AM EST
So, lets talk knife sharpening.

Namely, I'm total fail at it with a wet stone. Does anyone have recommendations for an idiot proof sharpening method?

Totally jealous of your knife btw.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:22:09 AM EST
Kershaw will sharpen it for free.
Shun's are cool
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:31:18 AM EST
How's the balance of it?

I've been wanting a new set for a while. My cheap Chicago Cutlery won't hold an edge for nothing.

Maybe I'll tell the wife I want one for Christmas.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:34:17 AM EST
Damn, I was hoping it wasn't going to be all that great.

I'll have to order one now.

Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:34:58 AM EST
I bought one of the Shun Santoku's and its easily my favorite kitchen knife. Great product IMO.

I also have a block of the cheaper stamped Wusthoff's and they don't see nearly as much use as the Shun.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:36:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By paadams:
How's the balance of it?

I've been wanting a new set for a while. My cheap Chicago Cutlery won't hold an edge for nothing.

Maybe I'll tell the wife I want one for Christmas.

Very nice. It feels wonderful (in my hand, anyway).

The D-shaped handle is tits, assuming you're right handed.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:37:15 AM EST
Very cool. How much was it?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:37:40 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:
And I am a very, very happy man. Holy fuck, this thing is sharp.



Shun Classic 8"


I'll say it.........................................this thread is better than evil_ATF's hooker hacker 5000 chinese sword thread.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:40:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 10:40:54 AM EST by Subnet]

Originally Posted By Pita_146:
So, lets talk knife sharpening.

Namely, I'm total fail at it with a wet stone. Does anyone have recommendations for an idiot proof sharpening method?

Totally jealous of your knife btw.

When it comes time, I'm going to try this:


(Amazon sells it for $100, BTW).

The stand is angled at 16*, so all you need to do is hold the knife parallel to the counter.

If I fuck it up, I'll just send it to Shun in Oregon, for free sharpening.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:41:12 AM EST
That is a fine looking knife.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:41:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By BANDITOZ71:
Very cool. How much was it?

$169.95, at Amazon.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:42:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By BANDITOZ71:
Very cool. How much was it?

$169.95, at Amazon.


That ain't too bad.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:42:48 AM EST
In before the kitchen oops trifecta.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:43:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep! Buy cheap stack deep!




Shit wrong thread.

How does it compare to the average 8" that has been sharpened properly? I know basically nothing about exotic knives but they look pretty.
I keep my 50$ kitchen sharp as hell though.




LOL hey Crazy Gideon!
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:43:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By Harvster:
In before the kitchen oops trifecta.

What would that be?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:43:40 AM EST
Whenever I hear the word shun, I instantly think of charlie the unicorn going to candy mountain.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:53:05 AM EST
I have the Shun Kaji 8" chefs, and I LOVE it. Unfortunately i have a few small nicks on the blade, so I am going to send it to Shun for a free sharpening next month. My girlfriend's mother has the 7.5" santoku, and cleaver, both from the classic line, and I love those to. As a lefty, i find no problem with the D shaped handle of the classic line. For sharpening I use a Shun classic steel.


Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:08:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 11:08:57 AM EST by David_ESM]
Since I just happened to see it on Slickdeals...


Edit: Lightning deal. 50 minutes left.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:12:31 AM EST
Now you NEED a Naniwa Chisera 10k finishing stone. [yes]
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:16:17 AM EST
woot.com has them on clearance from time to time.

they're owned by amazon.com also - and nice knife!
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:18:37 AM EST
I bought a Shun for my wife several months back and she loves it. She loves it so much she wants another knife. I'm going to go broke buying her great knives
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:18:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Since I just happened to see it on Slickdeals...


Edit: Lightning deal. 50 minutes left.

Holy shit, that's a good deal. Damn you!
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:21:18 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:22:10 AM EST
I have most of the ken onion shun set

pretty jealous of that huge cleaver posted above ^
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:23:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By paadams:
How's the balance of it?

I've been wanting a new set for a while. My cheap Chicago Cutlery won't hold an edge for nothing.

Maybe I'll tell the wife I want one for Christmas.

Very nice. It feels wonderful (in my hand, anyway).

The D-shaped handle is tits, assuming you're right handed.


I'll be putting this at the top of my Christmas list then.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:27:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By paadams:
How's the balance of it?

I've been wanting a new set for a while. My cheap Chicago Cutlery won't hold an edge for nothing.

Maybe I'll tell the wife I want one for Christmas.


Something in a 11" with sharpened clip false edge and black iron guard?????????

I keep my eyes open for a early Chicago Cutlery for cheap.
Should have bought the old one I saw in local small town hardware.
One of the Uncles took G'ma's.
She knew cutlery.
I found one of her old knives in the back corner behind lazy Susan shelves in cabinet corner.
Ugly as sin but cuts like hell. I think it was used for butchering when Dad was a kid.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:30:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By Casper507:
Originally Posted By paadams:
How's the balance of it?

I've been wanting a new set for a while. My cheap Chicago Cutlery won't hold an edge for nothing.

Maybe I'll tell the wife I want one for Christmas.


Something in a 11" with sharpened clip false edge and black iron guard?????????

I keep my eyes open for a early Chicago Cutlery for cheap.
Should have bought the old one I saw in local small town hardware.
One of the Uncles took G'ma's.
She knew cutlery.
I found one of her old knives in the back corner behind lazy Susan shelves in cabinet corner.
Ugly as sin but cuts like hell. I think it was used for butchering when Dad was a kid.


No, it was just a cheap set. The whole set of 8-9 knives was $50 at wal-mart if I remember right. I did buy a $35 Chicago Cutlery santoku that holds a decent edge and it's my go to knife at this point. It's far from great though.

Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:32:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/7/2012 11:38:15 AM EST by Subnet]
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:37:10 AM EST
I have a 7" Premier Santoku and a Classic 4" Pairing. I love the Shuns. Incredible knives. The were running the 7" Santoku last year during the holidays for $99! Smokin' deal.

I'll probably pick up the 6" Classic Chef's and the Premier Utility soon.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:44:32 AM EST
I'm out of onion (I used my last two in a chili). They're my favorite thing to dice, when testing a knife.

I need to make a run to the grocery store, and come back with a shit load of produce. I want to cut shit.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:50:21 AM EST
I have the 10" Chef's, and the 4" paring. Be careful when sharpening it, when you mar the damascus-look finish, you'll want to kick yourself . Speaking of dicing onions, I'm going to go use mine to make some homemade marinara .
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 11:57:16 AM EST
Those are nice (expensive) knives.

But I like my Wusthofs just fine.
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