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Shun Premier Utility Knife 6.5
Shun Premier Utility Knife 6.5
Shun Premier Utility Knife 6.5

Shun Premier Utility Knife 6.5"

Item #: TDM0701Premier

Average Customer Rating:
(4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews)

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Our Price: $129.95(You Save: $33.05)
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Shun Premier Utility Knife measures 6.5" on the blade. The newly introduced Shun Premier line combines an authentic Japanese hand hammered look with the quality and performance that Shun is known for. The blade is made of VG10 steel clad with 16 layers on either side of the stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a "hamon" is formed. The hammered finished is known in Japanese as "tsuchime" and adds a striking appearance to the knife and also acts as hollow ground cavaties that reduce drag and quickly release food from the blade.

  • weight: 3oz
  • blade length: 161mm
  • total length: 275mm
  • spine thickness at base: 1.6mm
  • blade height: 32mm

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    5  Product Review, July 3, 2014
    Posted By: Doug - verified customer

    This is a great utility/slightly oversize petty, or undersized slicer. VG10 isn't everyone's favorite, but it is still a pretty good steel, and Shun's fit and finish is nothing if not superb. Very sharp out of the box, and excellent for cutting supremes from all size citrus (salad station, anyone?). Great for detail work, and would be adequate for some line positions. It will do most of the work you would use a paring knife for, and gives you the blade length for bell peppers, potatoes, and big tomatoes. 1.6mm spine, and paper thin behind the edge, tomatoes don't stand a chance. great for detail work, and garnishes, or mincing garlic and shallots. No paring knife in my roll, between this and a 120mm petty, all the small work is taken care of. You're not going to be chopping or rocking (it'll stick in the board), but wicked thin slicing is a dream come true, even for carpaccio.

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    2  Product Review, June 4, 2011
    Posted By: glen tomek - verified customer

    Two complaints. The handle is too short, and the knife is too light. I expected it to comparable to some of my other knives. I researched other sellers and none were giving that info.Shuns spends all its verbiage on the blade, which is its selling point. Like any tool its got to fit you hand and feel right. Shun needs to give more info other brands do.

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    5  Product Review, December 21, 2010
    Posted By: Brett - verified customer

    Very sharp and agile. Balance is excellent. May feel fragile, however, it's anything but (laminated design protects the brittle edge). Best utility knife I've owned next to my Watanabe

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    3  Product Review, April 28, 2010
    Posted By: Tom T - verified customer

    Very sharp, but tip is too thin and fragile for this type of knife and price. 3 stars is generous.

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