Ken Onion by Shun 8-Inch Chef's Knife

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5/5,
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By:
Shun
  • Feel the power of the first truly ergonomic chef's knife! This Shun Knife by Kershaw is designed by Ken Onion, one of the worlds top knife designers. This patent pending design features a special angled curved bolster and specially shaped handle that fits perfectly in the hand, releasing all tension in your arm. The extra curve on the blade allows for an easier flowing motion across the cutting board, and the tip allows for easier scooping. Combine all of this with the sharpest Japanese edge available, and you have perfection. The design of this knife will make you an immediate chopomatic in the kitchen.
  • Binding:
    Kitchen
    EAN:
    4901601417111
    Label:
    Shun
    List Price:
    $250.00
    Manufacturer:
    Shun
    Product Group:
    Kitchen
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_KITCHEN
    Publisher:
    Shun
    Studio:
    Shun
    Title:
    Ken Onion by Shun 8-Inch Chef's Knife
    Feature:
    comes with wooden holder and gift box
    Brand:
    Shun
    Size:
    8"
    MPN:
    DM0500
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Height:
    3 inches
    Length:
    13 inches
    Weight:
    1.2 pounds
    Width:
    1 inches
    Material Type:
    VG 10 stainless steel layered on each side by 16
    Material Type Set Element:
    VG 10 stainless steel layered on each side by 16
    Model:
    DM0500
    Is Autographed:
    0
    Is Memorabilia:
    0
    Batteries Included:
    0

Recent User Reviews

  1. meezinplaz
    "Cadillac of Kitchen Knives"
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Performance:
    5/5,
    Handle:
    5/5,
    Blade:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Jan 5, 2011
    Purchase Price:
    $250.00
    Pros - So sharp it's a liability, light (feels CHEAP it's so light) amazing steel, superior handling.
    Cons - MSRP is about double that of other high end knives. That's it's only flaw.
    I purchased this blade at 6am. I was unable to sleep and needed a replacement for my workhorse J.A.H.

    It was on sale down from 380 something. I can tell you this, from the day it arrived in it's gleaming black box I haven't regretted a single moment. The factory edge gave my arm a clean shave in one pass. Listen, I'm a professional. Sharp knives aren't too big a deal for me. For the first week I owned this thing I just looked at it, I held it in my hand, put it next to my board and used my old knife out of fear and respect for how ridiculously sharp this knife is. Once I began to familiarize myself with it I came to realize that the knife is so well designed and built that it feels like nothings in your hand at all, you sort of just let the knife do it's thing without thinking about it too much and all works out well. I've now had this knife coming up on 5 months now. It's my primary. I have never once cut myself with it. The two other cooks that have picked it up starred at it in awe in their hands expecting a monstrous weighty german thing. My chef picked it up in anger to chiff basil on the fly and filleted his ring finger. 

    Just buy the $&$^ thing. If you're on this page, and have gotten this far that you're considering it then you already know it's specs: VG10 supersteel core, 15 layers on each side of jesus steel, pakawood 3/4 tang handle (aids in weight and balance) yada yada yada. Buy it. Better yet, find it on sale somewhere and buy it. It's a tank. Best knife I've ever owned. 

Comments

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  1. columa
    Just one thing before you buy this one; you can get the Shun Elite Ken Onion at Amazon for only $199.95 , about $10.00 more, but you get a knife with a blade of SG-2 powder steel clad in 410-A stainless. It has a Rwh of 64, yet can be sharpened. It is the model SG0418. You don't get the Damascus look of the Classic KO DM0500 but the quality of the steel is much higher. The DM0500 is VG-10 with a Rwh 60-61. A fine blade, just not up to the SG-2 super steel. All else is the same.
    I hated to use my SG0418 at first too. It really can be considered to be a work of art.
    But once you cut with it --wow! it feels so good with a pinch grip.