Shun Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife

Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily food-prep essential. The curved edge lets you rock the blade over food for efficient chopping. The smaller 6" blade is ideal for working with smaller items, and may be easi...er to control for cooks with smaller hands. About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, Shun is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design.? The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. ? The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. ? D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. ? Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. ? Dishwasher safe. ? NSF approved.* *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Shun
$289.95 $363.00
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The Shun Reserve 6 inch hollow-ground chef's knife is made in Japan with a razor-sharp edge for effortless chopping. The medium-le...ngth blade has a curved edge that makes it the perfect knife for chopping vegetables or cutting boneless meats. This Reserve chef's knife from Shun also has a great Damascus look on the blade because the knife's core is clad with 32 layers of stainless steel. This also protects the blade from rust and other damage. The Reserve chef's knife has a long-lasting edge as well thanks to the super hard SG-2 powdered steel core. Shun knives come with a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care. read more

Shun
$179.95 $225.00
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The epitome of cutlery, the Shun Premier 8 inch Chef's Knife is everything a knife should be. With a Damascus steel blade that has... been sharpened to a single-bevel edge, the chef's knife can cut through just about anything. Slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing, the blade has a granton edge so even moist foods won't stick to the blade. A hand-hammered design is featured on the side of the blade which brings an ancient look and feel to the knife. The handle features a natural wood-grain design of dark Pakkawood in a D-shape so it is comfortable to hold because it contours better to hands. The Shun Premier 8 inch Chef's Knife will make a statement in any kitchen, so it's best to put it on display. The Shun Premier Collection harkens back to traditional craftsmanship of Japanese blades, including swords and knives. All blades are constructed of layers of Damascus steel for a sturdy blade that takes a sharp edge easily and retains it. The knives are sharpened to a single-bevel and fashioned extremely thin for precise cuts. A granton edge creates a semblance of a non-stick surface by allowing air between the blade and food so chefs can cut swifter and smoother. The side of the blade features a hand-hammered appearance (called Tsuchime in Japanese) for a look that resembles ancient blades constructed by hand. The signature Shun emblem is emblazoned on the blade and the base end-cap. Stainless bolsters hold each blade in perfect balance to the contoured handle. Made of dark Pakkawood the handle is given a D-shape for a more natural feel in the hand. The exposed wood-grain adds to the old world charm of the Premier knives. Shun has paid attention to every detail of every blade in the Premier Collection assuring each deserves to be called Premier. Blade measures 8 inches. read more

Shun

The Shun Classic build-a-block set is a nice way to start building a knife collection with Shun Classic knives and at a significan...t savings over open stock prices. For $20 more than the price of the chef's knife itself, you get a $60 11-slot bamboo block. Only cutlery of unparalleled appearance and uncompromising performance receives the mark of Shun. Shun Classic Series contain knives of traditional Japanese shape and craftsmanship in modern, innovative designs. Obtained by pounding 16 layers of high carbon stainless steel, the natural pattern of Damascus steel on the blade enhances the knives? beauty and utility, making cleaner, faster cuts that do not compromise the flavor of the food. Composed of VG-10 stainless steel core clad between SUS410 stainless steel, Shun Classic Series knives remain strong and sharp, requiring infrequent sharpening. Bolstered in stainless steel to each blade is a solid, ebony black Pakkawood handle in an ergonomic D-shape. The Pakkawood handles are comfortable to hold and beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic Series of cutlery is Shun's quintessential line that embodies the power of Shun in subtle simplicity. Each Classic blade, from the smallest to the largest, has the Shun logo emblazoned onto the blade's side. read more

Shun
$164.95 $207.00
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The Shun Premier 5.5 inch santoku knife is a short, easy-to-handle cook's knife for quick chopping. Made in Japan, this Shun Premi...er santoku is incredibly sharp with a long-lasting edge that's made from Shun's VG-10 "super steel." The handle and blade look incredible as the handle is made from a walnut-finished PakkaWood and the blade has a great hammered finish. This Shun Premier knife also comes with a lifetime warranty with normal use and care. read more

Shun
$164.95 $207.00
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The Shun Premier 6 inch chef's knife is an attractive medium-sized knife for chopping vegetables and cutting meat. It's incredibly... sharp and the hand-hammered finish on the blade helps food come off of the knife easily, similar to a hollow edge. This Shun Premier chef's knife also has a walnut-colored PakkaWood handle with a new comfortable shape that's a pleasure to hold. Additionally, the edge stays sharp longer because it uses the same hard VG-10 steel as Shun's Classic series. This Premier chef's knife from Shun will resist damage from corrosion because it's clad with 32 layers of stainless steel. read more

Shun
$124.95 $157.00
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The Shun Classic 6 inch chef's knife is the perfect size for anyone who likes to use a smaller knife. Every chef needs a cook's kn...ife, but home chefs with smaller hands can have difficulty using knives with long or heavy blades. This Japanese-made chef's knife is on the smaller side but has all of the attributes that make a chef's knife useful. It just has a shorter blade length that's easier to handle. read more

Shun
$229.95 $288.00
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The Shun Premier 7 inch sumo santoku knife has a wider blade than the standard santoku, which makes it perfect for chopping and sc...ooping large bunches of greens and other vegetables. The blade also has a hammered finish that gives it an attractive watery appearance. The blade is long-lasting and resistant to damage because each side of the blade is clad with 16 layers of stainless steel. It also holds its razor sharp edge for longer because the knife's core is made of special VG-10 "super steel." This Shun Premier sumo santoku knife features a beautiful walnut-finished PakkaWood handle made of white birch and resin. Made in Japan, it comes with a lifetime warranty with normal use and proper care. read more

Shun
$179.95 $225.00
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The Shun Classic 7 inch wide santoku knife is similar to a chef's knife. It's especially useful for the chef who prefers to slice ...instead of chop. Initially designed for Japanese home cooks, the santoku is garnering interest from professional and home chefs worldwide. This wide-bladed santoku from Shun is perfect for people who need to slice thick vegetables. Squashes, cucumbers or even a handful of carrots all are fair game for this knife! read more

Shun
$139.95 $175.00
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The Shun Classic 8 inch chef's knife has a traditional length blade, suitable for most chefs. It's much lighter than most European... knives because the blade of this Japanese-made knife is thinner. This reduces hand fatigue and makes the knife easier to use. Backed by a lifetime warranty from Shun. read more

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The new Shun Premier 8 inch chef's knife makes it easy to quickly chop a lot of greens and other vegetables with its long blade. T...he hand-hammered blade looks great and helps keep food from sticking. It's especially helpful when you're quickly chopping big bunches of vegetables. This Shun Premier chef's knife also has a new great-looking handle made from PakkaWood with a walnut finish. Made from a combination of resin and hardwood, the handle is long-lasting and comfortable. Additionally, this Premier cook's knife from Shun stays sharp and outlasts other knives with its hard steel core and layers of stainless steel on the exterior. read more

Chef's Choice
$39.95 $55.00
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This 2-stage Asian Pronto 463 is extremely fast, outperforming other manual sharpeners on the market. In seconds, with precise ang...le control, this sharpener provides an ultra-sharp, arch-shaped edge on double-bevel straight-edge, serrated and Asian-style knives. With 100% diamond abrasive wheels, Stage 1 sharpens and Stage 2 hones and polishes knives producing a stronger, more durable edge on serrated knives. The Pronto 463 straightens and aligns dull, bent knife teeth. Diamond-coated abrasive wheels hold their shape indefinitely and sharpen any alloy. The Asian Pronto's Criss-Cross technology sharpens simultaneously "into" and "out of" the knife edge for a premium burr-free edge with plenty of bite. The Asian Pronto 463 ensures exact bevel angle control for a 15 degree bevel edge. Soft-grip handle offers a secure grip. Exceptionally safe and easy to store, the santoku/Asian knife sharpener fits in a kitchen drawer. 1-year limited manufacturer warranty. Made in the USA. 8 1/2"L x 2"W x 2 1/2"H. Product Features? Fastest 2-stage manual sharpener puts a stronger, razor-sharp, arch-shaped 15 degree bevel edge on double-bevel, straight-edge and serrated Asian-style knives ? 100% diamond abrasive wheels ensure astonishingly sharp edges in seconds: Stage 1 sharpens and Stage 2 hones and polishes double-bevel edges with micron-size diamond abrasives ? Sharpens double-bevel santoku/Asian-style knives, tip to blade ? Ensures precise bevel angle control for a 15-degree edge ? Diamond abrasive wheels sharpen simultaneously "into" and "out of" the knife edge for a premium burr-free edge ? Criss-Cross sharpening technology produces sharp edges with plenty of bite ? Accurate angle guides ensure precise angle control ? Diamond abrasive wheels hold their shape indefinitely, unlike ceramic wheels ? Diamond abrasives do not load up, so no messy oil or water is needed ? Sharpener is exceptionally safe and easy to use ? Comfortable sure-grip handle ? Nonslip rubber feet keep sharpener secure when in use ? Compact size stores in a kitchen drawer ? Stainless-steel and molded thermoplastic read more

Shun
$149.95 $225.00
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Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the 8" chef's knife is a daily food-prep essential. The hollow-ground edge resists stickin...g for smoother slicing. About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design.? The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. ? The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. ? D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. ? Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. ? Dishwasher safe. ? NSF approved.* *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$79.95-$89.95 $115.00-$125.00
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Superior Japanese-German fusion cutlery, the Zwilling Morimoto Red Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife is designed in collaboration with che...f Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America." Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the santoku knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. The hollow-ground edge ensures smooth stick-resistance and the Zwilling special formula German steel delivers long-life durability. The exclusive Sigmaforge precision forging creates an exceptionally hard blade that resists stains, chips and rust. Friodur ice-hardened to a 57 Rockwell Hardness, the santoku knife blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength, the handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature. Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features? Design collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America" ? Japanese-German fusion with Asian-style thin blade ? Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Precision forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard blade ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? Honbazuke-style hand sharpening on each side to 9.5-12 degrees for scalpel-sharp edge ? Hollow-ground edge is stick-resistant ? Handle's red spacers create the specific and unique Miyabi signature ? High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control ? POM handle designed with glass fiber enhanced plastic for added strength ? Hand wash ? 30-day warranty for manufacturing defects read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$169.95 $215.00
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For daily food prep that requires both heft and precision, the the Morimoto Edition Zwilling Miyabi Fusion 6" Wide Chef's Knife is... a must-have kitchen knife. Designed with the culinary expertise of world-renown chef Masaharu Morimoto, the wide chef's knife makes it easy to chop, then scoop ingredients into the pan or bowl. Gentler on the fingers and hands with a rounded spine and blade heel, the Miyabi Fusion knife offers optimum sharpness, balance and comfort. A floral Damascus pattern and Katana edge add unique distinction to the Japanese thin blade. The CMV60 (VG-10) Japanese stainless "super steel" core blade features 64 outer layers (32 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention. The Cryodur ice-hardened and 59-61 Rockwell Hardness wide chef's knife starts sharper and stays sharper longer. Honbazuke-style hand sharpening to 9.5-12 degrees produces scalpel-sharp edges. Engineered of black resin-Duracon and striking red accents, the triple-riveted full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control. In 1731 German knife maker Peter Henckels registered his "TWIN" trademark, which helped his company flourish into one of the world's most exclusive, best-performing kitchen cutlery producers. Following the company's nearly 300 years of tradition and innovative success, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Japan continues to ensure superior quality cutlery for professional and home gourmets worldwide. Product Features? Design collaboration with chef Masaharu Morimoto, the world's most recognized Japanese chef and Iron Chef on "Iron Chef America" ? Designed with optimum sharpness, balance and comfort ? Authentic Japanese thin blade profile ? Distinct flower Damascus blade design with Katana edge ? Rounded spine and blade heel are gentler on fingers and hands ? CMV60 (VG-10) Japanese stainless "super steel" core blade features 64 outer layers (32 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention ? Cryodur ice-hardened with Rockwell hardness of 59-61 delivers long-life durability ? Razor-sharp blade retains superior edge vs. ordinary VG-10 Japanese steel knives ? 3-step Honbazuke hand honing on each side to 9.5-12 degrees for scalpel-sharp edge ? High-carbon blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Doubled tempered to prevent brittleness ? Triple-riveted, full tang handle is hygienic and precisely weight balanced for better control ? Western-style, black resin-Duracon handle design with striking red accents ? Hand wash ? 30-day warranty for manufacturing defects read more

Wusthof
$119.95 $150.00
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Regarded as a must-have knife for any kitchen, the Wusthof Classic Extra Wide Chef's Knife is designed to fit like a natural exten...sion of your hand. The broad, thick blade and curved tip equip the Wusthof cook's knife for quick and precise cutting, slicing, dicing and mincing of almost any food. Handcrafted in Germany, the 6", extra wide chef's knife saves you valuable time in kitchen prep. The Wusthof Classic cutlery line is precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon, stain-resistant steel for exceptional strength, then skillfully honed by hand to razor sharpness. Hand-buffed virtually indestructible full tang handle is triple-riveted for superior strength and durability and ensures a firm, comfortable grip for smooth maneuverability. Wusthof extra wide chef's knife inner ring anode safeguards rivets from rust. A slight curve enhances the balance of the ultra-sharp blade that sharpens easily and holds an edge. Signature to Wusthof cutlery is the precision bolster, allowing the heft and balance for expert gourmet food preparation. New Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) has increased sharpness by 20% with twice the edge retention. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's best chefs for restaurant and home cooking. Crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany, the Classic knives bear the Wusthof name and the Trident logo. Today's Wusthof state-of-the-art facilities ensure the legendary quality of old-world craftsmanship while benefitting from modern production methods. Product Features ? Precision-forged blade from one piece of Wusthof's own specially tempered high-carbon steel for superior strength ? Precision hand-honed edges are incredibly sharp and easy to maintain ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade ? Special alloyed steel resists stains and rust ? New Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) has increased sharpness by 20% with twice the edge retention ? Completely hygienic, impact-resistant polymer handle is buffed and polished by hand ? Ergonomically designed handle offers a smooth, comfortable grip for either hand ? Handles secured to tang with 3 distinctive stainless-steel rivets ? Patented inner ring anode prevents rust around the rivets and along entire tang ? Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the solid balance and heft ? Hand wash ? Limited lifetime warranty on cutlery read more

Wusthof
$79.95 $100.00
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Razor-sharp, deeply-beveled serrations and wider blade of this Wusthof Classic serrated multi-prep knife allow the power and the h...eft to slice cleanly and quickly. Penetrates tough-skinned produce, hard crusts, and delivers perfect slices every time. This serrated chef's knife has the maneuverability and cutting-edge performance for effortless slicing. Ideal length to cut baguette bread, bagels, and hard-crust rolls, without tearing or crushing. Pierce tough skins on tomatoes, onions and eggplants, and produce paper-thin slices. Shorter than a traditional chef's knife, the wide spine offers firm control slicing chorizo, kielbasa, salami and sausage for breakfast to dinner prep. Equally proficient slicing delicate fruits for salads and desserts, this 4.5-inch chef's knife slices apples, strawberries, mangoes and cubes melon. The ideal knife to slice panini sandwiches, quarter club sandwiches, halve biscuits and rolls, this 4.5" multi-prep knife produces clean crisp edges. Meticulously engineered of Wusthof's own precision-forged, high-carbon rust-free steel. Versatility and long-lasting sharpness make this 4.5" multi-prep knife a preferred choice for chefs of all skill levels. Signature to the Wusthof cutlery is the precision bolster, allowing the heft and balance to perform quick, precise even cuts. Easy to grip, and an extremely-comfortable fit, with full-tang triple-riveted handle, ensuring superior strength, balance and maneuverability. Hand wash. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. 4 1/2"L blade. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital", Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. You may also like: Wusthof Classic Multi-Prep Chef's Knife Set, 2-piece set, item 30615 Product Features? Precision scalloped serrations and wide blade cut cleanly and quickly ? Razor-sharp, deeply-beveled serrations penetrate tough-skinned tomatoes, onions and eggplants, without crushing or tearing ? Slice baguette bread, bagels and hard-crust rolls ? Slice apples, strawberries, mangoes or cube melon ? Wider spine for greater heft and proportionate balance to slice breakfast chorizo, salami and sausage ? Easily slice sandwiches and ensure crisp clean edges for restaurant-quality presentation ? Wusthof's own precision-forged, high-carbon steel retains a sharp edge longer ? Precision laser-controlled edge ensures a consistent blade angle ? Wusthof signature bolster and full tang provides superior strength, control and maneuverability ? Ergonomic handle ? Triple-compression rivets for long-life durability ? Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

Wusthof
$99.95 $125.00
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This Wusthof chef's knife slices the entire width of large produce effortlessly. From the cutlery experts in Solingen, Germany, th...is laser-cut, high-carbon stainless-steel blade features a wider spine for additional strength, weight and balance, following through with a precise, unwavering cut. Superior, rust-resistant German blade slices and dices root vegetables, such as beets, potatoes and turnips, with the proficiency of a professional chef. Cuts thick rind of cantaloupe, honeydew or winter melon, and perfectly halves squash for roasting. The strong definitive point pierces tomatoes, mangoes and tough-skinned fruit, leaving exterior and interior intact. This wide blade chef's knife slices artisan breads, without crushing soft interior. The tip is wider to efficiently crush cloves of elephant garlic and transfer easily from cutting board to pan. With exceptional heel strength, this knife will disjoint poultry or larger cuts of meat. Wusthof Gourmet kitchen knives equip the chef with the sharpness, balance and comfortable grip to masterfully accomplish the specific prep task. Permanently bonded to the handle, full tang on the Wusthof chef's knife ensures superior strength and maneuverability. Special-alloyed steel is stain- and rust-resistant. Signature bolster and ergonomic handle triple-riveted for strength and longevity provides a nonslip, comfortable grip. Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended. Lifetime manufacturer warranty Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital", Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. Product Features? Wide blade slices larger vegetables, fruits, melons or artisan breads ? Wider spine adds strength, weight and balance to follow through with a precise, unwavering cut ? Quickly penetrates and slices sinuous root vegetables ? Cuts thick rind of large melons and halves squash for roasting ? Strong point pierces tough skin on fruits, leaving exterior and interior intact ? Slices the entire width of artisan breads, without crushing ? Laser-cut to exacting standards from Wusthof's own high-carbon stain-resistant steel alloy ? Heel features thick strong edge to disjoint poultry or larger cuts of meat ? Full tang and signature bolster for superior strength, heft and cutting control ? Ergonomic synthetic handle, triple-riveted for strength ensures a smooth comfortable grip for either hand ? Special alloyed steel is stain- and rust-resistant ? Blade guard to protect knives from scratches or abrasions ? Handcrafted in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

Wusthof
$149.95 $190.00
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The Wusthof Classic wide chef's knife slices the entire width of larger produce perfectly and effortlessly. From the cutlery exper...ts in Solingen, Germany, this precision-forged, high-carbon stainless-steel blade features a wider spine for additional strength, weight and balance. Superior, rust-resistant German blade slices thick-skinned fruits and vegetables with the proficiency of a professional chef. Quickly sections Bibb lettuce or cabbage into wedges. Slices or dices root vegetables such as beets, potatoes and turnips or efficiently halves squash for roasting. This 8" chef's knife slices artisan breads without crushing soft interior, and creates deli-thin slices from roasts. Pierces tomatoes, mangoes and tough-skinned fruit, leaving interior intact. The Wusthof Classic wide chef's knife cuts thick rind of cantaloupe, honeydew or winter melon, with the agility of an electric knife. Precision laser-controlled edge ensures a consistent blade angle. The tip is often used to crush and transfer garlic. Versatility and long-lasting sharpness the entire length of the blade edge makes this 8" chef's knife a preferred choice by culinarians. Signature to the Wusthof cutlery is the precision bolster, allowing the heft and balance to perform quick, precise even cuts. Full tang on this exceptional 8" chef's knife is triple-riveted to the handle, ensuring superior strength, balance and maneuverability. Inner ring anodes on Wusthof knives safeguard rivets from rust. Hand wash. Made in Germany. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. 8"L blade. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. Product Features ? Extra-wide blade slices larger vegetables, fruits, melons or artisan breads ? Wusthof's own precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel retains a sharp edge longer ? Precision laser-controlled edge ensures a consistent blade angle ? Wide spine adds strength and weight for efficient slicing ? Essential cutlery tool quickly slices root vegetables ? Pierces tough skin on fruits, leaving interior intact ? Slices the entire width of artisan breads and penetrates thick melon rind ? Wusthof signature bolster provides the heft and balance to ensure effortless slicing ? Full tang provides superior strength, balance and maneuverability ? Ergonomic handle fits either hand for firm control ? Triple-compression rivets with inner ring anodes safeguard from rust ? Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

Shun
$164.95 $207.00
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Meticulously handcrafted in Japan with an ultra-sharp blade, the Shun Premier Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is a go-to for both Wester...n rocking and Asian chopping cuts. Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. A new favorite in American kitchens, this 5 1/2" Asian version of a chef's knife has a straight edge for precision slicing and chopping. The hammered tsuchime finish and taper-ground edge help food release from the blade quickly for ultra-smooth performance. Undoubtedly versatile every time you cook, the Shun santoku dices, slices and chops thick meats, tough-skinned produce, while the slightly rounded tip enables rocking cuts through delicate herbs. Shun's proprietary VG-MAX core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish creates a series of small hollows in the blade that reduces drag and help food release easily from the blades. The Shun Premier santoku knife is stain- and rust-resistant with razor-sharp beveled edges for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is made of natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving or storage. Shun cutlery proudly takes its name from the Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect shun moment, in harmony with nature's seasonal rhythms. The Shun brand, made by Kai Corporation, which is one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers, introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. The Shun Premier Santoku reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features? Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, the beautiful Shun santoku knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete ? Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade ? Shun's proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel offers superior edge retention ? Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance ? Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp ? Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique ? Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge ? Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability ? Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip ? Full composite tang construction adds stability ? Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control ? NSF certified* ? Hand wash and dry thoroughly ? Limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$119.95-$149.95 $150.00-$190.00
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Considered the multipurpose workhorse of kitchen knives, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Chef's Knife was designed by premiere Ital...ian architect and designer Matteo Thun with a unique wedge-shaped blade. Germany's legendary knife maker offers the wider blade and curved bolster to improve precision, balance and comfort. Ideal for both Western circular or rocking cuts and swift Asian-style chopping, the professional-grade chef's knife is precision-forged from a single piece of Zwilling exclusive formula stainless-steel. The razor-sharp blade is exceptionally hard yet flexible for effortlessly chopping, slicing and dicing of herbs, garlic and other vegetables and hard processed meats. Backed by years of design testing, the high-carbon blade is ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness and resists stains, chips and rust. Precision lasered for a premium angled blade, the long-life Zwilling Pro chef's knife allows for cutting, slicing and sharpening along its full edge from bolster to tip. The arched bolster supports the thumb and reduces hand and wrist stress for comfortable, controlled cutting of boneless meats or trimming melon rinds and bread crusts. Contoured ergonomic polymer handle features a triple-riveted full tang and edgeless joints for a smooth, safe grip. Virtually indestructible, Zwilling Pro kitchen knives are honed and hand-finished and dishwasher-safe, although hand washing is recommended to maintain maximum sharpness. Product Features? Unique wedge-shaped blade designed by top Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun ? Wedge blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and improves cutting technique ? Curved bolster improves precision, safety and comfort ? Curved bolster supports both classic Western circular or rocking cuts and quick Asian-style chopping ? Precision-forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade ? Forged and tempered from a single blank of superior-quality German steel ? Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Zwilling Pro chef's knife is honed and hand-finished by expertly skilled artisans ? Precision lasered and hand-polished edge ensures optimal blade angles and superior sharpness ? Entire edge of premium angled blade allows for cutting and chopping ? Kitchen chef's knife blade edge sharpens in full from bolster to tip ? Triple-riveted, full tang ABS polymer handle is hygienic, perfectly balanced and virtually indestructible ? Edgeless handle joints and hand-smoothed spine offers a smooth, comfortable grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Lifetime warranty read more

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