Shun TDM0707 Premier Chef’s Knife, 10-Inch

Shun TDM0707 Premier Chef’s Knife, 10-Inch

Shun TDM0707 Premier Chef’s Knife, 10-Inch

Product Features

  • Premier chef’s knife in generous 10-inch size
  • Features layered damascus steel with a striking, hand-hammered finish (known as ‘tsuchime’ in japanese)
  • Hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping foods from sticking to the knife blade
  • Premium pakkawood handle nestles comfortably into the curves of the palm and allows for a variety of comfortable and secure grips
  • Hand wash and dry; limited lifetime warranty; made in japan

Product Description

The shun premier 10-inch chef’s knife is one of the two most common lengths for a chef’s knife. The ten-inch length is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping medium- to large-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. With its curved belly, the chef’s knife can be gently “rocked” through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Elegant and beautiful, the shun premier line of knives is unlike any knives you’ve owned. Featuring layered damascus steel for strength, the hand-hammered finish (known as ‘tsuchime’ in Japanese) lends not only to the beauty, but creates the hollow-ground feature that reduces knife-drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. Ultra-thin and incredibly sharp, these blades feature a 16-degree blade angle making the blade flexible, but much sharper than traditional western knives. The gorgeous Packwood handles in walnut finish are both sleek and stylish, and are shaped to fit the palm of your hand in a variety of secure and comfortable grips. The shun logo is embossed on the end cap, making these knives beautiful in and out of the knife block. Incredibly thin, sharp blades, stylish finishing details and created in the Japanese styling that shun is famous for; you know your premier of knives will work just as hard as you do in your kitchen, and be around for generations to come. Hand washing only; limited lifetime warranty.

List Price: $ 263.00

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
My first Japanese Chef’s knife – WOW!, May 1, 2013
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I’ve been cooking for my family as a serious weekend chef for 35 years now. I have also spent decades butchering and processing venison, wild boar, antelope, and elk. So I think I know a little bit about knives and how to use them. I’ve been through many, many knives. Cheap ones, expensive ones, and everything in between. I always tended to lean toward the classic French designs and the somewhat updated style of the Zwilling J.A. Henkels Twin Four Star. Most recently I’ve been using a Sabatier Mexuer et Cie Carbon Steel 10-inch Chef’s knife. I really like this knife as I used to own some carbon steel Sabatiers many years ago that somehow got lost in a move to a new residence. Recently, I decided to finally purchase a good quality Japanese knife and after some research online and visiting a few stores I decided to go with the Shun Premier line. I’ve had the 10-inch Chef’s knife for about a month now alternating usage between it and the Sabatier. While the Sabatier is a wonderful cutting tool in its own right the Shun Premier is just at a totally unbelievably higher level. I almost feel like chanting “I’m not worthy, I’m not worthy” every time I use it. The knife is beautifully balanced and feels just so right in the hand. As so many others have already stated the fit and finish is astonishing. I have never owned anything like this designed for the kitchen. I own several custom hunting/camping knives and the Shun is as well made as these one-of-a-kind knives. The Damascus steel is beautiful and the hand hammered finish above the edge gives the knife a jewel like appearance. Not only is it aesthetically appealing it has a functional purpose. With the hammered dimples food does not stick to the blade. Try slicing a raw potato and you’ll see what I mean. I particularly like the design as the bolster works perfectly to get a secure pinch hold on the knife – so necessary for proper technique. The handle is made of pakawood and is in perfect keeping with the overall design. The balance and weight of this knife is just about perfect for me. I have rather large hands and I do not think the handle is too small. I have no problem controlling this tool. Finally, the cutting edge is absolutely razor sharp right out of the box. Although I have used it a few times already I have not had to even brush up the edge with the honing steel. By contrast the Sabatier arrived with a very dull edge. I had to put an edge on it using my oil stones. In defense of the Sabatier once I did put a proper edge it is performing as well as the Shun. There is nothing like carbon steel in this regard, well except maybe, Damascus steel. I am so impressed with the Shun Premier line that I have ordered several more to have a complete set.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Knife, February 7, 2014
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This was my first Japanese style knife, as I grew up on Wusthofs. I never really liked the thicker, heavier feel of most German made knives, so when it came time to buy my own I decided to try something a bit different. And boy, am I happy that I did.

The blade itself is beautiful and super thin. It effortlessly floats through food. The only issue I had was cutting very stiff potatoes, but that was more because they stuck to the side (don’t fall for the marketing hype, the hammered finish does nothing). It comes quite sharp, but because very few knives remain that way for long I purchased an edge pro for upkeep of the blade. Word of warning: because there is a significant taper to the blade, the tip is VERY, VERY thin. Because I’m not used to a 10-inch chef’s knife, I dinged the tip against the sink while cleaning it and about 1 mm broke off. Its something that should be easily fixed by sharpening, but be very aware when handling these knives as they do require extra care. But it’s still worth it!

The handle and balance are great as well. Despite being a relatively large knife, it feels great in the hand and after three hours of chopping vegetables I felt little arm fatigue. The wood on the handle is shaped perfectly for a good pinch grip, but my hands are somewhat large so I’m not sure it would work for everyone.

Finally, if you are traveling with this knife as I am, I highly recommend a blade guard. Don’t just stick it in your knife roll and hope for the best. Its truly a precision tool and as such is somewhat delicate.

Despite the fragility, I promise you this knife is worth it. Changing your behavior a bit, especially how you treat your knives, will pay off hugely in the long run when it comes to this and all of the Shun Premiers. You wont ever want to go back to German knives.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
awesome, February 20, 2012
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This knife is great. balanced, sharp, well made, light . it has it all. I have cooked and cut for 26 years professionally and have been through a ton of knives. this ranks as one of my favorites. will repost in 6 months to see how it holds up. so far I love it.

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