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Shun Knives--Preference?


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Shun Knives--Preference?

dainish | Jul 25, 2010 01:24 PM

I know there are a lot of knife threads on here, but I'm still not finding an answer to my question, so here goes.

If one were to look only at Shun knives, which line would you pick and why?

Let me qualify this--I can't buy the classic because the handles are right-handed and my husband is a lefty. Right now I am making do with a Forschner which is great but perhaps a little too light. And my husband really doesn't like it.

I know the Ken Onion line seems to be getting phased out and you can get a great deal...but I feel like people have said the design of the handle makes you cock your wrist at a weird angle.

Has anyone tried the Shun Edo yet? They're at Williams-Sonoma but they're REALLY new.

Also, I pinch the knife when I hold it, so I like knives with a bolster that has a bit of an ergonomic space for the fingers, and a wide finger guard (like the Ken Onion). I don't have much of a technique with knives yet as I just learned how to properly hold a knife not all that long ago. Definitely have sliced myself less since learning this, but I still feel like I need to take a class!

I am not saying I HAVE to buy a Shun, but I won't buy something that I have to mail order without trying first. And I'm trying to figure out, aside from feel, if there is any reason to put one Shun line above another, so that I can compare it to other brands....Thanks!

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