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Any thoughts on the Shun 7 1/2" Double Hollow Ground Santoku as a good all-purpose knife?

KaBudokan | Jan 28, 201102:43 PM

Hey everyone! First post here...

I'm looking to get my first semi-high-end knife to supplement an ok set I've been using for several years. I was leaning toward getting a traditional 8" chef's knife, but am intrigued by this Shun from WS:

It seems like a very good deal at this price. I actually held several knives at the store today, and I liked both the Shun and the Wusthof Classic knives. I didn't care as much for the Global I tried.

I have some moderate knife skills, though I'm actually going to take a course at a local community college just to supplement my skills. I've used both a chef's knife and santoku at home, and don't necessarily have a preference. If forced to say which way I've leaned, I would say I tend to pull out the chef's knife more often than the 7" santoku.

The woman at the store described this as almost a cross between a santoku and a chef's knife.

I'm sure ANYTHING I get will be better than what I've been using, but I'm just wondering... I'm figuring on staying around the $100 range, give or take a few bucks.

Anyone else have any experience with this knife?

Thanks for your thoughts and input!

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