Users' questions

Are Shun knives prone to chipping?

Are Shun knives prone to chipping?

Chips can happen due to improper cutting technique. Shun Cutlery is designed to be used in a smooth, slicing motion—and never in a forceful, up-and-down “chopping” manner. The razor-sharp blade of your Shun makes this practically effortless.

How do you stop Japanese knives from chipping?

Solution:Cold temperatures make the steel more fragile and brittle. On top of this, frozen foods are very hard. Always avoid using Japanese knives on frozen food or even half-frozen food. Fridge or room temperature is always best.

How long will a Shun knife last?

Needless to say, after three months they are still super sharp! These knives have a wider angle which aids in edge retention, so these stay sharp much longer. I still do not need to sharpen these knives after daily use for three months.

Why is my knife chipping?

In knives chipping can be caused by a number of things. Most common is striking the blade against something hard. This can happen when they are improperly stored or washed. Chipping can also be caused by a microscopic flaw or chip(s) in the blade.

What’s the difference between Shun and Shun classic?

Instead of heavy ponderous blades, Shun Classic blades are lighter with razor-sharp edges and crafted from advanced steel. Rather than weighty, Western handles, Shun Classic offers the graceful control of a traditional Japanese handle.

Why are there micro chips on my Shun knife?

Micro chips in the blade edge can also occur if a spot of rust develops on the extremely thin edge, too. The good news is that with a gliding cut, the proper cutting surface, and making sure the knife is thoroughly dry before storing, the chances of chipping are reduced enormously. What’s more, micro chips can easily be sharpened out.

How are Shun knives sharpened on each side?

Shun knives, for example, are sharpened to a 16° angle on each side of the blade.

Is there a walk in warranty on Shun kitchen knives?

WALK-IN WARRANTY TEMPORARILY CLOSED. PLEASE SHIP FOR SERVICE. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE. Classic features beautiful Damascus-clad blades with a cutting core of Shun’s proprietary VG-MAX stainless steel and D-shaped PakkaWood handles.