Shun | Cutlery Premier Chef’s Knif
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Shun | Cutlery Premier Chef’s Knif


If there is one knife that you simply can't be without, it's this one. The Shun Classic 8-in. Chef's Knife is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The eight-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, 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. Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.


The first thing that catches the eye about the beautiful Shun Premier series is its magnificent tsuchime (tsoo-CHEE-may) finish. This hammered finish combined with Premier’s mirror blade polish and intricately layered Damascus, gives Shun Premier a look that is at once rustic and sophisticated.

But the real beauty of Premier is how it performs. Premier is designed to provide exceptionally agile handling. The lightweight, razor-sharp blades are quick and precise. The palm swell on the handle nestles into the hand to provide confident control – for both smaller and larger hands. The embossed endcap and brass ring provide both balance and beauty.

  • Shun

    “Shun” (shoon) is a concept at the very heart of Japanese cuisine. In Japanese, shun is the word used to describe local, seasonal food when it is at the peak of its flavor and freshness—at the peak of its perfection.
    Shun Cutlery is known for its exquisite beauty and ultra-premium performance. Yet as beautiful as Shun is on the outside, and as beautifully as it performs in your kitchen, its true beauty may be in what you don’t see.

  • Handcrafted in Japan

    Shun is dedicated to maintaining this ancient tradition by continuing to handcraft each knife in our Seki City facilities. Each piece of this fine kitchen cutlery takes at least 100 individual steps to complete. While we maintain these ancient traditions of handcrafted quality, we also take advantage of thoroughly modern, premium materials and state-of-the-art technology to provide that traditional quality to millions of professional chefs and avid home cooks throughout the world.

  • Knife Steel is Essential

    Heat treatment—an invisible, yet vital, process. This exacting process is fundamentally important to ensuring that your Shun provides lasting value. In heat treatment, the metal is heated and cooled to change its microstructure, bringing out its very best properties. With precise heat treatment, blade steel becomes finer grained, making it stronger and harder so blades can be thinner, sharper, and give you a longer-lasting edge. Shun’s experts are, quite simply, masters of the heat treatment process.

  • Quality and Performance

    Shun is the exact moment when a fruit has reached its ideal ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, or when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time.
    Shun Cutlery proudly takes its name from this Japanese culinary tradition of eating the freshest food at the perfect moment. We took this name to honor this seasonal, mindful way of eating and as a mark of our dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.

  • Pakkawood Handle

    These traditional Japanese-style handles have a slight ridge on the right side, which fits into the curl of the fingers for a comfortable and secure grip. Viewed end-on, the shape resembles the capital letter “D”. Pakkawood is waterproof, incredibly durable, and won’t harbor bacteria.

  • 16 Degree Cutting Edge

    Like all Shun knives, the Premier line features a 16 degree cutting edge that is hand sharpened and razor sharp. The blade has a double-bevel, quick taper, and flat ground.

  • VG-MAX Cutting Core

    Shun Premier features our VG-MAX steel, the newest of the VG line of “super steels”. Available only from Shun, this extremely fine-grained steel has been enhanced to offer “maximum” performance, strength, corrosion resistance, and a sharp, long-lasting edge.
    The hammered tsuchime finish helps release food food easily when cutting.

  • Shun and Sharpening

    Shun are backed by Shun against manufacturing defects. In addition to supporting our products, we will be happy to sharpen your Shun or Kai knife for free for as long as you own the knife.
    You may also register your purchase.

Blade Material:
Stainless Steel / Alloy Steel
Handle Material:
Walnut color PakkaWood®
Silver / Brown
Blade Edge:
Blade Length:

6″ Chef Knife: 6 Inches

8″ Chef Knife: 8 Inches

10″ Chef Knife: 10 Inches


6″ Chef Knife: 0.14 Kilograms

8″ Chef Knife: 0.22 Kilograms

10″ Chef Knife: 0.54 Pounds

Item Weight:

6″ Chef Knife: 4.9 ounces

8″ Chef Knife: 7.7 ounces

10″ Chef Knife: 8.6 ounces

Item Length:/dt>

6″ Chef Knife: 11 inches

8″ Chef Knife: 13.25 inches

10″ Chef Knife: 15.5 inches


Do you ship worldwide & how much does shipping cost?

Yes – we ship worldwide. We offer customers free USA and International Shipping.

Cancellation or order modification

Orders can be modified and cancelled if they are within the time fame of

What are your shipping and processing times?

Processing Time for Orders: Order verification, quality control and packaging. All orders are sent to the fulfillment center for dispatch within 1-2 business days of ordering.

Standard Shipping Times

— USA and Canada: 7-15 days
— Europe Union: 7-20 days
— Singapore, Taiwan,Japan : 5-15 days
— Other Countries: 15-30 days


— Express shipping is not available to PO boxes and APO/FPO addresses.
— Shipping time does not include the 1-2 day processing period working days required to process your order from the date it was placed.
— We will do our best to deliver your package as soon as possible. However, additional time may be required due to invalid addresses and customs clearance issues.
— If your package does not arrive within 40 days of placing your order, you must contact customer service within 180 days of placing your order.

Import tax

Please be aware you have have to pay a small fee regarding import tax, we are not responsible for coving this cost.

Where can I find my tracking number?

Your tracking number will be emailed to you up to 24 hours after dispatch.

If you need more detailed information, please send us an email at


We stand by our 30 days refund policy and are happy to refund your goods on the criteria below:

Our Returns policy lasts 30 days after receiving the product. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, undamaged and in the original packaging.

The kniveSource returns form must be filled out within 30 days of receiving your delivery.

The cost of the return delivery shall be covered by the customer unless confirmed by us.

You must enter the email address you used when ordering when filling out the returns form. Once your return form has been reviewed by a member of staff, you will be given a KRN NUMBER – ( kniveSource return number)

If your item is damaged/ faulty, we will be able to facilitate a free return/replacement for you.


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