Kitchen knives

We last tested kitchen knives in 2013. There are no updates planned.

Cutting a green capsicum with a kitchen knife.

Shun

Classic Chef’s Knife DM-0706

recommended

84

Price guide

$314

Member Reviews

    This knife has very good handling, very good initial sharpness and good edge durability.

    Test results

    • 85
      Handling
    • 85
      Initial sharpness
    • 79
      Edge durability

    Good points

    • Very good handling.
    • Very good initial sharpness.
    • Good edge durability.

    Bad points

    (No obvious bad points.)

    How we test

    Overall score:

    • Handling (60 percent)
    • Initial sharpness (20 percent)
    • Edge durability (20 percent)

    Price is based on a March 2013 price survey.

    Model

    • Price guide

      $314

    • Origin

      Japan

    Specifications

    • Size (cm)

      20

    • Weight (g)

      207

    • Handle

      Pakkawood

    More info

    • Notes

      Our knife was for right-handers. Left-handed versions are available.

    Member reviews

    1 Member review

    Classic Chef's Knife

    Pros

    Japanese quality - Brilliant and super sharp

    Cons

    None

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    John C.

    Used 6 months or more