Shun Dual Core Knife Review | Worth the Price or Not?

(Last Updated On: June 26, 2022)

As professional chefs, we’re always looking for the best kitchen knives to help us with our work. Recently, we’ve been using the Shun Dual Core knife in our kitchen and have been really impressed with it. In this article, we’ll share our experience with this knife based on factors like sharpness, material, design, handle, and overall usability. So if you’re considering purchasing a Shun Dual Core knife for your kitchen, read on for our thoughts!

Shun Dual Core VG0017 8-Inch Kiritsuke Knife

Shun Dual Core VG0017 8-Inch Kiritsuke Knife

 

 

  • Dual Core construction; both steels go all the way to the edge; wear at different speeds to create micro serrations
  • The blade is light, thin, and strong; Shun’s sharpest edge yet; retains sharpness longer due to micro serrations created
  • Featuring traditional Japanese octagon-shaped handles in ebony PakkaWood

Shun Dual Core 7-inch Santoku Gorgeous Blade of Two Chromium High-Carbon Stainless Steels for Long-Lasting, Razor-Sharp Edge Handcrafted in Japan, Includes Traditional Japanese Wooden Saya

Shun Dual Core 7-inch Santoku Gorgeous Blade of Two Chromium High-Carbon Stainless Steels for Long-Lasting, Razor-Sharp Edge Handcrafted in Japan, Includes Traditional Japanese Wooden Saya
  • The Shun Dual Core 7-inch Santoku, an Asian-inspired general-purpose knife, is slightly shorter than a standard chef’s knife
  • Exquisite herringbone blade consists of 71 micro layers of two, premium-quality stainless steels: VG10 and VG2.
  • PakkaWood handle is durable and moisture resistant with a beautiful ebony finish
  • Shun Dual Core Santoku comes with a traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, a light wood finish beautifully contrasting with the dark ebony handle
  • Meal preparation for holidays, family gatherings and other events is made simple with the Shun Dual Core 7-in. Santoku

Shun Dual Core 6.5-in. Nakiri with Premium Stainless Steel Blade and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; Go-To Vegetable Knife for Easier Meal Preparation; Traditional Japanese Saya Included for Safe Storage

Shun Dual Core 6.5-in. Nakiri with Premium Stainless Steel Blade and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; Go-To Vegetable Knife for Easier Meal Preparation; Traditional Japanese Saya Included for Safe Storage
  • Like all Shun kitchen knives, the Shun Dual Core Nakiri has a razor-sharp edge and retains that edge even with constant use in home or commercial kitchens for peak performance every time
  • Exquisite herringbone blade consists of 71 micro layers of two, premium-quality stainless steels: VG10 and VG2.
  • The dark, ebony PakkaWood handle enhances the Dual Core Nakiri
  • Double-bevel blade is incredibly sharp, allows for increased efficiency when cutting
  • Easily prepare vegetables for a salad or stir fry for friends, neighbors, dates, or more

 

Shun Dual Core Knife Review and What we Found

Sharpness

The Shun Dual Core knife is extremely sharp and definitely lives up to the Shun name. We’ve been able to easily cut through all types of food with this knife, from vegetables to meat. Even though the blade is thin, it’s still very durable and doesn’t seem to lose its sharpness over time.

What we found:

  • The Shun Dual Core knife is extremely sharp
  • The knife is able to easily cut through all types of food
  • The blade is thin but very durable
  • The knife doesn’t seem to lose its sharpness over time

MaterialShun Dual Core chef knife review

The Shun Dual Core knife is made of high-quality materials and feels very solid in your hand. We really like the design of the blade, which is both sleek and modern. And the handle is also very comfortable to grip, even when wet.

What we found:

  • The Shun Dual Core knife is made of high-quality materials of 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 & VG2
  • And the handle is  PakkaWood also very comfortable to grip, even when wet.

Design

The overall design of the Shun Dual Core knife is really impressive and makes it stand out from other knives on the market. It’s clear that a lot of thought went into the development of this blade, and it has everything you need to make precise cuts in the kitchen. The blade is very thin and light, which makes it easy to handle, and the Damascus pattern looks amazing.

What we found:

  • The blade is very thin and light, which makes it easy to handle
  • The Damascus pattern looks amazing

HandleShun Dual Core Kiritsuke review

As we mentioned before, the handle on the Shun Dual Core knife is very comfortable to grip, even when your hands are wet. It’s also designed in such a way that it won’t slip out of your hand while you’re cutting.

What we found:

  • The handle is very comfortable to grip
  • It won’t slip out of your hand while you’re cutting

Overall Usability

The Shun Dual Core knife is an extremely versatile and user-friendly knife that we would highly recommend to anyone. Whether you’re a professional chef or just starting out in the kitchen, this knife will definitely make your life easier.

What we found:

  • The Shun Dual Core knife is extremely versatile
  • It’s user-friendly

Affordability

The Shun Dual Core knife is priced at $279.95, which we think is reasonable considering its quality as a Japanese knife. but if you compare in a general manner it’s not cheap at all.

What is the recommendation on Shun dual-core knife after hands-on Review?Shun Dual Core 6.5-in. Nakiri with Premium Stainless Steel Blade and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; Go-To Vegetable Knife for Easier Meal Preparation; Traditional Japanese Saya Included for Safe Storage

The Shun Dual Core knife is an amazing blade that we highly recommend for anyone who wants a professional chef knife. The design, material and overall usability make it the perfect choice for any kitchen. Because:

  • Impressively designed with everything you need to make precise cuts in the kitchen
  • Easy to handle, even for beginners
  • The Damascus pattern on the blade simply adds a touch of elegance
  • The handle is ergonomically designed and extremely comfortable to grip
  • It will never slip out of your hand
  • The Shun Dual Core knife is extremely versatile and user-friendly

Final Words

We hope you enjoyed this Shun Dual Core review. If you’re looking for an amazing chef’s knife, we highly recommend giving this one a try. Thanks for reading!

Gias

Hello! Welcome to Western Knife Reviews. I am Gias, Mechatronic Engineer and Kitchen Knife enthusiast and most importantly love to play with my sharp tools in the kitchen. I create this site to document my interest and the cutting experiences of different types of knives. I really strive to provide you with the most accurate and helpful information on these subjects as we can so that you can expand your knowledge and skills about knives around the world.