Shun Classic Steak Knife
One of my favorite steak knives is the Shun Classic Steak Knife. The Classic steak knife provides an elegant kitchen knife perfect for the kitchen table. With a beautiful Damascus artistic finish and a razor-sharp edge, it makes cutting my T-bone easy. No longer tearing or ripping meat, the 16 degree edge slices through protein like a knife in warm butter. Not only is the Shun Classic steak knives great compliment at any kitchen table, they are a great daily steak knife. The sharp edge allows for great performance for every day use.
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Classic Steak Knife
The Classic Steak knives consist of the same high quality that Shun is known for. 16 degree edge which creates a
sharper edge, VG Max core to strengthen the edge for continuous use. The Dark Pakkawood handle provides a sturdy handle with a D shape for better grip. The Steel blade offers a Damascus artistic finish with the wavy design that we all have come to love in Shun cutlery.
How Much For The Shun Classic Steak Knife
You can buy these knives individually for $85 which is great if you want to add to an already set or make up a smaller set. You can also buy these classic steak knives in a 4 piece set for $285. The 4 piece is cheaper than buying 4 individual knives. I have a set of the shun classic steak knife and the shun premier steak knife set and I use the Classic steak knives for every day use and the premier steak knives for special occasions.
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Shun Classic Steak Knife
The Shun classic steak knives will be a great addition to any kitchen cutlery set. No more sawing your steak into caveman chunks, but gently slicing perfectly seasoned steak bites. Those serrated steak knives that we have all become so custom to should be tossed away or can be used as can openers in a jiff. The Shun Classic steak knives provides a razor-sharp cutting tool for your dinner cutlery set. Such beauty sitting next to your grilled and sizzling steak on your plate with those other not so important sides, is the Shun Classic Steak knife. The knife that will treat your meal with the respect it deserve.
Check out this video from the Knife Wizard who does a great review on the shun classic steak knife.
What To Look For In A Steak Knife
Much like looking for the great kitchen knife, deciding on a steak knife should be researched. A great steak knife will be comfortable, sharp, and balanced. There are other factors to consider when selecting a steak knife that you wouldn’t consider when deciding on the perfect kitchen knife.
- Select a knife that matches the environment. When using a steak knife, it is beneficial to find a steak knife that looks great. A steak knife that looks great is more likely to be used and taken care of. If a steak knife matches the dinner ware or matches the environment, the steak knife will provide an overall experience. A beautiful steak knife such as the Shun Premier steak knife also makes a great conversational piece at the dinner table. You enjoy elegant dinners and presentation is important, check out the Shun premier line. If you like modern presentations then check out Shun Classic line. Find the steak knife that matches your environment.
- Consider the steak knife-edge. This is also another factor to focus on because of the cutting surface. Steak knifes are not used on the cutting board as often as kitchen knives. The main cutting surface is the dinner plate. Dinner plates are not as recommended for sharp edges like wooden cutting boards. Therefore, it is important to consider the edge style of the steak knife because of the cutting surface.
Now let’s take a look at the different types of edges on steak knives.
The Cutting Edge Of A Steak Knife
Steak knives have mainly three types of edges, however, there are many different styles because of marketing, but in general they are grouped into three categories. The three types of edges are the Straight, Serrated, and Micro-Serrated. Let’s take a closer look at these edges.
The Shun knives have straight edge blades, These knives are similar to the kitchen knives that Shun produces, which has a 16 degree edge that is razor-sharp. Straight edge steak knives are out of the box sharp. Straight edged steak knives provide a slicing action when cutting into your steak. The slicing action provides a cleaner cut by smoothly cutting through protein. However, the ceramic plate will dull the steak knives. Even Shun who proudly claims to have a sharper edge longer than the competition with their kitchen knives are unable to prevent the dulling damage of the dinner plate. Making the steak knife useless and unproductive. Although, these knives go dull quickly because of the cutting surface, there are still benefits of having a straight edge blade. The straight edge blade can be maintained with a honing steel just like other kitchen knives and they can be sharpened easier than serrated. Overall, straight-edged steak knives are perfect for the person who wants a cleaner cut and want a knife that requires the same familiar care that other kitchen knives need.
Serrated knives have large serrations along the blade edge that mimic teeth like cutting edge. The Serrated knife is more commonly found in the average kitchen and are amazingly cheap. Serrated steak knives are durable and will remain functional after several uses. People love serrated knives because they require little to no care and perform consistently and are cheap to buy. The negative side to serrated knives is that they tear or shred the protein. There are no clean cuts like the straight-edged knife. Some people don’t mind the tearing functions because their intending to chew the food anyways. However, Straight edge knives help create a smooth cut, which also helps keep the juice and flavors into the steak rather than tearing through the steak and having the flavors puddle on the plate under the broccoli.
Micro-serrated edges were designed to be a mix of a straight edge and serrated edge. The concept is to allow the edge to grip onto the food better. However, the micro-serrated edge still tears into the protein and goes dull just as quickly as straight edge knife. The worse part about a micro-serrated steak knife is that it can be impossible to find anyone who is willing to sharpen these knives. The micro-serrations in the edge are stamped into the steel and cheaply manufactured, which also makes them even more difficult to sharpen. Once these steak knives are dull, they are useless and should tossed away.
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