Well, no one responded to my query, so I took a trip to the local store and bought the 7.5" “double hollow” santoku. It seems pretty amazing so far; scary in some ways, like using a giant razor blade.
Have to figure whether it’s a good carving knife…or whether I “need” another one, like: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/6924328/?catalogId=56&bnrid=3180501&cm_ven=Shopping&cm_cat=Froogle&cm_pla=default&cm_ite=default" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I have this one for carving and love it. I did not buy the set, just the blade separately. Great for carving anything and everything.
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/shun-classic-carving-knife-set/?pkey=e%7Cshun%2Bclassic%2Bcarving%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet--NoFacet--NoMerchRules-_-" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I’m either going to pick up the Shun Classic carving set or maybe step away from Shun altogether and pick up a Sujihiki style knife from JCK.
I don’t follow these things all that closely but I can recall having seen that 6" Classic Chef’s for $49 many times in the past, I’m sure the deal will be around again.
I noticed Sur La Table has an $80 7" Miyabi Hollow Edge Santoku when I was there earlier (western handle not a D handle). Miyabi is a Henckels brand, no? Thoughts on those knives? I thought the birch handled Miyabis were aesthetically great and I liked the small D grip.
The Shun Classic line (and sometimes the Ken Onion) pop up every now and then on sale at all the major stores, and even on woot.com.
and now it’s a prop!
Messing around with my new Shun knife (6" chef’s)
What did you slice? Nice pic!
that would be an apple slice
Please keep in mind: These knives are dangerously sharp.
How did you get Mel’s follow-up picture so quickly, Mike?
more knife p0rn
and I still have all my fingers and toes…
Our local Williams Sonoma still has some of the knives on sale.
And today they had a really great deal on either the 12 or 14 cup Cuisinart Die Cast - we got the 12 cup for $149 and they gave us a $30 gift card for future purchase. Now through next week they are giving a $10 gift card/credit for future purchases for every $50 spent.
The Cuisinarts are very good prices for today.