Shun Ken Onion Utility Knife

Kitchen Stainless Steel Cutlery VG-10 5 Inch

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Shun Ken Onion Utility Knife If you can get past the non traditional aesthetic, there's actually a lot tolike about this Ken Onion design from Shun.

The handle is appreciably beefyfor a small knife, a touch which I find particularly appealing, as mostsmaller Japanese knives have handles which feel undersized in my hands. Themodified offset handle design also functions to keep my delicate knucklesfar from the cutting board.

Although the blade is a bit thick due to thelayered warikomi construction, the VG10 blade steel will take and hold afine edge that will outperform anything comparable from Western makers.Although the damascus SUS10 sides are quite pleasing to the eye, they offerlittle functional advantage.

If you're looking for an offset style small utility knife with modern blade materials, aside from the Alton's Angles Utility Knife, Ican't think of another option. However, if you don't have a particularfondness for the Ken Onion and don't wish to pay the premium for the design,there are many other VG10 utility knives which will perform as well at asignificantly lower price.

Another offset knife to consider is the Wusthof Grand Prix II deli knife.

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