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Shun Ken knives on woot.com

ChefAlChefAl Posts: 66
edited 5:07PM in EggHead Forum
anyone have an opinion on these knives?

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  • Marauder777Marauder777 Posts: 27
    I really like Shun knives (though, there are better and cheaper alternatives), but I don't care too much for the Ken Onion Shun because of the handles.

    Personally, they don't really feel very good in my hands.

    I would highly recommend heading over to http://www.foodieforums.com/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?6-Fred-s-Cutlery-Forum and read up on what people have to say about knives.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    i have a couple ken onion shun's and i love them both. i'm tempted to buy these.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I especially like the Ken Onions because of the handles. Strange world, huh?

    shun22.jpg
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    hornhonk wrote:
    I especially like the Ken Onions because of the handles. Strange world, huh?

    shun22.jpg

    i have that big one and a five inch, but i want a seven inch as well (that is a seven, correct?)
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    How expensive are they? Is it worth just buying cheap ones and sharpening them? If so is it easy to sharpen?
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Jason, the smaller one is an 8 inch. The larger, a 10.
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    hornhonk wrote:
    Jason, the smaller one is an 8 inch. The larger, a 10.

    yeah, that's what i meant.

    ;o)
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    The larger one was 300 and the smaller was 200. Sometimes W.S. has a sale on them. I steel them, but my butcher sharpens them for me.
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    300.00 and 200.00? My wife would leave me for sure :)
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Quick! Go buy them :evil: :woohoo:
  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    hornhonk wrote:
    The larger one was 300 and the smaller was 200. Sometimes W.S. has a sale on them. I steel them, but my butcher sharpens them for me.

    i must have an eight and a five. i'd probably end up slicing one of my limbs off with a ten.
  • Mark0525Mark0525 Posts: 1,228
    I have no idea about knives. What makes a knife? Why are they so expensive?
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    The 10 inch gives you a little extra "oomph" and a longer reach. I actually find myself using the 8 for more things. If you get one, I suggest the 8. Oh, you already have one.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Beats me. But they feel like an extention of your arm and will last forever if you take care of them.
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