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Cooking At Home & Shopping => Cooking Hardware => Topic started by: MadBob on January 17, 2016, 08:41:47 AM

Title: Shun Ken Onion Cleaver
Post by: MadBob on January 17, 2016, 08:41:47 AM
Does anyone have any experience with these knives in particular or in general? I am looking to buy a cleaver as a gift (for a Professional Chef) and would like some opinion or recommendations otherwise. Thanks!

Shun Ken Onion Meat Cleaver DM0518 Damascus Steel Knife (http://Shun Ken Onion Meat Cleaver DM0518 Damascus Steel Knife)
Title: Re: Shun Ken Onion Cleaver
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 17, 2016, 10:07:52 AM
Does anyone have any experience with these knives in particular or in general? I am looking to buy a cleaver as a gift (for a Professional Chef) and would like some opinion or recommendations otherwise. Thanks!

Shun Ken Onion Meat Cleaver DM0518 Damascus Steel Knife (http://Shun Ken Onion Meat Cleaver DM0518 Damascus Steel Knife)

I hear good things about them but they are a Ford Pinto of a Damascus knife.  Perhaps a gateway model.  A Damascus knife in many minds cannot be made in factory production, only by hand.. 

See these for the real deal. I have some Hattori and one of this brand.

http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/HKVSeries.html (http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/HKVSeries.html)


http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/HATTORI.html (http://www.japanesechefsknife.com/HATTORI.html)

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Title: Re: Shun Ken Onion Cleaver
Post by: MadBob on January 24, 2016, 08:13:26 AM
Wow!
Thanks for the info, I shall weigh my options!
Title: Re: Shun Ken Onion Cleaver
Post by: LizR on January 28, 2016, 02:25:07 PM
I second the Hattori recommendation. I love mine. Looks like a lot of the better ones are sold out.  :(
Title: Re: Shun Ken Onion Cleaver
Post by: Mike GadgetGeek Stock on January 28, 2016, 07:49:26 PM
I second the Hattori recommendation. I love mine. Looks like a lot of the better ones are sold out.  :(

They are sold out for now, but they have promised to honor my order placed almost a year ago for a VERY special chef's knife for me. 

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