Shun DM0766 Classic Western Cook's Knife 8" Blade, Pakkawood Handle


MSRP* : $206.00 | You Save* : $41.05 (20%)
Part #: KSDM0766 | Shun Cutlery


KSDM0766: DM0766 Classic Western Cook's Knife

Shun Cutlery


The Shun Classic 8-inch Western Cook's Knife offers a 22° cutting angle instead of the 16° cutting angle of the rest of the Shun Classic line. This less-acute edge provides additional strength that helps when tackling heavier foods, for example winter squash or large heads of cabbage. Nevertheless, this knife shares the thinner blades and beautiful construction of the rest of the Shun Classic line. It's perfect for a wide range of kitchen tasks, from slicing, dicing, and chopping to rocking cuts.

The Shun Classic Western Cook's Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony Pakkawood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.


  • Ideal for heavier duty kitchen tasks
  • Hand-sharpened 22° double-bevel blade (44° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony Pakkawood
  • Blade length: 8 in. (20.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601359275

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese excellent quality steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
Shun DM0766 Classic Western Cook's Knife 8" Blade, Pakkawood Handlerated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Shun DM0766 Classic Western Cook's Knife 8" Blade, Pakkawood Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Feb 27, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
First off, this is not a heavy European-style chef's knife. The blade is thinner than that, which I prefer. If you're not going to use it as a cleaver, it's hard to image a better knife at any price. The steel is top-notch and the workmanship is fantastic. Layered stainless cladding is very cool, and normally something you wouldn't expect at this price. Love it.


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