I own a set of Shun knives and like others have said they cut like a dream and hold an edge longer than any other knives I have owned. That being said I would suggest getting your hands on one before shelling out the 130.00 for a chefs knife. The handle is a bit different from your classic German knife and for those with large hands you may find them not to your liking. I on the other hand love them and wouldn't even think of buying any other brand.
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