Sharp and Stylish: A Must-Have Knife

Sharp and Stylish: A Must-Have Knife - Food & Nutrition Magazine - Stone Soup
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Product reviewed: Shun Premier Grey Chef’s Knife 8”

A chef’s knife is a beloved tool in the kitchen, and every chef has preferences on what makes it their favorite. It’s easily the most-used knife and holds a lot of importance to cooking effectively and functionally. Knives can be intimidating to shop for, which is why I was excited to use and review the Shun Premier Grey Chef’s Knife 8” for you!

The Shun Premier Grey Chef’s Knife is an 8-inch, breathtaking knife that is ultra-sharp and noticeably lightweight but doesn’t feel flimsy. The blade is thin and agile, with 68 micro layers of Damascus cladding that give the knife a beautiful and unique appearance. The handle is extremely comfortable to grip and provides plenty of control. Because of the importance of a chef’s knife in the kitchen, it warrants a splurge, but this knife costs $238 — something to keep in mind.

It was an absolute joy to work with this Shun knife. My first impression was how well-made, durable and powerful the knife is — plus how attractive it is! I used the knife in a variety of ways, from slicing onions and dicing bell peppers to chopping herbs, crushing garlic and mincing meat, and it did not disappoint. Its sharpness is paramount, and it’s a real workhorse. The knife stands out due to its sturdy blade and balance, and it just felt right in my hand. Neither the blade nor handle felt overly weighty. Its superb balance made me feel confident in chopping herbs and slicing vegetables. The knife’s lightness meant I could get through quite a lot without tiring my arm or wrist.Sharp and Stylish: A Must-Have Knife -

If you’re looking to invest in one quality knife, the Shun Premier Grey Chef’s Knife 8” is one to consider. You’ll get a stunning, razor-sharp, all-purpose blade that is equally useful for cutting meats and produce. This could be a great option especially for people who find chef’s knives to be intimidating. It’s durable, sharp and comfortable, making it ideal for the budding cook and the experienced chef.

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Tawnie Graham, RDN, is a huge lover of cooking and baking, a healthy recipe creator and fitness enthusiast. You can catch her either blogging, instructing at Pilates or cooking in the kitchen. She blogs at and you can follow her on Instagram.