Shun

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  1. Nov 10, 2019 at 4:17 AM #1

    Paul6001

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    I feel obligated to say, up front, that I think Shun gets a bad rap on this forum. Having said that, let me ask this: Is Kai Seki the same as Shun? Is molybdenum vanadium the same as VG10?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2019 at 11:24 AM #2

    KenHash

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    Kai is the largest cutlery company in Japan founded in 1908 in Seki City. Shun is one of their series brand names which began in 2003. So Kai owns Shun,. along with Seki Magoroku, Kershaw, ZT.
    With Japanese kitchen knives usually MolyVan indicates A8,( known as 8A or Aus8 in the U.S.) made by Aichi Steel.
    It is not the same as VG10 made by Takefu Specialty Steel.
     
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    Tanalasta

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    Shun isn’t that bad. It’s just not that great value for money. There’s nothing that exciting about the steel, nor the profile.

    They’re still good, low maintenance knives. The Santoku (if you like the style) and paring are very good. The high tip on the chefs knife doesn’t appeal to some ... including me. Just think a “B”‘grade rather than those hair splitting A+ types people on this forum are looking for.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2019 at 1:30 PM #4

    iamdacow

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    ^^ well said
     
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