Just bought my first Shun! :)
Hiya all.. I'm a new poster here, although I've been reading and researching here for a little while now.
Thanks to all the info I've been able to gather I felt confident in making my first foray into Japenese style knives.. I bought a 6.5" Shun Santoku last night!
Funny story that goes with it.. My wife and I went to a dinner party and brought some pork chops to grill.. well they were THICK! I went to butterfly them with the host's knives and I was presented with the dullest knives I have EVER used! I could hack through the meat, but this knife would NOT cut through the pork fat... just couldn't do it! SO.. I felt kinda dumb, but I went out to the car and grabbed my knife.. and made a little show of being so excited about my new knife that I had to try it.. didn't want to offend them!
What an awesome knife! Made quick work of cutting up the chops for grilling. The Shun is well balanced and seemed to fit my hand pretty well, even for how big my hands are.
Initially I was kind of disappointed to see that the handle caters to a righty, being that I'm left handed. After a little use I found that it was perfectly comfortable in my left hand anyway. It would be nice to see a lefty model though!
Anway.. thanks for all the helpful input!