Originally Posted by Seven S
The only japanese knives that are for right-handed are the single-beveled ones, that means that it has an edge that is straight on one side and sharpened on the other - westerners are used to double-beveled which most japanese companies also make. Not all japanese knives are "santoku" and they have different knives for different purposes as well... the "chef's knife" shape in a japanese knife is a "gyuto"
I know this post is old, but, the kershaw shun is a double beveled knife, and is made for right and left handed people. It has a bend in it, and the handle is D shaped to fit your hand. Right or Left. I highly recomend this knife, it is incredibly smooth. I have the 8" chef knife.