It recently just hit me that I don’t have a good general purpose knife for slicing meats, fruits, and vegetables. I have a stamped steel Faberware knife and an awkward to use utility knife that came with my Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan knife set, both from my college days.
We have a few Santoku knives, but for delicate slicing I have usually resorted to using smooth steak knives. I find paring knives to be too small, and larger knives are not as comfortable for slicing as they are for chopping.
Shun’s classic 6-inch utility knife features a Damascus-style VG-10 stainless steel blade, and PakkaWood handle. If it performs as well as it looks, I will likely look to order another Shun knife or three.