Shun Kai Classic Chef Knife 20cm

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Shun Kai Classic Chef Knife 20cm

If there is one knife that you simply can’t be without, it’s this one. The Shun Classic Chef's Knife is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks.

The eight-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan.

With its curved belly, the Chef's knife can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.


  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 32 layers of Damascus Steel
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Lifetime manufacturer warranty
  • 90 day no-hassle returns
  • Optional: pay in 4 interest-free fortnightly instalments with AfterPay

Why Shun?

Incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today.

Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as inspiration to the artisans in the Kai factories. Kai’s 100-year-old tradition of blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.

Advanced high-performance steels

Shun uses advanced, high-performance steel for our blades. The steel is hard so blades can be made thinner, lighter, and sharper.

Advanced steel combines with a tradition of excellence to make knives "at the peak of perfection".

Traditional knifemaking styles


A hard steel core is clad with a "softer" steel or steels to support it. Kasumi combines two or more types of steel to take advantage of the key characteristics of each of them


A hard steel core is sandwiched between layers of "softer" steel to support. The exterior steel is often stainless steel and provides stain resistance.

32 layered Damascus

With a VG-MAX cutting core, and 32 layers of Damascus steel. Damascus is formed by layering different types of metal alloys together, and the layers are forged into a single piece.

The patterns are then revealed by grinding then bead-blasting or acid etching the blades, leaving you with a piece of art

16° angle cutting edge

Shun blades are thinner, lighter, sharper. The thinner edges allows you to cut more efficiently. Our 16° cutting angle is extremely sharp, yet lasts a long time.

Shun handle materials

Genuine hardwood handles. The resin makes it moisture resistant.

Shun handles are harder and more durable than untreated hardwood.


Cleaning and Storage

  • Handwash only recommended with gentle dish soap.
  • Don’t use soaps with citrus extracts or bleach; they can promote corrosion.
  • Do not use scouring pads, steel, or gritty cleanser when cleaning the blades.
  • Rinse and towel dry immediately.
  • Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage.
  • Store dry knives in a block, knife case, in-drawer tray, or sheath. 


The handle color may change slightly over time due to oils in the hand as well as the natural color change of wood from oxidation and/or exposure to light. This is not a defect, but a natural part of the process.

Honing and Sharpening

In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun steel will be necessary.

Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly. When the time comes to sharpen these premium blades, we recommend using a whetstone or sending the knives to a professional sharpener.

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Pickup (Sydney only)

Shop online and select 'Pickup' at checkout

You will receive your order confirmation number by email within minutes. 

Then when you are ready, come down to our warehouse to collect your item/s. Simply bring your order confirmation, ring the bell on arrival, and we will meet you at the door with your order. 

Pickup Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm AEST. 

Warehouse Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde 2142, NSW Australia

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Shipping Options

Once you place your order, your item/s will despatch within 1-2 business days.

We have partnered with Australia Post for fast and reliable delivery all across Australia, as well as worldwide. 

Receive free delivery Aus-wide when you order $99 or more, with options for Express delivery for an even quicker turnaround. 

International deliveries are calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order and address.





      Q. Can I visit your store?

      A. We are an online-only store. Collection of a purchased item can be arranged from our Sydney warehouse however inspections before a purchase is not possible.

      Pickup Times: 10am - 5pm Mon-Fri. Excludes public holidays.

      Q. How do I use a discount code?

      A. If a promotional discount code is available, insert the coupon code at the checkout page to redeem.

      Only one code can be applied to your order. For example, if you qualify to use a $20 off coupon and a 'free shipping' code, you can only apply one of these codes to any particular order.

      Q. Do you ship internationally?

      A. Yes we ship internationally.

      The price and estimated deliver times will be calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order and delivery address.

      Q. How do I track my order?

      A. Once you make a purchase, you will receive an email receipt and by selecting the 'View Your Order' button in that email you will be able to find out the status of your order at any time.

      Alternatively, you can also track your order at any time by going to our website, selecting 'Track Your Order' in the header or footer of our store.

      Q. I ordered the wrong item/s, how do I fix this?

      A. If you would like to simply change the item/s in your orde before it has been despatched, email us at and we are happy to make any adjustments. 


      Q. How do I collect/pickup my item/s? (Sydney only)

      A. You will receive email confirmation when your item/s are ready.

      Please bring order confirmation. Ring the bell on arrival, and we will meet you at the door with your items. A signature will be required when receiving your items.

      Pickup TimesMon-Fri 10am-5pm AEST. 

      Warehouse Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde 2142, NSW Australia

      Q. When will my items despatch?

      Your order will despatch within 1-2 business days, and you will receive a tracking number via email as soon as it leaves our warehouse.

      Q. What is the delivery fee? (Australia)

      A. Standard Delivery via Australia Post will be...

      FREE for orders $99+ / $8.95 for orders $30-$99 / $12.95 for orders under $30

      Q. How long will it take for my items to arrive? (Australia)

      A. Estimated delivery times within Australia are approximately 2 to 12 working days for standard rate of delivery.


      Need it faster? We offer Express Post Australia wide with Australia Post. The express delivery charge is dependent on the total weight of your order and the price will appear at checkout once you enter your shipping address details.

      Express delivery usually takes up to 1-4 business days for the majority of metropolitan locations across Australia.

      Please note there are varying delays in shipping timelines due to COVID restrictions and high volume. Allow anywhere from 2 to 5 extra business days..

      Q. Cut-off dates for Christmas delivery?

      Last festive season was our busiest ever and this year it's shaping up to be even busier! Because of this, it's so important that you send your presents and cards early and by our recommended dates. That way, you'll give them the best chance of arriving in time for Christmas.

      Domestic cut-off dates

      Anywhere in Australia (except WA/NT) 13 December

      WA and NT 8 December

      Q. If I'm not happy with my item/s, can I return them?

      A. All purchases in our store come with a guaranteed 90-day full refund money-back from the date of purchase.

      To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

      To complete your return, please contact us at Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. Your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

      Q. My item/s arrived faulty, what can I do?

      A. House of Knives will replace any good/s that arrive at their destination faulty or damaged, provided a claim is made within 48 hours from the parcel being delivered and signed for. To confirm the damage we require photographic evidence. Once received, we will arrange for a replacement to be sent out free of charge.

      In most cases, we will not require the damaged item returned to us, however, we do request that you keep the damaged item until we can confirm that we do not require it to be returned. If we do require the damaged item to be returned, we will cover the cost of its return. Customers are not charged for returning a damaged item to us.

      To notify us of the damage please email us at

      Please note that if you do not advise us of anything that may be wrong with your order (including missing or damaged products) within 48 hours from its delivery, we are unable to assist you further under any circumstance.

      Q. Shipping Insurance

      A. When you place your order, you will be given the option to include shipping insurance.

      By purchasing shipping insurance, your order will be covered from Damage, Loss or Theft.

      Shipping insurance is calculated as 1% of the total purchase value of the item/s in your cart (minimum $1.00).

      If you opt out of shipping insurance for your order, we are not liable for any damage, loss or theft.

      Q. Do you ship internationally?

      Yes we ship internationally.

      The price and estimated deliver times will be calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order and delivery address.

      Welcome to House of Knives - Australia's favourite family-owned kitchen knife store!

      We have handpicked the best brands to ensure you are receiving premium, top quality knives, sharpeners, cutting boards and everything else kitchen knife related. 

      All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and if for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, we will refund or exchange your item no questions asked

      With our range of premium knives, whetstones, knife accessories matched with our team’s passion and emphasis on the customer experience, you are bound to leave with a smile on your face.

      Why Buy From Us

      • Customer service is our #1 priority. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to help answer any questions that you may have.  
      • If you have any questions simply give us a call at 1300-518-069 or you can email us at
      • All orders will be accompanied with a tracked shipping number so you know exactly where your item is at every step until it arrives at your doorstep. 
      • We thoroughly check the quality of all our goods to guarantee you only receive the best quality product
      • If for whatever reason you are not happy or satisfied with your item we will refund your money no questions asked

      We Are Here To Help:

      If you have any questions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you.

      Hours: 9am-5pm AEST (Mon-Fri)

      Phone: 1800-062-348 


      Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde, NSW, 2142, Australia


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      Sale price$214.95 Regular price$327.95