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Defective Shun

post #1 of 6
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I bought a Shun Premier 7" Santoku  today, and after opening the box i realized there are two 1/2 millimeter holes on one side where the the blade meets the bolster.

 

 

The store will not do an exchange, and this basically forces me to spend more money to ship it back and claim my warranty!

 

I am worried that even after drying the knife with a towel the hole will trap water and eventfully rust . Should I be worried about that?

 

ascetically,  it's more annoying than a stuck pixel in the middle of an lcd screen on a brand new laptop or Ipad!

post #2 of 6
Can't see a real problem there. Who is the vendor?
post #3 of 6

VG10 is pretty good at corrosion resistance.  If there was water in there, it should dry out well before rusting.  I don't think it's a problem.  You could sand it down if it's annoying.

post #4 of 6

Call Shun and complain about the vendor. This should not happen and could be hiding other problems.

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #5 of 6

While those small pits are justifiably annoying I seriously doubt that it will be any problem at all.  But I'd return it for an exchange too, unless it was sold to me at a discount.

 

But the behavior of the seller is apalling.

 

I'd be more worried about something else that your picture shows - the grind on the heel of the blade.  That does not look like Shun quality.  Something else may be wrong with this story.

post #6 of 6

Annoying and something they should fix, but I would have zero worries about using the blade.  Especially if you're a home cook.

"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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