DALSTRONG Shogun Sujihiki Knife, 10.5-in

Last updated date: November 26, 2019

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9.5

DALSTRONG Shogun Sujihiki Knife, 10.5-in

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We looked at the top Sujihiki Knives and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Sujihiki Knife you should buy.

Editor's Note November 17, 2020:
Checkout The Best Sujihiki Knife for a detailed review of all the top sujihiki knives.

Overall Take

The DALSTRONG Shogun Sujihiki Knife, 10.5-in is another incredible product for slicing through meats and vegetables. The construction of the blade and handle are both of the utmost quality and combine to create a knife that will shine in the kitchen.


In our analysis of 32 expert reviews, the DALSTRONG DALSTRONG Shogun Sujihiki Knife, 10.5-in placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

dalstrong chef knife shogun series spanish meat ham slicer carving slicing japanese aus-10v steel THE DALSTRONG SHOGUN SERIES dalstrong chef knife shogun series professional spanish slicer slicing carving japanese steel AT THE CUTTING EDGE OF BEAUTY AND PERFORMANCE Put a lion in your hands! The Shogun Series of knives are what careers are built on. Painstakingly crafted over 60 days using the highest quality materials, the Shogun Series chef is both a razor-sharp kitchen powerhouse and artistic statement in premium design and workmanship. The Shogun Series blade is precision forged from a single piece of ultra premium Japanese high-carbon AUS-10V steel with 67-alternating layers of SUS410 damasucs cladding for stain-resistance and durability. Precise cryogenic tempering with liquid nitrogen increases the steel's crystalline structure, enhancing strength, flexibility and hardness. Hand-polishing reveals a magnificent visual pattern, Dalstrong’s ‘Tsunami Rose’. The super-steel core possesses extra high carbon levels, allowing for scalpel-like sharpness with exceptionally long lasting edge retention. Each knife is hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method, creating a beautiful mirror polished edge at a staggeringly acute 10 degrees per side. Beautifully engraved into the blade near the bolster is the Dalstrong lionhead logo for further refinement. The Shogun Series handle is meticulously constructed of G-10 Garolite, an incredibly strong military-grade inert and non-porous fiberglass-like material. It is highly impervious to both heat and moisture with life-long durability. The carefully engineered ergonomic handle is designed for superior hand control and comfort. while simultaneously being stabilized with an engraved end-cap for agile performance. To further enhance the beauty, an intricate copper mosaic pin adorns the center rivet. A premium -quality polymer Dalstrong PerfectFit saya (sheath) with embossed Dalstrong logo and pin is included with the set to ensure your blade is carefully protected. The Dalstrong Shogun Series 10.5" Sujihiki Slicer Knife dalstrong chef knife professional shogun series x japanese aus-10v super steel sujihiki slicer Supreme function meets stunning elegance. The Shogun Series 10.5” Sujihiki is the ultimate multi-purpose slicer. The sujihiki (translated literally as 'muscle cutter 'or 'flesh slicer') is also known as a double-bevel or Western-style yanagiba knife. Originally designed for cutting and removing muscles from meat with long draw cuts, the Sujihiki has evolved from its roots in Asian-style preparations, to mastering Western applications as a culinary warrior against all boneless proteins, vegetables and even bread, giving you paper-thin slices. Featuring high-carbon Japanese AUS-10V super steel, the narrow height of the blade minimizes friction while the double patterned Rock-Hollow divots create air pockets between the knife and your food, enhancing non-stick properties. Slice through roast beef, turkey, raw meats, and even prepare sushi with ease as the razor-sharp blade edge sails through flesh without sawing, preserving the quality and freshness of your ingredients. Included: Shogun Series 10.5" Sujihiki Slicer Knife PerfectFit Dalstrong Sheath Neatly Packed with Dalstrong’s Renowned Packaging Dalstrong Support FEATURES & BENEFITS dalstrong chef knife professional shogun series japanese aus10v steel sujihiki slicer sushi meat THE SHOGUN SERIES HANDLE Military grade G10 handle for life-long durability Highly impervious to heat, cold and moisture Ergonomic handle for superior hand control, agility and comfort Non-slip grip Engraved end cap for further distinction Intricate copper mosaic enhances beauty dalstrong chef knife professional shogun series japanese aus-10v super steel sujihiki slicer THE SHOGUN SERIES BLADE Scalpel like sharpness at a staggering 8-12°degree angle per side. Sail through culinary challenges. Incredible Edge Retention at 62+ Rockwell. Cut longer, go further. AUS-10V Japanese super steel core. The ultimate steel for the ultimate performance. 67-Layered Damascus sharpened under the ancient 3-step Honbazuke method and married to bleeding edge technology. Tapered bolster provides a perfect ‘zero-balance’ balance, finger protection and gently encourages a natural and comfortable pinch grip Rust/Corrosion resistant cladding means your knife will stay cleaner and last longer Hand-polished spine enhances comfort across very grips Featuring Dalstrong’s exquisite Shogun Series Tsunami Rose blade pattern, for striking, stand out beauty. Full tang - maximum robustness. This knife is built to last a lifetime. Triple riveted - even further resilience. Beautifully engraved. Performance and looks. Tapered blade for minimal slicing resistance and non-stick properties Cleans easily Precise cryogenic tempering increases the steel’s crystalline structure, enhancing, strength, flexibility and hardness THE DALSTRONG DIFFERENCE dalstrong chef knife professional shogun series japanese aus-10v super steel sujihiki carving slice Over Two-Hundred & Fifty Thousand Chef's Have Switched to Dalstrong From executive chefs to home chefs and everyone in between, Dalstrong Chefs are treated like family. Over two-hundred & fifty thousand chefs have switched to Dalstrong for our superior quality, unconditional support, and loyal community. It may be cliche, but we truly care about you and the blades and products we painstakingly design and develop. From the tiniest packaging detail, to hundreds of hours of design and testing, each knife is a work of love, dedication and expert craftsmanship. We proudly believe we are the fastest growing knife company for a reason. Dalstrong supports you, our chefs, everyday and in every way we can. Your Dalstrong knives work alongside you, day in and day out, making you more effective, creative, and precise in the kitchen; delivering plates you can feel proud to present. These are knives to build a career on, and tens of thousands of professional chefs have done just that. From cooking competitions (Dalstrong supports chefs across the country building their reputation), to charitable events (we donate knives to those in need with culinary aspirations), Dalstrong loves the community, loves chefs, and the men and women who prepare food for us all each and everyday. From the heat of the professional kitchen to a simple meal for one, Dalstrong stands beside you every step of the way. #dalstrong

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.6
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.4
21 user reviews

What experts liked

The best thing about this knife is the fact that it is multi-purpose. Most of the sushi knives that you can find right now are only made for sushi and sashimi as they are too thin to cut through other types of meat. The Dalstrong Shogun Series Sujihiki, on the other hand, is a multi-purpose knife and it can be used for almost anything because it is durable and robust enough to slice any type of ingredient.
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What experts didn't like

The problem we had with this knife is that the weight seems to be lacking even with its size. We also noticed that the handle is a bit thin.
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Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

An Overview On Sujihiki Knives

A Sujihiki knife is a type of chef’s knife that is widely used in Japanese cooking. Like any good chef’s knife, the blade of a sujihiki knife will be made of high-quality metal and be designed to hold a very sharp edge over time. Specific to sujihiki knives is how thin they are.

“The blade is thinner and sharper than American slicing blades and is especially popular in Japan for slicing raw fish for sashimi and sushi preparations,” says Julie Chernoff, dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. “In a home kitchen, it works wonders filleting fish — especially separating the fish skin from the flesh — and making thin slices of meat, such as turkey, ham or beef tenderloin.”

Designed to slice into raw meats like sashimi, the extremely sharp and thin blade of the sujihiki knife will easily pass through the delicate meat without damaging the structure of the meat at the point of the slice. This allows the meat to maintain its delicate tenderness and appearance while also allowing easy work on the chef’s end as the knife will make easy work of the meats they are carving.

Sujihiki is a specific style of Japanese chef’s knife that means “muscle cutter” and comes with a rather long blade, as it is intended to be drawn through large pieces of meat in an attempt to slice or carve the cut. The handles of Japanese knives historically did not use a full-tang style like we see in Western countries, where the metal from the blade extends entirely to the base of the handle to create a sturdy and nearly indestructible handle, but there has been a shift in the sujihiki manufacturing by many companies to lean toward this Western approach to handles.

A good example is the Yoshihiro INOX AUS-10 Stain-Resistant Steel Ice Hardened Sujihiki Slicer Chef Knife that incorporates a full-tang handle with an otherwise slender Japanese sujihiki blade.

The metal in the blade of a chef’s knife is very important to its performance and longevity. The primary metal that we will find in the blades of sujihiki blades is a version of stainless steel that small amounts of other products like carbon and vanadium. The result, as seen in the TUO Cutlery Slicing Knife – Japanese AUS-10D Dragon Pattern Damascus Steel- Hollow Ground Blade – Kitchen Carving Knife with Dishwasher Proof G10 Handle – RING-DA Series, is a blade with a high rating on the Rockwell Hardness Scale (a good thing in a knife) that allows the knife to function well, hold a good edge and last through quite a few sharpening sessions over the course of its long life.

When using the sujihiki knife to make thin and delicate cuts, whether it be through a cucumber or a shank of meat, there will be some moisture surrounding the blade edges that will create friction and drag during the slicing motion. To combat this friction that tugs at the meat and slows down the blade, many sujihiki blades have a textured side that allows small pockets of air to break up the suction that is working against you. It’s easily seen in the DALSTRONG Shogun Sujihiki Knife, 10.5-in, where the rectangular sections on the side of the blade are intentionally placed there to help the knife perform at the highest levels.

A high-quality sujihiki knife is something that should last generations. With solid construction and the right materials, it very well could be something handed down to grandchildren not only as an heirloom, but still in perfect working condition. Some of the companies manufacturing these knives even stand behind their Sujihiki knives with a lifetime warranty or a complete money-back guarantee if you somehow are dissatisfied with their product. If you are unsure about whether you should purchase a sujihiki chef’s knife, these companies could be the way to go as you know that you aren’t necessarily stuck with a product that doesn’t work for your needs.

The Sujihiki Knife Buying Guide

  • If you want to use this knife for many years, as it is intended to do, you will have to keep up with sharpening it at necessary intervals. How often you sharpen a knife will depend heavily on what you use it for and how often you are using it. There are professional knife-sharpeners that will hone the edge for you so it slices like new again, but there are also plenty of tutorials and products that allow you to learn how to sharpen the knife blade yourself. Check out some of the products available and how to use them and you can keep your knife as sharp as it was the day you first got it.
  • Thin, hard knife blades like on the sujihiki chef’s knives are incredible at slicing through tough or delicate meats and vegetables, but the trade-off is that they don’t have good tensile strength to resist being dinged or chipped by things hitting it in the perpendicular direction. This can happen in a dishwasher as things are jetting around at high temperatures and speed. It is best to hand-wash a fine knife like the sujihiki knife for this reason and it is also best to only use it for slicing with long and smooth strokes as it is intended to do.
  • Most sujihiki knives come with a protective sheath and it’s a really good idea to use it whenever the knife is stored and not actively being used to cut something. These knives are so sharp that they can cause injury to a hand very quickly.