Originally Posted by CBrown85
That was my first Japanese knife and was kind of the gateway drug that got me interested in all this. Now I find it too short, the shape has way too much belly for me, and I don't care for all that cladding. It's now my wife's knife and she loves it though.
True Damascus is very different than the Damascus cladding of that Shun. This site by Devin Thomas shows some of the pretty incredible things you can do with real Damascus:
(Those prices are just for the steel, not for a knife)