I'm sure anyone even debating on these knives is careful, but PAY ATTENTION PLEASE, these knives are WICKED SHARP.
The girlfriend spent a small fortune this year buying what looks to be at least one of every knife that Shun makes (with several duplicates...).
Anyway, while doing the dishes after dinner one night, I reached for one of the Shuns to clean it and the back of my finger barely grazed the blade of one of the other Shuns. It didn't really hurt at all so I didn't think anything of it. Once the dishwater suds started turning red, it dawned on me that maybe I did get cut. Sure enough...
Thankfully, the blade was so sharp, it made a very clean cut which healed over nicely. But yes, exercise EXTREME caution when using and cleaning these knives. They were made to cut stuff, and they do that job AMAZINGLY well. The one problem is that you, my friend, are made of stuff, too! Be careful!