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Shun Classic Gokujo Boning Fillet Knife

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Taking its name from the Japanese for "supreme," Shun's Gokujo is designed to be the ultimate knife for boning and filleting. Its long curved blade, reminiscent of traditional samurai swords, allows you to separate meat from bone using one precise cut, and the knife's optimal control and maneuverability ensure maximum yield. The blade is forged from VG-MAX “super steel” blades are clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. 6" blade. Handcrafted in Japan.

Dimensions & More Info
  • 6 1/2" long blade.
  • 4 1/2" long handle.
  • 4 oz.
  • Made in Japan
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
  • Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing once a week, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen your knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener designed to sharpen at a 16-degree angle, or have it sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knife in a safe place to protect its edge and prevent injury.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 4-5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $17.50 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners, and knife storage) please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor, or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable, and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

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Free Knife Sharpening in Stores

Working with a sharp knife is safer, more effective and much less tiring than trying to cut and slice with a dull one. To ensure top performance, bring your favorite knife into your local store and one of our cutlery experts will give it a fresh, new edge using our precision equipment. The first knife is free; each additional knife is just $5.

Our stores also offer knife demonstrations to teach you the correct grip, positioning and basic knife techniques and can help you find the perfect cutlery for your needs – just ask a store associate for assistance.

Warranty Information

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Boning knife I replaced my old boning knife after it got damaged with this one, at the recommendation of a chef friend. This is an awesome knife for fish, chicken, beef, etc. It's extremely sharp and not as flexible as might be assumed. I love the shape, tip and curved edge. It makes fast work out of cutting up a chicken, boning fish and "frenching" a rack of lamb. I've also used it with a beef rib roast and spare ribs. Love it!
    Date published: 2015-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Knife Kitchen Knife I've ever owned! This Shun Classic Gohujo Boning Knife is the GREATEST & Sharpest Kitchen Knife I've ever had. This Shun Knife is good for so much more than Boning, I barbecue & it's outstanding for trimming briskets, ribs, roasts, etc.! I don't know about the other Shun Knives but, if they are anything like this one I have, they are outstanding Knives indeed. A little on the expensive side buy, worth every penny! You couldn't go wrong buying a Shun Knife. You get what you pay for, & cheap usually ends up the most expensive!
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Time Saving Knife I hate to disagree with chefjake, but I must. I bought mine for meat fabrication and use it for everything except salmon (slightly too short). Shuns are inherently fragile, but I haven't found anything else that can hold an edge. With other knives, I spent more time honing and refreshing the edge than I did cutting. This knife frees me from that tedium and inefficiency. Thin and precise, yet stiff and able to hold an edge, even when playing close to bone. I would recommend a diamond honing steel to ride shotgun...
    Date published: 2013-03-03
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from good filet knife for fish and seafood it can't be beat but for large bone in cuts of meat it's just too thin. i tried using it at work on a side of pork and tipped the blade the first time. if you're looking for just a filet knife i would recommend this in a heart beat but not for use as a boning knife.
    Date published: 2013-01-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tool SLICK, SHARP and SATISFYING TOOL. My other knives as a set of Ken ONion and this is just as great!
    Date published: 2012-08-12
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