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Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knife

  • Sugg. Price: $169$188 Our Price: $134.95$149.95
    Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife from our Shun Classic line has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree cutting edge modeled after European chefs knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks while still offering the superb edge retention of the Shun Classic VG-Max super steel blade. Japanese-made chefs knife with the 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery.
  • Sugg. Price: $175 Our Price: $99.95
    The honesuki is the traditional Japanese boning knife used for poultry, but you'll find it excels for trimming all meats and fish. Its short, triangular blade maneuvers easily around bones and between joints, and the blazing-sharp edge cuts through meat and cartilage like butter. Named for the blacksmith's forge, the premium Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. Short, triangular blade bones meats, poultry and fish with accuracy and ease.
  • Sugg. Price: $313 Our Price: $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose to tail philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef.
  • $69.95
    These traditional Japanese knives feature a lightweight nonreactive ceramic blade that holds its edge ten times longer than steel. Blades are made from zirconium oxide, a state-of-the-art ceramic material that holds a razor-sharp edge ten times longer than steel. Designed to slice, mince and dice fresh produce and boneless meats with unrivaled ease and precision. Nonreactive blade won't discolor foods or affect flavors. Resin handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price: $225 Our Price: $179.95
    Staying true to its Asian origins, the Shun Pro collection features the classic single-bevel blades and styling that define traditional Japanese cutlery. Designed primarily for the preparation of vegetables, the usuba is thin and light for quick chopping with less fatigue. The nearly straight edge of the usuba makes effortless contact with a cutting board for precision cutting. The traditional single-bevel, scalpel-like edge is the favored style for preparing Asian cuisine, including sushi and sashimi.
  • Sugg. Price: $138 Our Price: $109.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price: $159 Our Price: $122
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. The deba is a traditional Japanese fish knife used to prepare fish, including the tasks of severing the head and tail, cutting through fish bones and chopping the filets. This Global deba knife also excels for precision cutting of meats and poultry, and safely cuts through small bones (though it is not intended for use as a cleaver).
  • $119.95
    Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. The Shun Classic Flexible Fillet Knife's long curved blade, reminiscent of traditional samurai swords, allows you to separate meat from bone using one precise cut, and the knife's optimal flexibility ensures maximum yield.
  • Sugg. Price: $3,155 Our Price: $2,155
    Renowned French chef Michel Bras collaborated with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, to bring together the best traditions of French and Japanese cutlery. Made in Japan, these knives feature razor-sharp stainless-steel blades tightly joined to comfortable PakkaWood handles. All knives are hand assembled to exacting specifications.
  • Sugg. Price: $219 Our Price: $175
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this high-performance honing steel is specifically designed to keep your Michel Bras knives in top condition. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Steel honing rod is encrusted with diamond bits, the ultimate material for restoring a keen edge to fine high-carbon-steel knives.
  • Sugg. Price: $600 Our Price: $499.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose to tail philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steela fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness that is encased between two layers of stainless steel.
  • Sugg. Price: $313 Our Price: $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose to tail philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness encased between two layers of stainless steel. A smaller version of the sobakiri (soba noodle knife), the menkiri has a long, straight edge that creates stability when cutting straight down.
  • Sugg. Price: $215 Our Price: $149.95
    Ideal for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing, this santoku combines classic German craftsmanship and traditional Japanese styling. Oval-shaped hollows on the blade allow the knife to glide through foods without sticking. To keep your knife in top condition, weve included a Wsthof sharpener, specially designed for use on Asian-style blades. Set includes Wsthof Classic Ikon santoku knife with free Wsthof Asian Edge knife sharpener.
  • Sugg. Price: $325 Our Price: $259.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this knife has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree cutting edge modeled after European chefs knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks. Crafted in Japan, their strong, razor-sharp blades merge new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus.
  • Sugg. Price: $1,069 Our Price: $920
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, these versatile steak knives echoe the design of the traditional Laguiole knife of France. Set includes three 4 steak knives. Hand assembled to exacting specifications.
  • Sugg. Price: $426 Our Price: $299.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This carving set ensures impressive presentation and performance for slicing and serving meats, from summer barbecues to a grand holiday roast. Set includes a 9 1/2" carving knife and a 6 1/2" carving fork.
  • Sugg. Price: $538 Our Price: $349.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This starter set equips you with three essential knives for everyday cooking. Set includes 4 paring knife, 6 1/2 utility knife and 8 chefs knife. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel.
  • Sugg. Price: $163 Our Price: $129.95
    Among Japanese chefs, the triangular-shaped honesuki is the tool of choice for boning poultry, but it's also a versatile knife that excels at trimming meats and fish. The supersharp blade combines the beauty of traditional Damascus steel with modern rust-resistance and durability. 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. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain.
  • $169.95
    Setting a new standard in ceramic cutlery, the Kyotop collection from the Japanese company Kyocera uses an industrial-grade ceramic that is extremely dense, allowing it to resist wear up to ten times longer than steel. The blade is finished in an elegant Damascus-style pattern, and the moisture-resistant PakkaWood handle provides a comfortable grip.  The long, slender blade of this model makes it ideal for slicing small to medium cuts of meat, as well as produce.
  • Sugg. Price: $213$225 Our Price: $169.95$179.95
    Staying true to its Asian origins, the Shun Pro collection features the classic single-bevel blades and styling that define traditional Japanese cutlery. Designed to cut paper-thin slices of fish and meat, this knife is a necessity for preparing sushi and sashimi. The traditional single-bevel, scalpel-like edge is the favored style for preparing Asian cuisine, including sushi and sashimi.
  • Sugg. Price: $225 Our Price: $179.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose to tail philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness that is encased between two layers of stainless steel.
  • $249.95
    Setting a new standard in ceramic cutlery, the Kyotop collection from the Japanese company Kyocera uses an industrial-grade ceramic that is extremely dense, allowing it to resist wear up to ten times longer than steel. The blade is finished in an elegant Damascus-style pattern, and the moisture-resistant PakkaWood handle provides a comfortable grip. Ultra-sharp, lightweight blade is perfect for chopping, mincing, dicing and more.
  • $149.95
    Setting a new standard in ceramic cutlery, the Kyotop collection from the Japanese company Kyocera uses an industrial-grade ceramic that is extremely dense, allowing it to resist wear up to ten times longer than steel. The blade is finished in an elegant Damascus-style pattern, and the moisture-resistant PakkaWood handle provides a comfortable grip. With all the control of a paring knife plus a bit more length for bigger jobs, this utility knife is perfect for peeling, trimming and slicing.
  • Sugg. Price: $263$269 Our Price: $209.95$214.95
    Staying true to its Asian origins, the Shun Pro collection features the classic single-bevel blades and distinct styling that define traditional Japanese cutlery. Originally known as a fish knife, the deba is equally adept at performing precision cuts on chicken, beef and other meats. The traditional single-bevel, scalpel-like edge is the favored style for preparing Asian cuisine, including sushi and sashimi.
  • $119.95
    Setting a new standard in ceramic cutlery, the Kyotop collection from the Japanese company Kyocera uses an industrial-grade ceramic that is extremely dense, allowing it to resist wear up to ten times longer than steel. The blade is finished in an elegant Damascus-style pattern, and the moisture-resistant PakkaWood handle provides a comfortable grip. Compact size and sharp point make it perfect for tasks that require more finesse, such as peeling fruits and mincing vegetables.
  • Sugg. Price: $376 Our Price: $325
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this versatile knife is specially designed for delicate tasks like preparing fish.The razor-sharp blade is rigid enough for general slicing and cutting yet pliable enough for careful work.Hand assembled to exacting specifications.
  • Sugg. Price: $513 Our Price: $440
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this knife has oval indentations along the blade that keep slices from sticking.Designed for slicing foods from salmon to ham, with a scalloped blade that minimizes sticking.Hand assembled to exacting specifications.
  • Sugg. Price: $746 Our Price: $435
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this knife makes a beautifully clean cut through all textures of breads, leaving few traces of crumbs. Uniquely shaped waves on the blade allow for the ideal push/pull cutting motion through all textures of breads. Hand assembled to exacting specifications.
  • Sugg. Price: $636 Our Price: $299.95
    Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai individually hand-hammered steak knives with one-of-a-kind character. Unifying function and design, these distinctive Japanese knives combine ergonomic handles with triple-layered steel blades, finished with razor-sharp edges that elegantly and efficiently slice through everything from filet mignon to thick-cut pork chops. Set includes four steak knives in a case for presentation and storage.
  • Sugg. Price: $165 Our Price: $99.95
    Turn your kitchen into a sushi bar with a knife that makes it easy to create thin, uniform slices of even the most delicate seafood. Engineered for maximum precision, the traditional single-bevel, scalpel-like blade is the favored style for authentic Japanese food prepfrom slicing fish for sushi and sashimi to cutting boneless chicken, beef or pork. The knifes ultra-sharp single-beveled blade is designed for precise cutting and glides cleanly through delicate foods without shredding or tearing.
  • Sugg. Price: $169 Our Price: $134.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This serrated knife proves indispensable for slicing cleanly through breads, sandwiches, and delicate fruits and vegetables. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel.
  • Sugg. Price: $188 Our Price: $149.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. The triangular-shaped honesuki is used by Japanese chefs for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel.