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Shun Sora 8" Chef's Knife

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Summary

Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing.

  • Less curved than a Western chef's knife, for greater contact with cutting board and more efficient cutting.
  • Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant.
  • Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a traditional rippled pattern.
  • Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 6" knife: 6"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 4.8 oz.
  • 8" knife: 8"-long blade, 6"-long handle; 6.8 oz.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Use & Care

Use

  • 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 except a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.

Care

  • 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

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

The shipping rate varies depending on your order total and shipping destination. View Shipping Options and Charges.

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.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

Gift with Purchase

Receive a $50 Willliams-Sonoma Gift Card with your purchase of Shun cutlery. See details

Registrant:Receive a free gift when friends and family purchase a qualifying amount of Shun products from your registry. See details

Warranty Information

Learn more about Care, Sharpening, Warranty Policy and Shipping Instructions. View details

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.

  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great knife for an amazing price. Full disclosure: I was sent this by Williams Sonoma b/c of my wedding registry, very sweet of them! We have a number of the Classic Shun knives and didn't even know about the Sora collection before this magically showed up at our house. While this does have a plastic handle (as opposed to the wooden Classic ones), I feel there's the same quality steel as the pricier collections. I've been using this for nearly a year to get enough use to give a good review, and I use it every day. It's a fabulous knife, hasn't dulled, cleans very easily, and stands up to a ton of use on everything from pineapple skin to chicken breasts and tomatoes. There isn't the weight to the handle like the Classic ones, but some with weaker wrist musculature may find that to be a plus. I keep reaching for this knife over my Wüsthof ones, and those are top notch quality. I would totally buy this knife if my current one ever bit the dust. I actually might buy another one b/c I love it so much!
    Date published: 2017-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This knife is awesome! We received this as a wedding gift. While my fiance was very excited about the knives, it wasn't my priority. After I used this, I am sold!
    Date published: 2016-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing -- I received this knife as a Christmas gift. It's the best knife I've ever owned! It is far superior to my Henckels knives that I've owned (and loved) for years. Its balance is something you need to feel to believe. The blade is razor sharp -- and I keep my knives sharpened at all times -- but this is somehow sharper and has a finer edge. You really have scalpel precision with this knife. You won't be disappointed with this purchase. Trust me!
    Date published: 2016-01-14
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