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Shun Classic Kiritsuke Knife, 8"

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Sugg. Price $213 Our Price $169.95

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Summary

In Japanese kitchens the kiritsuke reigns supreme as the master chef's most essential knife. This all-purpose knife has a clipped tip, making the long blade easy to handle. Put it to work for thin slicing of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables, such as julienne, dice and brunoise. The gently curved blade works well for rocking cuts, too.

  • VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 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.
  • Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand.
  • Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft.
  • This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Handcrafted in Japan.
Dimensions & More Info
  • Stainless-steel bolster and end cap.
  • Full tang provides strength and balance.
  • Japanese blade angle of 16 degrees.
  • This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • 8"-long blade, 8 1/4"-long handle.
  • 11 oz.
  • Made 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 but 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 3–5 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 $26 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. ET 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.

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 Would outsell other knives! I couldn't understand why this knife was not available in the William Sonoma stores and could only be found online. Well, after receiving the knife, I now understand. I believe that if this knife was on display with the other Shuns that it would easily outsell the knives taking up room in the store. The knife is gorgeous, sexy, masculine, hot, and whatever other adjective you can use to describe an object that gets your blood pumping. As for quality: It's a Shun, it's light, it's sharp, it will last decades. I've built a nice collection of Shun Classics over a period of 16 years and this knife is by far as exciting to hold, look at, and use as my very first Shun Chef's knife.
    Date published: 2019-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharp knives This is a versatile blade and feels right in the hand. It is my tenth Shun Classic. It holds a sharp edge with little maintenance.
    Date published: 2016-08-30
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