Shun Kaji 23-Piece Knife Block Set
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Named for the blacksmith’s forge, the Kaji series was developed by Shun’s master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Combining ancient Damascus-steel and clad construction, this set offers a complete array of Japanese cutlery for basic tasks and specialized cutting techniques.
- 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus.
- Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blades’ construction creates a super sharp cutting edge.
- Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control.
- These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
- Cherry wood storage block has slots for 23 pieces.
- Handcrafted in Japan.
- A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
23-Piece Set includes:
- 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" paring knives.
- 4 1/2" honesuki knife.
- 5 1/2" and 7" hollow-ground santokus.
- 6" serrated utility knife.
- 6" boning knife.
- 6", 8" and 10" chef's knives.
- 6" ultimate utility knife.
- 6 1/2" nakiri knife.
- 7" Chinese vegetable cleaver.
- 9" hollow-ground slicing knife.
- 9" bread knife.
- Six 5" steak knives.
- 9" honing steel.
- 23-slot cherry wood storage block.
Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
- Dimensions & More Info
- 3 1/2" Paring Knife: 3 1/2"-long blade; 5 1/2"-long handle; 5.3 oz.
- 4 1/2" Paring Knife: 4 1/2"-long blade; 6 1/2"-long handle; 4 oz.
- 4 1/2" Honesuki Knife: 4 1/2"-long blade; 6 1/2"-long handle; 8.5 oz.
- 5 1/2" Santoku: 5 1/2"-long blade; 5 3/4"-long handle; 6.6 oz.
- 6" Chef's Knife: 6"-long blade; 5 1/2"-long handle; 6.2 oz.
- 6" Ultimate Utility Knife: 6"-long blade; 5 1/4"-long handle; 5.8 oz.
- 6" Serrated Utility Knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 4.3 oz.
- 6" Boning Knife: 6"-long blade; 7 1/2"-long handle; 5.3 oz.
- 6 1/2" Nakiri Knife: 6 1/2"-long blade; 6 1/2"-long handle; 10 oz.
- 7" Santoku: 7"-long blade; 6 1/2"-long handle; 9.3 oz.
- 7" Vegetable Cleaver: 7"-long blade; 6"-long handle; 14.2 oz.
- 8" Chef's Knife: 8"-long blade; 6 1/4"-long handle; 9.4 oz.
- 10" Chef's Knife: 10"-long blade; 6"-long handle; 11 oz.
- 9 Slicing Knife: 9"-long blade; 6 1/2"-long handle; 8.5 oz.
- 9" Bread Knife: 9"-long blade; 6 1/4"-long handle; 8.5 oz.
- Steak Knife (6): 5"-long blade; 6"-long handle; 3.8 oz.
- 9" Honing Steel: 9"-long rod; 5"-long handle; 10.6 oz.
- 23-Slot Storage Block: 16 1/4" x 4 3/4" x 10 1/4" high. 17 lb. 7 oz.
- Knives handcrafted in Japan.
- Block and honing steel made in China.
- 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.
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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).
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Rated 1 out of 5 by ShunMyAss from Disappointed! Bought 23 pieces Shun Kaji in Oct-16, rarely use the knife. 2 weeks ago, I decided to use the Santoku 7" to cut galangal, chipped on 2 places.Date published: 2017-03-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Gene from Best knife set available Shun, this is the high end of knives in my opinion, I am so impressed that I have two sets, I own the largest Kaji set and the Fugi set. I have owned all of the finest German and American knife sets until I discovered the Shun. The difference in sharpness and angle of the blade is night and day. The German knives are at an angle of 26* , the Shun knives are at 16* the blades are much thinner yet strong and durable, the blades do not seem to hold on to the ingredients that are being sliced as many knives do.the biggest reponsibility with these knives is keeping them clean, they are so beautiful that you will automatically clean them after each use. I am a huge fan.Date published: 2017-03-04