- Shun Kaji 8 1/2" Santoku Knife Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $239.95
- Shun Kaji Hollow-Ground Nakiri Knife Sugg. Price $213 – $338 Our Price $135.95 – $215.95
- Shun Kaji 11-Piece Knife Block Set Sugg. Price $2,616 Our Price $1,439.95
- Shun Kaji Chef’s Knives Sugg. Price $250 – $375 Our Price $159.95 – $239.95
- Shun Kaji 8-Piece Knife Block Set Sugg. Price $1,853 Our Price $1,039.95
- Shun Kaji 4-Piece Steak Knife Set Sugg. Price $748 Our Price $373.95
- Shun Kaji 3-Piece Knife Starter Set Sugg. Price $701 Our Price $359.95
- Shun Kaji 7" Asian Chef's Knife Sugg. Price $300 Our Price $199.95
- Shun Kaji Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife Sugg. Price $282 – $313 Our Price $179.95 – $199.95
- Shun Kaji 6" Serrated Utility Knife Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $127.95
- Shun Kaji Paring Knives Sugg. Price $188 – $200 Our Price $119.95 – $127.95
- Shun Kaji Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $183.95
- Shun Kaji 23-Piece Knife Block Set Sugg. Price $5,048 Our Price $2,799.95
- Shun Kaji 19-Piece Knife Block Set Sugg. Price $4,575 Our Price $2,399.95
- Shun Kaji 2-Piece Knife Set Sugg. Price $450 Our Price $267.95
- Shun Kaji 9" Bread Knife Sugg. Price $313 Our Price $199.95
- Shun Kaji Kiritsuke Knife Sugg. Price $275 – $338 Our Price $175.95 – $215.95
- Shun Kaji Western Chef's Knife Sugg. Price $288 – $350 Our Price $149.95 – $223.95
- Shun Kaji Carving Knife Set Sugg. Price $540 Our Price $319.95
- Shun Kaji Double Hollow-Ground Sumo Santoku Knife Sugg. Price $406 Our Price $259.95
- Shun Kaji Dual-Density Utility Knife Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $183.95
- Shun Kaji Ultimate Utility Knife Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $143.95
- Shun Kaji 6" Boning Knife Sugg. Price $250 Our Price $159.95
- Shun Kaji Asian Prep Knife Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $127.95
- Shun Kaji 7" Cleaver Sugg. Price $500 Our Price $319.95
- Shun Kaji Rocking Knife Sugg. Price $338 Our Price $215.95
- Shun Kaji 9" Hollow-Ground Slicer Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $199.95
- Shun Kaji Honing Steel Sugg. Price $88 Our Price $55.95
Exclusive to Williams Sonoma: Shun Kaji Knives
Make sure you get your hands on a Shun Kaji as soon as possible. These exclusive knives were crafted by the master cutlers at Japanese knife maker Shun. Made as part of a special partnership with Williams Sonoma, this is the only place you can find and order these knives for yourself or as a gift for your favorite home cook. The Kaji collection is hand-crafted for years of culinary and aesthetic enjoyment.
A Unique Collection from A Legacy Cutler
Many of the knives created by Shun are unique. Look for stamped blades, ultra-sharp edges and the refined cuts of an artisan piece of work.
- Shun Kaji knives feature a 65-layer blade with a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core. The core is clad in 64 layers of forged nickel and stainless steel.
- These blades are super-sharp. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword-making techniques, this construction provides an edge that makes quick work of your kitchen tasks.
- The Kaji's handles are made of PakkaWood. This wood resists moisture because it's infused with resin for an all-natural handle shaped for comfort and control.
The Art of Tsuchime
Shun's Japanese cutlery showcases the art of tsuchime. This knife-making technique focuses on ensuring food doesn't stick to the knife. Plus, it looks great.
- Tsuchime looks like hollow indentations that run the length of the knife's blade. They may look like oval takes on thumbprint silhouettes.
- The indentations allow for less contact between the side of the blade and whatever you're slicing, like a cucumber or pepper. Normally, these items might stick to the blade's side, especially if you're slicing really thin slices.
- Not all knives require tsuchime. For instance, fillet knives release the flesh of the fish fairly easily, because the blade is slim and the flesh is fatty.
Mixing Eastern and Western Knives
Pick up a Shun Kaji knife set even if you already have everyday basics at home. This superior knife set allows you to enter the world of Japanese cutlery--and if you're already an aficionado, build upon your collection with speciality knives.
- Your Eastern and Western blades work well together, creating a full arsenal for you.
- For example, you may choose a carving set from a Western line, especially if you plan to cook traditional Sunday roasts or birds frequently.
- Over time, you may find that your daily go-to knives are quickly being replaced by Japanese versions, like a chef's knife or cleaver.
This mix is natural in the kitchen of someone who truly loves cooking for the experience and the results.