Upgrade to a Shun Knife Set

Whether you're cooking up a quick meal for two or creating a multi-course feast, the right tools will make the process quicker and easier. Knife sets by Shun Cutlery contain an assortment of the most commonly used kitchen blades, allowing you to chop, dice and julienne any ingredients with ease. When you choose a Shun knife set, you can be sure you'll get a high-quality set of knives at a reasonable price.

About Shun

Though Shun Cutlery has only been available since 2002, the brand was created by the Kai Group, a Japanese kitchenware company with over a hundred years of history. The Kai Group was established in Seki City, a city in Gifu with a world-famous reputation for master blade craftsmanship.

The Shun Knife Set Collections

Basic knife sets by Shun come with between four and six knives as well as a handy knife storage block. These smaller sets will cover the basics and are a great option for beginner chefs or those with limited counter space. Larger sets feature a wider assortment of blades to facilitate any cutting technique.

Shun knives are separated into various product collections based on their shared features.

  • If you're starting your Shun collection from scratch, the Classic collection is a great option. This collection is mid-range in terms of price and exceptionally well constructed. A Shun knife block filled with Classic knives makes a great gift for cooking enthusiasts.
  • Knives in the Premier collection include many of the same features as those in the Classic collection, like a VG-max core and 69 thin layers of premium stainless steel. Premier knives, however, are finished with a hand-hammering technique that reduces drag and creates smoother cuts, saving you time while chopping.
  • Exclusive to Williams Sonoma, the Kaji collection features ultra-sharp blades made of 64 layers of stainless steel and a powdered steel core. Each blade is printed with a unique wavy design and finished with a gorgeous pakkawood handle.
  • Another collection which is exclusive to Williams Sonoma is the incredible Hikari collection. Hikari knives are hand-sharpened to create a premium edge and have specially designed handles that increase their balance and comfort. These knives are also visually stunning, with a unique pattern printed on the blades and gorgeous birch handles.

When you choose a Shun knife set for your home, your kitchen will instantly get a major upgrade. These knives are expertly designed to facilitate the cooking process in home kitchens or in professional settings. And a Shun knife block not only contains premium tools but will also look beautiful on any kitchen countertop.

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