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We offer the world's largest assortment of Shun knives. Handcrafted in Japan, each reflects the ancient tradition of samurai sword-making.
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The Shun Tradition
Shun precision knives are made in Seki City, Japan, famous for its 700-year-old tradition of fine metalsmithing. Using exceptionally strong metal alloys and a unique combination of forging techniques, Shun's master knife makers have taken everyday kitchen cutlery to an innovative new level of excellence.
These are the original Shun knives, combining ultra-sharp blades with Japanese-style PakkaWood handles for precise cutting control.
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Damascus-clad blades reveal the flowing pattern of the layered steel.
These award-winning knives are notable for their beautiful birch PakkaWood handles and precision blades with a "hornet's nest" pattern.
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71 micro layers of stainless-steel to create a "hornet's nest" pattern.
This cutlery evokes the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives, featuring hand-hammered blades and walnut-hued PakkaWood handles.
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The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag.
Named for the blacksmith’s forge, the Kaji series was developed by Shun’s master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
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65-layer blade is inspired by centuries-old samurai sword-making techniques.
Inspired by the knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive collection represents the best in cutlery design and technology.
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161-layer blade is composed of 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless-steel.
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Named for the Japanese word for "sky," Sora knives combine razor-sharp blades with a lightweight feel that's easy to control.
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Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, these beautifully balanced knives combine angled handles with heritage-finish blades.
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Developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, this traditional Japanese cutlery features a blue steel core.
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The blades of these knives are crafted using two types of stainless steel, welded and forged together for performance and durability.
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Shun Classic Pro
This collection stays true to its Asian origins, featuring the classic single-bevel blades and styling that define traditional Japanese cutlery.
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Made exclusively for us, this color- coded knife series offers precision performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning.
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Bring your favorite Shun 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.
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Let us help you make the most of your Shun cutlery at our complimentary knife skills classes – please ask an associate for details.
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