A Look at Japanese Chef Knives

Prepare everything from sushi to stir fry with Japanese chef knives from Williams Sonoma. The selection contains Japanese cooking tools from top brands such as Shun and Global. You can purchase these knives separately or as a set.

Top Japanese Cooking Tools

There are lots of choices available when it comes to Japanese chef knives. Here are some versatile pieces of cutlery that you may want to consider for your kitchen:

  • Global Ukon 8-Inch Chef's Knife: Ergonomic details such as the dual-surface handle make this knife comfortable to hold. It has a stamped blade that's crafted from ice-tempered Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel for excellent durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Global Ukon Starter Knife Set: If you need more than one knife, check out the Ukon starter knife set from Global. It comes with a paring knife, serrated utility knife and chef's knife, so you can handle any kitchen task.
  • Global Sai 7-Piece Knife Block Set: An even larger set from Global to consider is the Sai 7-piece set, which includes a knife block for safe, efficient storage. These triple-layered steel knives were designed by Komin Yamada and were hand-hammered for smooth, nonstick slicing through any type of food.
  • Shun Classic Asian Chef's Knife: This versatile piece of cutlery is the same size as a traditional chef's knife, only this knife has a thinner blade for precise cutting and slicing. The stainless steel blade cuts fish, vegetables and meats with ease, while the D-shaped PakkaWood handle is comfortable to hold and incredibly moisture-resistant.
  • Shun Classic 4-Piece Knife Block Set: Another top offering from Shun is the Classic 4-piece knife block set. These steel knives all have PakkaWood handles and fit in the included bamboo storage block. Included is a paring knife, serrated utility knife, chef's knife and knife block.
  • Kikuichi Sushi Knife: This Ginsan-steel sushi knife is designed to slice delicate ingredients such as fish, nori and vegetables. A 40-step process is employed to craft this handmade knife, which has a ho wood handle and matching sheath.
  • Kyocera Pink Santoku Knife: Add color to the kitchen with this Kyocera Santoku knife. Its pink handle is crafted from sturdy resin and contoured for comfort, while the blade is made from zirconium oxide for a razor-sharp edge that stays sharp for a long time.

Find the Japanese chef knives you need in the selection at Williams Sonoma. There are also other Japanese cooking tools, such as sushi molds and mandoline slicers. You'll also find an array of cutting boards that protect your countertops and provide a smooth, slip-free cutting surface.

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