5 Inch Kitchen Knife

  • Sugg. Price $119 Our Price $89.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. This 5" chef's knife has hollow-ground indentations along the blade that reduce sticking, which allows for quicker, more efficient slicing and chopping. Blade is stamped from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Hollow-ground indentations along the blade increase efficiency and decrease sticking. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $170 Our Price $129.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Serrated utility knife excels for slicing tomatoes, citrus, cheese, sausage and small breads. Blade has a translucent ceramic coating to prevent food from sticking, ease cleaning and resist corrosion and scratches. Handle is made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $88 Our Price $69.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. This 5" santoku tackles everything from slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs and chopping chocolate. Santoku knife is an excellent multipurpose kitchen knife, with a hollow-ground blade to reduce sticking. Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $120 Our Price $59.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. A versatile knife for chopping and slicing, the santoku combines the benefits of a cleaver and a chef's knife. Indentations on the blade edge reduce drag and minimize sticking. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Hollow-ground indentations along the blade increase efficiency and decrease sticking. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $106 Our Price $84.95
    Crafted by Wüsthof in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, this serrated knife easily slices through foods with resistant or tough skins, such as tomatoes and citrus. The hand-honed high-carbon-steel blade maintains a razor-sharp edge. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Serrated blade neatly cuts through skins, peels and rinds. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Polypropylene handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $149.95
    This Japanese boning knife ( gokujo ) makes quick work of boning and filleting meats and fish. The narrow, curved knife maneuvers close to the bone, so it's easy to part meat from bone, while the fine tip gets in between joints. The rigid 5" blade sails through fish to remove bones and skin. This super-sharp knife is also superb for trimming meats and slicing fillets. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft.
  • Sugg. Price $56 Our Price $42.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. Serrations along this utility knife’s blade cleanly cut through delicate skins and crusts without crushing or tearing. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $50 Our Price $39.95
    Ideal for breakfast and beyond, this knife has a rounded blade for reaching into containers to scoop and spread butter, jam, peanut butter and other toppings. The serrated tip is great for cutting toast, splitting English muffins and slicing fruit. Utility knife with rounded blade for spreading; serrations near the tip for slicing. Laser Cut blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Solingen Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $145 Our Price $114.95
    Our Zwilling Pro Holm Oak collection offers the same exceptional comfort, security and precision as the Zwilling Pro series with the added appeal of an ergonomic oak handle designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun. A favorite in professional kitchens, this versatile knife is the perfect prep tool, offering the balance of a chef's knife, the precision edge of a utility knife and the maneuverability of a paring knife. A special arched bolster promotes a perfect thumb grip. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The solid oak handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $147 $177 Our Price $59.95 $139.95
    Combining the duties of both a chef's knife and a cleaver, this santoku is deftly proportioned for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing. The high-carbon-steel blade has shallow oval-shaped depressions along the cutting edge that keep foods from adhering to it. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Polypropylene handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $282 $313 Our Price $149.95 $249.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this santoku is handcrafted in Japan and blends new technology with centuries-old traditions of handcraftsmanship. A versatile knife for chopping and slicing, the santoku combines the benefits of a cleaver and a chef's knife. Hollow-ground indentations on its blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. 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 blade's construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Wide, pointed blade is hollow ground with indentations that minimize sticking. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $145 Our Price $87.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. This santoku is a great all-purpose knife for different types of chopping and slicing tasks. Knife edge is 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handle has smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blade provides added durability and strength without compromising performance. Indentations on the blade edge reduce drag and minimize sticking. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • Sugg. Price $120 Our Price $94.95
    Our Zwilling Pro Holm Oak collection offers the same exceptional comfort, security and precision as the Zwilling Pro series with the added appeal of an ergonomic oak handle designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun. The serrated, 5"-long blade is ideal for cutting everything from tomatoes and sausages to bread rolls and cheese and features a special arched bolster to promote a perfect thumb grip. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The solid oak handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $147 Our Price $109.95
    Good for compact hands and smaller chopping tasks, this professional knife is a true champion. Shaped like a slender cleaver, it performs impeccably on everything from summer tomatoes to zucchini. Slender cleaver-shaped blade is designed to slice and chop, then scoop foods into your soup pot or salad bowl. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Heavy razor-sharp blade is designed for both heavy-duty and precision cutting. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Oval hollow-ground indentations on blade edge help keep ingredients from sticking. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability. Polypropylene handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $119 Our Price $94.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edges, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: With this honesuki knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. The tool of choice for Japanese chefs for boning poultry, it's designed with a triangular, sharp-pointed blade to deftly trim close to the bone, even in very tight places. Blade of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark  tagayasan , known as "iron sword wood," an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make Samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $145 Our Price $87.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. An extra-wide blade makes this vegetable knife ideal for efficient chopping, dicing and slicing. Knife edge is 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handle has smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blade provides added durability and strength without compromising performance. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $79.95
    Defined by a slim blade with a centered, spear-like tip, this knife functions essentially as a precision utility knife for all sorts of cutting tasks. Use it for peeling and chopping fruits and vegetables, carving garnishes, slicing meats and cheese, butterflying chicken breasts, deveining shrimp, larding meats and more. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling’s Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. A special curved bolster design by architect Matteo Thun promotes a perfect thumb grip for comfort and safety. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $152 Our Price $119.95
    Compact enough to pack for picnics, this German utility knife is ideal for slicing through tough-skinned produce, hard cheeses and salami. The serrated blade is forged from stain-resistant high-carbon steel and features full-tang construction and triple riveting. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Serrated blade neatly cuts through skins, peels and rinds. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $175 Our Price $139.95
    Ideal for slicing through tough-skinned produce, hard cheeses or salami, this German-made utility knife features a serrated high-carbon-steel blade. Its full tang is triple riveted to an attractive African blackwood handle. A care kit for the handle is included. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Serrated blade neatly cuts through skins, peels and rinds. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Comfortable contoured handle is cut from dense African blackwood and hand polished. Included care kit contains mineral oil for maintaining the silken finish of the handle.
  • Sugg. Price $90 Our Price $69.95
    Designed and developed in collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a worldwide favorite for nearly 40 years. The German knives combine ergonomically contoured handles with precision-forged blades that are ice-hardened and hand sharpened for maximum strength and performance. This 5" utility knife features a serrated blade that cuts cleanly through delicate produce and crusty breads. Serrated 5" blade great for cutting tomatoes and other fragile produce without tearing delicate skins; also makes quick work of slicing bagels and sandwiches. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. High-carbon stainless-steel blades are hand-sharpened and polished by master craftsmen to create a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Contoured polypropylene handle is slightly textured for a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of cutting grips. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $137.50 $175 Our Price $109.95 $139.95
    Our Zwilling Pro collection offers ultimate comfort, security and precision in the hand, thanks to a special arched bolster designed by architect Matteo Thun that promotes a perfect thumb grip. This multipurpose knife excels for both Western rocking cuts and Asian chop cuts. Its broad blade is also handy for transferring cut ingredients to a bowl or pan. All-purpose knife for chopping and slicing meat, fish and vegetables, with hollow-ground blade depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling’s Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $331 $375 Our Price $264.95 $299.95
    Named Hikari, after the Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade has microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slices that enhance the flavor of the food. This santoku is an exceptionally versatile, Asian-inspired multipurpose knife that combines the features of a chef's knife and a cleaver. Use it for mincing, paper-thin slicing, chopping and dicing. Available in 5" and 7" size.  Shares the same award-winning construction as the Hikari chef's knife – named 2016's Kitchen Knife of the Year. Dual-core stainless steel blades are clad on each side with 71 micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel to create a "hornet's nest" pattern reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges, hand-sharpened to a 16-degree angle, are long-lasting and easy to maintain. Polished bolster promotes a comfortable chef's grip. Durable birch PakkaWood handle resists moisture and bacteria and has a beautiful low-gloss finish. Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance. Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $75 Our Price $59.95
    The Urban Farmer cutlery collection was created by German designer Bjoern Berger to celebrate farm-fresh food, home gardening and cooking with delicious seasonal ingredients. Crafted with a full-tang, high-carbon steel blade, nonslip bolster and rustic beechwood handle, this serrated utility knife is a well-balanced, comfortable and efficient tool ideal for a wide variety of tasks, from mincing shallots to cutting small pieces of meat. Knife is precision laser cut from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon, no-stain steel. Tempered to the ideal grade of hardness; 5" blade is strong enough to hold a lasting edge and flexible enough not to crack under pressure. Serrated edge slices cleanly through bread, tender fruit and vegetables and other food with delicate textures. Semisoft rubber bolster provides a secure grip even when hands are wet. Full tang is riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Handle is shaped from sustainably grown European beechwood and heat treated to ensure extreme toughness and water resistance. Made in Solingen, Germany. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $202 Our Price $159.95
    Distinguished by beautifully finished wooden handles, Wüsthof's Ikon Blackwood series combines exceptional workmanship with an aesthetically striking design. This stylish German knife maneuvers easily around the bones of raw poultry and meats, featuring a narrow, curved blade for maximum control when separating meat from bone. The sharp, tapered point assists with trimming fat and cutting tendons. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Comfortable, contoured handle is cut from dense African blackwood and is hand polished.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $79.95
    Perfecting the unique dual-serrated edge on this utility knife took Wüsthof three years, 15 variations, and lab testing using specially designed robots. The resulting blade cuts easily through tough ingredients, is gentle on the foods and retains its sharpness. The knife works wonders for slicing foods that are hard outside and softer inside, such as sausages, tomatoes, bread rolls and cheese. It's also the perfect take-along for picnics and lunches. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce corrosion-resistant blades that are exceptionally hard yet flexible. Precise lasers ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb—and allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $63 Our Price $47.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. The flexible, pointed blade of this boning knife maneuvers deftly around the bones of raw poultry and meats. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. 5” blade; 4 3/4” handle; 2 oz. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $86 $112 Our Price $64.95 $84.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. The santoku blade is based on a traditional Asian design that combines the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver. It’s ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing. The santoku knife’s signature “sheep’s foot” tip allows for a more linear edge from heel to tip than a typical chef’s knife and the indentations along the side of the blade reduce sticking. It’s ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany.
  • $109.95
    With a narrow blade that curves inward at the cutting edge, this knife is specially designed for removing bones from poultry and meat. The knife is crafted in Germany by Wüsthof, utilizing a sophisticated alloy that allows the blade to maintain a sharper, longer-lasting cutting edge. Forged from a single piece of high-carbon, no-stain steel, the blade is balanced with a heavy bolster and a tang that runs deep into the handle to offer superior strength and control. The polypropylene handle is gently curved for a secure grip. 5" long blade. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Tang extends deep into the handle for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolster provides perfect balance. Pebbled polypropylene handle is contoured for a secure grip. 5" long blade.
  • Sugg. Price $50 Our Price $39.95
    The Twin Signature collection combines excellent value with the legendary innovation and craftsmanship of Zwilling J.A. Henckels, German knife makers since 1731. These durable, entry-level knives feature blades stamped from high-carbon stainless steel, Friodur ice-hardened for strength, and hand honed for sharpness. With a serrated 5" blade, this utility knife is ideal for slicing tomatoes, small rolls, baguettes and other delicate items without compressing. Blade is precision-stamped from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Zwilling’s patented Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Edge is hand honed and finished for long-lasting sharpness. Smooth polymer handle is triple-riveted to the full-tang blade and ergonomically shaped for comfort. 5" blade. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $187 $212 Our Price $89.95 $169.95
    Combining German craftsmanship and traditional Japanese styling, this santoku is deftly proportioned for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing. The high-carbon-steel blade has shallow oval-shaped depressions to keep foods from adhering to it. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $156 Our Price $124.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This steak knife delivers the razor-sharpness and balanced control that makes slicing into a perfectly cooked steak such a distinct pleasure. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end.
  • Sugg. Price $137.50 $175 Our Price $99.95 $109.95
    Professional chefs know that the proper weight and balance of a knife are just as vital as a strong, sharp edge. Crafted in Germany, the Four Star II collection delivers on all counts with a superior hand feel and high-carbon steel blades forged for optimal sharpness. This multipurpose santoku features shallow indentations along the blade’s sides that reduce drag for greater precision when you’re chopping and slicing. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Fridour ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Blade has a series of hollow-ground ovals on each side that create tiny air pockets, minimizing drag for cleaner, more precise cuts. Stainless-steel end cap provides excellent balance while cutting. Permanently bonded polypropylene handle has just enough texture for a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. 5" santoku: 5"-long blade. 7" santoku: 7"-long blade. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.