Asian Knife Set

  • Sugg. Price $169 Our Price $159.95
    Combining German craftsmanship and Japanese styling, this pair of knives is ideally suited for paper-thin slicing, mincing and dicing of vegetables. High-carbon-steel blades have shallow oval-shaped depressions that keep foods from sticking, so you can work quickly and cleanly. Set includes a 3" sheep's-foot paring knife and a 7" hollow-ground santoku. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. The santoku's blade has hollow-ground depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Tangs extend deep into the handle for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolsters provide perfect balance. Pebbled synthetic handles are contoured for a secure grip. 7" santoku: 7" blade; 4 1/2"-long handle; 5.3 oz. 3" sheep's-foot paring knife: 3" blade; 4"-long handle; 2.3 oz. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $310 Our Price $229.95
    Calphalon Precision SharpIN offers top culinary performance paired with ingenious self-sharpening technology. This 10-piece set includes a narrow, space-saving storage block with built-in ceramic sharpener; when you remove or replace a straight-edge knife, the blade is sharpened at the correct angle for a perfect edge every time. The set includes a carefully chosen assortment of knives for a variety of prep tasks plus four steak knives. Sharp blades are fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel. Contoured, ergonomic handles are labeled for easy knife identification in the block. Bolsters and full tangs ensure ideal balance and maximum strength. Block and knife handles are constructed of stained maple over solid pine core. Three slots in storage block have integrated ceramic sharpeners to automatically sharpen straight-edge knives: chef's, santoku, utility and paring. 10-piece set includes: 4 1/2" paring knife 5" santoku 6" serrated utility knife 8" chef's knife Four 4 1/2" steak knives Kitchen shears 9-slot pine storage block with maple finish Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $295 Our Price $234.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are prized for their perfect balance, light weight and sleek, seamless construction. This set includes three fundamental pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Global knives every day. Set includes a 7" Asian chef's knife, a 5" hollow-ground santoku and a 4" paring knife. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $79.95
    Zwilling's Rock &Chop set gives you two of the kitchen's most versatile blades ­– a 5 1/2" prep knife and a 7" hollow-edge santoku – for peeling, slicing, trimming and chopping. The Twin Signature collection combines excellent value with the legendary craftsmanship of Zwilling J.A. Henckels, German knife makers since 1731. Set includes 5 1/2" prep knife and 7" hollow-edge santoku. Blades are 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. Santoku has hollow-ground blade depressions that reduce friction and minimize sticking. Smooth polymer handles are triple-riveted to the full-tang blade and ergonomically shaped for comfort.
  • Sugg. Price $345 Our Price $99.95
    Our Zwilling Pro collection offers ultimate comfort, security and precision in the hand. A special arched bolster, designed by architect Matteo Thun, promotes a perfect thumb grip, and contoured ergonomic handles enhance comfort. This set features two kitchen essentials: a santoku that allows for both Western-style rocking and Asian-style chopping, and a chef's knife that handles everyday food prep – from mincing to dicing and slicing – without fatigue. Two-piece set includes a 7" santoku and a 7" chef's knife. 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. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $287.50 Sale $99.99
    Our Zwilling Pro collection offers ultimate comfort, security and precision in the hand. A special arched bolster, designed by architect Matteo Thun, promotes a perfect thumb grip, and contoured ergonomic handles enhance comfort. This set features two kitchen essentials: one hollow-edge rocking santoku knife that allows for both Western-style rocking and Asian-style chopping, and one serrated prep knife that slices easily through tough foods without tearing or crushing. Two-piece set includes a 7" rocking santoku knife with a hollow edge and a 5 1/2" serrated prep knife. 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. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $279.95 Our Price $229.95
    From the nonstick experts at Calphalon, the Contemporary knife line features blades designed to make prep tasks efficient and easy. Each German steel blade is coated in PFOA-free nonstick silicone for cleaner slices without sticking, and the chef's knife and slicer also have a raised ridge running along the blade to further reduce friction. This 13-piece set includes a SharpIN wood block with built-in ceramic blade sharpeners. Blades coated in PFOA-free nonstick silicone to reduce sticking and simplify cleaning. Longitudinal blade ridge releases food easily (chef's knife and slicer knife). Blades are fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel. High- impact polyresin handles are ergonomically contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. Four slots in 12-slot storage block have integrated ceramic sharpeners to automatically sharpen straight-edge knives: chef's, santoku, slicer and paring. 13-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 7" santoku. 8" bread knife. 8" chef's knife with ridge. 8" slicer knife with ridge. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. Kitchen shears. 12-slot maple storage block with stainless-steel cap. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • $299.99
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. The teak handles are bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand-sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. Handles are richly grained South Asian teak. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience. Two-side magnetic block features FSC-certified teak embedded with high-strength magnets, protective acrylic shields and stainless-steel base with scratch- and slip-resistant EVA foam base. Magnetic block holds up to six knives. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 6" petit chef's knife 6" double-edge utility knife 7" boning knife 8" chef's knife 9" bread knife Magnetic storage block Knife skills booklet Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • $449.99
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. The richly grained teak handle is bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand-sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. Handles are beautifully sculpted of South Asian teak. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience. Two-side magnetic block features FSC-certified teak embedded with high-strength magnets, protective acrylic shields and stainless-steel base with scratch- and slip-resistant EVA foam base. Magnetic block holds up to 16 knives. Two-stage sharpener features carbide for heavy grinding and ceramic for honing. 15-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife. 6" double-edge utility knife. 7" deli knife. 7" boning knife. 8" chef's knife. 8" slicing knife. 9" bread knife. 5" steak knives (6). Two-stage knife sharpener. Magnetic teak storage block. Knife skills booklet. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,400 Our Price $799.95
    Exclusively available at Williams Sonoma, the refined Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan is a model of precision and craftsmanship. Slim, sleek and exceptionally well-balanced, each knife is meticulously designed to elevate and augment the skills of the user. Chef Keller was instrumental in the design of this 7-piece set, rigorously focusing on every detail to ensure each piece performs flawlessly. Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and crafted by award-winning cutlery maker Cangshan. Forged from Swedish Damasteel® RWL34 powdered steel, an extraordinarily fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion-resistance. Ultra-precise 6-stage heat treatment creates a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge. Hand polished and hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. American walnut magnetic knife bar frees up counter space and showcases the beauty of the collection. Winner of 2019 Red Dot Design Award. 7-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 7" utility knife 8" chef's knife 10" chef's knife 10" bread knife 10 1/2" carving knife 18" walnut magnetic knife bar Please note: Knife bar is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $500 Our Price $299.95
    Exclusively available at Williams Sonoma, the refined Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan is a model of precision and craftsmanship. Slim, sleek and exceptionally well-balanced, each knife is meticulously designed to elevate and augment the skills of the user. Chef Keller was instrumental in the design of this 3-piece set, rigorously focusing on every detail to ensure each piece performs flawlessly. Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and crafted by award-winning cutlery maker Cangshan. Forged from Swedish Damasteel® RWL34 powdered steel, an extraordinarily fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion-resistance. Ultra-precise 6-stage heat treatment creates a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge. Hand polished and hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. TAI American walnut knife block displays both knives beautifully on the counter. Winner of 2019 Red Dot Design Award. 3-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 8" chef's knife TAI walnut knife block with 2 slots Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $400 Our Price $279.95
    Exclusively available at Williams Sonoma, the refined Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan is a model of precision and craftsmanship. Slim, sleek and exceptionally well-balanced, each piece is meticulously designed to elevate and augment the skills of the user. Chef Keller was instrumental in the design of this carving set, rigorously focusing on every detail to ensure it performs flawlessly. Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and crafted by award-winning cutlery maker Cangshan. Set includes carving knife, carving fork and walnut storage case. Forged from Swedish Damasteel® RWL34 powdered steel, an extraordinarily fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion-resistance. Ultra-precise 6-stage heat treatment creates a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge. Hand polished and hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. Packaged in attractive walnut storage box featuring Chef Keller's signature. Winner of 2019 Red Dot Design Award.
  • Sugg. Price $450 Our Price $279.95
    Exclusively available at Williams Sonoma, the refined Thomas Keller Signature Collection by Cangshan is a model of precision and craftsmanship. Slim, sleek and exceptionally well-balanced, each knife is meticulously designed to elevate and augment the skills of the user. Chef Keller was instrumental in the design of these steak knives, rigorously focusing on every detail to ensure they perform flawlessly. Designed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller and crafted by award-winning cutlery maker Cangshan. Set of four 5" steak knives. Fine-edge blades cut cleanly through meat without tearing. Forged from Swedish Damasteel® RWL34 powdered steel, an extraordinarily fine-grained, high-alloy steel known for its excellent edge strength, hardness and corrosion-resistance. Ultra-precise 6-stage heat treatment creates a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 +/-2, allowing the blade to take a remarkably sharp edge. Hand polished and hand sharpened by expert bladesmiths. Packaged in attractive walnut storage box featuring Chef Keller's signature. Winner of 2019 Red Dot Design Award.
  • Sugg. Price $91 Our Price $49.95
    Since 1814, Wüsthof has set the standard for designing and manufacturing precision-forged and stamped knives. The Asian utility knife features a compact, straight-edge blade gently angled for effortless cutting. Perfect for all kinds of prep work, this versatile knife is ideal for everything from slicing and dicing to chopping and mincing. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. 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. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • $129.99
    Brothers Jordan and Jared Schmidt lend a designer's sensibility to the creation of their knives and – in the process – have redefined the art of modern knife making. German steel blades are hand ground, polished and sharpened to an 18° angle. Double bolsters and their signature Schmidt Brothers Curve® promote ideal hand position and leverage. The richly grained teak handle is bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. Perfectly balanced and exceedingly sharp, these serrated knives effortlessly cut through steaks and chops. Set of four serrated knives. Etched blades are ground, polished and sharpened by hand from premium German steel. Each blade is hand sharpened to an 18° edge. Blades are rust resistant and feature Schmidt Bros. logo and Schmidt Brothers Curve®. Handles are beautifully sculpted of South Asian teak. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $149.95
    Known in Japan as a gyuto , this light, nimble knife is ideal for slicing meat and fish, and it performs beautifully on vegetables too. The blade is narrower than a traditional chef's knife but still offers plenty of knuckle clearance. Hollow-ground indentations help prevent foods from sticking as you work. All-purpose Asian-style chef's knife with thin, lightweight blade. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Indentations along the blade reduce friction and keep slices from sticking. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $185 Our Price $89.95
    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 knife's wide, lightweight blade is designed to chop quickly, precisely and easily—with less fatigue. 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 $182 Our Price $144.95
    Known in Japan as a gyuto , this light, nimble knife is ideal for slicing meat and fish, and it performs beautifully on vegetables too. The blade is thinner than a traditional chef's knife but still offers plenty of knuckle clearance on the cutting board. Shun knives are produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, reflecting the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. All-purpose Asian-style chef's knife with thin, lightweight blade. Excels for a full range of chopping, slicing and dicing tasks. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $219 Our Price $174.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, Shun's Premier gyuto , or Asian chef's knife, is a true kitchen workhorse. This all-purpose knife, lighter and more nimble than its European cousins, is designed for comfort, ease of use and razor-sharp performance. Stainless Damascus cladding and a hammered tsuchime finish promote easy food release while slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 68 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. Full composite tang adds strength and balance. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $75 Our Price $39.95
    Made by one of Japan's top knife manufacturers, Kai Pro cutlery brings professional performance to home cooks seeking excellent value. The full-tang, Japanese steel blade is hand sharpened to a razor-like edge, and the beautiful hammered finish releases food quickly. Built for the rigors of commercial kitchens, this knife offers comfortable, agile handling. Cleaver-shaped Asian utility knife favored by professional chefs for trimming vegetables and slicing meat. Japanese high-carbon AUS6M stainless-steel blade takes a sharp edge, holds the edge well and resharpens easily. Hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps food release quickly from blade. Hand sharpened on a Japanese-style hiramae horizontal sharpening wheel for a precision 16-degree edge on each side of blade. Full-tang construction provides weight and balance. Riveted thermoplastic handle is gently rounded for comfort and smooth, substantial feel. NSF-certified knife meets high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Sugg. Price $159 Our Price $79.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. An ideal knife for mincing and dicing herbs and vegetables, the wide, lightweight blade that enables the chef to chop quickly, precisely and easily—with less fatigue. 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. 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 $300 Our Price $249.95
    The premium Shun Kaji collection blends new technology with a centuries-old tradition of handcraftsmanship. This 7" Asian chef's knife is lighter and easier to handle than many Western chef's knives. Known as a gyuto in Japan, the multipurpose knife tackles countless cutting tasks from slicing fish and meat to prepping fruit and vegetables. 65-layer blade features premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel and stainless-steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blade's construction creates a super-sharp cutting edge. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. NSF-certified knife meets high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $175 Our Price $139.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: with this Asian utility knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Blade of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade provides a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark tagayasan , an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $463 Our Price $369.95
    Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. The Japanese gyuto is a chef's knife prized for its all-around versatility. Lighter and nimbler than its European counterparts, this ultra-sharp blade excels at preparing meat, fish and vegetables. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. Blade core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a super-sharp cutting edge. Handle is dark  tagayasan  wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. Double-D-shaped handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. Requires 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • 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 $363 Our Price $189.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight chef's knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade's micro serrations reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing that enhances the flavor of the food. Known as a gyuto in Japan, this all-purpose knife is ideal for trimming and slicing meat and fish, and works beautifully on fresh fruits and vegetables, too. Dual-core stainless-steel blades are clad of 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 and VG2 high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel Damascus to create a "hornet's nest" pattern. 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 low-gloss finish. Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance. Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • $39.95
    Made by one of Japan's top knife manufacturers, Kai Pro cutlery brings professional performance to home cooks seeking excellent value. The full-tang Japanese steel blade is hand sharpened to a razor-like edge, and the beautiful hammered finish releases food quickly. Built for the rigors of commercial kitchens, this knife offers comfortable, agile handling. Japanese honesuki knife has a triangular blade that handles a wide range of tasks such as trimming meat, boning poultry, slicing garlic, and prepping fruit and vegetables. Japanese high-carbon AUS6M stainless-steel blade takes a sharp edge, holds the edge well and resharpens easily. Hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps food release quickly from blade. Hand sharpened on a Japanese-style hiramae horizontal sharpening wheel for a precision 16-degree edge on each side of blade. Full-tang construction provides weight and balance. Riveted thermoplastic handle is gently rounded for comfort and smooth, substantial feel. NSF-certified knife meets high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Sugg. Price $19 Our Price $14.95
    Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies, has developed Kai Luna to offer superior cutlery design at an affordable price. Each knife has a high-carbon stainless-steel blade that is mirror-polished and finished with unique hammered detail. This cleaver-like utility knife is perfect for chopping vegetables and thinly slicing meat. Use the sharp tip for peeling ginger and the flat side for crushing garlic. Traditional Japanese hammered finish helps release food more easily. Mirror polishing with graze-finish edge increases stain and corrosion resistance. German DIN1.4116 high-carbon stainless-steel blade is hand-sharpened on a whetstone and holds a super-sharp edge. 16-degree cutting edge is razor-sharp and more precise than standard Western-style knives. Lightweight, soft-grip handle has rubberized inserts for a comfortable, secure grip. Coordinating sheath protects the blade and makes storage safe and easy.
  • Sugg. Price $400 Our Price $319.95
    The unique curved blade of this Japanese knife deftly works around the bone and flesh of meat, poultry and fish. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blade’s core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $159.95
    The honesuki is the traditional Japanese boning knife used for poultry, but you'll find it excels for trimming all meats and fish. Its short, triangular blade maneuvers easily around bones and between joints, and the blazing-sharp edge cuts through meat and cartilage like butter. Named for the blacksmith's forge, the premium Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Short, triangular blade bones meats, poultry and fish with accuracy and ease. 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 super sharp cutting edge. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel.  With its triangular blade, the honesuki is used for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood. Includes sheath.
  • Sugg. Price $155 Our Price $99
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. Great 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. To keep your santoku in pristine condition, we've included an efficient manual sharpener from Japan. Set includes a 7" hollow-ground santoku and Minosharp Water Sharpener. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" knife edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Sharpener features coarse, medium and fine wheels for precise sharpening, while a water slurry keeps the blade and wheels clean during operation. Sharpener's coarse and medium ceramic stones efficiently hone the blade to 12–15 degrees, and a superfine wheel polishes the knife at the final stage. Sharpener is compatible with all knife brands, and ideal for Asian-style knives.