Beautiful Knife

  • Sugg. Price $932 Our Price $599.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," the masterfully crafted, award-winning knives in this set are distinguished by their stunning birch PakkaWood handles and "hornet's nest" blade pattern. The blade edges are extraordinarily sharp and long-lasting, with microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing and chopping. This starter set includes three essential knives – paring, utility and chef's – plus a storage block with extra slots to grow your collection. 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 end cap adds beauty and balance. Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan. 4-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife 6-slot storage block
  • Sugg. Price $551 Our Price $379.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," these masterfully crafted, award-winning knives showcase stunning birch PakkaWood handles and a "hornet's nest" blade pattern. The blade edges are extraordinarily sharp and long-lasting, with microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing and chopping. Our two-piece set is an excellent introduction to the Hikari Collection. Two-piece set includes 6" chef's knife and 4" paring knife. 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 grip. Durable birch PakkaWood handle resists moisture and bacteria and has a beautiful low-gloss finish. Embossed end cap adds beauty and balance. Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $207 Our Price $139.95
    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. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Special 3-piece set includes an 8" chef's knife, honing steel and a 4-slot bamboo storage block. Compact set is perfect for smaller kitchens. Eco-friendly bamboo block has slots for the chef's knife and honing steel, plus two empty slots to fill with your favorite Sora knives as you build your collection. Each 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 traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $382 Our Price $249.95
    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. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Special 5-piece set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife, 8" chef's knife, 9" bread knife, honing steel and a sturdy nylon 8-slot knife roll with a detachable shoulder strap. Essential cutlery set is perfect for cooking classes or culinary school, allowing you to carry your favorite knives like professional chefs do. Designed for top safety and convenience, the zippered knife roll has 8 elasticized, reinforced pockets for knives, plus 5 interior pockets and compartments. Each 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 traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Knives are handcrafted in Japan.
  • $79.95
    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. Long-bladed knife excels at trimming and slicing large cuts of meat such as brisket, ham and turkey. 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 $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 $131 Our Price $104.95
    From Japan's premier producer of cutlery, this versatile knife is useful for cutting tasks that call for precision. The supersharp 6"-long blade combines the beauty of traditional Damascus steel with modern rust-resistance and durability. 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. Designed to provide excellent control for precision tasks as well as all-around chopping and slicing. 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 $750 Our Price $599.95
    The Japanese yanagiba is the ultimate sushi knife, with a long, narrow blade that cuts delicately thin slices of raw fish. Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a brilliant pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce the stunning Damascus pattern and a super-strong blade that holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use the two steels will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing foods more quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood®. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $212 $290 Our Price $159.95 $229.95
    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. Chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Blade is precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. 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.
  • $469.95
    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, the yanagi is the classic Japanese knife used to prepare sushi and sashimi, slicing through delicate fish with precision and ease. Hand forged, hand sharpened and hand assembled in a traditional method involving a 40-step process. Blade features a core of ultrahard high carbon and stain resistant Ginsan steel. Ho wood handle and buffalo horn knife guard. Includes a handmade ho wood sheath for safe storage and to protect the sharp blade from contact. Blade bears the historic Kikuichi symbol of a chrysanthemum. 9 1/2" blade; 5 1/4"-long handle; 5 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $199.95
    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 slices that enhance the flavor of the food. This chef's knife is a must-have for heavy-duty cutting tasks, and its broad blade is useful in transferring chopped items to the pot. 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 $338 Our Price $159.95
    Named Hikari after Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight knife is distinguished by its red-tipped 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 slicing that enhances the flavor of the food. Keep this kitchen workhorse at hand for chopping, slicing and dicing everything from produce to proteins. 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 $100 Our Price $59.95
    Creative garnishes are proof that little things can mean a lot. Whether it's a drink, entrée or dessert, a fresh fruit or vegetable garnish adds the perfect finishing touch. In this professional-quality set, you’ll find everything you need to make beautiful garnishes for bar and kitchen favorites. Set includes: channel knife, zester, double-edge peeler, birds beak pairing knife, melon baller, corer and storage case. Stainless-steel implements are designed for precision cutting and shaping. Composition handles offer excellent control and are comfortable to hold. Flexible roll storage case has a secure snap closure and protective cover flap.
  • $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 gokujo (boning/fillet knife) has narrow, upturned blade that easily separates meat from bone, and quickly removes bones and skin when filleting fish. 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 $88 $100 Our Price $69.95 $79.95
    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. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Less curved than a Western chef's knife, for greater contact with cutting board and more efficient cutting. 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 traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $39.95 $88 Our Price $39.95 $49.96
    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. Eastern-style chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, slicing, dicing and more. 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 $375 Our Price $299.95
    Named after the Japanese word for "illumination," the Shun Hikari collection is masterfully crafted with stunning birch PakkaWood handles and "hornet's nest" blade patterns. This nakiri is an agile, lightweight knife for precision slicing of fruit and vegetables. 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 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 superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $80
    A mottled tortoise shell-inspired handle gives our weighty steak knives coastal style. Made of stainless steel with an ultra-strong serrated edge and an artisan-crafted resin handle in shades of brown and ochre, the knives are a beautiful balance of form and function. They cut smoothly through steaks and chops and make a chic addition to casual gatherings. Knives are forged from ultra strong stainless steel with serrated edges. Resin handles feature a tortoise shell pattern. Made by Argent Orfévres. Bolster is etched with the Argent company logo. Set of four.
  • $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.
  • $349.95
    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their chef’s knife has the power and precision you need for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 “super steel” to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern (“tsuchime” in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand-hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control. 9 1/2" knife: 9 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle. 8 1/2" knife: 8 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 8 oz. 6" knife: 6"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 7 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $75 Our Price $59.95
    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. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Utility knife is ideal for trimming produce and slicing fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. 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 traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • $299.95
    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, this nakiri knife has a straight, cleaver-style blade that makes quick, precise work of slicing vegetables and scooping them into the pot. Slender cleaver-shaped blade ideal for precise slicing and chopping of vegetables. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 “super steel” to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern (“tsuchime” in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $299.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a brilliant pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce the stunning Damascus pattern and a super-strong blade that holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. The long-bladed kiritsuke is essentially an all-purpose Japanese chef's knife, ideal for cleaning and portioning boneless meats as well as dicing, slicing or julienning vegetables. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use the two steels will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing foods more quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood. Shun Cutlery’s new Dual Core Kiritsuke was named the 2014 Kitchen Knife of the Year at the annual Blade Show.
  • Sugg. Price $325 Our Price $259.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a brilliant pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce the stunning Damascus pattern and a super-strong blade that holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. This utility/butchery knife performs as an all-purpose knife for precision-trimming vegetables and slicing meats, cheese and tomatoes. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use the two steels will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing foods more quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood.
  • 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.
  • Sugg. Price $313 Our Price $249.95
    The Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra-premium SG-2 steel gives them a super-sharp, lasting edge, while hammered blades help keep food from sticking for fast, efficient use. Handcrafted in Japan, this chef's knife comes with a wooden display stand. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade's core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is dark charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. Mirror-polished nickel silver bolster and end cap. Includes wooden stand for storage/display.
  • Sugg. Price $313 Our Price $249.95
    The Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well as striking beauty. Handcrafted in Japan, this santoku has a compact 5 1/2" blade ideal for precision work and medium-sized cutting tasks. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade's core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The blade's hammered pattern ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps it pass easily through food without sticking. Handle is dark charcoal-colored Pakkawood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest.
  • Sugg. Price $363 Our Price $219.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a masterful pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce both the stunning Damascus pattern and the ultra-strong blade, which holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. The cleaver-like nakiri (translated as "vegetable knife") is the Japanese chef's choice for precise slicing and chopping of fruit and vegetables. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steel are welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use, the two types of steel will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing food quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood.
  • 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 $352 Our Price $139.95
    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. Set includes 6" chef's knife and 3 1/2" paring knife. Blades are precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handles are 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 $952 Our Price $649.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, these steak knives have blades forged of stainless steel clad with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel. The resulting supersharp blades combine the beauty of traditional Damascus steel with modern rust-resistance and durability. Set of eight steak knives. 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 edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable D-shaped PakkaWood handles resist moisture and feel comfortable in hand. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Sugg. Price $39.95 Our Price $31.96
    Throughout history, some of the most beautiful utensils have featured handles carved from natural bone. Today, our distinctive cheese knives continue that tradition with handles fashioned from smooth, polished water-buffalo bone. Gleaming stainless steel and brass details complement the rich, earthy hues of the bone. Use the spreader for spreading soft cheese and the fork for transferring portions to individual plates. The pronged knife is useful for breaking up hard cheeses and spearing portions, and the server slides under cheeses and appetizers for serving. 6 1/2" to 7 1/2 long. Hand-wash. Set of four. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.