Chef Santoku Knife

  • 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 $25 Sale $9.99
    This color-coded knife series is made exclusively for Williams Sonoma by Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies. This santoku knife adds precision to food prep combined with super-sharp performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning. The Asian-style santoku works well for any job for which you would use a chef’s knife, yet the shorter length and blade design make it highly maneuverable. All-purpose kitchen knife with hollow-ground blade that releases food easily, making for quick work when cutting vegetables. Food-safe nonstick coating on blade is corrosion-resistant and speeds slicing and cleanup. Lightweight molded resin handle is contoured for a secure grip. Color-coded knives in this collection help prevent cross-contamination. Includes protective sheath for storage.
  • Sugg. Price $282 $313 Our Price $109.95 $149.95
    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 $163 $188 Our Price $129.95 $149.95
    Combining the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, this hollow-ground santoku is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Oval indentations on the blade's sides reduce friction to produce clean, uniform cuts and minimize sticking. 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. The wide, angle-tipped blade combines the best features of a chef's knife and a cleaver. 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 $526 $582 Our Price $420 $465
    World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboration with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, these santokus have wide blades for greater precision, with a slight curvature for ease of movement. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Bras's signature emblem of cistre , the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number, signifying the blade's form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage.
  • Sugg. Price $213 $231 Our Price $169.95 $184.95
    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 santoku knife is indispensable for chopping and slicing fresh vegetables and small cuts of meat, combining the benefits of a chef’s knife and cleaver in one. Blades feature 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 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 $219 Our Price $109.95
    Combining the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, this hollow-ground santoku is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Oval indentations on the blade's sides reduce friction to produce clean, uniform cuts and minimize sticking. 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. The wide, angle-tipped blade combines the best features of a chef's knife and a cleaver. 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 $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.
  • Sugg. Price $187 Our Price $139.95
    Performing 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. For efficient food prep, we've paired this versatile knife with a sturdy bamboo cutting board. 2-piece set includes a 7" hollow-ground santoku knife and 12" x 8" cutting board. 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 $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.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $79.95
    Designed in collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a bestselling series since it debuted in 1976. This santoku knife is a special release in honor of Four Star's 40th anniversary. Built with a broad blade and extra-sharp cutting edge, the Asian-style chef's knife is a go-to favorite for chopping and slicing of meat, fish and produce. 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 blade is hand sharpened and polished by master craftsmen to create a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Ergonomically contoured polypropylene handle has just enough texture to guarantee a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $239.95
    From the premium Kaji line by Shun, this santoku combines modern materials with centuries-old traditions of handcraftsmanship. The double-beveled blade slices swiftly through hard vegetables, soft fruits or raw meats, and the full-tang handle with riveted scales gives it added heft, making each cut feel effortless.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, double-beveled, flat-ground blade has a 16-degree cutting angle on each side for razor-sharp performance. Handle of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. Steel endcap embossed with Shun logo. NSF-certified to meet the high-level safety standards of professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Sale $94.99
    Combining the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, this compact 4" hollow-ground santoku is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Oval indentations on the blade's sides reduce friction to produce clean, uniform cuts and minimize sticking. 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. The wide, angle-tipped blade combines the best features of a chef's knife and a cleaver. 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. 4" santoku: 4"-long blade; 4"-long handle; 3 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • $129.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese 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. Made in Japan, this knife features a lightweight, ergonomic handle that provides a slip-resistant grip. 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 remarkable sharpness and edge retention. Hollow-ground indentations along blade increase efficiency and decrease sticking. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for superior grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $120 Our Price $94.95
    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 $199 Our Price $149.95
    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. Combining the benefits of a cleaver and a chef's knife, this traditional santoku has indentations on the blade edge to reduce drag and minimize sticking. 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 $187 Our Price $149.95
    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 large 8"-long blade has shallow oval-shaped depressions along the cutting edge that keep foods from sticking to it, while the wider handle offers an ideal grip for larger hands. 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 slightly oversized to provide a comfortable grip for larger hands.
  • Sugg. Price $280 Our Price $179.95
    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 santoku, 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. Hollow-ground blade reduces surface resistance, aiding the user in making smooth, precise slices. 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 $137.50 $175 Our Price $109.95 $139.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price $177 Our Price $89.95
    Update your cutlery collection with a versatile knife that combines Wüsthof's renowned German craftsmanship with a modern, white ergonomic handle. Crafted in the famed cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, this straight-edged knife combines the duties of both a chef's knife and cleaver. Deftly proportioned for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing, it features oval-shaped indentations along the cutting edge that prevent sticking and reduce friction. The hand-honed high-carbon steel blade maintains a razor-sharp edge, and the handle perfectly balances the knife to mitigate fatigue. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Hollow-edge blade is ideal for slicing fresh produce, even starchy vegetables, without 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, balance and control. Ergonomic white POM handle resists fading and discoloration.
  • Sugg. Price $275 Our Price $219.95
    Messermeister's Royale Elite series offers the rare pairing of a California walnut burl handle with the finest-quality German steel blade. These limited-edition knives are handmade in Germany by third-generation master craftsmen who use traditional techniques and 45 individual steps of production. An elegant, one-of-a-kind tool for culinary enthusiasts, this Japanese-style santoku has a thin taper for maximum precision when slicing vegetables, fish and meat. Blade is German high-carbon, stain-free alloy that resists stains and corrosion. Hollows on each side of the blade reduce drag and prevent foods from sticking. Hot-drop hammer forging produces an exceedingly strong blade from heel to tip. Edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool. Handle is California walnut burl wood with distinctive markings unique to each knife. Handcrafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • $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 santoku combines the functions of a chef’s knife and cleaver. 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 handles are triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control. 7 1/4" knife: 7 1/4"-long blade, 4 3/4”-long handle; 6 oz. 5" knife: 5"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 5 oz. Made in Japan.
  • $79.95
    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 ash PakkaWood handle is bonded using cutting-edge technology to create its seamless, ergonomic shape. The 7" santoku combines the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, making it ideal for chopping and slicing fresh vegetables and cuts of meat. A great value, it makes a wonderful addition to your everyday knife collection. 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 ash PakkaWood. Steel and wood are bonded together for a seamless cutting experience.
  • $49.95
    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. A special technique draws the carbon from the steel handle to create a matte-black finish. The 7" santoku combines the benefits of a chef's knife and cleaver, making it ideal for chopping and slicing fresh vegetables and cuts of meat. A great value, it makes a wonderful addition to your everyday knife collection. 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®. All-steel design features matte-black double-bolster handle.
  • Sugg. Price $75 Our Price $49.95
    Inspired by classic Asian chef's knives, Calphalon's Precision Series santoku is a great multitasker—ideal for prepping everything from fresh herbs and produce to boneless meats, poultry and seafood. Count on this hardworking knife for slicing, mincing and dicing with unrivaled ease and precision. Blade is fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel, precisely tapered for optimal edge retention. Bolster and full tang ensure ideal balance and maximum strength. Durable, high-impact plastic handle ensures a steady, comfortable grip. Unique bar-riveted handle is labeled on the end with the knife's name and size, for easy reach in your block.
  • $299.95
    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. This santoku readily handles all the tasks of a chef's knife, with a 7" blade that makes it light, agile and very easy to maneuver. 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.
  • $49.95
    Made in Japan of an advanced ceramic, the blades of these santoku knives holds their exceptionally sharp edges up to ten times longer than steel and won’t react with foods. The knives’ remarkably lightweight, ergonomic design reduces fatigue during repetitive cutting chores. The signature “sheep’s foot” tip allows for a more linear edge from heel to tip than a typical chef’s knife. It’s ideal for slicing, dicing and mincing. Blade is made from zirconium oxide, a state-of-the-art ceramic that holds a razor-sharp edge far longer than traditional steel. Cuts through fresh produce and boneless meats with remarkable ease and precision. Weighing less than a comparable steel knife, this ceramic knife is very nimble and easy to maneuver. Nonreactive blade won't discolor foods or affect flavors. Resin handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. 4" santoku knife: 4" blade. 5 1/2" santoku knife: 5 1/2" blade. Made in China (blade manufactured in Japan).
  • Sugg. Price $413 $500 Our Price $329.95 $399.95
    The Shun Fuji santoku's razor-thin, lightweight blade makes for extremely fast, agile chopping and slicing – ideal for precision cuts and mincing. Every curve and line has been meticulously hand-smoothed for precise performance without bruising or tearing delicate foods. 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. Blade core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 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. 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 $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 $210 $249 Our Price $99.95 $199.95
    Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai—individually hand-hammered knives with one-of-a-kind character. Unifying function and design, this distinctive Japanese santoku combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade that combines characteristics of a Western chef’s knife and a cleaver. Great for everything from chopping herbs to slicing and dicing meats and veggies, this knife's razor-sharp blade makes it the tool of choice for precisely cutting thin, delicate slices of sashimi. The first new cutlery line produced by Global in more than 30 years, Sai blends the Japanese company’s tradition of craftsmanship with modern technological advancements. Designer Komin Yamada pairs user-friendly organic designs with individually hand-hammered blades that make each knife unique. The knives combine three layers of steel: a core of patented, ultra-hard Cromova 18 Sanso stainless-steel alloy and two outer layers of more flexible 18/8 steel for added strength and resistance to rust. Professional-quality blades are ice-hardened and tempered to increase hardness, resist corrosion and maintain long-lasting sharpness. Each blade is hand-hammered to create hollow air pockets that reduce drag, allowing the blade to glide through food without sticking. 12.5-degree blade edge is mirror-polished by hand for exceptionally long-lasting sharpness. The perfectly balanced handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip. Iconic dots on the knife's hollow handle represent seven traditional Japanese virtues from the Samurai code of honor. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $91 $101 Our Price $69.95 $79.95
    Available only at Williams Sonoma, Wüsthof Legende knives feature a slim, scaled-down handle and a lightweight feel for greater precision and control – qualities that make them essentials for any kitchen. Wüsthof cutlery bears the prestigious hallmark “Made in Solingen, Germany,” certifying that it meets the highest standards of quality set by the historic “City of Blades.” Santoku combines the benefits of a chef’s knife and a cleaver; ideal for mincing and thin slicing, with hollow indentations on blade to reduce friction and sticking. Blade 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. Pebbled thermoplastic handle is ergonomically contoured, in a compact size that's light and easy to grip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $212.50 Our Price $99.95
    Designed in collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a bestselling series since it debuted in 1976. Our boxed set offers two everyday essentials at an amazing value. These commercial-quality German knives combine ergonomically contoured handles with precision-forged blades that are ice hardened for maximum strength and hand-sharpened for impeccable performance. Use the multipurpose santoku for mincing, chopping and slicing meat, fish and vegetables and the prep knife for in-hand tasks such as peeling and chopping produce, slicing meat and cheese, butterflying chicken breasts and deveining shrimp. Set of two knives. 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. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.