High Carbon Steel Chef Knife

  • Sugg. Price $106 Sale $49.99
    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.” Chef's knife is ideal for all-purpose chopping and mincing. 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. Recessed bolster allows for easy sharpening from heel to tip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $162.50 $187.50 Our Price $99.95 $129.95
    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. One of the most-used knives in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is a versatile chopper, mincer and slicer. 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. 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. 6" chef’s knife: 6" blade. 8" chef’s knife: 8" blade. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $152 $220 Our Price $59.95 $179.95
    The most indispensable of knives, a chef's knife is essential for preparing any meal, no matter how simple. Made in Germany with a full-tang blade for balance, this knife is a favorite when it comes to chopping, dicing and slicing. 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.
  • Sugg. Price $202 $274 Our Price $149.95 $219.95
    Perfectly balanced to feel like an extension of your hand, this chef's knife deftly slices, dices, minces and juliennes. Its high-carbon-steel blade, forged in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, tapers from handle to tip and from spine to edge. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $125 Our Price $69.95
    Designed and developed in close collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a worldwide favorite for nearly 40 years. 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. Among the most useful tools in any kitchen, this multifunctional chef's knife is one you’ll use daily for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. 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. Ergonomically contoured polypropylene handle has just enough texture to guarantee a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $190 Our Price $149.95
    When it comes to choosing a kitchen multitasker, culinary professionals reach for a hardworking chef's knife like this one. Featuring a strong, broad blade of high-carbon stainless steel with a fine cutting edge, this durable knife is ideal for efficient chopping, slicing and dicing. Designed by architect Matteo Thun, the special arched bolster promotes a perfect thumb grip for the ultimate precision, comfort and safety. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Fridour ice-hardening technique to produce corrosion-resistant blades that are exceptionally hard yet flexible. Precise lasers ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb—and allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. Contoured for a secure, comfortable grip, the sleek ABS resin handle is triple-riveted to the blade. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $81 $137 Our Price $64.95 $109.95
    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. Maybe the most used knife in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is a versatile chopper, mincer and slicer. 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 Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $135 $225 Our Price $83.95 $143.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. This chef's knife's long razor-sharp blade is suited to virtually any cutting task, from dicing vegetables to quartering a chicken. 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 $144 Our Price $114.95
    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 chef's 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 $170 Our Price $49.95
    With this knife in hand, you can chop, slice and mince your way through extended cutting tasks without fatigue. Our new Zwilling Pro collection offers ultimate comfort, security and precision in the hand, thanks to a special arched bolster designed by architect Matteo Thun that promotes a perfect thumb grip. A contoured ergonomic handle enhances your comfort. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling's Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The sleek ABS resin handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $175 $206 Our Price $139.95 $159.95
    Indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing, Shun's chef's knife features a supersharp blade hollow-ground with indentations that reduce friction 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. 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 $150 $213 Our Price $99.95 $169.95
    Indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing, Shun's chef's knives feature supersharp blades and comfortable handles that provide strength and control. 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. Long, slightly curved blade is efficient for both slicing and chopping. 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 $225 $250 Our Price $179.95 $199.95
    Wüsthof's signature chef's knife deftly slices, dices and juliennes. Forged in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the high-carbon-steel blade tapers from handle to tip and from spine to edge. A care kit for the African blackwood handle is included. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Comfortable contoured handle is cut from dense African blackwood and hand polished. Included care kit contains mineral oil for maintaining the silken finish of the handle.
  • Sugg. Price $239 Our Price $151.95
    Global GF Series knives are fully drop-forged from Cromova 18 stainless steel. Heavier, thicker and more rigid than Global's stamped blades, Global Forged cutlery is ideal for cooks who prefer a heftier knife like those favored by professional chefs. This chef's knife chops meats and vegetables with silky-smooth precision. Blade is forged of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Edge is sharpened to a 15-degree angle for superior precision and a smooth cut. Stainless-steel hollow handle is perfectly balanced. Signature dimple-patterned handle offers a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Collar bolster helps protect your hand. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $250 $375 Our Price $199.95 $299.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, these chef's knives are indispensable for chopping, dicing, mincing and slicing fruits and vegetables. Crafted in Japan, their strong, razor-sharp blades merge new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. 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 blades' construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
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    A high-performance chef's knife like this one is a necessity for chopping vegetables and mincing fresh herbs. Forged in Germany from a specially formulated alloy, the blade is balanced with a heavy bolster and a tang that extends far into the handle. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Tang extends deep into the handle for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolster provides perfect balance. Pebbled polypropylene handle is contoured for a secure grip.
  • Sugg. Price $295 Our Price $187.95
    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 $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.
  • 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 must-have knife for the kitchen performs a wide range of tasks: cutting, slicing, dicing and mincing. It has the exceptional quality required for a knife you'll use every day. 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 $177 $750 Our Price $139.95 $599.95
    Designed for the ultimate food prep efficiency, these multipurpose knives will assist you with everything from chopping and dicing vegetables to cubing and slicing meats, poultry and fish. The generous length and width of the razor-sharp blades make it easy to prep large quantities of ingredients – or larger pieces of food. 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. 12" knife: 12"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 10 oz. 14" knife: 14"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 14 oz. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • 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 $190 $227.50 Our Price $149.95 $179.95
    With this knife in hand, you can chop, slice and mince your way through extended cutting tasks without fatigue. Our new Zwilling Pro collection offers ultimate comfort, security and precision in the hand, thanks to a special arched bolster designed by architect Matteo Thun that promotes a perfect thumb grip. A contoured ergonomic handle enhances your comfort. Each knife is precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, resulting in an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade. Zwilling’s Friodur ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb for ultimate comfort, safety and precise handling. Also allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. The sleek ABS resin handle is triple riveted to the blade and contoured for a secure, comfortable grip. 8" knife: 8"-long blade, 5 1/2"-long handle; 9 oz. 10" knife: 10"-long blade, 5 1/2"-long handle; 10 oz. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $250 Our Price $199.95
    Asian cooks rely on this ultraversatile kitchen knife for all-purpose vegetable prep. Designed for top performance with perfect control, its traditional Chinese cleaver-style blade is great for everything from mincing onions, chopping carrots and making precision garnishes to transferring prepped ingredients to your work bowl. 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. 7"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 11.5 oz. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $152 $187 Our Price $119.95 $149.95
    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 6" chef's knife chops, dices, minces and slices, making it essential for preparing any meal. 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. 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 $250 Our Price $99.95
    Keep these German-made knives handy for general food-prep tasks. The compact 3 1/2" paring knife is ideal for finely trimming produce. The multipurpose 6" chef's knife is useful for chopping vegetables as well as cubing and slicing meats, poultry or fish. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and a 6" chef's knife. Knives are 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. Blades have hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • 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 $159 Our Price $99.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. These chef's knives have hollow-ground indentations along the blade that reduce sticking, which allows for quicker, more efficient slicing and chopping. Blade is stamped from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Hollow-ground indentations along the blade increase efficiency and decrease sticking. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $212 Our Price $159.95
    The Wüsthof Crafter knife series celebrates the spirit of old-world craftsmanship with brass rivets and rich oak handles featuring a branded Wüsthof logo. Forged from durable high-carbon steel, this all-purpose chef's knife is made with Wüsthof's famed PEtec for long-lasting sharpness. Knife is precision forged from 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. Demi bolster delivers a lightweight feel and allows user to sharpen the entire length of the blade. Smoked oak handle is branded with the Wüsthof logo. Triple brass rivets and full tang provide exceptional durability and control. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $271 Our Price $169.95
    Made in Germany, this set includes two essential pieces of cutlery. The compact 3 1/2" paring knife is ideal for finely trimming produce. The multipurpose 8" chef's knife is a favorite when it comes to chopping, dicing and slicing. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and an 8" chef's knife. 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) 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.
  • Sugg. Price $185 Our Price $111.95
    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 chef's knife has a long, razor-sharp blade suited to virtually any cutting task, from dicing vegetables to quartering a chicken. 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 $213 $269 Our Price $169.95 $214.95
    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 chef's knife is a true kitchen workhorse designed for comfort, ease of use and razor-sharp performance. Blade features a core of extremely hard VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 34 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 $500 $600 Our Price $299.95 $479.95
    When it comes to fast, precise chopping and slicing, this is the ultimate all-purpose knife for cooks who favor the lightness and super-sharpness of Eastern cutlery. The slightly oversize, deep-bellied blade features a core of SG2 Japanese steel that holds an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. 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 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, or “iron sword 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. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.