Japanese Boning Knife

  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $149.95
    This Japanese boning knife ( gokujo ) makes quick work of boning and filleting meats and fish. The narrow, curved knife maneuvers close to the bone, so it's easy to part meat from bone, while the fine tip gets in between joints. The rigid 5" blade sails through fish to remove bones and skin. This super-sharp knife is also superb for trimming meats and slicing fillets. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft.
  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $95.95
    Taking its name from the Japanese for "supreme," Shun's Gokujo is designed to be the ultimate knife for boning and filleting. Its long curved blade, reminiscent of traditional samurai swords, allows you to separate meat from bone using one precise cut, and the knife's optimal control and maneuverability ensure maximum yield. 6" 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. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $139 Our Price $109.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. When it comes to filleting fish, this fine Asian knife is in a class of its own. The flexible blade slides easily between the bones and delicate flesh, allowing you to remove even large fillets in pristine condition. 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 $250 Our Price $159.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this boning knife is handcrafted in Japan and designed to work around bone, flesh and sinew to deliver maximum yield. The strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of 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 blade's construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Slim, pointed blade provides excellent control for precision cutting tasks. 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. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $239.95
    Offering an ultrasharp edge and impressive control in the hand, this knife excels at the precise work of boning and filleting. Its slim blade, pointed at the tip, is designed to easily separate meat from bone. 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, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $219 Our Price $169.95
    From the makers of the iconic Wolf range, this boning knife is meticulously crafted to the same high level of commercial-kitchen performance. Advanced laser technology produces a blade edge that is both razor-sharp and extremely chip-resistant. A winning combination of German steel forging and Japanese precision, this boning knife boasts the iconic Wolf logo on its bolster. Long, slim blade maneuvers easily to bone and trim meat, poultry and fish. Blade is forged from a single piece of premium high-carbon stainless steel. Patent-pending blade shape is designed to reduce hand fatigue. Tempered and ice-hardened to 61 Rockwell-scale hardness for exceptional durability. Triple-riveted, moisture-resistant PakkaWood handle offers a secure grip. Lifetime warranty. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $469 Our Price $375
    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, this knife features the optimal blade width for the precision tasks of boning and trimming meats and poultry. Unique blade design takes into consideration the movement of the bone while cutting. 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 (#8), 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 $250 Our Price $199.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. This utility/butcher knife excels at breaking down larger pieces of meat into cuts for cooking, and makes quick work of separating meat from bone. The size and shape also makes it an ideal all-purpose utility knife for the kitchen. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $99.95
    The honesuki is the traditional Japanese boning knife used for poultry, but you'll find it excels for trimming all meats and fish. Its short, triangular blade maneuvers easily around bones and between joints, and the blazing-sharp edge cuts through meat and cartilage like butter. Named for the blacksmith's forge, the premium Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Short, triangular blade bones meats, poultry and fish with accuracy and ease. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blade's construction creates a super sharp cutting edge. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $156 Our Price $99.95
    Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. The Shun Classic Flexible Fillet Knife's featres a long, curved blade, reminiscent of traditional samurai swords, that separates meat from bone with one precise cut, and the knife's optimal flexibility ensures maximum yield. Blades are crafted of AUS8A, a high-carbon stainless steel offering strength, hardness and resistance to wear as well as the ideal amount of flex. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resist moisture and have 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 $400 Our Price $239.95
    The unique curved blade of this Japanese knife deftly works around the bone and flesh of meat, poultry and fish. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blade’s core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $1,221 Our Price $663.95
    Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This nine-piece collection includes the knife styles most used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. 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 PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 11 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. 9-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2” paring knife. 5 1/2” santoku. 6" Gokujo boning knife. 8” chef’s knife. 9” hollow-ground slicing knife. 9” bread knife. Kitchen shears. 9” honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • $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 $582 Our Price $335.95
    Barbecue chefs can bring Shun Classic knives along to picnics, tailgates and camping trips with this travel-worthy collection. Included are three key blades proven for boning, slicing and serving grilled meats, along with a nylon knife roll for easy portability. An ideal set for keeping near the outdoor grill – and an excellent gift for Dad. Honesuki and Boning/Fillet Knife: VG-MAX "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Brisket Knife: High-performance Japanese AUS10A steel blade has hollow-ground indentations for smooth slicing. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Heavy-duty nylon knife roll has 8 slots for knives. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Knives handcrafted in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 4 1/2" honesuki. 6" boning/fillet knife. 12" brisket knife with beechwood saya (sheath). Nylon knife roll Please note: Knife roll is counted as an individual piece.
  • $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 $119 Our Price $94.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edges, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: With this honesuki knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. The tool of choice for Japanese chefs for boning poultry, it's designed with a triangular, sharp-pointed blade to deftly trim close to the bone, even in very tight places. Blade of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark  tagayasan , known as "iron sword wood," an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make Samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $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 $182 $206 Our Price $115.95 $131.95
    Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife from our Shun Classic line has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree cutting edge modeled after European chef's knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks while still offering the superb edge retention of the Shun Classic VG-Max "super steel" blade. Japanese-made chef’s knife with the 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery. Appropriate for tasks such as cleaving, cutting through chicken bones, cracking crab shells and preparing melon fruits with thick rinds. Thick, strong blade offers more belly curve for rocking cuts. Broad blade is useful for transferring chopped foods from cutting board to pot. 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. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and is D-shaped to sit comfortably in the hand. Extra weight in stainless-steel bolster balances the heavy blade. 6" knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. 8" knife: 8 1/4"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel.  With its triangular blade, the honesuki is used for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood. Includes sheath.
  • Sugg. Price $189 $210 Our Price $149.95 $164.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. This fillet knife has a long, narrow blade with just the right amount of flex for filleting and slicing meat and fish. The flexible blade lets you get in close to the bones to slice away beautiful fillets. 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 slip-resistant grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $313 Our Price $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – encased between two layers of stainless steel. A smaller version of the sobakiri (soba noodle knife), the menkiri has a long, straight edge that creates stability when cutting straight down. Designed for cutting fresh noodles or pasta as well as for chopping, slicing or creating chiffonade of vegetables or herbs. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Handle is made of gray PakkaWood. Custom traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, included with the knife for safety and convenience.
  • Sugg. Price $507 Our Price $349.95
    Perfect for barbecue chefs on the go, this gorgeous set of premium Shun Kanso knives comes with a knife roll for easy portability. Included are three key Japanese blades for boning, slicing and serving grilled meats with finesse. This high-performance, handcrafted travel set makes an excellent gift for Dad. Blades of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel take and hold a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blades provide a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handles are made of dark  tagayasan , known as "iron sword wood," an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make Samurai sword handles. Heavy-duty nylon knife roll has 8 slots for knives. Knives handcrafted in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 5" honesuki. 6" boning/fillet knife. 12" brisket knife with beechwood saya (sheath). Nylon knife roll. Please note: Knife roll is counted as an individual piece.
  • $39.95
    Made by one of Japan's top knife manufacturers, Kai Pro cutlery brings professional performance to home cooks seeking excellent value. The full-tang Japanese steel blade is hand sharpened to a razor-like edge, and the beautiful hammered finish releases food quickly. Built for the rigors of commercial kitchens, this knife offers comfortable, agile handling. Japanese honesuki knife has a triangular blade that handles a wide range of tasks such as trimming meat, boning poultry, slicing garlic, and prepping fruit and vegetables. Japanese high-carbon AUS6M stainless-steel blade takes a sharp edge, holds the edge well and resharpens easily. Hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps food release quickly from blade. Hand sharpened on a Japanese-style hiramae horizontal sharpening wheel for a precision 16-degree edge on each side of blade. Full-tang construction provides weight and balance. Riveted thermoplastic handle is gently rounded for comfort and smooth, substantial feel. NSF-certified knife meets high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Sugg. Price $17 Our Price $12.95
    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 multipurpose utility knife is ideal for a variety of cutting tasks. The pointed tip is designed to bone small cuts of meat and poultry, and the serrated section of the blade can easily cut through the tough exterior of citrus. 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 $250 Our Price $199.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. This utility/butcher knife excels at breaking down larger pieces of meat into cuts for cooking, and makes quick work of separating meat from bone. The size and shape also makes it an ideal all-purpose utility knife for the kitchen. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $179.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel.  With its triangular blade, the honesuki is used for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood. Includes sheath.