Japanese Kitchen Knife

  • Sugg. Price $1,185 Our Price $599.95
    An excellent choice for the discerning home cook, this sleek award-winning cutlery from Japan is carefully balanced for exceptional precision, control and comfort. Our ten-piece set is indispensable for a host of tasks, from peeling vegetables to slicing meat. 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. Stainless-steel storage block's angled design helps protect the blades, and its nonslip rubber base anchors the block securely on a countertop. Block has slots for ten knives and a honing steel. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 10-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" and 4" paring knives. 5 1/4" chef's utility knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/4" carving knife. 8 3/4" bread knife. 10" diamond honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $149.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, this specialized knife has a scalloped blade that cuts easily through crisp bread crusts without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Designed to cut easily through the crusts of breads and rolls without squashing the delicate interiors. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Available in right- and left-handed versions. 9"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $79.95
    These professional-quality Japanese shears are among the most versatile tools in the kitchen. Showcasing Shun's legendary quality and craftsmanship, they're great for everything from trimming and portioning poultry to prepping vegetables and cutting parchment paper for baking pans. This versatile pair of commercial quality shears is an everyday kitchen essential. Bottom blade is microserrated to grip slippery foods, while top blade is smooth to ensure a clean cut. Bone notch at end of blade easily cuts through chicken bones.  22 degree cutting edge for exceptional sharpness and durability. Includes a built-in screwdriver/pry tool. Razor-sharp blades are made of Japanese Mo.V high carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Soft Santoprene  handles provide a steady, comfortable grip. Ergonomic handles are ambidextrous. Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer.
  • Sugg. Price $99.95 $213 Our Price $89.95 $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 $438 Our Price $229.95
    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 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, 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. Includes a display stand. 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 $639 Our Price $299.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. These professional knives help you cut and slice food with exceptional precision and control. This set contains all the essentials for home chefs. 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 hand. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 6 slots. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 8" hollow-ground chef's knife Kitchen shears 9" honing steel 6-slot slimline storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $219.95 Our Price $99.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese chefs. This set contains two versatile kitchen essentials that each have razor-sharp blades and perfect balance. The 7" chef's knife is suited to virtually any cutting task, from dicing vegetables to quartering a chicken. The 3" paring knife is ideal for peeling fruit and vegetables, among other detail-oriented tasks. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Chef's knife has hollow-ground indentations along the blade that increase efficiency and decrease sticking. 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. Ergonomic, stainless-steel handles have a signature dimple pattern that offers a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Crafted to professional standards, each knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $289.95 Sale $199.99
    Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This basic collection features three essential knives for everyday cooking tasks. With an included wooden storage block, the set makes the perfect gift for someone just starting out in the kitchen, and a great introduction to Shun cutlery. 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. Includes bamboo storage block with 3 slots for blades and one slot for a honing steel. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 4-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 4" serrated utility knife. 6" chef's knife. 4-slot storage block.
  • Sugg. Price $411 Our Price $249.95
    Global's award-winning knives are designed to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, making them an excellent choice for dedicated home cooks. Configured for everyday practicality, this set of four pieces includes two of the most essential kitchen knives—an all-purpose cook's knife and a handy peeling knife—plus extra-sharp kitchen shears and a peeler for fruits and vegetables. Cook's knife and peeling knife have exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel stamped blades ice-tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" cutting edges are 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. 4-Piece Set includes: 2" peeler 3 1/2" peeling knife 8" cook's knife Kitchen shears
  • Sugg. Price $295 Our Price $234.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are prized for their perfect balance, light weight and sleek, seamless construction. This set includes three fundamental pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Global knives every day. Set includes a 7" Asian chef's knife, a 5" hollow-ground santoku and a 4" paring knife. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • $829.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price $1,320 Our Price $1,099.95
    An excellent choice for the discerning home cook, this sleek, award-winning cutlery from Japan is carefully balanced for exceptional precision, control and comfort. Our 15-piece set expands your repertoire with specialized knives in addition to all the essentials. 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. Made in Japan. 15-Piece Set includes: 3" tomato knife 3 1/2" paring knife 5" fluted chef's knife 5 1/4" utility knife 5" and 7" hollow-ground santoku knives 5 1/2" vegetable knife 6" serrated utility knife 6 1/4" boning knife 8" chef's knife 8 1/4" carving knife 8 3/4" bread knife Kitchen shears 9 1/4" ceramic sharpener 20-slot bamboo storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $220 Our Price $129.95
    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. The set includes two kitchen essentials, a short-bladed paring knife's for precise, intricate cuts and a longer-bladed chef's knife for everything from dicing vegetables to slicing fish and meat. 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 $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 $412 Our Price $269.95
    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. Six-piece set includes cutlery essentials plus a storage block. 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. 6-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $213 $231 Our Price $139.95 $169.95
    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 $1,680 Our Price $1,399.95
    An excellent choice for the discerning home cook, this sleek, award-winning cutlery from Japan is carefully balanced for exceptional precision, control and comfort. This 20-piece set gives you a complete assortment of kitchen cutlery, including four steak knives and a bamboo block. 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. Made in Japan. 20-Piece Set includes: 3" tomato knife 3 1/2" and 4" paring knives 5" fluted chef's knife 5 1/4" utility knife 5" and 7" hollow-ground santoku knives 5 1/2" vegetable knife 6" serrated utility knife 6 1/4" boning knife 8" chef's knife 8 1/4" carving knife 8 3/4" bread knife Four steak knives Kitchen shears 9 1/4" ceramic sharpener 20-slot bamboo storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $400 Our Price $199.95
    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 set includes three essential pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Ukon every day. Set includes 3 1/2" paring knife, 6" serrated utility knife and 8" chef's knife. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide 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 $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.
  • Sugg. Price $350 Our Price $183.95
    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 set of four steak knives is made to the same standards as Ukon kitchen knives for ease of cutting at the table. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide 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. Set of four.
  • $229.95 $279.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this knife merges centuries-old Japanese handcrafting traditions with modern technology and Western cutlery design. It features a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery, with a cutting edge modeled after European chef’s knives. The blade's added heft expands its versatility for heavy-duty cutting tasks. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 micro-thin layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $633 Our Price $349.95
    Discover the perfect balance, lightweight feel and seamless construction of Global knives with this versatile collection. The Japanese-crafted set makes a fine gift with its assortment of four go-to knives, plus a magnetic rail to hang them in easy reach and save space on the countertop. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are 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. Made in Japan. 5-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5 1/2" vegetable knife. 6" flexible utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 12 1/4" magnetic storage bar. Please note: Storage bar is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $750 Our Price $399.95
    Chop and dice with exceptional precision and control. Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, this award-winning hand-forged steel cutlery is carefully weighted for balance and comfort. Five home-chef essentials and a knife block make up this set. Stamped blades are made of 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. Stainless-steel storage block's angled design helps protect the blades, and its nonslip rubber base anchors the block securely on a countertop. Block has slots for ten knives and a honing steel. 6-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife. 5 1/4" chef's/utility knife. 7" Asian chef's knife 8 1/4" carving knife. 8 3/4" bread knife. 11-slot storage block.Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • 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 $473 Our Price $249.95
    Professional cooks worldwide praise Global cutlery for its perfect balance, light weight and seamless construction. Award-winning chef, author and TV personality Ludo Lefebvre uses these knives at his popular Los Angeles eateries Trois Familia, Petit Trois, Trois Mec and Ludo Bird. This special Global Classic collection includes the four knives Chef Ludo can't live without – a paring knife, serrated utility knife, bread knife and chef's knife. Each one is forged by hand in Japan of stainless steel, hardened in a process inspired by the ancient art of samurai sword making. 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. Made in Japan. 4-piece set includes: 3" Paring Knife 6" Serrated Utility Knife 8 1/2" Bread Knife 8" Chef's Knife
  • Sugg. Price $189 $299 Our Price $119.95 $183.95
    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 chef's knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose razor-sharp edge is ideal for a wide variety of everyday kitchen tasks, including mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing. 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 $1,733 Our Price $699.95
    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, these distinctive Japanese knives combine revolutionary ergonomic handles with triple-layered steel blades that maintain their exceptionally sharp edges. In this set, we've hand-selected six of the most useful knives for everyday cooking and entertaining, along with a companion storage block. 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. Stainless-steel storage block's angled design helps protect the blades, and its nonslip rubber base anchors the block securely on a countertop. Block has slots for 13 knives and a honing steel. Made in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6 3/4" sandwich knife. 5 1/2" chef's knife. 8" carving knife. 7 1/2" vegetable knife. 9" bread knife. 14-slot Storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $800 Our Price $479.95
    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. Five of the most frequently used knives make up this set, which includes a contemporary storage block. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide added durability and strength without compromising performance. Indentations on the santoku's blade edge reduce drag and minimize sticking. Ergonomic handles and rounded spines ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 7" hollow ground santoku 8" chef's knife 9" bread knife 5-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $599 Our Price $249.95
    Professional cooks worldwide praise Global cutlery for its perfect balance, lightweight and seamless construction. The knives are forged by hand in Japan, using stainless steel that is hardened in a process inspired by the crafting of ancient samurai swords. This set gives you three essential Global knives plus a honing steel and bamboo block. 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. Bamboo block has slots for three knives and a honing steel. Made in Japan. 5-Piece Set includes: 4" santoku paring knife. 5 1/2" vegetable knife. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/2" ceramic honing rod. 4-slot bamboo storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • 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 $64.95
    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. Santoku knife is an excellent multipurpose kitchen knife, with a hollow-ground blade to reduce sticking. 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 $88 Our Price $69.95
    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. This 5" santoku tackles everything from slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs and chopping chocolate. Santoku knife is an excellent multipurpose kitchen knife, with a hollow-ground blade to reduce sticking. 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 beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.