Japanese Knife Block

  • Sugg. Price $1,433 Our Price $699.95
    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 9-Piece block set equips you with all the most popular cutlery pieces for everyday meals and entertaining. 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. 9-Piece Set includes: 3" vegetable knife. 4" paring knife. 6 1/2" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 9 1/2" slicing knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo block. Please note: Storage block 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 $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 $1,025 Our Price $399.95
    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 ergonomic handles with triple-layered steel blades that maintain their exceptionally sharp edges. Our hand-selected set includes five home-chef essentials and a handsome cutlery 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 nine knives and a honing steel. Made in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 5-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5 3/4" utility knife. 6 3/4" serrated utility knife. 7 1/2" chef’s knife. Nine-slot storage block including spot for honing steel. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,185 Sale $699.99
    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 $1,221 Our Price $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 $438 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 $601 Our Price $399.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. These professional knives allow you to cut and slice foods with exceptional precision 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. 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. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 11 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. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $770 Our Price $529.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This seven-piece collection includes the most essential knives for any kitchen, with a handsome bamboo block for storage. 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. Knives handcrafted in Japan. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife 9" bread knife 9" honing steel Herb shears 11-slot bamboo storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $2,819 Our Price $1,824.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This master collection offers the home cook a top-quality tool for every kitchen task. 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. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 22 slots. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. 19-Piece Set includes: 2 1/2" bird’s-beak paring knife. 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife 6" boning knife. 6", 8" and 10" chef's knives. 7" santoku. 7 3/4" Chinese vegetable cleaver. 9" slicing knife. 9" offset bread knife. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. 9" honing steel. 22-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • 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 $5,048 Our Price $3,499.95
    Named for the blacksmith’s forge, the Kaji series was developed by Shun’s master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Combining ancient Damascus-steel and clad construction, this set offers a complete array of Japanese cutlery for basic tasks and specialized cutting techniques. 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 super sharp 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. Cherry wood storage block has slots for 23 pieces. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 23-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" and 4 1/2" paring knives. 4 1/2" honesuki knife. 5 1/2" and 7" hollow-ground santokus. 6" serrated utility knife. 6" boning knife. 6", 8" and 10" chef's knives. 6" ultimate utility knife. 6 1/2" nakiri knife. 7" Chinese vegetable cleaver. 9" hollow-ground slicing knife. 9" bread knife. Six 5" steak knives. 9" honing steel. 23-slot cherry wood storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,225 Our Price $799.95
    Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery design and technology. Each knife is meticulously handcrafted for spectacular sharpness and edge retention combined with perfect balance in the hand. This compact set includes three essential knives and a stunning ash wood storage block. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. Handcrafted with 161-layer Damascus construction. The blade’s core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. 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 Set. 4-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 8 1/2" chef's knife 3-slot ash wood storage block with nonslip feet Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,752 Our Price $1,199.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," the masterfully crafted, award-winning knives in this set are distinguished by their stunning birch PakkaWood handles and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blades have microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slices that enhance the flavor of the food. The set includes five essential knives, as well as a dual-textured honing steel and solid birch block for eye-catching display and easy access. 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. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 6" utility knife 6" chef's knife 8" chef's knife 9" bread knife 9" honing steel 8-slot storage block
  • Sugg. Price $2,476 Our Price $1,599.95
    Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery design and technology. Each knife is meticulously handcrafted for spectacular sharpness and edge retention combined with perfect balance in the hand. 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. Handles are 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 caps 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. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 6” Boning/Fillet knife 8 1/2" chef's knife. 9" slicing knife. Ceramic honing steel. Wood storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $1,001 Our Price $724.95
    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 set of essential kitchen knives combines the best of Shun cutlery in a new design and equips you with the most popular knife sizes. 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. 7-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife. 6 1/2" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $138 Our Price $69.95
    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's mirror-polished and finished with unique hammered detailing. This set includes the perfect knives for a multitude of kitchen tasks—from peeling, paring and mincing to chopping, slicing and dicing. For safe storage, it includes both knife sheaths and a bamboo cutlery block. 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 edges are razor-sharp—and more precise than standard Western-style knives. Lightweight, soft-grip polypropylene handles have rubberized inserts for a comfortable, secure grip. Coordinating sheaths protect blades and make storage safe and easy.   6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 4" serrated citrus knife 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife Honing steel 6-slot bamboo storage block   Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $999 Our Price $749.95
    From the makers of the iconic Wolf range, Wolf Gourmet cutlery is meticulously crafted to the same level of commercial-kitchen performance. Advanced laser technology produces a blade edge that is razor-sharp and extremely resistant to chipping. A blend of German steel forging and Japanese precision, this cutlery set displays the famous Wolf logo on the wooden block and on each knife bolster. Six-piece essential knife set is a striking complement to Wolf ranges and appliances. Blades are forged from a single piece of specialty high-carbon stainless steel. Patent-pending blade shape is designed to reduce hand fatigue. Tempered and ice-hardened to 61 Rockwell hardness for exceptional durability. Triple-riveted, moisture-resistant Pakkawood handles offer a secure grip. Lifetime warranty. Made in Germany. 6-Piece Set includes: 3" paring knife 5 1/2" utility knife 8" chef's knife 10" bread knife 10" honing steel 10-slot wood storage block with tablet/book rest Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $159.95
    This handsome, handcrafted ash wood block stores and protects Shun Fuji cutlery while keeping it within easy reach. The angled wood design complements Fuji's distinct Japanese style, and the blond color beautifully sets off the knives' dark handles and decorative end caps. The block accommodates up to seven knives plus a honing steel. Handcrafted of solid ash wood. Holds up to 7 knives (3 large, 2 medium and 2 small knives) and 1 honing steel. Center slot accommodates a honing steel for maintaining your Fuji's extraordinary edge. Complements the unique look of Shun Fuji cutlery. Nonslip rubber feet keep block secure on counter.