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  • Sugg. Price $75 Our Price $59.95
    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. Serrated utility knife ideal for cutting tough-skinned foods without tearing. 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 $75 Our Price $59.95
    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. Utility knife is ideal for trimming produce and slicing fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses. 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 $90 Our Price $69.95
    More than 25 years ago, Global forever changed the rules of cutlery design by introducing the first ever one-piece stainless-steel kitchen knife. To celebrate that achievement, Global has created their anniversary-edition utility knife. Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. The versatile blade length and shape of this utility knife make it a favorite for peeling, slicing and trimming. 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. 4 1/2"-long blade; 4"-long handle; 2.75 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $182 Our Price $144.95
    This innovative knife is one of the most versatile in the kitchen, thanks to a unique dual-frequency serrated blade that cuts easily through crusts of bread or soft foods like tomatoes.  It’s handcrafted in Japan by Shun, whose exceptional craftsmanship reflects a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. 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 unique combination of low- and high-frequency serrations guarantees unsurpassed performance. Low-frequency serrations help minimize resistance between blade and cutting board. High-frequency serrations reduce tearing when cutting soft-skinned foods (like tomatoes) or slicing through hard crusts. 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. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $294 Our Price $149.95
    Named hikari after the Japanese word for illumination , this lightweight masterfully crafted knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" Damascus blade pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade features micro serrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing of everything from ripe avocados to hard cheese. Shares the same award-winning construction as the hikari chef's knife – named 2016's Kitchen Knife of the Year. Dual-core stainless-steel blade is 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 edge – hand sharpened to a 16-degree angle – is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Polished bolster promotes comfortable grip. Durable birch PakkaWood handle resists moisture and bacteria, and features low-gloss finish. Handle offers superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $154.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. The perfect sandwich slicer, this knife has a scalloped edge that cuts effortlessly through crusty breads, meats, cheeses and vegetables, while the wide blade is useful for spreading condiments. 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. Sharp scalloped blade cuts cleanly and efficiently through a multitude of foods. Wide rounded tip is handy for spreading condiments. 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. Stainless-steel end cap embossed with the Shun logo adds stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. 6" blade; 5" handle, 6.5 oz. Handcrafted in Japan. 
  • Sugg. Price $105 Our Price $79.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. Use this general-purpose knife for small tasks, such as slicing fruits and vegetables or portioning sandwiches. 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 $110 Our Price $84.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. Use this general-purpose knife for small tasks, such as slicing fruits and vegetables or portioning sandwiches. Serrations in the blade make it especially useful for cutting foods with firm exteriors and soft interiors – from crusty bread and sausage to citrus fruits and tomatoes. 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 $169 Our Price $134.95
    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 utility knife’s length suits a wide range of prep tasks, from trimming fresh produce to slicing meats, fish and cheeses. 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 $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 cleaver-like utility knife is perfect for chopping vegetables and thinly slicing meat. Use the sharp tip for peeling ginger and the flat side for crushing garlic. 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 $189 Sale $119.99
    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 utility knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade that works beautifully for a wide range of everyday kitchen tasks. This all-purpose utility knife has a slender, razor-sharp blade that's ideal for mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing. The clipped point allows for precise work. 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. 5 3/4" blade; 5"-long handle; 5.25 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $189 Our Price $139.95
    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 utility knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose flexibility and manageable size make it ideal for precise cutting tasks, from peeling and trimming vegetables to slicing meats, poultry and seafood. 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. 6 1/2"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 4.25 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $229.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade has microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slices that enhance the flavor of the food. This utility knife is a must-have for everyday kitchen tasks, from peeling and slicing to trimming fruits and vegetables. 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 $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 multitasking utility knife excels for peeling large produce as well as precision trimming. 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 $199 Our Price $159.95
    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 utility knife displays the famous Wolf logo on its bolster. Light, all-purpose knife performs for a wide range of food cutting tasks. Blade is 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 handle offers a secure grip. Lifetime warranty. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $425 Our Price $339.95
    This versatile knife has a dual-frequency serrated blade that easily cuts through everything from hard crusts to tomatoes. 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. The unique combination of low- and high-frequency serrations guarantees unsurpassed performance. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. 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 $407 Our Price $325
    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 versatile knife is specially designed for delicate tasks like preparing fish. The razor-sharp blade is rigid enough for general slicing and cutting yet pliable enough for careful work. 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 (#2), 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 $175 Our Price $139.95
    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 serrated knife proves indispensable for slicing cleanly through breads, sandwiches, and delicate fruits and vegetables. 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 $350 Our Price $279.95
    This knife's serrated edge and versatile length make it ideal for a wide range of cutting tasks, from slicing breads to prepping vegetables to cutting sandwiches. 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 $2,135 Our Price $1,479.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This 12-piece set goes beyond the basics with a full complement of cutlery for the home cook, including specialized Japanese knives, a honing steel and sleek wooden storage block. Blades feature 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 offer 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. 12-Piece Set includes: 3" vegetable knife. 4" paring knife. 4 1/2" honesuki knife. 5 1/2" santoku. 6" ultimate utility knife. 6 1/2" serrated utility knife. 6 1/2" nakiri knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 22-slot bamboo block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $200 Our Price $159.95
    Named after the Japanese word for "connection," Zwilling's Kanren collection unites German engineering with Japanese craftsmanship. Hand-honed Honbazuke blades slice, dice, chop and carve with scalpel-like sharpness thanks to high performance carbide stainless steel. Triple-riveted Micarta handles feature Zwilling's signature curved bolster, promoting a secure grip and comfortable, fatigue-free cutting. Versatile 5 1/2" prep knife is perfectly sized for a range of tasks, from chopping and slicing to peeling and deveining shrimp. 48-layer Damascus-style blade is hand honed in high performance stainless steel for remarkable corrosion-, stain- and chip–resistance. Zwilling's signature curved bolster and black linen Micarta handle are ergonomically designed for safe, comfortable handling. BPA-free. Handcrafted in Seki, Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $250 Our Price $189.95
    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. Larger than a paring knife and smaller than a chef's knife, this petty knife is ideal for medium-size tasks such as sectioning citrus, peeling and slicing potatoes, seeding peppers or portioning boneless meats. 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 $199 Our Price $159.95
    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 sandwich knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose serrated edge makes it especially useful for slicing breads, meats and sandwiches. This knife's medium-length, slightly angled blade is serrated to slice cleanly through even the heartiest cold or grilled sandwiches without squashing them. Also great for slicing crusty breads or bagels—or use it to cut neat, uniform slices of salami or sausage. 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. 6 3/4"-long blade; 5" handle; 5.5 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $600 Our Price $249.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of professional Japanese chefs. This Classic set includes four of the most popular Global knives, along with a bamboo block that shows off the blades. 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. Bamboo storage block has a clear acrylic window that offers a view of the knife blades. 5-Piece Set includes: 4 1/4" utility knife. 5 1/2" vegetable knife. 8" chef's knife. 8 1/2" bread knife. Bamboo block with four slots. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • 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 $932 Our Price $599.95
    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" blade pattern. The blade edges are extraordinarily sharp and long-lasting, with microserrations that reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing and chopping. This starter set includes three essential knives – paring, utility and chef's – plus a storage block with extra slots to grow your collection. 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 end cap adds beauty and balance. Handle offers a superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan. 4-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 6" utility knife 8" chef's knife 6-slot storage block
  • Sugg. Price $115 Our Price $89.95
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. The 6"-long serrated blade of this knife slices cleanly through bagels, crusty breads and sandwiches without compressing them. You'll also find it handy as a utility knife for slicing sausages, meats and cheeses. 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.
  • $239.95 $249.95
    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their utility knife is exceptionally versatile – use it for everything from prepping produce to slicing sandwiches. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 “super steel” to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern (“tsuchime” in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand-hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control.
  • 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 $250 Our Price $189.95
    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. Larger than a paring knife and smaller than a chef's knife, this petty knife is ideal for medium-size tasks such as sectioning citrus, peeling and slicing potatoes, seeding peppers or portioning boneless meats. 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.