Shun 4 1/2 Inch Knife

  • Sugg. Price $150 Our Price $79.95
    Indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing, Shun's chef's knives feature super sharp blades and comfortable handles that provide strength and control. This short-bladed knife proves exceptionally nimble for smaller tasks. It functions as a versatile utility knife combined with the wide blade of a chef's knife for easy transfer of ingredients. 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. Short, wide blade is precise and easy to handle. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $150 $213 Our Price $79.95 $135.95
    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 $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 $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 $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 $188 $200 Our Price $119.95 $129.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this versatile little Japanese-made knife blends new technology with centuries-old traditions of handcraftsmanship. Use it for making small precise cuts when peeling, trimming and coring fresh produce. 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. Designed for excellent maneuverability for peeling, coring and trimming 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. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.