Shun Vegetable Knife

  • Sugg. Price $182 Our Price $114.95
    Shun knives are produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, reflecting the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. The nakiri knife (Japanese for “vegetable knife”) features a supersharp hollow-ground blade with indentations that reduce friction and minimize sticking when cutting fresh produce. 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. Shaped like a cleaver, this Nakiri knife chops, slices and minces fresh fruits and vegetables with ease. Indentations along the blade reduce friction and keep slices from sticking. 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 $500 Our Price $379.95
    The straight-bladed nakiri , or Japanese vegetable knife, is an incredibly useful blade for chopping a wide variety of produce with push cuts. The Damascus blade pattern releases food easily as you cut. 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. 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.
  • Sugg. Price $213 $232 Our Price $169.95 $184.95
    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. The nakiri knife, shaped like a slender cleaver, excels for precision slicing of vegetables. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "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 $213 $338 Our Price $169.95 $269.95
    Made exclusively for us in Japan, this versatile knife by Shun performs impeccably on everything from summer tomatoes to winter squashes. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. 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. Japanese-style knife designed for efficiently chopping, slicing and mincing fresh fruits and vegetables. Long, slender blade is hollow ground with indentations that keep slices from sticking. 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. 4 1/4" knife: 4 1/4"-long blade. 6 1/2" knife: 6 1/2"-long blade. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $338 Our Price $269.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this knife rocks effortlessly over the cutting board to mince and chop herbs, garlic, onions, nuts and more, with its pronounced curve and broad, hefty blade. The expansive surface area of the blade also makes it handy for transferring chopped foods. Crafted in Japan, its strong, razor-sharp blade merges new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. Blades are constructed with a core of SG-2 powdered steel clad in a true Damascus layer of forged nickel and stainless steel. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blades' construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Blade’s pronounced curve facilitates a rocking motion for efficient chopping and mincing. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. 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 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 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 $125 Our Price $99.95
    Shun's multitasking prep set is an incredible value. The straight-bladed vegetable knife is great for precise trimming or quick mincing. The mini utility knife has an ultra-sharp scalloped blade that glides through everything from crusty bread to ripe tomatoes. Its rounded tip is just right for spreading condiments. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Sharp scalloped and straight blades cut cleanly and efficiently through a multitude of foods. 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 $169 Our Price $134.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the most essential elements in mind: high-performance steel, razor-sharp edges, perfect balance and precision handling. The nakiri knife (Japanese for "vegetable knife") features an ultra-sharp hollow-ground blade with indentations that reduce friction and minimize sticking. Shaped like a cleaver, this efficient knife chops, slices and minces fresh fruits and vegetables with ease. Blade is crafted of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel that takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Razor-sharp 16-degree blade edge ensures precise cutting with maximum control. Heritage-finish blade hides scratches and improves with age. Full tang guarantees superb balance and ease of use. Angled handle is made of dark  tagayasan , known as "iron sword wood," an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make Samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $363 Our Price $219.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a masterful pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce both the stunning Damascus pattern and the ultra-strong blade, which holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. The cleaver-like nakiri (translated as "vegetable knife") is the Japanese chef's choice for precise slicing and chopping of fruit and vegetables. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steel are welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use, the two types of steel 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 food quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood.
  • Sugg. Price $163 Our Price $94.95
    Equipped with an ultrasharp scalloped blade, this multitalented knife cuts effortlessly through crusty breads, meats, cheeses and vegetables – making it the ultimate sandwich slicer. It's crafted by Japan's leading blade manufacturer for a lifetime of service in the kitchen. 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. Sharp scalloped blade cuts cleanly and efficiently through a multitude of foods. Wide rounded tip is handy for spreading condiments. 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 $288 Our Price $229.95
    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. In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef. A skilled cook can do just about anything with this long-bladed knife, which functions like a chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, thin slicing and mincing. 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. 8"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle. 0.5lbs. Custom traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, included with the knife for safety and convenience. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China.
  • Sugg. Price $194 Our Price $154.95
    In Japanese kitchens the kiritsuke reigns supreme as the master chef's most essential knife. This all-purpose knife has a clipped tip, making the long, hollow-ground blade easy to handle. Put it to work for thin slicing of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables, such as julienne, dice and brunoise. The gently curved blade works well for rocking cuts, too. 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. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $250 $375 Our Price $199.95 $299.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, these chef's knives are indispensable for chopping, dicing, mincing and slicing fruits and vegetables. Crafted in Japan, their strong, razor-sharp blades merge new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blades' construction creates a supersharp 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. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $375 Our Price $299.95
    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a brilliant pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce the stunning Damascus pattern and a super-strong blade that holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. The long-bladed kiritsuke is essentially an all-purpose Japanese chef's knife, ideal for cleaning and portioning boneless meats as well as dicing, slicing or julienning vegetables. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use the two steels will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing foods more quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood. Shun Cutlery’s new Dual Core Kiritsuke was named the 2014 Kitchen Knife of the Year at the annual Blade Show.
  • Sugg. Price $182 Our Price $144.95
    Known in Japan as a gyuto , this light, nimble knife is ideal for slicing meat and fish, and it performs beautifully on vegetables too. The blade is thinner than a traditional chef's knife but still offers plenty of knuckle clearance on the cutting board. Shun knives are produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, reflecting the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. All-purpose Asian-style chef's knife with thin, lightweight blade. Excels for a full range of chopping, slicing and dicing tasks. 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. 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 $463 Our Price $369.95
    Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. The Japanese gyuto is a chef's knife prized for its all-around versatility. Lighter and nimbler than its European counterparts, this ultra-sharp blade excels at preparing meat, fish and vegetables. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. Blade core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a super-sharp cutting edge. Handle is dark  tagayasan  wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. Double-D-shaped 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. Requires 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuji knife. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $213 $231 Our Price $169.95 $184.95
    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 $188 Our Price $149.95
    Known in Japan as a gyuto , this light, nimble knife is ideal for slicing meat and fish, and it performs beautifully on vegetables too. The blade is narrower than a traditional chef's knife but still offers plenty of knuckle clearance. Hollow-ground indentations help prevent foods from sticking as you work. All-purpose Asian-style chef's knife with thin, lightweight blade. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. 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 $288 $313 Our Price $229.95 $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef. A skilled cook can do just about anything with this long-bladed knife, which functions like a chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, thin slicing and mincing. 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. 8"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle. 0.5lbs. Custom traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, included with the knife for safety and convenience. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China.
  • Sugg. Price $256 Our Price $204.95
    The Japanese version of a chef's knife, the kiritsuke excels for precision slicing and cutting of meat and vegetables. This long, deft knife with a clipped tip is also a chef favorite for cleaning and portioning fish. Shun's Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft.
  • Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $229.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this hollow-ground chef's knife is indispensable for chopping, dicing, mincing and slicing fruits and vegetables. Crafted in Japan, its strong, razor-sharp blade merges new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions, ensuring impeccable performance time after time. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade reduce friction and minimize sticking for exceptional release of everything from summer tomatoes to hard cheeses. 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. 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.
  • Sugg. Price $213 Our Price $169.95
    In Japanese kitchens the kiritsuke reigns supreme as the master chef's most essential knife. This all-purpose knife has a clipped tip, making the long blade easy to handle. Put it to work for thin slicing of meats and fish as well as precision cuts for vegetables, such as julienne, dice and brunoise. The gently curved blade works well for rocking cuts, too. 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. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Each knife is handmade by skilled specialists, requiring at least 100 steps to craft. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $300 Our Price $249.95
    The premium Shun Kaji collection blends new technology with a centuries-old tradition of handcraftsmanship. This 7" Asian chef's knife is lighter and easier to handle than many Western chef's knives. Known as a gyuto in Japan, the multipurpose knife tackles countless cutting tasks from slicing fish and meat to prepping fruit and vegetables. 65-layer blade features premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 layers of forged nickel and stainless-steel Damascus. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blade's construction creates a super-sharp cutting edge. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. NSF-certified knife meets high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $25 Sale $9.99
    This color-coded knife series is made exclusively for Williams Sonoma by Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies. This utility knife adds bright color to food prep combined with super-sharp performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning. With a wide, rounded, serrated blade, it's the perfect sandwich-making tool, slicing easily through meats and cheeses as well as delicate tomatoes, then serving as a handy spreader for mayonnaise. Wide serrations cut cleanly through crusty breads and thick sandwiches without pulling apart the layers. The perfect sandwich knife and spreader. Wide, low-frequency serrations on the blade cut cleanly through a range of textures. High-carbon stainless-steel blade creates a razor-sharp cutting edge. Food-safe nonstick coating on blade is corrosion-resistant and speeds slicing and cleanup. Lightweight molded resin handle is contoured for a secure grip. Color-coded knives in this collection help prevent cross-contamination. Includes protective sheath for storage.
  • Sugg. Price $25 Sale $9.99
    This color-coded knife series is made exclusively for Williams Sonoma by Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies. This santoku knife adds precision to food prep combined with super-sharp performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning. The Asian-style santoku works well for any job for which you would use a chef’s knife, yet the shorter length and blade design make it highly maneuverable. All-purpose kitchen knife with hollow-ground blade that releases food easily, making for quick work when cutting vegetables. Food-safe nonstick coating on blade is corrosion-resistant and speeds slicing and cleanup. Lightweight molded resin handle is contoured for a secure grip. Color-coded knives in this collection help prevent cross-contamination. Includes protective sheath for storage.
  • Sugg. Price $275 $338 Our Price $219.95 $269.95
    In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef. A skilled cook can do just about anything with this long-bladed knife, which functions like a chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, thin slicing and mincing. Named for the blacksmith's forge, the premium Kaji series was developed by Shun's master knife makers exclusively for Williams Sonoma. Long blade is ideal for cleaning and portioning boneless meats—as well as dicing, slicing or julienning vegetables. 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 $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 $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 $313 Our Price $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – encased between two layers of stainless steel. A smaller version of the sobakiri (soba noodle knife), the menkiri has a long, straight edge that creates stability when cutting straight down. Designed for cutting fresh noodles or pasta as well as for chopping, slicing or creating chiffonade of vegetables or herbs. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blade has a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Handle is made of gray PakkaWood. Custom traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, included with the knife for safety and convenience.
  • Sugg. Price $363 Our Price $189.95
    Named Hikari after the Japanese word for "illumination," this masterfully crafted, lightweight chef's knife is distinguished by its stunning birch PakkaWood handle and "hornet's nest" pattern. Extraordinarily sharp with a long-lasting edge, the blade's micro serrations reduce friction for clean, effortless slicing that enhances the flavor of the food. Known as a gyuto in Japan, this all-purpose knife is ideal for trimming and slicing meat and fish, and works beautifully on fresh fruits and vegetables, too. Dual-core stainless-steel blades are clad of 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 and VG2 high-carbon, high-chromium stainless steel Damascus to create a "hornet's nest" pattern. 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 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 $375 Our Price $299.95
    Named after the Japanese word for "illumination," the Shun Hikari collection is masterfully crafted with stunning birch PakkaWood handles and "hornet's nest" blade patterns. This nakiri is an agile, lightweight knife for precision slicing of fruit 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 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 superb grip for both left- and right-handed users. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $288 $313 Our Price $229.95 $249.95
    The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel – a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness – that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef. A skilled cook can do just about anything with this long-bladed knife, which functions like a chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, thin slicing and mincing. 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. 8"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle. 0.5lbs. Custom traditional Japanese wooden saya, or sheath, included with the knife for safety and convenience. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China.