Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knife

  • 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 $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 $288 $350 Our Price $149.95 $279.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this knife merges centuries-old Japanese handcrafting traditions with modern technology and Western cutlery design. It features a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery, with a cutting edge modeled after European chef’s knives. The blade's added heft expands its versatility for heavy-duty cutting tasks. 65-layer blade features a premium SG-2 powdered steel cutting core clad in 64 micro-thin layers of forged nickel/stainless steel Damascus. 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery. Handles are made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $182 $206 Our Price $144.95 $164.95
    Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife from our Shun Classic line has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree cutting edge modeled after European chef's knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks while still offering the superb edge retention of the Shun Classic VG-Max "super steel" blade. Japanese-made chef’s knife with the 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery. Appropriate for tasks such as cleaving, cutting through chicken bones, cracking crab shells and preparing melon fruits with thick rinds. Thick, strong blade offers more belly curve for rocking cuts. Broad blade is useful for transferring chopped foods from cutting board to pot. 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. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and is D-shaped to sit comfortably in the hand. Extra weight in stainless-steel bolster balances the heavy blade. 6" knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. 8" knife: 8 1/4"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $412 Our Price $269.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Six-piece set includes cutlery essentials plus a storage block. Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan. 6-piece set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $79.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Santoku knife is an excellent multipurpose kitchen knife, with a hollow-ground blade to reduce sticking. Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $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 $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 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. 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 $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 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. 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 $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. 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 $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 $88 Our Price $69.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. This 5" santoku tackles everything from slicing carrots and shallots to mincing herbs and chopping chocolate. Santoku knife is an excellent multipurpose kitchen knife, with a hollow-ground blade to reduce sticking. Blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • 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 $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.
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    These traditional Japanese knives feature a lightweight nonreactive ceramic blade that holds its edge ten times longer than steel. Blades are made from zirconium oxide, a state-of-the-art ceramic material that holds a razor-sharp edge ten times longer than steel. Designed to slice, mince and dice fresh produce and boneless meats with unrivaled ease and precision. Nonreactive blade won't discolor foods or affect flavors. Resin handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. Set includes 3” paring and 5 1/2” santoku.
  • Sugg. Price $38 Our Price $24.95
    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 set includes four steak knives with razor-sharp serrations to slice effortlessly through meat. 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 holds a super-sharp edge. 16-degree cutting edge is sharper and more precise than standard Western-style knives. Lightweight, soft-grip handle has rubberized inserts for a comfortable, secure grip. Set of four steak knives.
  • Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $199.95
    Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This set offers two essentials for everyday food prep. The paring knife has a short, pointed blade for precision tasks like peeling, segmenting and hulling. The chef's knife has blade indentations that reduce sticking and friction so you can work more quickly.  Two-piece set includes 6" hollow-ground chef's knife and 3 1/2" paring knife. 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. The chef's knife has blade indentations that reduce friction and keep slices from sticking. 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. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $714 Our Price $489.95
    Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. These razor-sharp steak knives glide through steaks with a quick, clean cut, thus retaining more of the delicious juices inside. Our set includes six straight-edge steak knives in a bamboo case that's perfect for gift-giving and storage. Set includes six 5" steak knives in a bamboo storage case. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long-lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in hand. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
  • Sugg. Price $382 Our Price $249.95
    Sora is Japanese for "sky," and the Shun Sora collection soars high in performance while offering down-to-earth value. With a traditional Japanese handle and blade shape, Sora knives deliver smooth, razor-sharp cutting and a lightweight feel that's easy to control. The composite blade reveals a beautiful wavy pattern characteristic of Japanese swordsmithing. Special 5-piece set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife, 8" chef's knife, 9" bread knife, honing steel and a sturdy nylon 8-slot knife roll with a detachable shoulder strap. Essential cutlery set is perfect for cooking classes or culinary school, allowing you to carry your favorite knives like professional chefs do. Designed for top safety and convenience, the zippered knife roll has 8 elasticized, reinforced pockets for knives, plus 5 interior pockets and compartments. Each blade features a VG-10 "super steel" core clad in stainless steel on each side for a san mai edge that is stain-resistant. Cutting edge is braze-welded to a mirror-polished Japanese steel upper, creating a traditional rippled pattern. Handle is a textured polymer blend for a secure grip and easy care. Knives are handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $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 $150 Our Price $109.95
    Shun cutlery reflects a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. The company's precision craftsmanship extends to these shears, which are made with the same attention to detail found in Shun knives. High-carbon stainless steel gives the shears' blades superior strength and the ability to hold an extra-sharp cutting edge, the hallmark of Japanese cutlery. The two shears in this set can handle numerous tasks, from snipping delicate herbs to breaking down poultry and even opening jars. Set includes 3" herb shears and 4 1/2" kitchen shears with micro-serrated bottom blade. Japanese Mo.V high-carbon, stainless-steel blades sharpen easily and resist corrosion. Interlocking blade screw allows tension to be set according to preference or task. Ambidextrous handles are designed for right or left-handed use and padded with a plastic polymer for a comfortable grip. Notched blade design allows kitchen shears to cut through thin bones; on the herb shears, the notch strips and cut stems. Kitchen shear's micro serrations grip as you cut, while the offset handle provides optimal balance and leverage. A screwdriver/pry tool is built into the handle. Blades separate for easy cleaning. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • 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 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 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 $4,645 Our Price $3,099
    Renowned French chef Michel Bras collaborated with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, to bring together the best traditions of French and Japanese cutlery. Made in Japan, these knives feature razor-sharp stainless-steel blades tightly joined to comfortable PakkaWood handles. This premium set includes all ten knives in the Michel Bras series and a Michel Bras maple block. All knives are hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blades are composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blades are coated in titanium to enhance their antioxidation properties. Each blade is etched with a unique serial number and Bras's signature emblem of cistre , the Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, each handle is inscribed with the knife item number (1–10), signifying the blade's form and function. Black PakkaWood composite handles are designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Two-piece storage block is hard-grade maple with numbered slots. 11-piece set includes: 3" sheep's-foot paring knife (#1) 4" steak knife (#7) 4 3/4" boning knife (#8) 6" utility knife (#2) 6 1/4", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2" santokus (#4, #5 and #6) 7 3/4" cleaver (#10) 9" hollow-ground slicing knife (#3) 11 1/4" bread knife (#9) 10-slot Michel Bras maple storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $189 $299 Our Price $119.95 $229.95
    Legendary industrial designer Komin Yamada brings a new age of innovation to Global cutlery with Sai—individually hand-hammered knives with one-of-a-kind character. Unifying function and design, this distinctive Japanese chef's knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose razor-sharp edge is ideal for a wide variety of everyday kitchen tasks, including mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing. The first new cutlery line produced by Global in more than 30 years, Sai blends the Japanese company’s tradition of craftsmanship with modern technological advancements. Designer Komin Yamada pairs user-friendly organic designs with individually hand-hammered blades that make each knife unique. The knives combine three layers of steel: a core of patented, ultra-hard Cromova 18 Sanso stainless-steel alloy and two outer layers of more flexible 18/8 steel for added strength and resistance to rust. Professional-quality blades are ice-hardened and tempered to increase hardness, resist corrosion and maintain long-lasting sharpness. Each blade is hand-hammered to create hollow air pockets that reduce drag, allowing the blade to glide through food without sticking. 12.5-degree blade edge is mirror-polished by hand for exceptionally long-lasting sharpness. The perfectly balanced handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip. Iconic dots on the knife's hollow handle represent seven traditional Japanese virtues from the Samurai code of honor. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $213 $269 Our Price $169.95 $214.95
    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 chef's knife is a true kitchen workhorse designed for comfort, ease of use and razor-sharp performance. 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 $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 $88 $100 Our Price $69.95 $79.95
    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. Less curved than a Western chef's knife, for greater contact with cutting board and more efficient cutting. 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 $219 Our Price $124.95
    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, Shun's Premier gyuto , or Asian chef's knife, is a true kitchen workhorse. This all-purpose knife, lighter and more nimble than its European cousins, is designed for comfort, ease of use and razor-sharp performance. Stainless Damascus cladding and a hammered tsuchime finish promote easy food release while slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing. 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. Full composite tang adds strength and balance. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $187 $212 Our Price $89.95 $169.95
    Combining German craftsmanship and traditional Japanese styling, this santoku is deftly proportioned for precision tasks like mincing and paper-thin slicing. The high-carbon-steel blade has shallow oval-shaped depressions to keep foods from adhering to it. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $210 $249 Our Price $164.95 $199.95
    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 prep knife combines an ergonomic handle with a triple-layered steel blade whose wide shape and razor-sharp edge make it a natural for cutting fresh vegetables and herbs. Multipurpose knife for mincing, dicing, chopping and slicing fresh produce. Like a cleaver, the wide blade is also great for scooping prepped ingredients into your work bowl or pan. The first new cutlery line produced by Global in more than 30 years, Sai blends the Japanese company’s tradition of craftsmanship with modern technological advancements. Designer Komin Yamada pairs user-friendly organic designs with individually hand-hammered blades that make each knife unique. The knives combine three layers of steel: a core of patented, ultra-hard Cromova 18 Sanso stainless-steel alloy and two outer layers of more flexible 18/8 steel for added strength and resistance to rust. Professional-quality blades are ice-hardened and tempered to increase hardness, resist corrosion and maintain long-lasting sharpness. Each blade is hand-hammered to create hollow air pockets that reduce drag, allowing the blade to glide through food without sticking. 12.5-degree blade edge is mirror-polished by hand for exceptionally long-lasting sharpness. The perfectly balanced handle has an ergonomic thumb rest for a smooth, efficient cutting motion and steady, comfortable grip. Iconic dots on the knife's hollow handle represent seven traditional Japanese virtues from the Samurai code of honor. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $125 Our Price $99.95
    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. Efficient serrated blade slices easily through even the crispest bread crusts, without compressing the soft, delicate interiors. 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.