Traditional Japanese Kitchen Knife

  • Sugg. Price $1,221 Our Price $649.95
    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 $748 Our Price $349.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Japan's Shun, these steak knives combine new technology with centuries-old traditions of handcraftsmanship. Set includes four steak knives. 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. 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 $1,433 Our Price $699.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This 9-Piece block set equips you with all the most popular cutlery pieces for everyday meals and entertaining. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. 9-Piece Set includes: 3" vegetable knife. 4" paring knife. 6 1/2" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 9 1/2" slicing knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $639 Our Price $299.95
    Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of knife making. These professional knives help you cut and slice food with exceptional precision and control. This set contains all the essentials for home chefs. 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. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 6 slots. NSF-certified knives meet high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 8" hollow-ground chef's knife Kitchen shears 9" honing steel 6-slot slimline storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $288 $350 Our Price $149.95 $199.95
    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 $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 $400 Our Price $199.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. This set includes three essential pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Ukon every day. Set includes 3 1/2" paring knife, 6" serrated utility knife and 8" chef's knife. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide added durability and strength without compromising performance. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • 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 $220 Our Price $129.95
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. The set includes two kitchen essentials, a short-bladed paring knife's for precise, intricate cuts and a longer-bladed chef's knife for everything from dicing vegetables to slicing fish and meat. Knife edge is 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handle has smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blade provides added durability and strength without compromising performance. Ergonomic handle and rounded spine ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma.
  • Sugg. Price $2,819 Our Price $1,249.95
    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 $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 $189 $299 Our Price $119.95 $183.95
    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 $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 $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 $450 Our Price $249.95
    This set of two essential knives is a fine introduction to our premium Shun Kaji collection, made exclusively for us in Japan. The knives' strong, razor-sharp blades are created through a blend of new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and a 6" chef's knife. 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. Paring knife makes small, precise cuts, to peel, trim and core fresh produce. Chef's knife has a shorter blade than a standard chef's knife for greater maneuverability. 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 $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 $188 $200 Our Price $99.95 $109.95
    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.
  • Sugg. Price $657 Our Price $299.95
    The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by expertly hand-hammered blades that ensure impressive precision and control. Walnut-finished PakkaWood handles evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. This special set equips you with a trio of essential knives, along with a honing steel and space-saving storage block. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel. Razor-sharp 16-degree blade edges ensure precise cutting with maximum control. The beautiful hand-hammered tsuchime finish reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Full tang guarantees superb balance and ease of use. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles offer a comfortable grip for both left- and right-handed users. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability and strength. Handcrafted in Japan. 5-Piece Set includes: 4" paring knife 6 1/2" serrated utility knife 6" chef's knife Honing steel 6-slot bamboo block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $800 Sale $399.99
    Williams Sonoma's partnership with Global cutlery led to the development of Global Ukon, the perfect synthesis of Japan's knife-making heritage, modern design and superior performance. Details like a dual-surface handle, an ambidextrous thumb rest and a thicker blade with a noticeably sharper edge are indications of Ukon's technical innovation. Like all Global knives, the cutlery offers perfect balance and seamless construction. Five of the most frequently used knives make up this set, which includes a contemporary storage block. Knife edges are 10% sharper out of the box based on internationally recognized C.A.T.R.A. testing. Dual-surface handles have smooth and textured sides, representing the fusion of modern design and Global tradition. Thicker blades provide added durability and strength without compromising performance. Indentations on the santoku's blade edge reduce drag and minimize sticking. Ergonomic handles and rounded spines ensure extra comfort and minimize fatigue. Stamped blades are made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Made in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife 6" serrated utility knife 7" hollow ground santoku 8" chef's knife 9" bread knife 5-slot storage block Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
  • Sugg. Price $188 Our Price $109.95
    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 $250 Our Price $199.95
    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. This utility/butcher knife excels at breaking down larger pieces of meat into cuts for cooking, and makes quick work of separating meat from bone. The size and shape also makes it an ideal all-purpose utility knife for the kitchen. 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 $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 $250 $375 Our Price $159.95 $199.95
    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 $313 Our Price $179.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this bread knife slices cleanly through a crusty loaf without mashing its soft interior. Handcrafted in Japan, the strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of 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 blade's construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Long, serrated blade cuts easily through bread crusts to create uniform slices. 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. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • 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 $288 Our Price $129.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, 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. Handcrafted in Japan, the strong, razor-sharp blade is created through a blend of 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 blade's construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Long, serrated blade cuts easily through bread crusts to create uniform slices. 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. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • 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 $282 $313 Our Price $149.95 $169.95
    From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this santoku is handcrafted in Japan and blends new technology with centuries-old traditions of handcraftsmanship. A versatile knife for chopping and slicing, the santoku combines the benefits of a cleaver and a chef's knife. Hollow-ground indentations on its 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. Wide, pointed blade is hollow ground with indentations that minimize sticking. 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.
  • Sugg. Price $288 Our Price $159.95
    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 $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 $406 Our Price $229.95
    Crafted in Japan exclusively for Williams Sonoma, our premium Kaji line features strong, razor-sharp blades that merge new technology and centuries-old handcrafting traditions. The sumo santoku blade’s extra heft gives it plenty of cutting power for larger jobs. The double-wide blade and added weight of this blade give it the focused power to tackle larger jobs than a standard Santoku. Dual rows of hollow grounds shed large slices from the blade and the extra width is great for scooping up bits from the cutting board. 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 safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.