Shun Blue Kiritsuke Knife
  • Shun Blue 3-Piece Knife Set
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    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 set equips you with three essential knives from the Japanese kitchen—the honesuki , the kiritsuke and a multipurpose utility/butcher knife—for covering a wide range of cutting tasks. Kiritsuke knife: 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. 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. Honesuki knife: With its triangular blade, the honesuki is used for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge (“blue” refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blades have a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese hexagonal handles are made of gray PakkaWood. Each knife includes a protective sheath. Knives handcrafted in Japan; sheaths made in China.
  • Shun Blue Butcher Knife
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    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 hexagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood. 6"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle. 4.5 oz. Includes a protective sheath. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China.
  • Shun Hiro Santoku Knife
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    Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra premium SG-2 steel gives them a super sharp, lasting edge, and hammered blades help keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. Handcrafted in Japan, this santoku combines the benefits of a chef’s knife and a cleaver and is indispensable for chopping, slicing and dicing. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blade's core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern ( tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is dark charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. Mirror-polished nickel silver bolster and end cap. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. 7"-long blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 7.6 oz.
  • Shun Blue Menkiri, 8"
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    A smaller version of the traditional Japanese noodle knife, the menkiri features a long, straight edge that creates stability when cutting straight down—perfect for cutting fresh pasta, chopping vegetables or creating a chiffonade of fresh herbs. Melding the sharpness of carbon steel with stainless steel’s corrosion resistance and ease of maintenance, Shun Blue represents a leap forward in knife technology. The blade features a core of blue steel—a fine-grained carbon steel known for taking a retaining an extremely sharp edge—sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, resulting in a blazingly sharp knife that is still easy to maintain. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: Knife, sheath. Material: Carbon steel, stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Wash only with mild soaps. Use: Make sure knives are completely dry before storing. In coastal areas or in other environments in which knives will be regularly exposed to salt air, coat blades with a light coat of food-grade mineral oil to prevent rusting. Dimensions: 8" blade with 4¾" handle. Weight: 9¾ oz. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China. FEATURES Rockwell Hardness of 61 offers incredible sharpness and edge retention. Japanese artisans use san mai construction techniques to sandwich a core of blue steel between two layers of mirror polished stainless steel before hand sharpening the blade to a 16° double-beveled edge. Perfectly balanced pakkawood handle features a variation of a traditional hexagonal shape modified to meet demanding requirements for secure grip, comfort and control. Knife will eventually develop a beautiful, dark patina along the cutting edge that helps protect the carbon-steel core from corrosion and is recognized by chefs and professional cooks as the mark of a much-loved knife. Developed in partnership with award-winning Chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose-to-tail cooking philosophy. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Blue Butcher Knife, 6"
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    The perfect size and shape for breaking down primals into cuts for cooking, separating meat from bone, dicing shallots and more, this deft butcher knife makes an excellent all-purpose addition to any kitchen. Melding the sharpness of carbon steel with stainless steel’s corrosion resistance and ease of maintenance, Shun Blue represents a leap forward in knife technology. The blade features a core of blue steel—a fine-grained carbon steel known for taking a retaining an extremely sharp edge—sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant stainless steel, resulting in a blazingly sharp knife that is still easy to maintain. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: Knife and sheath. Material: Carbon steel, stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Wash only with mild soaps. Use: Make sure knives are completely dry before storing. In coastal areas or in other environments in which knives will be regularly exposed to salt air, coat blades with a light coat of food-grade mineral oil to prevent rusting. Dimensions: 6" blade with 4¾" handle. Weight: 4½ oz. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Knife handcrafted in Japan; sheath made in China. FEATURES Rockwell Hardness of 61 offers incredible sharpness and edge retention. Japanese artisans use san mai construction techniques to sandwich a core of blue steel between two layers of mirror polished stainless steel before hand sharpening the blade to a 16° double-beveled edge. Perfectly balanced pakkawood handle features a variation of a traditional hexagonal shape modified to meet demanding requirements for secure grip, comfort and control. Knife will eventually develop a beautiful, dark patina along the cutting edge that helps protect the carbon-steel core from corrosion and is recognized by chefs and professional cooks as the mark of a much-loved knife. Developed in partnership with award-winning Chef Chris Cosentino, known for his nose-to-tail cooking philosophy. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Bob Kramer 6" Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels®
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    The chef’s knife is the perfect kitchen workhorse, ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing meats and vegetables. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Care: Hand wash; please do not clean with bleach or chlorine. Dimensions: 6" Material: High-carbon steel, African blackwood and brass. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. FEATURES Bob Kramer is one of the few Master Bladesmiths in the world specializing in kitchen cutlery. Professional chefs wait years for a Kramer original. We worked with the master himself and renowned knife maker Zwilling J.A. Henckels for this exquisite line of carbon steel knives made by artisans in Seki City, the Japanese knife-making capital since the 13th century. Now home chefs can experience the unrivaled performance of a Kramer original. Made using a carbon-steel formulation called 52100 for remarkable strength and unmatched edge retention. Carbon steel is the first metal formulated to hold the razor-sharp, consistent edge required by modern chefs. Heat-treated to a hardness of 61 Rockwell, so it comes sharp, stays sharp and is easy to maintain. Blade is sharpened to 15° on each side of the 50/50 edge with the traditional three-step hand-honed edge. Features a brass bolster for support. Comfortable African blackwood handle mirrors the shape of your palm. The full tang of the blade is tapered to Bob’s precise specifications. Triple-riveted for strength and control. Signature brass decorative center pin is handcrafted by Bob himself. Over time the blade will develop the beautiful blue-gray patina prized by professional chefs as the signature of a favorite knife. This heirloom-quality knife is easy to care for—just keep it clean and dry for a lifetime of unparalleled performance
  • Shun Sora Paring Knife, 3.5"
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    Impeccable Japanese craftsmanship at an amazing value. Shun’s Sora collection utilizes a proprietary composite blade technology to fuse a VG10 cutting edge to a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade, delivering a high-performance knife that’s easy to clean and maintain. The textured polymer handle is based on a traditional Japanese shape and offers a secure, comfortable grip. Shun Sora knives are exceptionally well balanced for incredible precision and control. Manufacturer: KAI Corporation. Material: Stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 3.5" blade. Warranty: 10-year warranty. Made in Japan. FEATURES Constructed from VG10 super steel clad with stainless steel, creating a san mai edge that pairs cutting performance with durability. Blades feature an attractive pattern based on hamon lines traditionally found on Japanese swords. Hand sharpened to a 16° double-beveled edge for a razor-sharp edge that delivers perfectly smooth cuts. Handle is based on a traditional Japanese design and constructed from a durable polymer blend. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Classic Shun Asian Cook's Knife
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    Masterfully handcrafted in Japan, Shun's Classic cutlery collection reflects the rich heritage of traditional Japanese knife-making. Each blade has a core of Shun's proprietary high-performance Vg-max steel that's layered with Damascus cladding for added support, precision and stain-resistance. Meticulous handwork that includes grinding and bead-blasting results in supreme sharpness, durability and corrosion-resistance. Sleek and sturdy D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles sit comfortably in the hand. If you're looking for a lighter, more nimble multi-purpose kitchen knife, the Shun Asian Cook's Knife is a great go-to for dicing, chopping, slicing and more.
  • Shun Classic Taskmaster Shears
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    Essential shears cut through everything from twine to bones, plus they open bottles and jars, crack nuts, lift lids, and more. Rugged stainless steel blades with serrated edge and bone notch pull apart for easy cleaning. Non-slip comfort handles work in either hand. Includes magnetic plastic sheath for safe, convenient storage. ' Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd. Care: Hand wash. Dimensions: 9" total length. Material: Stainless steel, plastic. Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Premier Santoku & Paring Knife Set
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    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. Set includes 7" santoku and 3" paring knives. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon 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. Paring knife: Delivers the razor-sharpness and precision needed for trimming, peeling, mincing and slicing fresh produce. Santoku: Indispensable for chopping and slicing fresh vegetables and small cuts of meat, this knife combining the benefits of a chef’s knife and cleaver. NSF-certified knives meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens.
  • Shun Classic Steak Knives, Set of 4
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    Preserve the delicious flavor of your fresh-off-the-grill steaks with this elegant, efficient knife set. With Shun’s incredibly sharp, clean edge, there is no need for serrations. The knife simply glides through your steak, leaving moisture where it belongs and enhancing your dining experience. Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun’s VG-MAX steel core—known for its incredible edge retention—is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 4¾" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Set of four steak knives comes in a beautiful presentation/storage box. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Kikuichi Hammered Chef's Knife
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    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, their chef’s knife has the power and precision you need for slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing. Damascus-style blade is forged from 16 layers of incredibly dense VG-10 “super steel” to provide precise control while maintaining a razor-sharp edge. The handsome dimpled pattern (“tsuchime” in Japanese) helps the blade glide easily through food without sticking. Tsuchime pattern is hand-hammered, then heat-tempered, making each blade unique. Traditional wooden handle is triple-riveted to guarantee optimal balance and control. 9 1/2" knife: 9 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle. 8 1/2" knife: 8 1/2"-long blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 8 oz. 6" knife: 6"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle; 7 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Shun Shima 4 Piece Steak Knife Set
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    Shun named its Shima Steak Knife Set for Tokyo's famous Shima Steakhouse, where diners from all over the world enjoy some of the world's finest beef. Inspired by Shima, Shun created a steak knife that can make even the world's best steak taste better. Shima's long five-inch blade with its slight recurve is designed for easy, one-pass slicing. Shima's full-tang construction makes it an exceptionally well-balanced knife. The handle is slim, contoured to fit the hand, and tapers as it nears the blade. This enables a slight pinch grip for comfortable control. Features: Set includes 4 steak knives. Product weight: 0.5 lb. Ebony PakkaWood® handle with inlaid rondels. Blade material: High-carbon AUS8A Japanese stainless steel. Handcrafted. Razor-sharp edge and recurved blade make cutting effortless, keeps juices in the meat. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) Blade length: 5" Set Type: Steak knife set. Hardware Material: High carbon stainless steel. Pieces Included: Steak knife. Dimensions: Overall Product Weight: 0.5 Pounds.
  • Shun Classic 3-Piece Set
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    A generous gift for an avid cook, this Shun Classic 3-piece set is perfect for both novices and seasoned gourmets. You’ll find the core knives every kitchen needs—3½" paring, 6" utility, and 8" chef’s—presented in a beautiful storage box. Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handles. Behind each knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun’s VG-MAX steel core—known for its incredible edge retention—is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel, which allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knives meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. CLASSIC 3-PIECE SET INCLUDES: : 3½" PARING KNIFE Ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Generally, you’ll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves. 6" UTILITY KNIFE: Great for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. The utility knife is sometimes called a sandwich knife because it works well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses. 8" CHEF’S KNIFE: This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Premier 5" Steak Knife
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    Make your best steaks taste even better with the Shun Premier Steak Knife. With Shun's incredibly sharp, clean edge, there's no tearing, no sawing-and no need for serrations. Because the edge is so sharp, it cuts fewer of the capillaries in the meat and keeps more of the meat juices, which translates to more of the flavor, inside the steak. Once you use a dedicated steak knife, you'll understand that the right knife really can make an enormous difference in the enjoyment of your meal. Remember that cutting against the hard surface of ceramic or glass dinner plates is tough on your edge, so these knives will require a little extra care. Features: Premier collection. Blade material: Steel. Handcrafted. 34 Layers each side stainless Damascus cladding. Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) Contoured walnut PakkaWood® handle. Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core. Dimensions: Overall Product Weight: 0.19 Pounds.
  • Shun Classic Western Chef’s Knife, 8"
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    This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for dicing and chopping vegetables, carving meats and more. A curved belly allows the knife to be rocked through fresh herbs or aromatics for fine mincing, while the broad blade is useful for moving chopped foods from board to pot. Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife features a blade thicker than those found on most Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree edge suitable for heavy-duty cutting tasks. Shun Classic’s tasteful, contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and a D-shaped pakkawood handle. Manufacturer: Shun. Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 8" blade. Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. FEATURES VG-MAX steel core is tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 60–61 for incredible edge retention and durability. Cutting edge is ground to a 22° angle suitable for cleaving, cutting through poultry bones, chopping through thick rinds and more. Takes and keeps an ultra-sharp edge without the need for excessive resharpening. VG-MAX core is clad on each side with 16 Damascus-style layers of high-carbon steel. D-shaped pakkawood handle sits comfortably in the hand and resists moisture. NSF-certified, meeting the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Classic 4 Piece Steak Knife Set
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    Delight your guests with the superior cutting action of Shun®. Set includes: 4 - 5" steak knives packaged for gift giving. Exotic Japanese steels allow the knife to hold its razor sharp edge longer without excessive re-sharpening. High density VG-10 "super steel" cutting core is clad with 32 layers of SUS410/SUS431 high carbon steel, creating a beautiful Damascus clad knife. Extremely sharp 16 degree cutting edge results in less friction and faster performance. Comfortable D-shape Pakkawood® composite handles provide a sanitary, sure grip. Handle length: 4"; Weight: 2.33 oz ea. Hand wash only. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan.
  • Shun Premier Santoku Knives
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    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-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon 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. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens.
  • Shun Classic 4 3/4" Steak Knife
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    The sharper the steak knife, the more flavor and juice in each bite. Well balanced and lightweight for a pleasurable cutting experience. Exotic Japanese steels allow the knife to hold its razor sharp edge longer without excessive re-sharpening. High density VG-10 "super steel" cutting core is clad with 32 layers of SUS410/SUS431 high carbon steel. Extremely sharp 16 degree cutting edge results in less friction and faster performance. Comfortable "D" shape Pakkawood® composite handles provide a sanitary, sure grip intended for right hand use. Handle length: 4"; Weight: 2.33 oz. Made in Japan.
  • Kikuichi Gyuto Gold Chef's Knife
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    The Kikuichi history of fine craftsmanship dates back to 12th century Japan, when an ancestor became a swordsmith for the emperor, marking each sword with the monarch’s chrysanthemum symbol. Today this proud tradition of metalwork continues with beautiful cutlery etched with this enduring emblem. Handcrafted in Japan, this gyuto knife (chef's knife) is ideal for extended chopping tasks without hand fatigue. Put it to work every day for all-purpose slicing, mincing and dicing. Blade features a core of ultrahard VG-10 high-carbon steel that holds a super-sharp, long-lasting edge. Clad with a layer of SUS410 stainless steel for rust resistance and easy sharpening. Knife combines a Western-style handle with the thinness, lightness and ultra-sharpness of a Japanese blade. Double-bevel edge allows for both right- and left-handed use. Compressed wood handle features triple rivets for optimal balance and durability. 7" chef's knife: 7" blade, 4 3/4"-long handle; 7 oz. 9 1/2" chef's knife: 9 1/2" blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 9 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Classic Bird's Beak Paring Knife
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    Produced by Japan’s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. Named for its resemblance to a bird's beak, this short, curved blade excels for the intricate work of cutting garnishes and trimming and turning small vegetables. Short blade is curved for creating intricate cuts or prepping small, spherical produce. VG-10 “super steel” blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon 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.
  • Shun Classic Hollow–Edge Chef’s Knife, 8"
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    This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. With its curved belly, this chef’s knife can be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. A thinner blade makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style chef’s knives. Plus, oval indentions on the sides of blade reduce friction, ensuring clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking. Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun’s VG-MAX steel core—known for its incredible edge retention—is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 8" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
  • Shun Classic 9" Honing Steel
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    Shun knives are crafted by Japan’s premier blade producer for 90 years and combine beauty with function. This steel hones knife blades and should be done with each use. The forged steel rod helps restore a knife's sharp edge by smoothing and realigning the blade’s cutting teeth. Engineered to resist moisture, the resin-infused wood handle provides a steady grip. Warranty Information. 9"L. The handle is an ergonomic resin-fused wood handle that provides moisture resistance, strength and control. Hand wash in warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.
  • Miyabi® Artisan SG2 Collection Chef’s Knife, 9½"
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    Exclusively at Sur La Table. Introducing the exquisite Artisan SG2 Collection, handmade in the legendary knife capital of Seki, Japan. “Artisan” reflects the rich tradition of metalworking in Japan—where since the 13th century bladesmiths have honed their craft and developed an almost mythic reputation. The kitchen workhorse, the chef’s knife is the knife you’ll probably use most often. Ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing just about any ingredient, it’s perfectly balanced and designed to stay scalpel-sharp. Limited lifetime warranty. Hand wash. Made in Japan. 9½". Industry-Leading SG2 Core: The ice-hardened symmetrical blade is made from Micro Carbide powder steel SG2, which boasts a Rockwell hardness of 63 through a proprietary ice-hardening process called Criodur. The core is then surrounded with stainless steel that’s hammered to a dramatic Damascus-textured finish. The Samurai Tradition: Today, Miyabi applies the ancient techniques of traditional Japanese samurai swordmaking to create the highest-quality cutlery available on the market. Pick up any of these knives and you’ll see that the unmatched sharpness and impeccable craftsmanship of the katana lives on. Legendary Katana Edge : Using traditional methods and new innovative techniques, each knife in the Miyabi Artisan SG2 collection features a hand-honed blade finished with a true katana edge. Distinctive Cocobolo Pakkawood Handle: Every Miyabi Artisan SG2 handle is specially designed to fit the hand better than its competitors’. Made with unique Cocobolo Rosewood pakkawood featuring brass and red spacers, a mosaic pin, and a stainless steel end cap, the handles are both ergonomic enough for any cook and elegant enough for any kitchen.
  • Shun Classic 2-Piece Knife Set
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    This essential set contains two knives every cook needs—a versatile santoku for all-purpose cutting and chopping and a deft, nimble paring knife for smaller tasks and detail work. Thinner, lighter and sharpened to a more acute edge than Western-style knives, Shun Classic knives meld beauty with razor-sharp performance. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: 5" santoku, 4" paring knife. Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 5" blade (santoku); 4" blade (paring knife) Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. FEATURES VG-MAX steel core is tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 60 to 61 for incredible edge retention and durability. Blades are ground to a blisteringly sharp 16° edge. Takes and keeps an ultra-sharp edge without the need for excessive resharpening. VG-MAX core is clad on each side with 16 Damascus-style layers of high-carbon steel. D-shaped pakkawood handle sits comfortably in the hand and resists moisture. NSF-certified, meeting the high-level standards of commercial kitchens.
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