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 octagonal handles are made of gray PakkaWood. Each knife includes a protective sheath.
  • Shun Dual-Core Kiritsuke Knife, 8"
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    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.
  • Shun Blue Petty 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'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.
  • Shun Dual Core Kiritsuke, 8"
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    A traditional knife shape favored by experienced Japanese chefs, the versatile kiritsuke is perfect for slicing, chopping, dicing, julienne cuts and more. Thin and light, yet robust and razor sharp, Shun Dual Core features 71 alternating layers for true fold-forged Damascus in hardwearing stainless steel. This dual-core construction extends all the way to the edge of each knife, resulting in high-performance cutlery that boasts exceptional sharpness and maintains a razor-sharp edge through extended use. FEATURES: Dual-core construction features 71 alternating micro layers of VG10 and VG2 stainless steels that extend all the way to the knife’s edge, resulting in a strong, durable blade that holds a wickedly sharp edge. Forged layers result in a fine-grain structure and distinctive a Damascus pattern. Micro-serrations form along the length of the blade during normal use, resulting in an extremely sharp edge that maintains its cutting power longer with less honing required. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag for effortless cutting. Traditional octagonal handle in handsome ebony pakkawood provides a secure, comfortable grip. Manufacturer: Shun. Material: High-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 8" blade length; 14" overall length; 1.875" width. Weight: 6.1 oz. Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Free Sharpening on all Shun Cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Blue 9" Slicing Knife
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    The Shun Blue series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his “nose to tail” philosophy of using the whole animal. This ultra-sharp knife is designed for effortless slicing, featuring a long, narrow blade that glides through meats with one swift stroke. It's also great for cutting vegetables into thin, uniform slices. Traditional Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers 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). Stainless steel provides increased resistance to corrosion'and makes the knives easier to maintain. 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.
  • Shun Blue 6" Butchery 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 octagonal handle is made of gray PakkaWood.
  • Shun Premier Utility Knife, 6"
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    Handcrafted by expert artisans in Seki City, Japan. Shun Premier utility knife features a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. All knives are hammered by hand with a technique known as tsuchime to a beautiful finish that reduces drag when cutting, preventing food from sticking to the blade. Ultra-thin blade edges retain a lasting and razor-sharp edge for precision on the cutting board. Manufacturer: Shun. Material: High-carbon stainless steel. Care: Hand wash. Dimensions: 6" blade. Handcrafted in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Blue Utility Knife, 5½"
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    Perfect for cutting tasks that are too big for a paring knife but require more precision than a chef’s knife offers, this utility knife is ideal for everything from cutting tomatoes and dicing garlic to slicing sandwiches. Melding the sharpness of carbon steel with the corrosion resistance and easy maintenance of stainless steel, Shun Blue represents a leap forward in knife technology. Each painstakingly crafted blade features a core of blue steel—a fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and retaining an extremely sharp edge—sandwiched between two layers of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. This construction results in a knife that’s easy to care for, yet blazingly sharp. FEATURES: The 61 Rockwell hardness 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-degree, double-beveled edge. Perfectly balanced pakkawood handle features a traditional hexagonal shape that provides a secure grip as well as incredible comfort and control. Knife will eventually develop a beautiful, dark patina along the cutting edge. This patina helps protect the carbon-steel core from corrosion. Included sheath for safe storage and transport. Developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: Knife, wooden sheath. Material: Carbon steel, stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only with mild soap and hot water. Do not use harsh detergents or abrasives. Use: Make sure knives are completely dry before storing. In coastal areas or in other environments in which knives receive regular exposure to salt air, oil blades with a light coating of food-grade mineral oil to prevent corrosion. Dimensions: 5½" (blade) Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Sheath made in China. Free Sharpening on all Shun Cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Classic 4" Nakiri
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    When it comes to chopping, slicing and mincing fresh produce, this professional knife is a true champion. Shaped like a slender cleaver, it performs impeccably on everything from summer tomatoes to winter squashes. 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. Slender cleaver-shaped blade is designed to slice and chop, then scoop foods into your soup pot or salad bowl. 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.
  • Shun Hiro 7" 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. 7"-long blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 7.6 oz.
  • Shun Premier 7-Piece Block Set
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    Handcrafted by expert artisans in Seki City, Japan. Shun Premier cutlery features a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. All knives are hammered by hand with a technique known as tsuchime to a beautiful finish that reduces drag when cutting, preventing food from sticking to the blade. Ultra-thin blade edges retain a lasting and razor-sharp edge for precision on the cutting board. Hand wash. Includes 3½" paring, 6" utility, 9" bread, 8" chef’s, honing steel, kitchen shears and a Shun knife block. Manufacturer: Shun. Material: High-carbon stainless steel. Care: Hand wash. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • 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. Warranty Information. VG10 steel/PakkaWood handle. Hand wash with warm water and mild detergent; dry immediately. Imported. 7" Made in Japan. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
  • Shun Dual-Core Honesuki Knife, 4 1/2"
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    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 honesuki knife is the Japanese chef's tool of choice for boning poultry and trimming meats. 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 Reserve Hollow-Ground Chef's Knife
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    This western-style knife is part of the Reserve collection from Shun and is as beautiful to behold as it is a pleasure to use. A core tool in professional kitchens, a chef’s knife is indispensable for everyday cutting tasks from chopping to slicing. Shun’s chef’s knife features a supersharp blade hollow-ground with indentations that reduce friction and minimize sticking. Striking in its design, the colorful charcoal and crimson PakkaWood handle is contoured for comfort and has an inlaid mosaic crest. Handcrafted in the style of western cutlery, the knife has a fully forged blade that gives it heft to provide power for precision cuts. Blade has a Japanese-style 16-degree angle. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood offer comfort and control. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, a core of SG2 powdered steel has a super fine, even grain capable of being forged into an ultrathin yet extremely strong, exquisitely sharp blade. Blade is clad in a true 32-layer Damascus of forged nickel and stainless steel that also helps food release easily. Indentations along the blade reduce friction and keep food from sticking. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood, offers comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Dual-Core Butchery Knife, 6"
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    Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Dual-Core knives are a brilliant pairing of strength and beauty. Two types of stainless steel are welded and forged together to produce the stunning Damascus pattern and a super-strong blade that holds its sharp edge, requiring less honing. This utility/butchery knife performs as an all-purpose knife for precision-trimming vegetables and slicing meats, cheese and tomatoes. 71 alternating micro layers of high-carbon, high-chromium VG10 and VG2 stainless steels welded together and fold-forged to produce an extremely strong, fine-grained steel. With normal use the two steels will wear at different rates, creating micro serrations along the edge for long-lasting sharpness. Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. Etched laminations in the blade reduce drag, releasing foods more quickly and easily. Traditional Japanese octagonal handle in ebony PakkaWood.
  • 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
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  • Shun Premier 6-Piece Block Set
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    Perfect for everything from mincing shallots and peeling apples to chopping vegetables and carving meats, this six-piece knife block set provides a solid foundation for any kitchen. Handcrafted by skilled Japanese bladesmiths, each precisely balanced knife pairs exceptional performance with timeless artistry. Shun Premier knives blend the hand forging techniques of ancient Japan with modern materials, resulting in state-of-the-art knives with a pedigree that’s centuries old. Set includes: 4" paring knife. 6.5" serrated utility knife. 8" chef’s knife. Herb shears. Honing steel. 11-slot bamboo block. FEATURES: Hand-hammered tsuchime finish prevents food from sticking to the blade and creates a striking look. Each handcrafted knife requires at least 100 steps to complete. Core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel is clad on either side with 34 layers of stainless steel Damascus. Contoured pakkawood handle allows both a professional-style pinch grip and a trigger grip. Stainless steel end caps add stability and strength and helps balance the weight of the blade. Blade is hand sharpened to a razor-sharp 16° double-beveled edge. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: 4" paring knife, 6.5" serrated utility knife, 8" chef’s knife, Herb shears, Honing steel and 11-slot bamboo block. Material: Stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • 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
  • Shun Premier Honesuki Knife
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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. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. The triangular-shaped honesuki is used by Japanese chefs for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Blade features a core of VG-Max "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish ( tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handle has a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end cap embossed with the Shun logo adds stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. 4 1/2" blade; 4 3/4" handle, 4.3 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Hiro 4 1/2" 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.
  • Shun Premier 7-Piece Knife Block 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. 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 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. 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.
  • Shun Kaji 7" Cleaver
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    In Asian kitchens, cleavers like this one function as chef's knives for chopping and slicing vegetables and boneless meat and then transferring food to the pot. Made in Japan and developed exclusively for us by Shun, it merges 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. Wide blade efficiently chops and slices, then aids in transferring food to the pot or bowl. 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.
  • Shun Premier 2-Piece Carving Set
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    Perfect for carving everything from Thanksgiving dinner to prime rib, this two-piece set pairs a razor-sharp knife with a durable, narrow-tined carving fork that’s perfect for serving and holding meat steady while slicing. Handcrafted by skilled Japanese bladesmiths, each precisely balanced knife pairs exceptional performance with timeless artistry. Shun Premier knives blend the hand forging techniques of ancient Japan with modern materials, resulting in state-of-the-art knives with a pedigree that’s centuries old. FEATURES: Hand-hammered tsuchime finish prevents food from sticking to the blade and creates a striking look. Each handcrafted knife requires at least 100 steps to complete. Core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel is clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. Contoured pakkawood handle allows both a professional-style pinch grip and a trigger grip. Stainless steel end caps add stability and strength and helps balance the weight of the blade. Blade is hand sharpened to a razor-sharp 16° double-beveled edge. Manufacturer: Shun. Includes: Knife, fork. Material: Stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 9.5" blade, 14.25" overall (knife); 6.5" blade, 10.5" overall (fork) Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Masahiro Chef's Knife
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    Widely considered to be one of the three most presitigious knife makers in all of Japan, the Masahiro Company creates knives with professional-level performance in mind. Each blade is crafted of Masahiro’s proprietary steel, which undergoes a multi-stage process of quenching, sub-zero treating and tempering to achieve the optimum balance of strength and flexibility. The blade is ground asymmetrically, allowing for a thinner cutting edge and unmatched sharpness. The chef’s knife is one of the most used knives in the kitchen and is perfect for chopping, slicing and mincing. Blade is made of Masahiro’s proprietary MBS-26 high-carbon steel with a Rockwell rating of 59 HRC, representing the ideal mix of hardness and flexibility for a kitchen knife. Edge is ground at 80% on the right and 20% on the left to allow for a thinner, sharper edge than standard symmetrically ground blades. Mirror-polished by hand for a beautiful finish. Full-tang construction adds balance and control. Lightweight yet durable resin handle is hygienic and moisture resistant. 8” chef’s knife: 8”-long blade; 4 3/4”-long handle; 5 1/4 oz. 10” chef’s knife: 10”-long blade; 5”-long handle; 6 1/2 oz. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Premier Honesuki, 4.5"
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    Perfect for boning leg of lamb, sectioning poultry, trimming meats and more, this Japanese-style boning knife is a nimble alternative to larger, Western-style knives. Handcrafted by skilled Japanese bladesmiths, each precisely balanced knife pairs exceptional performance with timeless artistry. Shun Premier knives blend the hand forging techniques of ancient Japan with modern materials, resulting in state-of-the-art knives with a pedigree that’s centuries old. FEATURES: Hand-hammered tsuchime finish prevents food from sticking to the blade and creates a striking look. Each handcrafted knife requires at least 100 steps to complete. Core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel is clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. Contoured pakkawood handle allows both a professional-style pinch grip and a trigger grip. Stainless steel end caps add stability and strength and helps balance the weight of the blade. Blade is hand sharpened to a razor-sharp 16° double-beveled edge. Manufacturer: Shun. Material: Stainless steel, pakkawood. Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 4.5" blade; 9.25" overall length. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
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