Shun Hiro 7-Piece Knife Block Set
  • 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 Premier 9-Piece Block Set
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    Perfect for everything from mincing shallots and peeling apples to chopping vegetables and carving meats, this nine-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: 3" vegetable knife. 4" paring knife. 6.5" utility knife. 8" chef’s knife. 9" bread knife. 9.5" slicing knife. Kitchen 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 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. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Premier 9-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 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.
  • Shun Reserve 6-Piece Knife Block Set
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    These western-style knives from our Shun Reserve collection are as beautiful to behold as they are a pleasure to use. Striking in their design, the colorful charcoal-and-crimson PakkaWood handles are contoured for comfort and embellished with an inlaid mosaic crest. Handcrafted in the style of western cutlery, the knife has a fully forged blade that provides added balance when making precision cuts. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword–making techniques, the blades’ core of SG2 powdered steel has a superfine, even grain capable of being forged into an ultrathin yet extremely strong, exquisitely sharp blade. Blades clad in a true 32-layer Damascus of forged nickel and stainless steel help food release from the blade. Blades have a Japanese-style 16-degree cutting angle. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood offer comfort and control. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level standards of professional kitchens. Sturdy, bamboo 9-slot knife block is elegantly finished in a dark stain. All knives are handcrafted in Japan; block is made in China. 6-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 8" chef’s knife. 9" bread knife. 10" hollow-ground slicing knife. Honing steel. 9-slot knife block.
  • 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 Kaji 11-Piece Knife Block Set
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    For ambitious cooks, this set makes an excellent introduction to the Kaji cutlery series developed exclusively for us by Shun. The process of forging the blades combines ancient Damascus and clad construction techniques. 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. Cherrywood storage block has 22 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. 11-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2” and 4 1/2” paring knives. 6” boning knife. 6” serrated utility knife. 6” and 8” chef’s knives. 7” hollow-ground santoku. 9” bread knife. 9 1/2” hollow-ground slicing knife. 9” honing steel. 22-slot storage block.
  • Shun Kanso Chef's Knife, 8"
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    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: with this chef's knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Blade forged from highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel. Takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade provides a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark tagayasan , an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Classic 7-Piece Essential Knife Block Set
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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. Warranty Information. VG10 steel/PakkaWood handle/bamboo block. Hand wash with warm water and mild detergent; dry immediately. Imported. Set includes: 3.5" Paring Knife, 6" Utility Knife, 8" Chef's Knife, 9" Bread Knife, Herb Shears, Honing Steel and 11-Slot Bamboo Block. Made in Japan. Manufacturer’s lifetime warranty.
  • Shun Sora Bread Knife, 9"
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    Perfect for slicing everything from crusty breads to tomatoes, this bread knife offers 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. FEATURES: Constructed from VG10 super steel clad with stainless steel, creating a san mai edge that pairs cutting performance with durability. Innovative serration shape glides effortlessly through food. 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. Manufacturer: KAI Corporation. Material: Stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only. Dimensions: 9" serrated blade. Warranty: 10-year warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Fuji 7-Piece Knife Block Set
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    Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery design and technology. Each knife is meticulously handcrafted for spectacular sharpness and edge retention combined with perfect balance in the hand. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blade's core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handles are dark tagayasan wood, an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double chestnut handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End caps made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the “Kitchen Knife of the Year Award” at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. 160 handcrafted steps to produce each Fuiji knife. Handcrafted in Japan. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 6” Boning/Fillet knife. 8 1/2" chef's knife. 9" slicing knife. Ceramic honing steel. Wood storage block.
  • Shun Premier 4" Paring Knife
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    Calling to mind the ancient handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Features: Material: Stainless steel. VG-10 'Super Steel' cutting edge. 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 pattern Damascus stainless steel. Walnut pakkawood comfort shaped handle. Stays sharper longer than the competition. Great for paring, cleaning, peeling and slicing small fruits and vegetables. Dishwasher safe but hand wash recommended. One of the most essential kitchen knives. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding. Handcrafted. Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting. Premier collection. Shun provides limited lifetime warranty. Dimensions: Overall: 0.6" W x 8.75" L. Blade Length: 4" Overall Product Weight: 1lbs.
  • Shun Kaji 19-Piece Knife Block Set
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    Named for the blacksmith’s forge, the Kaji series was developed by Shun’s master knife makers exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. Combining ancient Damascus-steel and clad-construction techniques, this set includes a wide range of superb cutlery in the essential sizes. 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. Cherrywood storage block has slots for 20 pieces. Handcrafted in Japan. 19-Piece Set Includes: 3 1/2” and 4 1/2” paring knives. 6” serrated utility knife. 6” boning knife. 6”, 8” and 10” chef’s knives. 7” santoku. 7” Chinese vegetable cleaver. 9” hollow-ground slicing knife. 9” bread knife. Six 5” steak knives. 9” honing steel. 20-slot storage block.
  • Shun Sora Hollow Ground Santoku 7" Knife
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    Designed in the style of traditional Japanese knives, Shun’s Sora Santoku knife merges exceptional craftsmanship with high-quality materials, all for a great value. Warranty Information. High-carbon steel; PP/TPE polymer handle. Hand wash. Imported. 7" Composite blade Technology; VG-10 3-layer san mai cutting edge; mirror-polished Japanese 420J stainles steel. Laser cut; 16º cutting angle. Joint pattern based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
  • Bob Kramer Essential 7-Piece Block Set
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    The ultimate kitchen companion, this set includes paring, utility, chef’s, bread and santoku knives, as well as a beautiful and practical 14-slot walnut block and a double-cut sharpening steel that keeps your knives cutting like new. Designed by ABS-certified Master Bladesmith Bob Kramer, the Essential Collection features the quality, beauty and faultless performance characteristic of Kramer knives—all in a package that’s easily accessible to home cooks. Influenced by traditional European designs, each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use thanks to a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance, a rounded spine for comfort while using a pinch grip, and an ergonomic triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting. Revolutionary FC61 steel holds a screaming-sharp edge and is incredibly durable, while the brushed polymer handle, polished bolster and full-tang construction result in a perfectly balanced knife that’s a joy to use. Each Essential Collection knife draws on the enormous wealth of knife-making knowledge of Seki City, Japan, and undergoes a rigorous 100-step, 42-day manufacturing process during which it passes through the hands of 45 expert artisans. As a finishing touch, each knife receives a central mosaic pin handcrafted in Bob Kramer’s personal studio. Built to withstand the pressures of everyday use in busy kitchens, this is one set that will be with you for years to come. Manufacturer: Zwilling J.A. Henckels. Includes: 4" paring knife, 5" utility knife, 8" chef’s knife, 10" bread knife, 7" santoku, 12" steel, 14-slot walnut block. Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only. Warranty: Lifetime warranty. Made in Japan. FEATURES: The Essential Collection offers our best value ever on a line of Kramer knives. Constructed from revolutionary FC61 steel, which features fine-carbide distribution and 61 Rockwell hardness for a razor-sharp, easy-to-maintain edge. Fine-carbide distribution results in a blade that holds an incredibly sharp angle. Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for improved cutting performance, corrosion resistance and increased durability. Blade is extra-wide, so your knuckles don’t impact the cutting board, and features a rounded spine for comfortable pinch gripping. Brushed polymer handles are hand-ground and feature a complex curvature that mirrors the palm for a secure, supremely comfortable grip.
  • Shun Classic Kitchen Shears
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    These Japanese-made shears are among the most useful tools for the kitchen. Offering one serrated and one straight blade, they're ideal for a multitude of tasks – from trimming meats and slicing dried fruit to shaping parchment for baking pans. Stainless-steel blades: one straight and one serrated. Design features a built-in jar opener, nutcracker and bottle opener. Composite handles are ridged for a secure grip. Halves separate for easy cleaning. Crafted by Kershaw, a Japanese company that has produced fine cutlery for more than 90 years.
  • 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 Sora 3.5" Paring Knife
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    Designed in the style of traditional Japanese knives, Shun’s Sora paring knife merges exceptional craftsmanship with high-quality materials, all for a great value. Warranty Information. High-carbon steel; PP/TPE polymer handle. Hand wash. Imported. 3.5" Composite blade Technology; VG-10 3-layer san mai cutting edge; mirror-polished Japanese 420J stainles steel. Laser cut; 16º cutting angle. Joint pattern based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
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  • Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set
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    Recalling the hand-forged artistry of ancient Japanese knives, each handcrafted piece in Shun’s masterfully designed Premier line takes at least 100 steps to complete — but is updated for the modern world using the industry’s finest materials. Each blade has a core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” that’s layered with Damascus cladding for added support, precision and stain-resistance. Contoured, comfortable walnut-finished PakkaWood handles beautifully complement the blades. Warranty Information. VG10 steel/PakkaWood handle/bamboo block. Hand wash with warm water and mild detergent; dry immediately. Imported. Set includes 4" Paring Knife, 6.5" Utility Knife, 8" Chef's Knife, 9" Bread Knife, Honing Steel, Herb Shears and 11-Slot Bamboo Block. Hand-hammered tsuchime finish reduces drag when cutting for easy food release. Made in Japan. Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
  • Shun Pro Sho Yanagiba Slicer, 9½"
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    For the true Japanese food aficionado, nothing compares to the scalpel-like precision of a single-bevel blade. The newly updated Shun Pro line features the same incredibly sharp chisel edges as in the past, combined with D-shaped pakkawood handles, which lend a secure and comfortable grip. The beautiful graffiti-etched blade is made with high-carbon VG10 steel, which takes and holds an edge longer than comparable knives. The blade backs are gently hollow ground, creating an air pocket between the knife and the food being cut, so the knife glides through food with quick precision. The wide shinog i (or blade bevel) makes sharpening these knives on a whetstone practically effortless. The yanagiba (or willow blade) slicer features a long, thin, “willowy” blade that’s designed to be pulled through food. This creates the cleanest cuts imaginable and reduces the loss of natural juices. Most often used for preparing sashimi, yanagiba knives are also excellent for slicing meats and other moist foods. Due to the single-bevel design, Shun Pro knives are best suited for right-handed cooks. BENEFITS: Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Shun knives are heirs to a seven-century tradition of superior workmanship. Features single-bevel blade design preferred by professional Japanese chefs. VG10 “super steel” enables knives to hold their sharp edges for months or even years. Hollow-ground back ensures the cleanest cuts with superior stick resistance. Blade features beautiful etched pattern. Wide blade bevel makes sharpening these knives on a whetstone practically effortless. Comfortable, D-shaped pakkawood handles resist moisture, adding strength and durability. 
 Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd. Care: Hand wash. Dimensions: 9½" Material: VG10 high-carbon stainless steel, pakkawood handle. Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it
  • Shun Hiro Serrated Utility 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 versatile knife has a 6"-long serrated edge that slices cleanly through tomatoes and other delicate produce. It’s useful for slicing sandwiches and bagels, too. 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. 6"-long blade; 4 1/4"-long handle; 2.6 oz.
  • Shun Classic 2-Piece Carving Set
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    Always a thing of beauty. Whether friends are over for the holidays or its family night at home, this high carbon steel carving set makes ever slice a work of art. The carving knife is crafted with a VG10 stainless steel core clad with high-quality stainless steel for long-lasting sharpness & strength.
  • Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star II 13-Piece Knife Block Set
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    Professional chefs know that the proper weight and balance of a knife are just as vital as a strong, sharp edge. Crafted in Germany, the Four Star II collection delivers on all counts with a superior hand feel and high-carbon steel blades forged for optimal sharpness. Our set includes knives for everyday paring, mincing, slicing and chopping as well as four individual steak knives. Zwilling’s Fridour ice-hardening technique results in a harder, sharper blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Stainless-steel end cap helps provide excellent balance while cutting. Permanently bonded polypropylene handle has just enough texture for a secure, comfortable grip. High-carbon steel blade holds a keen edge and is easily sharpened. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. Knives are made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731. 13-Piece Set includes: 2 3/4" paring knife. 3" paring knife. 5" serrated utility knife. 8" chef’s knife. 8" bread knife. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 4-piece steak knife set. Kitchen shears. Honing steel. Storage block.
  • Shun Kanso Paring Knife, 3 1/2"
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    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: with this paring knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Blade forged from highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel. Takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade provides a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark tagayasan , an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Shun Hiro Dual-Density Utility 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 dual-density knife combines two types of serrations to cut easily through crusty breads as well as delicate tomatoes. Unique combination of low- and high-frequency serrations guarantees unsurpassed performance. Low-frequency serrations help minimize resistance between blade and cutting board. High-frequency serrations reduce tearing when cutting soft-skinned foods (like tomatoes) or slicing through hard crusts. 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 1/4"-long blade; 4 3/4"-long handle; 6 oz.
  • 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
  • Global Sai 7-Piece Knife Block Set
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    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. 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.
  • Shun Wasabi Black Yanagiba 8.25" Knife
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    Masterfully constructed from high-carbon stainless steel with traditional Japanese-style handles, Shun’s Wasabi Black cutlery is designed to hold a sharp edge for precise chopping, slicing, dicing and more. Japanese for "willow blade," the Yanagiba knife is ideal for slicing. Warranty Information. High-carbon stainless steel; polypropylene handle. Hand wash. Imported. 8.25" Manufacturer’s limited lifetime warranty.
  • Global Sai 5-Piece Knife Block Set
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    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. 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.
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