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A santoku is an Asian-inspired knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many talents, a santo...ku easily handles all the basic kitchen cutting tasks. In fact, some people even prefer it to a chef's knife. Slightly shorter than the standard chef's knife, the Shun Sora Santoku is light, agile, and very easy to maneuver. There's just enough belly curve to enable rocking cuts, which just adds to the Sora Santoku's versatility. Product Features An Asian-style multi-purpose kitchen knife Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive) Steel: Proprietary Composite Blade Technology; VG10 san mai cutting core; Japanese 420J blade upper VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance Handle: Traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured PP/TPE blend Blade length: 7 in. (17.8 cm) Handcrafted in Japan read more

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The Pure Komachi 2 6 inch Chef's Knife gives you the classic chef's knife blade shape, but in a shorter, more agile length and a c...ool blue color. The Pure Komachi 2 Chef's Knife is the one you'll reach for every time you cook, whether you're slicing potatoes, chopping onions, or mincing herbs. Even in this shorter length, you'll find this knife handles small, medium, and even large foods with ease. Pure Komachi 2's razor-sharp blade and comfortable, lightweight handle make food preparation a pleasure no matter what you're cutting.Product Features Blade Length: 6 in. A smaller, highly versatile chef's knife Dishwasher safe FDA approved resin bonded to high carbon stainless steel blades Warranty: Lifetime Nonstick blade coating resists corrosion Includes matching sheath Nonstick coating helps knife glide through food with ease Color coding guards against cross contamination read more

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This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The ripple Damascus rust-f...ree finish is achieved by forging 16 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground... read more

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From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new tsuchime finish. Hand-hammered texture c...reates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10... read more

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$100.00 $79.95
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Santoku Knives - A santoku is an Asian-style chef's knife. The Shun Sora 7" Hollow-Edge Santoku Knife is lightweight and agile wit...h slight blade indentations called "hollow-grounds" to reduce friction and help prevent foods from sticking. The Asian-style knife with its slightly curved midsection allows for rocking cuts to prepare thick meats, tough-skinned produce and even delicate herbs. Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. Undoubtedly versatile every time you cook, the Shun Sora Santoku Knife will become a favorite in your kitchen.In Japanese, Sora means "sky" and the sky's the limit in your kitchen prep with Shun's stunning new Sora line with exceptional handcrafted quality. Sora's innovative Composite Blade Technology blends a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a mirror-polished 420J Japanese stainless-steel upper blade. The laser-cut blade sections are permanently braze welded for a design with an attractive wavy pattern at the joint resembling traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. This puts high-performance material where it's needed -- on the 16-degree, double-bevel blade edge. The textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle lends contemporary styling and a secure grip for balanced, agile control.Shun cutlery proudly takes its name from the Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect shun moment, in harmony with nature's seasonal rhythms. The Shun brand, made by Kai Corporation, one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers, introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. The Sora Santoku Knife reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions.Product Features Asian-style multipurpose kitchen knife is a blend of a narrow-bladed cleaver and a chef's knife Slight blade indentations reduce friction and help prevent foods from sticking Beautifully handcrafted in Japan Hand-sharpened 16-degree, double-bevel blade (32-degree comprehensive) Proprietary Composite Blade Technology blends a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a mirror-polished 420J Japanese stainless-steel upper San mai construction clads VG10 carbon steel with a single layer of stainless-steel on each side Bead blasting enhances the look of the san mai edge Laser-cut blade sections are permanently braze welded Joint's handsome wavy pattern resembles traditional Japanese sword hamon lines High-performance materials focus strength and precision on the cutting edge Easy-care textured PP/TPE polymer handle for a secure grip and balanced, agile control Stain- and rust-resistant and holds a fine edge Hand wash Limited 10-year warranty - Specifications Made in Japan Material: Composite of VG10 san mai edge/420J Japanese stainless-steel, textured PP/TPE polymer with embossed stainless-steel logo 7" Hollow-Edge Santoku Model: VB0718 Size: 7"L blade (12 3/4"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 6.3 oz. Use and Care Your Shun Sora Santoku Knife should be hand washed. Simply wipe clean with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry immediately. Carefully dry from blade spine to edge, making sure to dry the edge very thoroughly. To prevent slight tarnishing, be sure to remove acidic foods (lemon, mustard, ketchup, etc.) from the blade immediately afte read more

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$188.88 $124.95
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Chef's Knives - Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing bl...ade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands).About Shun Classic:Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. NSF approved.* Dishwasher safe.*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. - Specifications 6" Chef's Knife Size: 6"L blade (11"L w/handle) x 1 1/2"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 8" Chef's Knife Size: 8"L blade (13 1/2"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 10" Chef's Knife Size: 10"L blade (15 1/4"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 9 oz. read more

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$207.00 $164.95
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Chef's Knives - The Shun Premier Chef's Knife offers you the quick handling of a shorter blade with all the razor-sharp precision ...and complete cutting control you expect in a lightweight chef's knife. Outstanding for dicing, slicing and chopping with rocking cuts, the Shun Premier chef's knife is indispensible for preparing thick meats, tough-skinned produce and even delicate herbs. The Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish features a hollow-ground pattern that reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade. Shun knives are stain- and rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. The beautiful Shun Premier chef's knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan.The preeminent blade manufacturer in Japan, Shun introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, the Shun chef's knife is less bulky with the hand-hammered, thinner blade honed to superior sharpness. Shun knives reflect Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions.Product Features Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, beautiful Shun knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete Proprietary VG-MAX core blade features 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip Full composite tang construction adds stability Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control NSF approved* Hand wash Limited lifetime warranty*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. - Specifications Material: Proprietary VG-MAX steel, walnut PakkaWood Made in Japan 6" Chef's Knife Model: TDMS0723 Size Length: 6"L blade (11 1/4"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 5.3 oz. 8" Chef's Knife Model: TDMS0706 Size Length: 8"L blade (13 1/2"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 7.5 oz. 10" Chef's Knife Model: TDMS0707 Size Length: 10"L blade (15 1/2"L w/handle) x 2"W blade Weight: 8.6 oz. Use and Care Your Shun Premier chef's knife should be hand washed. Simply wipe clean with a wet cloth and dishwashing detergent. Rinse thoroughly and dry immediately. Dry from the knife handle toward the blade. To prevent slight tarnishing, be sure to remove acidic foods (lemon, mustard, ketchup, etc.) from the blade after use. If blade should show some signs of staining, clean with a nonabrasive metal polish. Occasionally, your Shun Premier chef's knife may require professional sharpening to maintain the razor-sharp cutting edge. Shun will sharpen your knife for free, read more

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$225.00 $179.95
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Santoku Knives - Meticulously handcrafted in Japan with an ultra-sharp blade, the Shun Premier Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is a go-t...o for both Western rocking and Asian chopping cuts. Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. A new favorite in American kitchens, this 5 1/2" Asian version of a chef's knife has a straight edge for precision slicing and chopping. The hammered tsuchime finish and taper-ground edge help food release from the blade quickly for ultra-smooth performance. Undoubtedly versatile every time you cook, the Shun santoku dices, slices and chops thick meats, tough-skinned produce, while the slightly rounded tip enables rocking cuts through delicate herbs.Shun's proprietary VG-MAX core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish creates a series of small hollows in the blade that reduces drag and help food release easily from the blades. The Shun Premier santoku knife is stain- and rust-resistant with razor-sharp beveled edges for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is made of natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving or storage.Shun cutlery proudly takes its name from the Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect shun moment, in harmony with nature's seasonal rhythms. The Shun brand, made by Kai Corporation, which is one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers, introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. The Shun Premier Santoku reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions.Product Features Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, the beautiful Shun santoku knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade Shun's proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, clad with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel offers superior edge retention Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is natural wood infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip Full composite tang construction adds stability Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control NSF certified* Hand wash and dry thoroughly Limited lifetime warranty*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. - Specifications Made in Japan Material: proprietary VG-MAX stainless-steel, walnut PakkaWood 5 1/2" Santoku Knife Model: TDM0727 Size: 5 1/2 read more

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$175.00 $139.95
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Chef's Knives - Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing bl...ade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands).About Shun Classic:Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. NSF approved.* Dishwasher safe.*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. - Specifications 6" Chef's Knife Size: 6"L blade (11"L w/handle) x 1 1/2"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 8" Chef's Knife Size: 8"L blade (13 1/2"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 10" Chef's Knife Size: 10"L blade (15 1/4"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 9 oz. read more

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$238.00 $159.95
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Chef's Knives - Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing bl...ade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands).About Shun Classic:Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design. The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. NSF approved.* Dishwasher safe.*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. - Specifications 6" Chef's Knife Size: 6"L blade (11"L w/handle) x 1 1/2"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 8" Chef's Knife Size: 8"L blade (13 1/2"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 5 oz. 10" Chef's Knife Size: 10"L blade (15 1/4"L w/handle) x 1 3/4"W blade Weight: 9 oz. read more

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From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new tsuchime finish. Hand-hammered texture c...reates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10 steel core is clad on either side with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel for maximum strength and stability. Oblong pakka wood handle nestles comfortably in the hand; stainless handle cap embossed with the Shun logo adds balance and beauty. These knives offer great edge retention and will never rust or corrode if properly maintained. The santoku Japanese chef's knife translates to three great things: slicing, dicing and mincing. View all Shun products -VG10 steel core and 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel -Blade has a 16 degree edge angle -Resin-impregnated pakka wood oblong handle -Rust- and stain-proof -Do not use to cut through bone -Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass -Hand wash for best results -Made in Japan read more

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Chop, slice, mince, dice, and more with this Shun Premier Sumo Santoku with stand. Made of VG-MAX steel core, the blade is encased... with 34-layer Damascus stainless steel. A hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting. Wider than the regular-sized santoku, the Shun Premier Sumo Santoku is extremely efficient for slicing and chopping a full range of vegetables, meats, and poultry. This wider blade makes it easier to cut through larger or thicker foods, such as potatoes or jicama. The extra-wide blade also makes it easy to scoop up prepared foods for quick transfer to the cooking pot or pan. The D-shaped walnut PakkaWood handle, is strong, durable and resists moisture while the full tang provides balance and strength.7" L read more

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Start your versatile Shun Sora collection with the must-have Chef's Knife. Perfect for all-around food preparation, the Japanese b...lade shape allows the blade to contact the cutting board over its whole length for more food cut with every slice. Composite blade technology brings together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420 J stainless steel upper for high performance at the edge and high value in your kitchen. Two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like a jigsaw puzzle before being braze welded for durability. The resulting wavy line resembles the traditional Japanese sword hamon. Hand-sharpened, 16° double-bevel blade. VG10 is clad on each side with one layer of stainless steel for stain resistance. Sleek handle in a traditional Japanese shape is made from textured PP/TPE polymer blend for a secure grip and balance. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Measurements: ; Handle Length: 4 1 2 in ; Weight: 4 oz ; Blade Length: 6 in read more

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From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new tsuchime finish. Hand-hammered texture c...reates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10... read more

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Santoku Knives - Meticulously handcrafted in Japan with an ultra-sharp blade, the Shun Premier Hollow Edge Santoku Knife is a go-t...o for both Western rocking and Asian chopping cuts. Santoku means three virtues which often refers to the knife's... read more

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This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The ripple Damascus rust-f...ree finish is achieved by forging 16 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground... read more

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$157.00 $124.95
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This amazing razor-sharp knife is created in Seki City, Japan's 700-year-old center for samurai swords. The ripple Damascus rust-f...ree finish is achieved by forging 16 layers of steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blade is stamped, hand-ground to an exceptional 16-degree angle, then hand-polished. View all Shun products -32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel -Blade has a 16 degree edge angle -Rust- and stain-proof -Ergonomic PakkaWood D handle -Hand wash only -Do not use to cut through bone -Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass -Shun sharpening services available. View program details.form. -Made in Japan read more

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Shun Reserve knives boast striking Damascus-style blades mated to PakkaWood handles with a mosaic inlaid accent. Blade's micro-car...bide SG2 steel core is clad with 32 layers of nickel-stainless steel to ensure unparalleled sharpness and edge retention. read more

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Shun Pro collection knives feature traditional, handcrafted single-bevel blades that define traditional Japanese cutlery for prepa...ring Asian cuisine, including sushi and sashimi. Distinct graffiti blade etching gives cutlery an elegant, contemporary look. read more

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These knives bring both style and function to your kitchen. VG 10 "super steel" is clad with 16 layers of high carbon stainless st...eel on each side, producing a rust-free Damascus-look. read more

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Shun Blue Steel cutlery showcase Japanese San Mai blade construction featuring a blue carbon steel core sandwiched between two lay...ers of mirror polished stainless steel to deliver a razor-sharp cutting edge that's easier to maintain than a carbon knife. read more

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These knives bring both style and function to your kitchen. VG 10 "super steel" is clad with 16 layers of high carbon stainless st...eel on each side, producing a rust-free Damascus-look. read more

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Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Classic cutlery pieces feature a VG-10 super steel core clad with 32 layers of high-carbon steel to cre...ate an ultra-sharp, Damascus-style blade, plus comfortable PakkaWood handles for ease of use and precise handling. read more

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Shun Premier cutlery showcase a distinctive 'tsuchime' hammered finish. Beveled blades feature a VG-10 super steel core clad with ...16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side for lateral stability, superb edge retention and cutting precision. read more

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$100.00 $79.95
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Learn to love the Santoku with the Shun Sora cutlery collection. Santoku is a Japanese word meaning three good things: slicing, di...cing and mincing. This all-purpose knife is a go-to kitchen utensil for food preparation. Composite blade technology brings together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420 J stainless steel upper for high performance at the edge and high value in your kitchen. Two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like a jigsaw puzzle before being braze welded for durability. The resulting wavy line resembles the traditional Japanese sword hamon. Hand-sharpened, 16° double-bevel blade. VG10 is clad on each side with one layer of stainless steel for stain resistance. Sleek handle in a traditional Japanese shape is made from textured PP/TPE polymer blend for a secure grip and balance. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Measurements: ; Handle Length: 5 in ; Weight: 6 oz ; Blade Length: 7 in read more

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$175.00 $139.95
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The hollow grooves on this all purpose knife result in less friction and easier food release. Santoku is a Japanese word meaning t...hree good things: slicing, dicing and mincing. Exotic Japanese steels allow the knife to hold its razor sharp edge longer without excessive re-sharpening. 16º Cutting angle each side, flat ground. 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. Contoured ebony PakkaWood handle looks elegant and feels comfortable in hand. Embossed Shun end cap adds balance and beauty. Handle length: 4; Weight: 7.18 oz. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved for professional use. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. read more

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$207.00 $164.95
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Lightweight, agile, and offers an extremely comfortable grip. In fact, Shun Premier's thinner blades makes this chef??????s knife ...lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style chef's knives. Razor-sharp edge are perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables, and other foods Wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and comes in extra handy when transferring cut food from board to panCurved belly blade, the Chef's knife can be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince.Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cuttingHand-sharpened 16 double-bevel blade (32 comprehensive)Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus claddingHandle: Contoured Walnut PakkaWoodBlade length: 8-in. (20.3 cm)Handcrafted in Japan read more

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Made from VG-10 stainless steel, Shun knives are specially constructed to be harder, less brittle, but also more flexible than tra...ditional steel formulations. The VG-10 core is clad with 16 full layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers. These layers not only protect the VG-10, they create an exquisitely detailed surface reminiscent of Damascus or pattern-forged steel, the kind once used for Samurai swords. As a result, the knives are simply stunning to look at--much like antique Damascus knives but without their tendency to rust. <p> The 6-inch blade of this chef's knife works great for slicing, chopping, dicing, and more. Like many Asian-style cutlery, the knife's handle is especially suited to smaller users. In contrast to the traditional round profile, however, Shun's are D-shaped to prevent the knife from twisting in the hand, which provides extra stability and a firm grip. The handle is made from ebony-colored PakkaWood, a fused blend of hardwood veneers imbued with waterproof resin that combines the warmth and traditional look and feel of wood with the strength and durability of plastic. The offset stainless-steel bolster is designed for ergonomic comfort and maximum safety, while a stainless-steel end cap provides the finishing touch. Hand washing the knife is recommended. The chef's knife measures approximately 10 by 2 inches and carries a limited lifetime warranty. <i>--Mary Park</i> read more

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<div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Class...ic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

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$289.95
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Chef knives are known as the perfect go-to all-around knife to handle just about any task, and the Shun Reserve Chef knife is no e...xception. You?ll find yourself reaching for this classic time and time again for just about every job in the kitchen. Shun Reserve perfectly marries the desire for the ultra-sharp Japanese blade with the weightier feel that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this extraordinary line of kitchen knives-from the weightier blade that provides powerful, precision cutting-to the contoured handles that fit the hand like a glove to provide cutting control; Each knife is a work of art. The blades boasts an incredible ladder Patterned Damascas that is stunning visually, while the dark charcoal PakkaWood handles with red striations dazzle in or out of the knife block. Each feature is chosen for its beauty, as well as its benefit. Shun Reserve knives feature ultra-premium SG2 micro carbide steel cutting core, offering the highest level of performance. SG2 steel has an extremely dense grain structure and purity enabling it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. Each knife has 32 layers of nickel/stainless Pattern Damascus surrounding the SG2 cutting core for weight, strength and durability. Reserve knives feature full tang, resin-impregnated, riveted PakkaWood handles that offer increased strength. The charcoal PakkaWood handles are unmatched in beauty with the crimson striations and inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. There is a knife for every job around the kitchen. You?ll appreciate the Reserve?s ultra-sharp cutting edge that you?ve come to expect from Shun knives, while falling in love with the weight and feel that lends itself to traditional Western-style knives. Beauty and innovation-expect nothing less from Shun. read more

Shun
$69.95
at Amazon

Chef's knives are tapped to do multiple tasks around the kitchen, and the Shun Sora 6-Inch Chef's Knife will become a go-to knife ...in your kitchen. Sora, in Japanese, means "sky". Let your imagination take you-the sky's the limit with what you can do with your Shun Sora Knives. Featuring our proprietary composite blade technology that brings together a VG10 cutting edge, clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create a san mai edge, with a mirror-polished Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. Boasting a razor-sharp 16-degree cutting angle on each side of the blade, Sora puts all the high-performance technology where it's needed most: the cutting edge. Laser-cut, 2-sections are fit together and braze welded to permanently join them. Blade shapes and handles are designed for traditional Japanese knives, while the beautiful wavy pattern on each blade is reminiscent of Japanese sword hamon lines. Each handle is made with a textured TPE polymer handle that provides balance, and is easy to maintain. The texture of each handle provides a tacky surface when wet, making them superior to use around juicy fruits, vegetables and meat. A stunning Shun knife at an incredible price point; you can afford to have one in every style! read more

Shun
$299.95
at Amazon

Chef knives are known as the perfect go-to all-around knife to handle just about any task, and the Shun Reserve Chef knife is no e...xception. You?ll find yourself reaching for this classic time and time again for just about every job in the kitchen. Shun Reserve perfectly marries the desire for the ultra-sharp Japanese blade with the weightier feel that Western-style knife lovers prefer. Nothing has been overlooked in the creation of this extraordinary line of kitchen knives-from the weightier blade that provides powerful, precision cutting-to the contoured handles that fit the hand like a glove to provide cutting control; Each knife is a work of art. The blades boasts an incredible ladder Patterned Damascas that is stunning visually, while the dark charcoal PakkaWood handles with red striations dazzle in or out of the knife block. Each feature is chosen for its beauty, as well as its benefit. Shun Reserve knives feature ultra-premium SG2 micro carbide steel cutting core, offering the highest level of performance. SG2 steel has an extremely dense grain structure and purity enabling it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with unparalleled durability. Each knife has 32 layers of nickel/stainless Pattern Damascus surrounding the SG2 cutting core for weight, strength and durability. Reserve knives feature full tang, resin-impregnated, riveted PakkaWood handles that offer increased strength. The charcoal PakkaWood handles are unmatched in beauty with the crimson striations and inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. There is a knife for every job around the kitchen. You?ll appreciate the Reserve?s ultra-sharp cutting edge that you?ve come to expect from Shun knives, while falling in love with the weight and feel that lends itself to traditional Western-style knives. Beauty and innovation-expect nothing less from Shun. read more

Shun
$209.95
at Amazon

The shun premier 10-inch chef's knife is one of the two most common lengths for a chef's knife. The ten-inch length is perfect for... slicing, dicing, and chopping medium- to large-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. 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, the chef's knife can be gently ?rocked? through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Elegant and beautiful, the shun premier line of knives is unlike any knives you've owned. Featuring layered damascus steel for strength, the hand-hammered finish (known as 'tsuchime' in Japanese) lends not only to the beauty, but creates the hollow-ground feature that reduces knife-drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. Ultra-thin and incredibly sharp, these blades feature a 16-degree blade angle making the blade flexible, but much sharper than traditional western knives. The gorgeous Packwood handles in walnut finish are both sleek and stylish, and are shaped to fit the palm of your hand in a variety of secure and comfortable grips. The shun logo is embossed on the end cap, making these knives beautiful in and out of the knife block. Incredibly thin, sharp blades, stylish finishing details and created in the Japanese styling that shun is famous for; you know your premier of knives will work just as hard as you do in your kitchen, and be around for generations to come. Hand washing only; limited lifetime warranty. read more

Shun
$288.00 $229.95
at CHEFS Catalog

Santoku Knives - An extra 30% wider and a 1/2-inch longer than a standard santoku, the Shun Premier Sumo Santoku is powerfully sha...rp for efficiently slicing and chopping a full range of vegetables, fish, meats and fruits. This broader Shun Premier santoku makes for effortless prepping of thicker foods, such as steak, potatoes, squash or beets. Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing. The 7-inch Asian version of a thin-bladed cleaver, the Kai Shun santoku uses its sizeable blade to scoop and quickly transfer prepared ingredients to hot cookware or salad bowl. Convenient cutlery set includes a knife with stand of beautiful bamboo for an attractive display on counter.Ideal for both Western rocking and Asian chopping cuts, the Shun Premier santoku is handcrafted of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" core to hold a precision edge and is layered with Damascus cladding, 68 outer layers (34 per side) for additional food release and stain resistance. The Damascus layers are ground and bead-blasted, revealing the steel's handsome flowing pattern. Sleek hammered tsuchime finish features a textured pattern that reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade. Walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to nestle comfortably in the hand. Stain and rust-resistant Shun Premier Japanese kitchen knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan.In Japan, kitchen cutlery is an artform. Shun (pronounced: Shoon) is Japanese for "at the peak of perfection." The preeminent blade manufacturer in Japan, Shun introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in the late 1990s. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun Premier knives are less bulky with hand-hammered, thinner blades honed to superior sharpness. The Kai Premier santoku reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife-making traditions.Product Features Sumo santoku is an extra 30% wider and a 1/2-inch longer than a standard santoku Santoku means "three virtues" which often refers to the knife's exceptional performance in three styles of kitchen prep: chopping, slicing and mincing Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, beautiful Shun Premier cutlery takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade for superior edge retention Layered Damascus cladding features 68 outer layers (34 per side) supports the core and provides additional stain and rust resistance Damascus layers are ground and bead-blasted, revealing the handsome flowing pattern of the steel Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor sharp Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a waterproof resin for long-lasting durability Ambidextrous handle with bottom contour ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip Full tang construction adds stability Stainless steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control NSF approved* Hand wash Limited lifetime warranty*The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in eva read more

Shun
$149.95
at Amazon

The Shun classic 8-inch western chef's knife offers the 22-degree cutting angle some cooks prefer. This all-purpose blade is ideal... for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The eight-inch length is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and other foods. 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, the chef's knife can be gently rocked through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. The shun classic 8-inch western chef's knife is extremely versatile. Shun classic 8-inch western chef's knife effortlessly dices and chops its way through all yshun recipes, and looks beautiful doing it. Shun classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of vg-10 super steel with a pattern damascus cladding of 32-layers of high-carbon stainless steel 16-layers on either side. Shun classic knives feature shun d shape ebony-black pakkawood handle, specifically designed for premium applications. These specially shaped handles rest perfectly in the curve of the fingers, for a more secure grip. The bolster is ground out more on the right side for proper finger placement, as well as balancing the knives perfectly. Precision blades and handle engineering mean long-lasting use and comfort-no matter how large or small you kitchen prep may be. Western edge meets japanese precision-marrying the perfect blend of both worlds. read more

Shun
$164.95
at Amazon

<p>A must-have for anyone who loves to cook, this all-purpose chef's knife by Shun Premier comes in handy for a variety of food-pr...epping tasks. Use it to chop, slice, dice, and more--everything from carrots and potatoes for a savory stew, green peppers and onions for a homemade pizza to fruit for a summer salad. The knife features a large 6-inch blade with a slight curve that facilitates smooth rocking back and forth when cutting, and its large surface area allows for scooping and transporting ingredients from the cutting board to awaiting bowls or pots.</p> <p>Durably constructed from layered Damascus steel, the knife's blade comes with a hand-hammered finish that not only adds intriguing visual appeal, but that also creates a hollow-ground surface, which reduces knife-drag when cutting and prevents food from sticking to the blade. The knife also comes equipped with a premium Pakkawood handle in a walnut finish, which offers a comfortable, secure grip. As a sleek and stylish finishing touch, Shun embossed its logo on the endcap of the knife's handle. The high-quality knife can safely go in the dishwasher, but for best results, washing it by hand and letting it air dry is recommended. The knife measures 11 by 4/5 by 1-3/5 inches and carries a limited lifetime warranty.</p> <div class="aplus"> <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <div class="leftImage" style="width:400px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B003B66YKA-hammered.jpg" width="400" height="181" alt="Shun Premier" /> <div class="imageCaption">Gorgeous hammered-finish blade with PakkaWood handle.</div> </div> <h4>Premier Series</h4> <h5>Why Buy Shun Premier</h5> <p>Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, the Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with stainless Damascus, then ground for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a Hamon is formed--similar to when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag when cutting as well as quickly releasing food from the blade. The rich walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Highlights</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box; this is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20 to 22 degrees <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility; this metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing <li>Hammered finish, or "Tsuchime," acts as hollow ground cavities, reducing drag when cutting <li>Comfortable oblong handle nestles in the palm and provides control, keeping the knife secure in the hand during use <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty </ul> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <h5>Kasumi Method of Knifemaking</h5> <p>Kasumi is a traditional Japanese style of knifemaking in which an extremely hard core of high-carbon steel is clad--that is, sheathed or covered--with an exterior jacket of another steel. The somewhat "softer" exterior cladding protects the inner cutting core. In Japanese, kasumi means "mist" and is so called because the exterior steel can have a lovely misty appearance when compared to the harder cutting core.</p> <p>Kasumi construction provides an ultimate mix of properties: an extremely sharp edge and ease of sharpening. This clad construction is similar to how samurai swords are traditionally made.</p> <h5>Hammered Tsuchime Finish</h5> <p>In Japanese, Tsuchime (Tsoo-CHEE-may) simply means "hammered". It does two things: gives the knife a look that is reminiscent of the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan; and creates tiny pockets of air that act as hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag and quickly release food from the blade. Shun's gorgeous new Premier line features a hand-hammered tsuchime blade finish.</p> <h5>Damascus (Suminigashi)</h5> <p>Many Shun cutlery lines are characterized by the beautiful Damascus patterning on the blades. In Japan, this is also known as suminigashi, or ink pattern, because of its resemblance to the undulating patterns made by ink in water. To create this style of blade, a cutting core of VG10 is clad on each side with 16 layers of Damascus steel, made up of SUS410 and SUS431 stainless steel. Then the blades are bead-blasted to reveal the elegant, waved pattern.</p> <p>In addition to its beauty, the Damascus has two purposes. First, it protects and supports the extremely hard cutting core. Second, it helps the blade glide through food even more smoothly. You will find Damascus cladding on knives in our Classic, Ken Onion, and Premier series.</p> <h5>PakkaWood</h5> <p>PakkaWood is a premium handle material made of genuine hardwood impregnated with resin. The resin makes it moisture resistant, strong, and durable. Sanding and buffing brings PakkaWood to a beautiful gloss finish. As with natural wood, no two pieces of PakkaWood are exactly alike.</p> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> <div class="break"></div> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees) </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); oblong ambidextrous handles </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener</td> </tr> </table> </div> read more

Shun
$79.95
at Amazon

Created to protect your knife investment while at work, home, school or in transport, Our Shun 20-Chef's Case holds all your favor...ite knives in one convenient location. Generously sized when open to safely store and protect various-sized knives, compact when folded shut for easy transport. The knife roll features a zippered cover to prevent dust or dirt from settling on the blades, while convenient mesh pockets hold other items as needed. Velcro closures and comfort handle round out this exceptional carry-all. Perfect for the traveling chef, culinary student or to store away cutlery not needed for every-day use. read more

Shun
$134.95
at Amazon

Also known as the gyuto knife in Japan, the Shun classic asian chef's knife is the Japanese equivalent of the chef's knife; an all...-purpose knife. The blade is thinner than the traditional chef's knife, but still offers plenty of knuckle clearance when cutting on a board. If you're looking for a lighter, more nimble multi-purpose kitchen knife, the shun classic asian cook's knife is sure to become your go-to knife for a wide range of dicing, chopping, and slicing tasks. The right knife for the right job-The shun classic lines has them all ultra-thin and incredibly sharp, shun classic knife blades feature a 16-degree blade angle making the blade flexible, but much sharper than traditional western knives. Crafted in seki city Japan, The shun classics are forged in the tradition of samurai sword making and are known world-wide for their incredible edge-retention. Each blade has a core of vg-10-inch super steel-inch with a pattern damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel-16 layers on either side. The ebony d-shaped Packwood handle has that sleek, sophisticated look that makes these knives feel more like art, than instrument. The d-shape fits naturally in the hand, for a comfortable grip, regardless of the length of the cutting task at hand. This wood-grain pattern not only enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting. These heirloom quality knives will be a prized treasure you'll want to pass down to family for generations. read more

Shun
$59.95
at Amazon

Chef's knives are tapped to do multiple tasks around the kitchen, and the Shun Sora 8-Inch Chef's Knife will become a go-to knife ...in your kitchen. Sora, in Japanese, means "sky". Let your imagination take you-the sky's the limit with what you can do with your Shun Sora Knives. Featuring our proprietary composite blade technology that brings together a VG10 cutting edge, clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create a san mai edge, with a mirror-polished Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. Boasting a razor-sharp 16-degree cutting angle on each side of the blade, Sora puts all the high-performance technology where it's needed most: the cutting edge. Laser-cut, 2-sections are fit together and braze welded to permanently join them. Blade shapes and handles are designed for traditional Japanese knives, while the beautiful wavy pattern on each blade is reminiscent of Japanese sword hamon lines. Each handle is made with a textured TPE polymer handle that provides balance, and is easy to maintain. The texture of each handle provides a tacky surface when wet, making them superior to use around juicy fruits, vegetables and meat. A stunning Shun knife at an incredible price point; you can afford to have one in every style! read more

Shun
$159.95
at Amazon

<p>Shun Classic knives are made in Seki City Japan, where craftsmen have made samurai swords for centuries. This 10-inch chef's kn...ife is large enough to handle big kitchen jobs like breaking down poultry and splitting hard squash, but it is balanced enough to use for more delicate tasks too.</p> <p>The blades of Shun Classic knives are made from VG-10 steel, a durable alloy that has superb edge-holding properties. Sixteen additional layers of alloy are applied to each blade to create a beautiful Damascus look, without the danger of rust that can occur with traditional Damascus blades. The shape of the blades is designed to reduce sticking, resulting faster, safer cutting performance. A once-piece tang runs from a traditional offset bolster to a steel end-cap, and the dishwasher-safe Pakkawood handle has a D-shaped profile that fits the hand beautifully. Every knife in the Shun Classic line is covered by a lifetime warranty.</p> <div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Classic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

Shun
$225.00 $179.95
at Crate & Barrel

From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new tsuchime finish. Hand-hammered texture c...reates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10 steel core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel on each side for maximum strength and stability. Oblong pakka wood handle nestles comfortably in the hand; stainless handle cap embossed with the Shun logo adds balance and beauty. These knives offer great edge retention and will never rust or corrode if properly maintained. Broad-bladed chef's knife provides maximum efficiency in repetitive slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping. View all Shun products -VG10 steel core and 32 total layers of high-carbon stainless steel -Blade has a 16 degree edge angle -Resin-impregnated pakka wood oblong handle -Rust- and stain-proof -Do not use to cut through bone -Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass -Hand wash only -Shun sharpening services available. View program details.form. -Made in Japan read more

Shun
$225.00 $179.95
at Crate & Barrel

From the makers of Japan's finest cutlery comes this Premier collection with a unique new tsuchime finish. Hand-hammered texture c...reates cavities with an effect similar to hollow-ground, reducing drag for a gliding cut and quick release. Durable VG10 steel core is clad on either side with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel for maximum strength and stability. Oblong pakka wood handle nestles comfortably in the hand; stainless handle cap embossed with the Shun logo adds balance and beauty. These knives offer great edge retention and will never rust or corrode if properly maintained. The santoku Japanese chef's knife translates to three great things: slicing, dicing and mincing. -VG10 steel core and 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel -Resin-impregnated pakka wood oblong handle -Rust- and stain-proof -Do not use to cut through bone -Only cut on wood or plastic cutting boards; never cut on stone, metal or glass -Hand wash for best results -Shun sharpening services available. For program details, print form. -Made in Japan read more

Shun
$214.78
at Walmart

Ancient Japanese samurai sword making craftsmanship meets state of the art steel technology. Shun Elite by Kai combines the best o...f both worlds, resulting in an extremely sharp, flexible and durable blade. Shun Elite features SG-2, a super steel originating as a powder, which is then heated and pressured to form one of the finest molecular structures found in modern day knives. The beautiful PakkaWood handle is sleek in design and comfortable to the touch. This premium-quality hardwood laminate combines the beauty and feel of hardwoods with the strength and performance of plastic. See all Shun read more

Shun
$195.82
at Walmart

This Shun Elite Santoku Knife is ideal for slicing and dicing vegetables with ease. It features superior sharpness that makes most... any kitchen cutting job easier. Food prep will be a breeze and meats have met their match. This flexible and strong 7 knife features a super steel called SG-2. It begins as a powder and is heated to extreme temperatures, which adds to the blade's inherent strength and makes it durable. The sleek handle of this Shun knife is made from Pakkawood, which is a hardwood laminate that has the comfort and design of wood but the strength of plastic. It also features decorative characters that give this product a bit of flair. Shun has brand recognition all over the world, and chefs all around the globe are satisfied with its performance. This durable knife feels comfortable in the hand and is a complete package. See all Shun. read more

Shun
$74.00
at Walmart

The Shun Elite Chef Knife by Kai is a synergy of ancient Japanese samurai sword-making craftsmanship and the state of the art stee...l technology. It combines the best of both worlds, the old and the new, to help you move around the kitchen like a professional. It features an extremely sharp, flexible and durable blade that makes cutting, slicing and dicing a breeze. This 4.5 Deba kitchen chef knife is made with SG-2, a super steel originating as a powder, which is then heated and pressured to form one of the finest molecular structures found in modern day knives. The beautiful black PakkaWood handle is sleek in design and comfortable to the touch. This premium-quality hardwood laminate combines the beauty and feel of hardwoods with the strength and performance of plastic. read more

Shun
$185.52
at Walmart

The Shun Elite Chef Knife gives you cutting-edge quality and performance. It is made using ancient Samurai sword-making techniques... and state-of-the-art steel technology. This 6 knife delivers superior sharpness and makes your kitchen job easier. The shorter blade allows for more control during food prep. It is flexible and durable. This cutting utensil features a steel called SG-2. It begins as a powder and is heated to extreme temperatures, which adds to the strength of the blade to make it extremely durable. The sleek handle of this Shun Elite Chef Knife is made from Pakkawood, which is a laminate that has the comfort and design of wood but the strength of plastic. It also features decorative characters that give it flair. See all Shun. read more

Shun
$139.95
at Overstock

With a knife this sharp and beautiful you'll never want to leave the kitchen. Exotic Japanese steels allow the knife to hold its r...azor 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-shaped Pakkawood composite handles provide a sanitary, sure grip. Handle length: 4.75; Weight: 7.2 oz. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) approved for professional use. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Measurements: ; Handle Length: 4 1 2 in ; Weight: 7 oz ; Blade Length: 4 1 2 in read more

Shun
$179.95
at Overstock

Santoku translates to three virtues, and the Shun&#174; Santoku Knife lives up to its name. Perfect for cutting vegetables, meat a...nd fish, this is a piece of cutlery that will come in handy every day. Down-turned blade tip and curved belly allows gentle rocking and works well for push cutting. Blade made of VG10 steel, clad with 32 layers of stainless Damascus and beveled for lateral stability and precision. The hammered 'tsuchime' finish acts like hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. A wavy line where the two steels meet, called the hamon, resembles the line formed when natural samurai swords are tempered with traditional clay-baking technique. Contoured walnut PakkaWood handle looks elegant and feels comfortable in hand. The embossed Shun end cap adds balance and beauty. Hand wash with gentle dish soap that contains no bleach or citrus extracts, towel dry. Made in Japan. Blade length: 7. read more

Shun
$188.88 $124.95
at CHEFS Catalog

Chef's Knives - Kitchen cutlery's most valuable player, the chef's knife is a daily essential for slicing, chopping, and dicing bl...ade. Available in a versatile all-purpose 8" size or a professional 10" size (great for chefs with larger hands).About... read more

Shun
$100.00 $59.95
at CHEFS Catalog

Chef's Knives - An all-purpose blade for a variety of kitchen prep tasks -- dicing, chopping and slicing fruits, vegetables, meats... and other foods -- the Shun Sora Chef's Knife is lightweight and agile. The Asian-style blade with its less-curved... read more

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