Michel Bras Michel Bras Herb Shears

Renowned French chef Michel Bras collaborated with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, to create a collection of highly effective tools that bring together the best traditions of French and Japanese craftsmanship. Made in Japan, these small s...hears feature razor-sharp cutlery grade stainless-steel blades designed to simplify light-duty kitchen tasks like cutting herbs and flowers and snipping twine. Stainless-steel shears come apart for easy cleaning and sharpening. Slip-resistant elastomer resin handles guarantee a sure grip. read more

Michel Bras
$3,080.00 $3,376.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Renowned French chef Michel Bras collaborated with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, to bring together the best traditions of Fren...ch and Japanese cutlery. Made in Japan, these knives feature razor-sharp stainless-steel blades tightly joined to comfortable PakkaWood handles. All knives are hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blades is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blades are coated in titanium to enhance their antioxidation properties. Each blade is etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, each handle is inscribed with the knife item number (1?10), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handles are designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Storage block sold separately. 10-Piece Set includes: 3" sheeps-foot paring knife (#1). 4" steak knife (#7). 4 3/4" boning knife (#8). 6" utility knife (#2). 6 1/4", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2" santokus (#4, #5 and #6). 7 3/4" cleaver (#10). 9" hollow-ground slicing knife (#3). 11 1/4" bread knife (#9). read more

Michel Bras
$305.00 $357.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this versatile steak knife echoes the design of the traditional Laguiole knife of France. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#7), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Michel Bras
$285.00 $330.00
at Williams-Sonoma

A unique composition of natural and artificial stone, this whetstone has two distinct grains: one to prepare the blade and the oth...er to hone it to razor sharpness. The stone?s coarse face (1000 grit) prepares the blade. The fine face (3000 grit) hones the blade to razor sharpness. The stone?s composite construction is the result of a special process that evenly distributes the grains so the blade moves smoothly across the whetstone. read more

Michel Bras
$560.00 $626.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Carved from a superior, hard-grade maple, this innovative knife block is actually two units in one: a short block to house the sma...ller Michel Bras knives (nos. 1, 2, 4 and 7) and a tall block for the longer ones (nos. 3, 5 and 6). The units can be placed together or displayed individually. The wood is treated with a subtle, lustrous finish that resists moisture and stains. 6 1/4" x 7 1/4" x 6 3/4" high and 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 11 3/4" high. Made in Japan. read more

Michel Bras
$325.00 $376.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this versatile knife is specially designed for delicate tasks like preparing fish. The razor-sharp blade is rigid enough for general slicing and cutting yet pliable enough for careful work. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#2), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Michel Bras
$2,155.00 $3,155.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Renowned French chef Michel Bras collaborated with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, to bring together the best traditions of Fren...ch and Japanese cutlery. Made in Japan, these knives feature razor-sharp stainless-steel blades tightly joined to comfortable PakkaWood handles. All knives are hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blades is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blades are coated in titanium to enhance their antioxidation properties. Each blade is etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, each handle is inscribed with the knife item number (1?7), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handles are designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Storage block sold separately. 7-Piece Set includes: 3" sheeps-foot paring knife (#1). 4" steak knife (#7). 6" utility knife (#2). 6 1/4", 8 3/4" and 10 1/2" santokus (#4, #5 and #6). 9" hollow-ground slicing knife (#3). read more

Michel Bras
$435.00 $746.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this knife makes a beautifully clean cut through all textures of breads, leaving few traces of crumbs. Uniquely shaped waves on the blade allow for the ideal push/pull cutting motion through all textures of breads. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#9), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Michel Bras
$570.00 $626.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this tool is a combination kitchen knife and cleaver that excels for chopping meats and preparing poultry as well as cutting large vegetables. One-third of the blade nearest the handle is the widest, while the remaining two-thirds is honed to the edge of a kitchen knife. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#10), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Michel Bras
$375.00 $413.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, this knife features the optimal blade width for the precision tasks of boning and trimming meats and poultry. Unique blade design takes into consideration the movement of the bone while cutting. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number (#8), signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Michel Bras
$420.00-$465.00 $501.00-$544.00
at Williams-Sonoma

World-renowned French chef Michel Bras believes cooking, like any art, requires the finest tools. Created in Japan in collaboratio...n with Kai, the producer of Shun knives, these santokus have wide blades for greater precision, with a slight curvature for ease of movement. Hand assembled to exacting specifications. Matte-finish blade is composed of three stainless-steel layers: a hardened VG-10 core sandwiched between two layers of more flexible steel for increased durability and resistance. Blade is coated in titanium to enhance its antioxidation properties. Etched with a unique serial number and Brass signature emblem of cistre, the delicate Alpine fennel that grows in the hills above his Aubrac restaurant. For quick identification, the handle is inscribed with the knife item number, signifying the blades form and function. Black PakkaWood handle is designed in the traditional Japanese chestnut shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Comes in a maple sheath with a magnetized interior that holds the blade snugly in place for safe drawer storage. read more

Vitamix
$529.95 $629.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Vitamix blenders are in a class of their own, unrivaled for their durability, versatility and sheer power. The Professional Series... 300 blender boasts a 64-oz.-cap. blending container with a low, wide profile designed to fit under most kitchen cabinets while producing faster, finer and more efficient results than conventional blenders. It also offers a 64-oz. capacity (nearly double what most blenders allow) and fully variable speed you control with a smooth turn of the dial. Two-peak-horsepower motor and wide blade radius provide the speed and control to blend ingredients completely and evenly for ultrasmooth, creamy results. Extremely versatile machine can friction-cook hot soup and sauces from cold ingredients and whip up ice cream, sorbet and frozen drinks in seconds. Also great for making fresh, wholesome juices and nut butters, grinding grains into flour, emulsifying dressings and creating salsas, dips and spreads. Pulse function offers total control over texture and thickness and can be used at any speed. Superior airflow and a highly efficient motor make the Series 300 blender one of the quietest Vitamix has ever made?40% quieter than previous models. Large 64-oz.-cap. BPA-free co-polyester carafe is lightweight and shatterproof for safety. Two-piece Santoprene rubber lid has removable plug for adding ingredients while in use and lid vents for releasing steam when processing hot ingredients. Comes with a hardbound cookbook containing more than 200 recipes. PVC plastic housing; hard-wearing laser-cut stainless-steel blades. 7-year manufacturers warranty. Made in USA. read more

Vitamix
$449.95 $550.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Since 1937, Vitamix machines have set the standard for durability, versatility and sheer power. The Professional Series 200 model ...features a formidable commercial-grade 2-peak-horsepower motor that works in concert with laser-cut stainless-steel blades to blend, puree, chop and mix with remarkable precision and speed. Its lightweight shatterproof blending container can handle anything from crushed ice to hot soups. Like every Vitamix, it is hand built and rigorously tested by the family-owned and -operated company at its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Variable speed operation offers exceptional control over texture and temperature. 2-peak-horsepower motor provides the power and speed to mix ingredients completely and evenly for ultrasmooth, creamy results. Extremely versatile appliance can friction-cook hot soup and sauces from cold ingredients and whip up ice cream, sorbet and frozen drinks in seconds. Also great for making fresh, wholesome juices and nut butters, grinding grains into flour, emulsifying dressings and creating salsas, dips and spreads. One-piece precision-crafted stainless-steel blade stays sharp through rugged daily use. Metal-to-metal connection between container and base prevents stripping or wear. 64-oz. copolyester container is BPA free, lightweight and shatterproof for safety. Two-piece lid has removable plug for adding ingredients while in use and lid vents for releasing steam when processing hot ingredients. Includes patented tamper tool, cookbook and instructional DVD. Made in USA. read more

Vitamix
$599.95 $700.00
at Williams-Sonoma

One of the most trusted brands in premium blending appliances, Vitamix has been delivering unmatched performance to professionals ...and home cooks since 1937. The Professional 500 features a pulse function and preprogrammed blend settings that put hundreds of recipes at your fingertips, whether you?re blending, pureeing, chopping or mixing. Thanks to the machine?s 2-peak-horsepower motor, the stainless-steel blades rotate at 240 MPH for commercial-grade power and speed. The stainless-steel finish complements the look of modern kitchens. Three pre-programmed settings for smoothies, frozen desserts and soups and an auto-shutoff feature allow you to start the unit and walk away while blending. 2-peak-horsepower motor provides the power and speed to mix ingredients completely and evenly. Extremely versatile machine can friction-cook hot soup and sauces from cold ingredients and whip up ice cream, sorbet and frozen drinks in seconds. Also great for making fresh, wholesome juices and nut butters, grinding grains into flour, emulsifying dressings and creating salsas, dips and spreads. Pulse function can be used at any speed and offers total control over texture and thickness. Variable speed operation is controlled with the turn of a dial. Includes patented tamper tool, cookbook and instructional DVD Hand built and rigorously tested by family-owned Vitamix at its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. read more

Williams-Sonoma

Our finely crafted French-inspired tray table is an elegant way to create extra space when you need it. Its practical design featu...res a removable acacia wood tray with elegant antiqued brass handles and a sturdy wooden stand that folds for compact storage. Handcrafted of acacia and pine wood. Vieux Bois stain sealed with a protective matte acrylic varnish. Brass handles on stand. Made in Vietnam. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Wusthof
$599.95 $1,010.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Instead of reaching for an all-purpose knife, select one from this collection with a blade that?s the perfect size and shape for t...he task at hand. Crafted in Germany, Wüsthof Classic knives feature durable full-tang construction and hand-honed high-carbon-steel blades. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthofs Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) gives each straight-edged knife an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 13 items and is gentle on knives? edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 12-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" utility knife. 5" hollow-ground santoku. 8" chef?s knife. 8" bread knife. Four 4 1/2" steak knives. 9" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 13-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

Wusthof
$999.95 $1,802.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Comprising a complete assortment of cutlery for the home cook, this set of German knives handles the full range of cutting tasks. ...Wüsthof Classic knives feature durable full-tang construction and hand-honed high-carbon-steel blades. The riveted handles are made of high-impact polypropylene. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthofs Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) gives each straight-edged knife an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 22 items and is gentle on knives? edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 20-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5" boning knife. 6" sandwich knife. 6" cleaver. 6" and 8" chef?s knives. 7" hollow-ground santoku. 8" bread knife. 9" hollow-ground carving knife. Eight 4 1/2" steak knives. 10" honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 22-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

Wusthof
$229.95 $444.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Designed to help you accomplish a variety of cutting tasks with ease and confidence, the knives in this set are everyday kitchen e...ssentials. The precision blades hold a razor-sharp edge and will never rust or stain. For excellent balance, each knife has a full tang that extends from the knife tip to the end of the handle. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon no-stain steel for top performance and durability. Full tangs ensure superb balance and control. Triple-riveted polypropylene handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 13 items and is gentle on knives? edges. 12 piece set includes 2 1/2" Birds Beak Peeling Knife. 3" Paring Knife. 4 1/2" Utility Knife. 8" Bread Knife. 8" Chefs Knife. 9" Sharpening Steel. Four 4 1/2" Steak Knives. 13-slot Hardwood Knife Block. Come-Apart Kitchen Shears. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

Wusthof
$299.95 $655.00
at Williams-Sonoma

In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814.... The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This set includes all the most common kitchen knives, as well as some specialty knives for more advanced prep work. Also included is a 6-piece steak knife set. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives? edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 18-piece set includes: 2 1/4? peeling knife. 2 1/4" trimming knife. 2 1/2" paring knife. 3? paring knife. Six 4 1/2" steak knives. 4 1/2" utility knife. 4 1/2" serrated utility knife. 8? kitchen knife 8? bread knife. 8? chef?s knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 17-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

Wusthof
$599.95 $1,021.00
at Williams-Sonoma

In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814.... The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. This comprehensive set includes a wide variety of standard and specialty knives in a number of sizes to tackle most any recipe. Also included is an 8-piece steak knife set. The stamped blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 22 items and is gentle on knives? edges. Knives are made in Germany. Knife block is made in China. 23-piece set includes: 2 1/2" paring knife. 3? paring knife. 3" serrated paring Eight 4 1/2" steak knives. 4 1/2" utility knife. 4 1/2" serrated utility knife. 5" boning knife. 6" utility knife. 6" cleaver. 7" hollow-ground santoku knife. 8" kitchen knife 8" bread knife. 8" chef?s knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 22-slot block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

Wusthof
$599.95 $1,081.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Made in Germany, Grand Prix II knives feature durable high-carbon-steel blades and textured polypropylene handles. Instead of reac...hing for an all-purpose knife, select one from this collection with a blade that?s just right for the task at hand. Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthofs Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Tangs extend deep into the handles for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolsters provide perfect balance. Pebbled polypropylene handles are contoured for a secure grip. Handsome hardwood block safely stores 17 items and is gentle on knives? edges. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 15-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2? paring knife. 4 1/2? utility knife. 5? hollow-ground santoku. 8? chef?s knife. 8? bread knife. 8? hollow-ground carving knife. Six 4 1/2? steak knives. 9? honing steel. Pull-apart shears. 17-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece. read more

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