Shun Cutlery

In Japan, the blade has long been more than just a tool; the way of the blade is a way of life.

In Japanese, “Shun” (pronounced “shoon” and rhymes with “moon”) is the precise moment during the year when any particular food is at the peak of its perfection. Shun is when fruit is at its sweetest, when vegetables are perfectly ripe, perfectly fresh, and perfectly delicious. Shun is in harmony with the natural rhythms of the seasons. Shun Cutlery proudly takes its name from this Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect “shun” moment. It is a tradition we live up to every day, making fine kitchen knives that are always at the peak of their perfection, too.

In the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Japan

From the legendary samurai swords said to contain the soul of the warrior who wielded them to the handcrafted kitchen knives of today, the exquisite craftsmanship of Japanese blades is admired worldwide.

Since the 13th century, Seki City has been the heart of the Japanese cutlery industry. For more than 100 years, it has also been home to the Kai Corporation, the makers of Shun fine cutlery. Inspired by the blade-making traditions of ancient Japan, today’s highly skilled Shun artisans produce blades of unparalleled quality and beauty.

A work of art that takes more than 100 handcrafted steps to complete

Incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today. In the great tradition of Seki’s sword smiths, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete. Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as inspiration to the artisans in the Kai factories. Kai’s 100-year-old tradition of blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.

Shun Cutlery

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SHUN 3.5IN CLASSIC BIRD'S BEAK KNIFE DM0715 (Free Shipping)

$79.95

The Shun Classic Bird's Beak Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-...


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SHUN 3.5IN CLASSIC PARING KNIFE DM0700 (Free Shipping)

$84.95

The Shun Classic Paring Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX ...


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SHUN 3.5IN CLASSIC VEGETABLE KNIFE DM0714 (Free Shipping)

$79.95

The Shun Classic Vegetable Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-M...


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SHUN BLUE 4.5IN HONESUKI VG0011 (Free Shipping)

$189.95

Need to bone out a chicken? This is your knife. The Shun Blue Honesuki is a Japanese boning knife. The 4 1/2-inch blade is perfect for maneuvering around bones and between joints. Once you get this knife in your hands you'll be astounded at the absolute control you wield as you process your poultry and other proteins. Its razor-sharp blade makes...


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SHUN BLUE 5.5IN PETTY KNIFE VG0016 (Free Shipping)

$199.95

Larger than a paring knife and smaller than a chef's knife the Shun Blue Petty is ideal for medium-sized tasks. It nimbly cleans silver skin from tenderloins and portions boneless proteins with ease. The Shun Blue Petty is just the right size for sectioning citrus from grapefruit to limes. Use it in hand to peel a potato but then use the same...


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SHUN BLUE 6IN BUTCHERY KNIFE VG0010 (Free Shipping)

$199.95

Although he's not supposed to play favorites Chef Chris Cosentino says this is the Shun Blue that's nearest and dearest to his protein- (and especially pig-) loving heart. The six inch length is the precise length needed for efficient butchery—not a quarter inch more not a quarter of an inch less. It can be used to bone and trim meat as well ...


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SHUN BLUE 7IN MENKIRI VG0009 (Free Shipping)

$249.95

In Japan a menkiri is a noodle-cutting knife. The long straight razor-sharp edge contacts the cutting board completely to make cutting a folded sheet of fresh noodle dough almost effortless. Of course in the same way that it can help you cut beautiful even delicious noodles it is equally adept at cutting a full range of fresh homemade pa...


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SHUN BLUE 9IN SLICING KNIFE VG0015 (Free Shipping)

$239.95

The Shun Blue Slicing Knife not only makes food look delicious by enabling you to cut thin even slices. It can also make food taste better. With the Shun Blue Slicing Knife’s longer length narrower blade and Shun-sharp edge you can make long even slices without tearing or sawing. This kind of clean cut keeps more of the meat juices—and thus ...


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SHUN BLUE KIRITSUKE 10-IN. MODEL VG0008 (Free Shipping)

$249.95

THE BLADE-OF-CHOICE FOR THE JAPANESE MASTER CHEFThe Shun Blue 10-in. Kiritsuke is one gorgeous knife—yet it takes some practice to be able to use it properly. That's why it's known as the Japanese master chef's knife. The master will be able to use the kiritsuke for a wide variety of kitchen tasks. For instance it works extremely well with vege...


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SHUN BLUE KIRITSUKE 8-IN. MODEL VG0014 (Free Shipping)

$229.95

THE HIGH-PERFORMANCE SHUN BLUE KIRITSUKE—NOW IN 8-IN. LENGTH The Shun Blue 8-in. Kiritsuke offers all the cutting performance and versatility of our 10-inch Kiritsuke but in the classic 8-in. blade length. In Japan the kiritsuke is known as the master chef's knife. Use it for all the tasks for which you'd use a chef's knife. It works extremely w...


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SHUN CLASSIC 4.5IN HONESUKI DM0749 (Free Shipping)

$129.95

Got poultry? This is your knife. The Shun Classic Honesuki is a Japanese boning knife. The 4 1/2-inch blade is perfect for maneuvering around bones and between joints. Once you try it you'll be pleasantly surprised at the complete control you gain as you process your poultry and other proteins. Its razor-sharp blade makes removing breasts from ...


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SHUN CLASSIC 4.75IN STEAK KNIFE DM0711 (Free Shipping)

$84.95

The Shun Classic Steak Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX s...


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SHUN CLASSIC 4IN PARING KNIFE DM0716 (Free Shipping)

$94.95

The Shun Classic 4-in. Paring Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance V...


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SHUN CLASSIC 5 1/2-IN SANTOKU DM0727 (Free Shipping)

$124.95

The Shun Classic 5 1/2-in. Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6.5IN CARVING FORK DM0709 (Free Shipping)

$149.95

The Shun Classic Carving Fork is an elegant match for the Shun Classic Slicing or Carving Knife. This two-pronged fork easily holds food in place while slicing or carving and assists in serving too. The Shun Classic Carving Fork acts as an extension of the carver’s arm holding the meat in place while your Shun Slicing or Carving Knife glides t...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6.5IN NAKIRI DM0728 (Free Shipping)

$139.95

Nakiri is simply Japanese for vegetable knife. Once you get the Shun Classic Nakiri in your hands you'll soon see why both professional chefs and good cooks around the world choose this beautiful and extremely useful tool whenever they have quantities of fruits or vegetables to chop slice or dice. With its straight blade edge and spine the nakir...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN BONING/FILLET KNIFE DM0743 (Free Shipping)

$114.95

The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel which provides incredible edge retention is clad with Damascus stainless steel then ground and ...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN CHEF'S KNIFE DM0723 (Free Shipping)

$129.95

For a chef’s knife that is particularly lightweight and highly maneuverable try the Shun Classic 6-inch Chef's Knife. Like all chef’s knives it is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. While the six-inch length is perfect for slicing dicing and chopping small to medium-sized fruits vegetables and other foods many cooks ...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN MEAT CLEAVER DM0767 (Free Shipping)

$154.95

The Shun Classic Meat Cleaver features a big thick blade suitable for processing larger cuts of bone-in meat or breaking down whole poultry. Use it to separate spare ribs or cut a chicken down to size. Chopping beef for stew is another great use for a cleaver. The back of the blade can be used to tenderize meat as well. A cleaver comes in especi...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN SERRATED UTILITY KNIFE DM0722 (Free Shipping)

$104.95

The Shun Classic Serrated Utility Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performan...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN ULTIMATE UTILITY KNIFE DM0741 (Free Shipping)

$124.95

The Shun Classic Ultimate Utility Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performan...


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SHUN CLASSIC 6IN UTILITY KNIFE DM0701 (Free Shipping)

$99.95

The Shun Classic Utility Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood® handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX...


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SHUN CLASSIC 7IN FLEXIBLE FILLET KNIFE DM0761 (Free Shipping)

$119.95

Sometimes just the right amount of flex in your blade steel makes filleting fish easier. The knife conforms to the ribs of the fish removing meat from bones quickly and easily. Removing skin from meat is easier too. It works well for boning and trimming out poultry and other meat as well. The whole idea is more food with less waste (and of co...


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SHUN CLASSIC 7IN HOLLOW-GROUND SANTOKU DM0718 (Free Shipping)

$144.95

A santoku is a Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife. Like a chef’s knife the santoku is used for just about every cutting job in the kitchen. The name means three virtues. Depending on who you ask the name refers either to the three types of foods it works well with—vegetables proteins and fruit—or for the three types of cuts at which it excels—sl...


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