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.
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SHUN CLASSIC 6.5IN NAKIRI DM0728 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN BONING/FILLET KNIFE DM0743 (Free Shipping)
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 ...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN CHEF'S KNIFE DM0723 (Free Shipping)
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 ...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN MEAT CLEAVER DM0767 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN SERRATED UTILITY KNIFE DM0722 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN ULTIMATE UTILITY KNIFE DM0741 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 6IN UTILITY KNIFE DM0701 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 7IN FLEXIBLE FILLET KNIFE DM0761 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 7IN HOLLOW-GROUND SANTOKU DM0718 (Free Shipping)
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...
SHUN CLASSIC 8.25IN OFFSET BREAD KNIFE DM0724 (Free Shipping)
Have you ever found yourself hovering over the edge of the cutting board so that you don't knock your knuckles on the board as you reach the bottom of the stroke? The Shun Offset Bread Knife solves the problem. The offset handle position creates additional knuckle clearance and perfectly positions your hand for a more powerful—and thus easier—cu...
SHUN CLASSIC 8IN CARVING KNIFE DM0703 (Free Shipping)
Achieve the perfect slice of meat or poultry with the Shun Classic Carving Knife. It’s the right knife whether you want to carve paper-thin or thick and juicy slices. The razor-sharp blade makes a cleaner cut which helps keep more of the juices—and more of the flavor—trapped in the meat. The longer blade means you can make precise slices with a ...
SHUN CLASSIC 8IN CHEF'S KNIFE DM0706 (Free Shipping)
If there is one knife that you simply can’t be without it’s this one. The Shun Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The eight-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits vegetables proteins and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transf...
SHUN CLASSIC 8IN HOLLOW-GROUND CHEF'S KNIFE DM0719 (Free Shipping)
If you have only one kitchen knife the Shun Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife is the one to have. This one is extra-special because of the hollow-ground indentations on the side of the blade. They create small air pockets that reduce friction when cutting making it easier to glide through the cut. If you’ve had problems with sticking try a hollow-grou...
SHUN CLASSIC 9IN BREAD KNIFE DM0705 (Free Shipping)
After a chef’s knife and a paring knife some cooks say that the knife they most can’t live without is their bread knife. It’s a crime to ruin a fresh loaf of bread by smashing it beneath the blade of a dull knife. The wide low frequency serrations on the Shun Classic Bread Knife are not only razor-sharp but they do a much better job slicing any ...
SHUN CLASSIC 9IN HOLLOW-GROUND SLICING KNIFE DM0720 (Free Shipping)
Can the right knife really make food taste better? In a word yes. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife's long narrow blade allows you to make a cleaner cut which helps keep more of the juices—and thus more of the flavor—trapped in the meat. The longer blade lets you make precise slices with a single stroke while the narrower profile and ...
Shun Classic Asian 7'' Cook's Knife DM0760 (FREE SHIPPING)
A traditional Japanese all-purpose kitchen knife In Japan, this knife style is known as a gyuto. It is the Japanese equivalent of the chef’s knife. In other words, it’s an all-purpose knife. It’s ideal for meat and fish, yet performs beautifully on vegetables, too. Although the blade profile is narrower than the traditional chef’s knife, it sti...
SHUN CLASSIC PRO 10.5IN YANAGIBA VG0006 (Free Shipping)
The Shun Classic Pro 10 ½-in. Yanagiba is our longest single-bevel Japanese slicing knife. Yanagiba means simply willow blade for the yanagiba’s long slender blade resembles the long narrow leaves of a willow.To use the Shun Classic Yanagiba gently pull it through the food using just the weight of the blade itself to do the cutting. The incre...
SHUN CLASSIC PRO 6.5IN USUBA VG0007 (Free Shipping)
The Shun Classic Pro Usuba is the quintessential Japanese vegetable knife. With its flat blade and squared-off tip it is perfect for push/pull vegetable chopping. The straight edge cleanly contacts the cutting board so there is no need for the rocking cut used with a chef's knife. Since the entire blade contacts the board there is much less ch...
SHUN CLASSIC PRO 8.25IN DEBA VG0003 (Free Shipping)
This classic Japanese culinary knife is most often used to process fish and poultry. It combines some of the functions of a cleaver with some of the functions of a chef's knife.The deba is used to fillet fish cut through small bones and skin bone poultry and cut meat. The Shun Classic Pro 8 1/4-inch Deba is a full-sized deba with a wide blade...
SHUN CLASSIC PRO 9.5IN YANAGIBA VG0005 (Free Shipping)
In Japanese Yanagiba means willow blade and the yanagiba is quite simply an ideal slicing knife. Designed to be pulled gently through the food this precise single-bevel blade reduces loss of the natural juices and creates the cleanest cuts imaginable. It is the tool of choice for slicing raw fish for sashimi and it is often used for slicing...
Shun Dual Core 10.5" Yanagiba
The quintessential sushi knife Dual core construction: 71 alternating micro-layers of stainless steel that extend all the way to the edge Steel: High-carbon, high-chromium VG10 & VG2 Hand-sharpened 16° single-bevel blade 4.5 mm thick blade for extra rigidity Rabbet tang Handle: Ebony PakkaWood® Blade length: 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) Includes trad...
SHUN DUAL CORE 4.5IN HONESUKI VG0018 (Free Shipping)
Yes there is a perfect knife for boning chicken. This is it: the Shun Dual Core Honesuki is the essential 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 protein...
SHUN DUAL CORE 6IN UTILITY VG0019 (Free Shipping)
A utility knife is the third member of the kitchen knife trifecta. In size it’s between a chef’s knife and a paring knife making it perfect for all those in-between tasks. For trimming green beans broccoli and other jobs where you need some precision your utility knife is an excellent choice. Any time a paring knife seems like too little an...
SHUN DUAL CORE 8-IN. KIRITSUKE MODEL VG0017 (Free Shipping)
2014 KITCHEN KNIFE OF THE YEAR 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 well with vegetables; julienne dice or brunoise with ease. It's also an excellent choice for cleaning and portioning boneless proteins and particularly fish. It slices cooked p...