List of products by Shun

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.

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.

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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$89.95

The Shun Classic Paring Knife is a must-have for every kitchen. In a way, you can think of it as the mini version of the chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, the paring knife is quite versatile. The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.

green This easy-to-use paring knife is versatile, precise, and sharp.
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Features bead-blasted blade to highlight the pattern of layered steel.
green Iideal for precision work such as peeling, trimming and coring,
green High-performance steel for maximum edge retention
green Proprietary VG-MAX core steel

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$99.95

Paring knives come in a variety of lengths. This one is our 4-in. Shun Classic Paring Knife and it’s perfect for any paring task—as well as chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger, against a cutting board. The extra length of this knife makes it easy to peel and trim even larger fruits and vegetables, such as extra-large potatoes or apples. The Shun Classic Paring Knife is quite simply a kitchen essential.

green This easy-to-use paring knife is versatile, precise, and sharp.
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Features bead-blasted blade to highlight the pattern of layered steel.
green Iideal for precision work such as peeling, trimming and coring,
green Hhigh-performance steel for maximum edge retention
green Proprietary VG-MAX core steel

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$119.95

The Shun Classic 6-in. Boning/Fillet is adept at these two key kitchen chores. For boning, the narrow, sharp, curved blade gets in close to the bone, making it easy to separate meat from bone. Even fibrous tissue is no match for Shun's extremely sharp edge. It’s perfect for trimming the silver skin from a tenderloin or roast or even making your own cutlets. The narrow blade reduces the drag as you cut against the meat, so cutting is fast and easy. When it comes to filleting fish, the blade's six-inch length is just right to glide through the body of the fish, quickly removing bones and skin. The D-shaped handle provides a secure grip for excellent control.

green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Ideal for precise cutting such as trimming vegetables
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$134.95

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

green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green An all purpose blade ideal for a variety of cutting tasks
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$104.95

In size, the Shun Classic 6-in. Utility Knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. Its very slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.

green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Ideal for precise cutting such as trimming vegetables
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$149.95

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—slicing, dicing, and chopping. Hollow-ground indentations on the blade help reduce friction so the blade glides through the food more easily. When we first introduced the Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku to the market, it was named “Kitchen Knife of the Year” by Blade magazine. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery.

green This all-purpose knife is excellent at chopping, dicing and slicing
green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$149.95

If there is one knife that you simply can’t be without, it’s this one. The Shun Classic 8-in. 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 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. Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.

green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Long, slightly curved blade for both slicing and chopping.
 
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$149.95

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 type of bread than a straight-edged knife. The undulating serrations provide the power you need to gently saw through a crusty loaf without tearing the tender interior. And it works equally well on very soft breads and even pastries. Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, just gently saw back and forth to cut off the perfect slice of bread with nary an unsightly rip or tear.

green Wide serrations on the Shun 9-inch Bread Knife are razor sharp
green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle for a comfortable grip
green Great for challenges like sourdough, baguettes, rye, and ciabatta
green Delicate for banana bread, brioche, pastries, challah or pumpernickel
green Handcrafted in Japan

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$149.95

Can the right knife really make food taste better? In a word, yes. The Shun Classic 9-in. 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 hollow-ground indentations help the blade glide through the meat with even less friction. Producing thin, beautiful, even slices of meat isn’t hard—when your have the right knife. The Shun Classic Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife is the right knife.

green Shun formula VG-MAX steel blade
green Features a D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handle
green Long, narrow blade for cleaner cuts trapping more flavor
green Handcrafted in Japan

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