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Exclusive knife series

In addition to the beautiful Shun series you'll find on this website, Shun also handcrafts other series that are available exclusively through select Shun dealers. Here are the Shun series you'll find at these authorized retailers right now.

Hikari

  • Dual core construction (71 alternating layers of VG10 & VG2 stainless steel) for an exceptionally sharp, long-lasting edge.
  • "Hornet’s nest" Damascus pattern adds beauty, and assists in food release.
  • The Shun-sharp 16° edge (each side) makes food prep fast and easy.
  • Full composite tang for strength and balance.
  • Angled, polished bolster encourages comfortable chef’s grip.
  • Birch Pakkawood® handle with an attractive satin low gloss finish is contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.

In Japanese, "Hikari" means "light" or "illumination" and the Shun Hikari series is distinguished by its beautiful light-colored birch PakkaWood handle and stunning "hornet's nest" blade pattern. 

 

Williams-Sonoma exclusive

Fuji

  • 161 layer construction (Damascus cladding + SG2 cutting core) for ultra-premium cutting performance, durability, easier food release, and striking beauty.
  • Double-bevel, flat-ground blade glides through food.
  • The Shun-sharp 16° edge (each side) makes food prep fast and easy.
  • Tagayasan/wenge wood handle for comfortable grip, distinctive look.
  • Full composite tang for strength and balance.
  • Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.

Like Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest peak, the Shun Fuji series represents the pinnacle of cutlery beauty and performance. Fuji's SG2 cutting core provides a razor-sharp, ultra-long-lasting edge.

 

Williams-Sonoma exclusive

Kaji

  • 65 layer construction (nickel silver/stainless steel Damascus cladding + SG2 cutting core) for ultra-premium cutting performance, durability, easier food release, and striking beauty.
  • Double-bevel, flat-ground blade glides through food.
  • The Shun-sharp 16° edge (each side) makes food prep fast and easy.
  • Ebony PakkaWood® handle is contoured for a secure, comfortable grip.
  • Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.
  • Full composite tang for strength and balance.

The Shun Kaji series fuses Japanese and European design. While the blade is traditional Japanese, the full-tang, riveted handle is characteristic of fine European knives. Kaji offers the ultimate in elegance and performance.

 

Williams-Sonoma exclusive

Hiro

  • 65 layer construction (nickel silver/stainless steel Damascus cladding + SG2 cutting core) offers ultimate cutting performance, superior edge retention, and true beauty.
  • Double-bevel, flat-ground blade easily glides through food.
  • The Shun-sharp 16° edge (each side) makes food prep fast and easy.
  • Charcoal and crimson PakkaWood® handle with inlaid mosaic crest is contoured for a comfortable and secure grip.
  • Polished nickel-silver bolster and endcap for comfortable grip, beauty, and balance.
  • Full composite-tang for strength and balance.

Shun Hiro combines beauty with premium performance. Its SG2 cutting core provides incredible edge retention, while its charcoal-and-crimson PakkaWood handle offers traditional Japanese stying and perfect balance.

 

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