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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.
Shun Hikari Chef knifeShun Hikari Chef knife

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.
Shun Fuji Chef knifeShun Fuji Chef knife

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.
Shun Kaji Chef knifeShun Kaji Chef knife

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

Premier Blonde

  • 69 layer construction (Damascus cladding + VG-MAX cutting core); VG-MAX is a proprietary “super steel” that is wear and corrosion resistant, holds a fine, sharp edge.
  • Double-bevel, flat-ground blade with a quick taper helps move food away from the blade quickly for faster, easier cutting.
  • The Shun-sharp 16° edge (each side) makes food prep simple.
  • Blonde Pakkawood® handle is contoured for comfort and control; Pakkawood resists moisture.
  • Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting.
  • Embossed endcap adds beauty and balance.
  • Full composite-tang for strength and balance.
Shun Premier Blonde Chef knifeShun Premier Blonde Chef knife

With its new blonde Pakkawood handles, mirror-polished blade, and striking tsuchime blade finish, the Shun Premier Blonde series offers a look that is at once rustic and sophisticated. Yet the real beauty of Premier Blonde is how it performs—with exceptionally agile handling.

 

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 Chef KnifeShun Hiro Chef Knife

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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