Handcrafted in Japan, each item is presented with hand-hammered blades that are reminiscent of traditional hand-forged knives with the light-hued handles providing a modern look.
The blades feature a core of VG-MAX “super steel” clad on each side with 34 micro-thin layers of stainless steel. The hammered finish also has a practical side, reducing drag when cutting and helping to quickly release from food during the cutting process.
A highlight of the Shun Premier Blonde collection is a five-piece knife block set that consists of a 4-inch paring knife, a 6.5-inch utility knife, an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 9-inch combination honing steel and 6-slot slimline bamboo block. The set is priced at $429.95
Shoppers at Williams Sonoma looking for a single item can choose from the 6.5-inch Nakiri knife ($184.95), 8-inch chef’s knife ($184.95), 7-inch Santoku knife ($184.95), 9-inch bread knife for ($194.95), 6.5-inch utility knife ($134.95) and a 4-inch paring knife ($124.95).
(Editor’s note: prices were effective at the time of publishing.)