Shun takes its name from the Japanese culinary term for the precise moment when food is at the peak of its perfection. When fruit is at its sweetest or when vegetables are at its ripest. Following in this culinary tradition, Shun knives have sought to help you prepare and eat food at the perfect “shun” moment.
The Kai Corporation, creators of Shun knives, has been crafting blades for over a hundred years in the City of Seki, the heart of the Japanese cutlery industry. Inspired by ancient Japanese blade making traditions, highly skilled artisans handcraft Shun knives to unparallel quality and beauty. Each Shun knife requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, resulting in incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics.
Today Shun knives are created through the combination of 100 years of blade making tradition, the newest technology and the most advanced materials.Shun knives are made from high performance steel that makes for lighter, thinner and sharper blades, and the Shun handles are made to be durable and long lasting, while feeling and looking beautiful.