In Japanese, shun translates to “at the peak of perfection,” and no words could better describe this outstanding company. The knife artisans of Shun’s parent company, Kai Corporation, have been expertly and elegantly crafting Shun cutlery for over 100 years. All Shun knives are 100% handmade with the utmost attention to detail to ensure that each knife meets the rigorous standards passed down from their swordsmith ancestors. Every style of Shun knife you buy combines elegance, durability and unmatched performance into a single blade. Quality cutlery doesn’t need to burn a hole in your wallet.