In Japanese, “Shun” (pronounced “Shoon”) is the precise moment when food is at the peak of perfection. Following this tradition, it is also now the name associated with the highest quality in kitchen knives. Inspired by the blade-making traditions of ancient Japan, today’s highly skilled Shun artisans produce blades of unparalleled quality and beauty. Each knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 steps to complete. The brand's 100-year-old tradition of blade-making with superior technology and materials makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.