In Japan, blades are much more than a tool; they're at the center of a rich tradition. From the legendary samurai swords to the high-end, hand-crafted culinary cutlery of today. The exquisite craftsmanship of Japanese blades is admired across the globe.
Since the 13th century, Seki City has been the epicenter of Japan's cutlery industry. For more than a century now, it has also been the beloved home of the Kai Corporation, the esteemed makers of Shun fine cutlery. Drawing inspiration from Japan's ancient traditions, today's highly skilled Shun artisans produce blades of unmatched quality and beauty. Shun maintains a strict adherence to this ancient tradition by continuing to handcraft each blade in their Seki City facilities. Every last piece of cutlery requires at least 100 individual steps to complete.