Gear Recommends Knives from Shun Cutlery

Shun Premier 2-Piece Carving Set

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As you’ve heard us say time and again, no matter what the task, it’s important to have good tools. When it comes to sharp, comfortable-to-use knives to slice your grilled fare, we recommend Shun Cutlery.

Handcrafted in Japan, Shun Cutlery is made of premium steel and known for its high-quality manufacturing and outstanding edge retention. Shun knives are incredibly handsome as well, with hand-polished handles and an overall sleek design.

As a perennial favorite at Steven’s Barbecue University classes and featured on his TV shows for the past five years, you’ve likely seen their wonderful 12-inch Brisket Knife in action (see video below in case you haven’t). Today we’re taking you beyond the coveted brisket slicing tool into three other Shun products we love. 


Shima Natural 4 Piece Steak Knife Set

Shima Natural Steak Knife Set

At, we agree with Shun Cutlery that the right steak knife can make even the world’s finest steak taste even better. The Shima’s razor-sharp 16° edge means that far fewer meat fibers are cut with each slice, so that more of the juices and more of the flavor remain in the steak.


Higo No-Kami Knife

Higo No–kami knife with case

First manufactured in 1896 in Meiji-era Japan, this style of knife is considered to be the first Japanese pocketknife. One of the key characteristics of the traditional Higo No-Kami is that when the knife is closed, part of the blade tang protrudes and can be used like a small lever to open the knife with one hand for easy access when dinner calls.


Premier 2 Piece Carving Set

Shun Premier 2-Piece Carving Set

The Shun Premier 2-Piece Carving set includes their matched 9.5-in. Slicing Knife and Carving Fork in a boxed gift set. With these beautiful culinary tools, you’ll be able to achieve thin, even slices every time, no matter what you’ve just removed from your grill or smoker.

With high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control, you’ll wonder how you ever managed to cook without these knives from Shun.


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