Since the 13th century, Seki City has been the heart of the Japanese cutlery industry. For over 100 years, it has also been home to the Kai Corporation, the makers of Shun fine cutlery.
In the great tradition of Seki’s sword smiths, every knife is handmade by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete. Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as inspiration to the artisans in the Kai factories. Kai’s 100-year-old tradition of blade-making excellence, combined with the newest technology and the most advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.