The Shun Classic 11 Piece Deluxe Block Set offers knives for nearly any need in the kitchen, neatly stored within a handsome block of laminated bamboo. A reasonable collection for family that loves culinary adventures, the set includes a 3.5” Paring Knife, a 6” Serrated Utility Knife, a 6” Chef’s Knife, a 6” Ultimate Utility Knife, a 6” Boning/Fillet Knife, an 8” Hollow Ground Chef’s Knife, a 9” Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife, an 8” Bread Knife, a pair of Kitchen Shears, and a Honing Steel housed in a 22-slot knife block to keep them all safe and secure.
The petite and compact Shun Classic 3.5” Paring Knife excels at peeling, paring, coring, decorating, and trimming chores, as well as for chopping and mincing smaller foods such as garlic. With its short 3.5” blade, this knife provides exacting precision for the most detailed of tasks.
For medium-sized cutting tasks, Four 6” blades are at the ready. When a straight edge is necessary, reach for the versatile Shun Classic 6” Chef’s Knife or the specialized blade of the Shun Classic 6” Boning/Fillet Knife. The 6” Chef’s knife excels with a wide range of slicing, dicing, chopping and fine mincing tasks with wide blade and curved belly, while the 6” Boning/Fillet Knife offers a thin, flexible blade for working around bones and joints to separate meat, readily piercing flesh, trimming fat and fibrous tissue. Often called a tomato knife, the Shun Classic 6” Serrated Utility Knife offers a length falling between that of a paring knife and a chef’s knife. Utilize this serrated blade for tomatoes, small loaves of bread, rolls, sandwiches, and a variety of vegetables and fruits with a thick crust or tough rind best broken with a serrated blade. Reach for the unusual Shun Classic 6” Ultimate Utility Knife when a rocking motion and low-frequency serrations suit the task at hand. This broad blade excels with spreading condiments and cutting sandwiches as well.
Three blades are at your fingertips when longer blades are needed. The Shun Classic 8” Hollow Ground Chef’s knife is the quintessential multi-purpose knife, among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style. This blade excels at slicing, chopping, dicing and mincing fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more while keeping your knuckles safely away from the cutting board. The long, narrow blade of the Shun Classic 9” Hollow Ground Slicer cuts cleanly and allows more juices and flavor to remain within the meat, whether slicing thick and meaty or paper thin. Reach for this fine blade to carve roast beef, turkey, even salmon, it presents the perfect companion to a holiday feast or large family meal. Hollow-Ground blades features indentations that assist the blade in gliding more smoothly through foods and prevent sticking during use by creating air pockets between food and blade. For large kitchen tasks that require a serrated blade, the long, elegant Shun Classic 8” Bread Knife features wide, low-frequency serrations to handle tough-crusted bread and thick-rinded vegetables without crushing, ripping or tearing. With its length and serrations, the 8” Bread Knife readily manages large loaves, tall sandwiches, and even winter squash.
Kitchen Shears are ready to assist with snipping herbs, opening packages, and cutting flowers. Cleaning this pair of shears is easy as they unhinge to accommodate. To keep your Shun Cutlery sharp as new, the Shun Classic 11 Piece Deluxe Block Set tops off its offerings with a 9” honing steel. With normal use, blades’ edges become misaligned, and periodic honing gently re-centers the edges to feel like new. Lastly, the beautiful, 22-slot laminated bamboo block stores this cutlery safely and securely, leaving 12 open slots to accommodate an expanding collection.
Shun Classic blades each begin as an extraordinarily hard core of VG10 steel that is reinforced with 32 layers of SUS410/SUS431 steel - sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side. Employing the traditional Japanese Kasumi method of knife-making, this technique results in superbly strong and sharp edges and allows blades to slice and glide more easily through foods during use. The process also leaves an intriguing visual effect along the blade known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” With full tangs and razor-sharp edges, the blades of the Shun Classic 11 Piece Deluxe Block Set each deliver impressive strength and balance in addition to optimal performance and edge retention.
Constructed from resin-treated hardwood, Shun’s Pakkawood handles blend the strength of polymer plastic with the natural beauty of wood, pleasing the eye as readily as they exhibit superior durability. Sanded and buffed to a smooth, shiny finish, each ebony-black handle resists moisture while the unusual D-shape offers a secure and comfortable grip against your palm. Hand-washing your Shun Cutlery provides better edge retention.
The KAI corporation has been crafting top-notch cutlery in Seki City, Japan for over one hundred years. The Shun Classic 11 Piece Deluxe Block Set comes with a limited lifetime warranty as well as complimentary lifetime sharpening services provided by Shun.