The Shun Classic 21 Piece Mega Block Set provides a generous collection of cutlery both versatile and specialized, along with an eye-catching storage block of laminated bamboo. A substantial assemblage that’s ideal for any adventurous culinary aficionado, the set consists of a 2.5” Bird’s Beak Paring Knife, a 3.5” Paring Knife, a 3.5” Vegetable Knife, a 6” Serrated Utility Knife, a 6” Chef’s Knife, a 6” Boning/Fillet Knife, a 7” Hollow Ground Santoku, an 8” Chef’s Knife, a 9” Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife, a 7.75” Vegetable Cleaver, an 8” Offset Bread Knife, a 6.5” Carving Fork (DM0709), six 4.5” Steak Knives,a pair of Kitchen Shears, and a Honing Steel, all housed in a 22-slot knife block to for safety and security.
For tasks that require close control, three versatile blades are at your disposal: the 2.5” Bird’s Beak Paring Knife, the 3.5” Vegetable Knife, and the 3.5” Paring kniife. Each of of these blades excels for detailed work while exhibiting their own unique strengths. The Shun Classic 2.5” Bird’s Beak Knife excels at peeling and shaping rounded fruit as well as tournée and other decorative cuts, while the Shun Classic 3.5” Parer is an ideal choice for mincing shallots, onions and herbs as well as trimming and other intricate work. The Shun Classic 3” Vegetable Knife offers a flat-cut blade for exacting precision in decorating, mincing and dicing.
As kitchen chores grow in size, four blades are at the ready. When clean cuts are necessary, reach for the versatile 6” Chef’s Knife, the specialized blade of the 6” Boning/Fillet Knife, or the 7” Hollow Ground Santoku. With a wide blade and curved belly, the Shun Classic 6” Chef’s knife excels at all-purpose slicing, dicing, chopping and fine mincing tasks, while the Shun Classic 6” Boning/Fillet Knife offers a refined, thin, flexible blade for working around bones and joints to separate meat, readily piercing flesh, trimming fat and fibrous tissue. Reach for the Japanese-style Shun Classic 7” Hollow Ground Santoku to chop, mince, slice and dice fish, meats and vegetables. Hollow-Ground blades offer indentations create air pockets between food and blade that prevent sticking and assist the blade in gliding more smoothly through foods during use. Often referred to as a tomato knife, the Shun Classic 6” Serrated Utility Knife excels with tomatoes, small loaves, bread rolls, sandwiches, and a variety of vegetables and fruits with a thick crust or tough rind best broken with a serrated blade.
When larger chopping and cutting chores present themselves, four distinct blades answer the call. The Shun Classic 7.76” Vegetable Cleaver makes short work of chopping lettuce, cabbage, cantaloupe, and large squash. This wide flat blade is also handy for transporting food from cutting board to pans and plates, but is not suitable for chopping through bones. The quintessential multi-purpose knife, the Shun Classic 8” Chef’s knife ranks among the most popular of blades in both size and style. This wide blade keeps your knuckles safely away from the cutting board as it excels at slicing, chopping, dicing and mincing fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. For clean cuts of meats, the long, narrow blade of the Shun Classic 9” Hollow Ground Slicer allows more juices and flavor to remain within the meat, whether slicing thick and meaty or paper thin. Reach for this fine blade when carving roast beef, turkey, and salmon. Paired with the Shun Classic 6.5” Carving Fork, it serves as the perfect companion to a holiday feast or large family meal. For large kitchen tasks that require a serrated blade, the long, elegant Shun Classic 8” Offset Bread Knife features scalloped serrations to handle tough-crusted bread and thick-rinded vegetables without skidding or shredding. With its length and serrations, the 8” Offset Bread Knife readily manages tall sandwiches, large loaves, bagels, panini, pineapple, and even winter squash.
When family or guests are seated around a classic steak dinner, six Shun Classic 4.5” Steak Knives are at the ready. With their remarkably sharp, straight edges, these knives slice easily and cleanly through steak, gliding with ease and without serrations. These fine blades are at home with filet mignon, veal or pork chops, prime rib, and all kinds of other meats.
When it comes to snipping herbs, opening packages, and cutting flowers, Kitchen Shears are ready to assist. This pair of shears is easily cleaned as they unhinge to accommodate. To keep your Shun Cutlery sharp as new, the Shun Classic 21 Piece Mega Block Set is topped off with a 9” honing steel. With normal use, knives’ edges become misaligned, and periodic honing gently re-centers the blades to feel like new. Lastly, the beautiful, 22-slot laminated bamboo block stores this cutlery safely and securely, with 2 open slots to accommodate additional knives.
Shun Classic blades each start with an extraordinarily hard core of VG10 steel and are reinforced with 32 layers of SUS410/SUS431 steel - sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side. Employing traditional Japanese Kasumi techniques of knife-making, this process results in superbly strong and sharp edges and allows blades to glide and slice more easily through foods when used. The process also exhibits an intriguing visual effect across the blade known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” Each with a full tang and razor-sharp edge, the blades of the Shun Classic 21 Piece Mega Block Set deliver impressive strength and balance as well as optimal performance and edge retention.
Crafted from resin-treated hardwood, Shun’s Pakkawood handles blend the strength of polymers with the natural beauty of wood, exhibiting superior durability while pleasing the eye. Sanded and buffed to a smooth, shiny surface, each ebony-black handle resists moisture while the ingenious D-shape offers a secure and comfortable grip within your palm. Hand-washing your Shun Cutlery provides better edge retention.
The KAI corporation has been producing cutlery in Seki City, Japan for more than one hundred years. The Shun Classic 21 Piece Mega Block Set comes with a limited lifetime warranty as well as complimentary lifetime sharpening services provided by Shun.