The problem with many knife block sets is that they don’t come with the perfect essentials for your individual kitchen needs. While three different paring knives my be great, it might not suit the needs of your kitchen prep. This is where the Shun Classic Build a Block Set comes in and saves the day! The foundation of this block set is a beautiful 11 slot bamboo knife block with room for all your cutlery needs. The block includes the most versatile knife in western cooking: the 8 inch chef’s knife. If you had to choose one knife for every kitchen, it would most certainly be the chef’s knife which has applications for every type of cutting preparation including chopping, slicing and mincing.
The ten remaining slots in the block will hold the knives you desire for your kitchen arsenal. The Build a Block set is perfect for the chef who desires to choose their own cutlery without being limited to the standard stock of any knife set. Additionally, having a block with open slots means your friends and family can always choose the perfect gift, an another Shun Classic knife to fill out your collection.
Each Shun Classic knife is crafted by hand utilizing at least 100 individual steps to complete the perfect knife. The Shun Classic series of knives feature the unique VG-10 super steel which is enclosed with 32 layers of Damascus stainless steel (16 layers on each side). This specialized steel protects and supports the core super steel while making it tough and stain resistant. The blade angle of the Shun Classic knives is a perfect 16 degrees on each side to provide the sharpest cutting angle.
The handle of the Shun Classic blades is a D-shape providing an ergonomic hold. The material used to create these handles in Pakka-wood which is not only strong and durable, but also beautiful. Shun knives are crafted in Japan and offer a lifetime warranty. It is recommended that you hand wash your Shun cutlery.