The Shun Classic 3 Piece Starter Set endeavors to deliver great versatility and multi-purpose use from just a small number of blades. Offering three core knives essential to any cook, this set includes the 3.5” Paring Knife, the 6” Utility Knife, and the 8” Chef’s Knife to cover small, medium and large cutting tasks of all kinds. Housed within a handsome bamboo presentation box, this set makes an impressive gift for any budding culinary enthusiast.
The compact Shun Classic 3.5” Paring Knife is the perfect choice for any peeling, paring, coring, decorating, and trimming chores, as well as for chopping and mincing smaller foods such as garlic. With its petite 3.5” blade, this knife provides the exacting precision necessary for the most detailed of tasks.
Perfect for various precision tasks around the kitchen, the blade of the Shun Classic 6” Utility Knife offers a narrow and straight design, with its length falling between a paring knife and a chef’s knife. Confidently use this fine blade to trim small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans. This exceptional piece of cutlery excels with meats, cheeses, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables, and proves handy when putting sandwiches together as well.
Lastly, the Shun Classic 8” Chef’s knife represents the quintessential all-purpose knife for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium and large-sized foods of all kinds. The wide blade provides plenty of clearance to keep your knuckles away from the cutting board as you cut fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. The curved edge provides for effortless rocking when working herbs and smaller vegetables into a fine mince. The 8” Chef’s knife ranks among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style.
Shun Classic knives start with an exceptionally hard core of VG10 steel and are supported with a total of thirty-two layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel - sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side. are skillfully created using traditional Japanese knife-making methods. Masterfully created using the Japanese Kasumi technique of making knives a Shun Classic blade resists rust and stains, glides effortlessly through foods, and displays a lovely, rippled effect known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” The pieces of the Shun Classic 3 Piece Starter Set are crafted with a full tang and a razor-sharp edge for sublime strength and balance in addition to notable performance and edge retention.
Shun’s Pakkawood handle combines the intrinsic beauty of wood with the durability of plastic with an ebony-black, resin-treated hardwood handle that provides as much eye-appeal as it delivers superior durability. Sanded and buffed to a glossy finish, the handle resists moisture while its unusual D-shape feels natural and secure within your palm. Shun Classic cutlery will retain edges better if hand-washed.
For more than a hundred years, the KAI corporation has been making high quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 3 Piece Starter Set carries a limited lifetime warranty with complimentary lifetime sharpening services provided by Shun.