The Shun Premier 3 Piece Starter Set delivers great versatility and all-purpose use from just a few blades. The three core knives included are essentials in any kitchen; the 4” Paring Knife (TDM0700), the 6.5” Utility Knife (TDM0701), and the 8” Chef’s Knife (TDM0706). These three knives easily cover small, medium and large cutting tasks of all kinds. Housed within a handsome bamboo presentation box, this set makes an splendid gift for any budding culinary enthusiast.
The Shun Premier 4” Paring Knife is the perfect choice for any peeling, paring, coring, decorating, and trimming tasks, in addition to chopping and mincing smaller foods such as garlic and shallots. With its compact 4” blade, this knife offers just the exacting precision necessary for the most detailed of prep work.
The blade of the Shun Premier 6.5” Utility Knife offers a narrow and straight design, with its length falling between a paring knife and a chef’s knife and is perfect for various precision tasks around the kitchen. Use this fine blade with confidence to trim small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans. Excelling with meats, cheeses, as well as a variety of fruits and vegetables, this exceptional piece of cutlery proves handy when putting sandwiches together as well.
Finally, the Shun Premier 8” Chef’s knife represents the quintessential all-purpose knife, ranking among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style. This versatile blade is a must-have for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium and large-sized foods of all sorts. 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 permits an effortless rocking motion when cutting herbs and smaller vegetables into a fine mince.
Shun Premier blades require more than one hundred hand-crafted steps from start to finish, created using the traditional Japanese Kasumi knife making method and resulting in a striking appearance that evokes images of the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Each blade boasts a full thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding - sixteen layers of stainless SUS410/SUS431 steel on each side - in support of the high-performance, stain-resistant VG10 core. The edges are finished with a double bevel for flawless stability and precision. Functioning like hollow ground indentations, the hammered “tsuchime” finish of these blades prevents food from sticking to the blade by reducing friction while being used. Shun Premier blades offer a full tang and razor-sharp edge for unsurpassed strength and balance in addition to stunning performance and edge retention.
The contoured handles of the Shun Premier series provide a comfortable left- or right-handed grip, and are crafted from walnut Pakkawood. Comprised of resin-treated wood, Shun’s Pakkawood combines the inherent beauty of wood with the durability and moisture resistance of polymer plastics. Finished with the Shun logo etched into each handle’s end, these fine knives exhibit unsurpassed beauty and balance. Hand-washing is recommended.
The KAI corporation has produced fine quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan for more than a hundred years. The Shun Premier 3 Piece Starter Set carries a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.