The Shun Reserve 3 Piece Starter Set delivers marvelous versatility from just a few multi-purpose blades. With three essential knives, this set is comprised of a 3.5” Paring Knife (ND0700), a 6” Serrated Utility Knife (ND0722), and an 8” Chef’s Knife (ND0706) and covers a wide range of small, medium and large food prep chores. Presented in a handsome box for storage, this set makes for a splendid gift for a budding chef or culinary student.
The wide and compact blade of the Shun Reserve 3.5” Paring Knife is the perfect choice for all your coring, peeling, paring, decorating, and trimming chores. While frequently used in-hand for peeling and paring, this blade also excels for detailed chopping and mincing tasks on a cutting board, such as with smaller foods like shallots, garlic or ginger. Its petite 3.5” blade enables exacting precision for the most meticulous work.
The Shun Reserve 6” Serrated Utility Knife is often referred to as a tomato knife. This lovely blade excels at precision tasks all around the kitchen, with a length falling between that of a chef’s knife and a paring knife. This narrow and slim serrated blade deftly handles medium-sized chores of all kinds, ideal for tomatoes, small bread loaves, sandwiches, salami, hard cheeses and many vegetables and fruits with delicate interiors surrounded by tougher skins or thick rinds.
The exceptionally versatile Shun Reserve 8” Chef’s Knife is ideal for medium-sized tasks of all kinds, chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing nearly any kind of food. Utilize this wide blade on vegetables, fruits, and meats, your knuckles are kept far from the cutting board. The curved belly of the blade enables an effortless rocking motion for easy mincing of herbs and smaller vegetables into a fine consistency.
Shun Reserve Knives are created using the Japanese Kasumi method of knife-making, starting with an exquisitely hard micro-carbide SG2 steel core surrounded by sixteen shiny layers of nickel silver stainless steel. Holding a exquisitely keen edge, each Shun Reserve blade is sharpened to a 16° flat ground cutting angle on each side and provides unsurpassed edge retention. With Western-style perfect balance, the knives of the Shun Reserve 3 Piece Starter Set each feature a heftier blade and full-tang to deliver both power and precision within a gracefully beautiful aesthetic.
The handles of Shun Reserve knives are constructed using Shun’s enchanting crimson-and-charcoal PakkaWood, a resin-treated hardwood, merging natural beauty with uncommon durability for superior moisture resistance and enduring strength. Each contoured handle provides an easy, comfortable grip whether used left- or right-handed, and is securely assembled using triple rivets. For enhanced edge retention, Shun Reserve knives should be hand-washed.
The prestigious KAI corporation has crafted superior cutlery in Seki City, Japan for over one hundred years. The Shun Reserve 3 Piece Starter Set carries a limited lifetime warranty and offers complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.