The Shun Classic 6 Piece Basic Block Set supplies the fundamentals for any kitchen housed within a handsome, laminated bamboo block. Consisting of a 3.5” Paring Knife, a 6” Utility Knife, an 8” Chef’s Knife, a pair of Kitchen Shears, a Honing Steel, and a knife block to keep them safely stored, this set covers the essential basics for those new to culinary adventure.
Petite and compact, the Shun Classic 3.5” Paring Knife is the ideal choice for any peeling, paring, coring, decorating, and trimming chores, as well as for chopping and mincing smaller foods such as garlic. With its short 3.5” blade, this knife provides exacting precision for the most detailed of tasks.
Excelling at various meticulous tasks around the kitchen, the blade of the Shun Classic 6” Utility Knife offers a narrow and straight design, its 6-inch length falling between a paring knife and a chef’s knife to deftly handle medium cooking chores. Use this fine blade with confidence when trimming small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans. This exceptional piece of cutlery is perfect with meats, cheeses, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, also proving handy when putting sandwiches together.
The Shun Classic 8” Chef’s knife provides the quintessential all-purpose knife for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium and large-sized foods of all kinds. The wide blade offers plenty of clearance to keep your knuckles away from the cutting board as you cut fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. The curved edge delivers easy rocking when cutting herbs, garlic, and smaller vegetables into a fine mince. The 8” Chef’s knife represents the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style.
The Kitchen Shears lend a hand with opening packages, snipping herbs, and cutting flowers. This handy pair of shears also unhinge for effortless cleaning. To keep your blades functioning at their very sharpest, this Shun Classic 6 Piece Basic Block set comes complete with a honing steel. Your blades’ edges become mis-aligned with normal use, and periodically honing them gently re-centers the edge to feel like new. Finally, the beautiful, 11-slot laminated bamboo block serves as the perfect way to keep your new blades safe and secure, and offers 6 open slots to accommodate the expanding collection of a budding chef.
Each Shun Classic blade begins with an extraordinarily hard core of VG10 steel and is reinforced with sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side for a total of 32 layers of supporting SUS410/SUS431 steel. This traditional Kasumi method of knife-making produces a superbly strong and sharp edge that allows the blade to slice and glide more easily through foods during use. It also leaves a stunning visual effect across the blade known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” The blades of the Shun Classic 6 Piece Basic Block Set have razor-sharp edges and full tangs to best deliver splendid strength and balance in addition to performance and edge retention.
Shun’s handle construction combines the natural beauty of wood with the strength of polymer plastic with the resin-treated hardwood handles that please the eye as readily as they exhibit superior durability. Sanded and buffed to a glossy surface, each ebony-black Pakkawood handle provides moisture resistance while the unusual D-shape offers a comfortable and secure grip within your hand. For even better edge retention, hand-wash your fine Shun Cutlery.
For more than one hundred years, the KAI corporation has produced superior cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 6 Piece Basic Block Set carries a limited lifetime warranty along with complimentary lifetime sharpening services provided by Shun.