The Shun Reserve 6 Piece Basic Block Knife Set equips your kitchen with five fundamental knives, housed within an attractive wood block. This set supplies the essentials to budding culinary adventurers, and consists of a 3.5” Paring Knife (ND0700), an 8” Chef’s Knife (ND0706), a 9” Bread Knife (ND0705), a 10” Hollow Ground Slicer (ND0720), a Honing Steel (SG0750), and a 9-slot knife block to keep everything safely stored.
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 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.
For large tasks requiring a serrated blade, the Shun Reserve 9” Bread Knife is at your fingertips. With its wide, low-frequency serrations, this long, elegant blade excels with crusty breads and thick, tough rinds. Whether the loaf is crunchy and crusty or tender and delicate, this is the perfect knife for slicing all kinds of breads effortlessly without ripping, crushing, or tearing. This elegant blade has the length to handle the largest loaves, sandwiches, and even winter squash effortlessly.
When faced with a large roast of any kind, reach for the Shun Reserve 10” Hollow Ground Slicing Knife. This long, fine blade carves long and precise portions easily and effortlessly with a single stroke. This sharp, narrow blade allows more juices and flavor to be retained within the superbly clean cuts of meat it creates, whether the slices are paper thin or thick and juicy. The blade’s hollow-ground indentations keep food from sticking while slicing, assisting the blade in gliding more smoothly through foods. This excellent slicer makes the perfect companion for any holiday feast or large family meal with roast beef, turkey, or salmon at the center.
To keep your edges at their very sharpest, this Shun Reserve 6 Piece Basic Block Set comes complete with a honing steel. Blades’ edges become mis-aligned just with normal use, and periodically honing them will gently re-center the edge to feel like new. Finally, the 9-slot wood block displays an attractive, contemporary design and provides the ideal place to store your new blades, with 4 slots open to accommodate an expanding collection.
Shun Reserve Knives are created using the Japanese Kasumi knife-making technique, using a superbly hard micro-carbide SG2 steel core surrounded by sixteen layers of nickel silver stainless steel. Each Shun Reserve blade is sharpened to a 16˚ flat ground cutting angle on each side, holding an exquisitely keen edge and providing unmatched edge retention. The knives of the Shun Reserve 6 Piece Basic Block Set each feature a heftier blade and full-tang to deliver both power and precision, perfect Western-style balance within a gracefully beautiful aesthetic.
Each Shun Reserve handle is constructed using Shun’s striking crimson-and-charcoal PakkaWood, a resin-treated hardwood that merges the natural beauty of wood with uncommon durability. Each contoured handle provides superior moisture resistance and enduring strength. The easy, comfortable grip that can be wielded 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 exceptional cutlery in Seki City, Japan for more than one hundred years. The Shun Reserve 6 Piece Basic Block Set carries a limited lifetime warranty and offers complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.