The Shun Premier 7 Piece Essential Block Set presents a selection of kitchen accessories within a handsome, laminated bamboo block. Comprised of a 4” Paring Knife, a 6.5” Utility Knife, a 8” Chef’s Knife, a 9” Bread Knife, a pair of Kitchen Shears, and a 9” Honing Steel, this set thoughtfully covers all the fundamentals and safely houses them in an 11-slot knife block to keep them stored when not in use.
The perfect choice for any peeling, paring, coring, decorating and trimming tasks, the Shun Premier 4” Paring Knife also excels at chopping and mincing smaller foods such as garlic and shallots. This compact 4” blade offers the exacting precision required for the most intricate of prep work.
With its length falling between a paring knife and a chef’s knife, the blade of the Shun Premier 6.5” Utility Knife offers a straight and narrow design that is ideal for various precision tasks around the kitchen. Reach for this fine blade when you need to trim small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans. This exceptional piece of cutlery proves handy when putting sandwiches together, excelling with meats and cheeses, in addition to a variety of fruits and vegetables.
The Shun Premier 8” Chef’s knife ranks among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style and represents the quintessential all-purpose knife. This must-have versatile blade is perfect for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing all sorts of medium and large-sized foods. Your knuckles have plenty of clearance from this wide blade, keeping away from the cutting board as you cut fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. The blade’s curved belly enables an easy, effortless rocking motion when cutting herbs and smaller vegetables into a fine mince.
For the large kitchen tasks that need a serrated blade, the long, elegant Shun Premier 9” Bread Knife is best equipped to manage thick-crusted bread and thick-rinded vegetables with its wide, low-frequency serrations. Use this knife to slice breads of all types easily and without crushing, ripping or tearing, whether the loaf is crunchy and crusty or tender and delicate. With its length and serrations, the Shun Classic 9” Bread Knife skillfully handles large loaves, tall sandwiches, and even winter squash.
Kitchen Shears are ready to assist with opening packages, snipping herbs, and cutting flowers. This handy pair of shears also unhinge for easy cleaning. To keep your blades’ edges at their very sharpest, the Shun Premier 7 Piece Essential Block Set rounds out its offerings with a honing steel. Blades’ edges become misaligned just with normal use, and honing them periodically will gently re-center the edge to feel like new. Lastly, the set includes a beautiful, 11-slot laminated bamboo block provides the safe and secure storage, offering 5 open slots to accommodate expansion.
Created using the traditional Japanese Kasumi knife making method, Shun Premier blades involve over one hundred hand-crafted steps to complete, resulting in a striking appearance that conjures up images of the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Each blade boasts thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding - that’s sixteen layers on each side of stainless SUS410/SUS431 steel - in support of the high-performance, stain-resistant VG10 core. Finished with a double bevel, the edges offer unsurpassed stability and precision. The hammered “tsuchime” finish of these blades prevents food from sticking to the blade, functioning like hollow ground indentations by creating air pockets between food and blade while being used. Shun Premier blades feature a full tang and razor-sharp edge for stunning strength and balance in addition to exceptional performance and edge retention.
The Shun Premier series has contoured handles that provide a comfortable grip for left- or right-handed use. Comprised of resin-treated wood, Shun’s walnut Pakkawood merges the inherent beauty of wood with the durability and moisture resistance of polymer plastics. Complete with the Shun logo etched into each handle’s end, each of these knives exhibits striking beauty and balance. Hand-washing is recommended.
The KAI corporation has produced fine quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan for over one hundred years. The Shun Premier 7 Piece Essential Block Set carries a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.