The Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Set furnishes a thoughtful selection of kitchen accessories within a handsome, laminated bamboo block. Comprised of a 3.5” Paring Knife, a 6” Utility Knife, an 8” Chef’s Knife, a 9” Bread Knife, a pair of Kitchen Shears, and a Honing Steel, this set covers all the fundamentals and houses them in an 11-slot knife block to keep them stored safely.
The petite and compact Shun Classic 3.5” Paring Knife is the perfect choice for 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.
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 versatile blade with confidence for trimming small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans. Perfect with meats, cheeses, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, this knife also proves handy when putting sandwiches together.
The quintessential all-purpose knife, the Shun Classic 8” Chef’s knife excels at chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing medium and large-sized foods of all kinds. The wide blade keeps your knuckles safely away from the cutting board as you cut fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. The curved edge rocks easily when cutting herbs, garlic, and smaller vegetables into a fine mince. The 8” Chef’s knife ranks among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style.
For large kitchen tasks requiring a serrated blade, the long, elegant Shun Classic 9” Bread Knife features wide, low-frequency serrations to best handle tough-crusted bread and thick-rinded vegetables. This knife slices breads of all kinds effortlessly without crushing, ripping or tearing whether the loaf is tender and delicate or crunchy and crusty. With its length and serrations, the Shun Classic 9” Bread Knife readily manages large loaves, tall sandwiches, and even winter squash.
The Kitchen Shears assist with opening packages, snipping herbs, and cutting flowers. Cleaning is effortless as this handy pair of shears also unhinge. To keep your blades’ edges at their very sharpest, the Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Set concludes its offerings 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. Lastly, the beautiful, 11-slot laminated bamboo block provides the safe and secure storage, offering 5 open slots to accommodate expansion.
Shun Classic blades each begin as an extraordinarily hard core of VG10 steel and are reinforced with sixteen layers of Damascus cladding on each side - a total of 32 layers of supporting SUS410/SUS431 steel. The traditional Japanese Kasumi method of knife-making produces a superbly strong and sharp edge and allows the blade to slice and glide more easily through foods when used. The process also leaves a stunning visual effect across the blade known as suminigashi or “ink pattern.” With razor-sharp edges and full tangs, the blades of the Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Set deliver splendid strength and balance in addition to superb performance and edge retention.
Shun combines the strength of polymer plastic with the natural beauty of wood in their 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 resists moisture while the unusual D-shape offers a comfortable and secure grip within your hand. For the best edge retention, hand-wash your fine Shun Cutlery.
For over one hundred years, the KAI corporation has crafted top-notch cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Set carries a limited lifetime warranty in addition to complimentary lifetime sharpening services provided by Shun.