The Shun Premier 9 Piece Gourmet Block Set provides a nicely-rounded selection of kitchen cutlery stored within an attractive, laminated bamboo block. Consisting of a 3” Vegetable Knife, a 4” Paring Knife, a 6.5” Utility Knife, a 8” Chef’s Knife, a 9” Bread Knife, a 9.5” Slicing Knife, a pair of Kitchen Shears, and a 9” Honing Steel, this set includes all the essentials and more, and houses them in an 11-slot knife block to keep them safe when not in use.
For detailed and meticulous work, reach for either the 3” Vegetable Knife or the 4” Paring Knife. The Shun Premier 3” Vegetable Knife excels with intricate details and mincing, with its a straight, flat-cut edge. The Shun Premier 4” Paring Knife is the perfect choice for any peeling, paring, coring, decorating and trimming tasks and also excels at chopping smaller foods such as shallots. This compact 4” blade offers the exacting precision required for the most intricate of prep work.
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, with a length falling between a paring knife and a chef’s knife. Utilize this fine blade to trim small and medium vegetables such as broccoli and green beans, or when putting sandwiches together: it excels with meats and cheeses, in addition to a variety of fruits and vegetables.
When longer blades are needed, three blades are at your fingertips. The quintessential multi-purpose knife, The Shun Premier 8” Chef’s knife excels at slicing, chopping, dicing and mincing any type of medium and large-sized foods. The wide blade keeps your knuckles safely away from the cutting board while chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and more. The curved edge rocks easily when chopping herbs, garlic, and smaller vegetables into a fine mince. The 8” Chef’s knife is among the most popular of blades in terms of both size and style. When a serrated blade is required, the long, elegant Shun Premier 9” Bread Knife provides wide, low-frequency serrations to best manage thick, crusty bread and thick-rinded vegetables without ripping, crushing, or tearing. The long, narrow blade of the Shun Premier 9” Hollow Ground Slicer cuts roast beef, turkey, even salmon cleanly, allowin more juices and flavor to remain within the meat, whether your slices are thick and meaty or paper thin. Reach for this fine blade as the perfect companion to any holiday feast or large family meal.
Kitchen Shears prove helpful 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 9 Piece Gourmet Block Set finalizes its offerings with a 9” honing steel. Knives’ edges become misaligned with just normal use, and periodic honing gently re-centers edges to feel like new. Lastly, the set includes a beautiful, 11-slot laminated bamboo block to provide safe and secure storage, with 3 open slots to accommodate expansion.
With a striking appearance that conjures up images of the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan, Shun Premier blades involve over one hundred hand-crafted steps to complete, created using the traditional Japanese Kasumi knife making method. Each blade features a full thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding - sixteen layers on each side of stainless SUS410/SUS431 steel - supporting its high-performance VG10 core. The edges are finished with a double bevel to deliver unsurpassed stability and precision. The hammered “tsuchime” surface of these blades functions like hollow ground indentations, preventing food from sticking by creating air pockets between food and blade while being used. Shun Premier blades have a full tang and razor-sharp edge for remarkable strength and balance in addition to exquisite performance and edge retention.
The Shun Premier series offers contoured handles to provide a comfortable grip for left- or right-handed use. Comprised of resin-treated wood, Shun’s walnut Pakkawood merges the intrinsic natural beauty of wood with the moisture resistance and durability of polymer plastics. Each of these knives exhibits striking beauty and balance, complete with the Shun logo etched into each handle’s end. Hand-washing is recommended.
The KAI corporation has produced superior quality cutlery in Seki City, Japan for three generations. The Shun Premier 9 Piece Gourmet Block Set carries a limited lifetime warranty and complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.