Shun Classic 4 Piece Student Knife Set Paring 3.5" Utility 6" Chef's 8" & Roll
Shun Classic 4 Piece Student Knife Set Paring 3.5" Utility 6" Chef's 8" & RollThree key knives and a handy knife roll to get your culinary calling started right
The Shun Classic 4-Piece Student Set includes the Shun Classic 8-in. Chef's Knife, the 3.5-in. Paring Knife, the 6-in. Utility Knife, and a sturdy 8-Slot Shun Knife Roll for carrying them to and from class. The handsome nylon knife roll is embroidered with the Shun logo and includes space for up to eight knives. It folds up compactly for easy carrying.
The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is a function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
This portable set includes the essential knives every aspiring chef needs.
3.5-in. Paring Knife
The Shun Classic Paring Knife is a must-have for every kitchen. In a way, you can think of it as the mini version of the chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, the paring knife is quite versatile. The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other details work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.
6-in. Utility Knife
In size, the Shun Classic 6-in. Utility Knife is between a chef’s knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. Some cooks like to use it in their hand, too—almost like a large paring knife. Others like its smaller size as an alternative to the chef’s knife. It's very slightly curved belly enables it to do moderate rocking cuts. It’s nimble enough to peel an onion in hand, then slice it up in short order. Utility knives are sometimes called sandwich knives because they work well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes to meats and cheeses.
8-in. Chef's Knife
If there is one knife that you simply can’t be without, it’s this one. The Shun Classic 8-in. Chef's Knife is an all-purpose blade ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The eight-inch length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan. With its curved belly, the Chef's knife can be gently "rocked" through fresh herbs or spices to produce a very fine mince. Shun Classic's thinner blades make it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.
8-Slot Knife Roll
If you travel with your knives, you need a knife-friendly way to carry them. May we suggest the Shun Knife Roll? It offers space for up to eight knives in secure elasticized pockets. In addition, there's a zippered net pocket inside, perfect for additional non-bladed kitchen tools that you want to take with you. The interior of the knife roll has space for business cards and writing tools—or a couple of pairs of chopsticks if you prefer. The roll is made of PVC-laminated 600 denier woven polyester with nylon straps. It is fully zippered, has Velcro closures, and offers a padded, reinforced handle. D-rings at either end accommodate a strap. Embroidered with the Shun logo in red and gold, the Shun 8-Slot Knife Roll is a classy and secure way to travel with your knives.
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
Handle D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Handcrafted in Japan