Shun Classic 5 Piece Starter Block Knife Set DMS0530

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Shun Classic 5 Piece Starter Block Knife Set DMS0530

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.

The Shun Classic 5-Piece Starter Block set includes three of the most essential Shun knives, plus the Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel and a beautiful 6-slot Slimline Block. You'll get the 8-in. Chef's Knife, the 3.5-in. Paring Knife, and the 6-in. Utility Knife. With these three elegant Shun Classic knives in your block, you'll be able to handle almost any kitchen tasks. Regular honing with the included Shun Honing Steel helps maintain your edge and prolongs the time between sharpenings. The bamboo block will look beautiful on your counter and you'll also appreciate its easy-care performance. Since bamboo absorbs very little moisture, it doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, making it ideal for kitchen accessories. Even with all this, you'll have room for an additional Shun knife and a pair of Kitchen or Herb Shears in your Shun Bamboo Block.

5 Piece Set includes:

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.
Combination Honing Steel
With each use of your knife, the razor-sharp edge naturally bends over just a tiny bit. The edge is still sharp, but the sharpest part isn’t making contact with the food. The answer is honing with the Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel. It gently realigns the edge of the blade, prolonging the knife's sharpness. The Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel has two surfaces: a smooth one for day-to-day honing, and a micro-ribbed one for weekly honing.
6-Slot Slimline Block
Perfect for kitchens with limited counter space, the Shun slimline bamboo block accommodates up to six pieces of Shun kitchen cutlery. There are slots for two larger knives and two for medium or small knives. There's even a slot for the honing steel needed for maintaining your edge as well as one to accommodate kitchen shears. The beautiful bamboo block is durable and easy care. A renewable resource, bamboo absorbs very little moisture, so it doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, making it ideal for kitchen accessories.

Specifications: 
Knives
 Hand-sharpened 16° single-bevel blade with serrations
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
Handle D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Handcrafted in Japan
Honing Steel
Built-in angle guide makes precision honing easy
Two honing surfaces: smooth for every day honing; micro-ribbed for weekly care
Stainless steel
Handle D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Rod length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Made in China
Bamboo Block
Beautiful, sustainable bamboo construction
Accommodates up to 6 pieces of kitchen cutlery, large and small
Includes slots for honing steel and kitchen shears
Made in China

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