Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Knife Set DM2003B

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Shun Classic 7 Piece Essential Block Knife Set DM2003B

The Shun Classic 7-Piece Essential Block Set gives you all the must-have pieces of kitchen cutlery in one beautiful bamboo block. In addition to key pieces like the Shun Classic Paring, Utility, and Chef's Knives, the set also includes the Bread Knife with its low-frequency serrations and the handy Herb Shears. The shears are perfect for snipping herbs, of course, but you'll be amazed at how often they come in handy for other things, too. This essential set comes in its own laminated bamboo block with extra open slots so you can continue to expand your Shun Classic collection. Bamboo offers easy-care performance. It absorbs very little moisture and doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, making it ideal for kitchen accessories.

7 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.
9-in. Bread Knife
The Shun Classic 9-in. Bread Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. 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.
After a chef’s knife and a paring knife, some cooks say that the knife they most can’t live without is their bread knife. It’s a crime to ruin a fresh loaf of bread by smashing it beneath the blade of a dull knife. The wide, “low frequency” serrations on the Shun Classic Bread Knife are not only razor-sharp, but they do a much better job slicing any type of bread than a straight-edged knife. The undulating serrations provide the power you need to gently saw through a crusty loaf without tearing the tender interior. And it works equally well on very soft bread and even pastries. Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, just gently saw back and forth to cut off the perfect slice of bread with nary an unsightly rip or tear.  
Herb Shears
The extra-fine 16° cutting edge cuts of our elegant Shun Herb Shears cuts cleanly and won't bruise delicate herbs. A built-in blade notch makes it easy to strip herbs or cut through their stems. The high-carbon, molybdenum-vanadium, stainless-steel blades offer extra-long life. The ergonomically designed grip is padded with elastomer plastic for maximum comfort and the shears are suitable for both left- and right-handed use. For easy cleaning, the blades separate. An interlock screw lets you adjust the blade tension to suit your preferences.
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.
While fine European knives can require honing after each use, Shun's harder steel means you can hone just once a week or so, depending on your level of use. To make honing to the correct 16° Shun angle easier, the Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel has a built-in 16° angle on the handle. The premium PakkaWood handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Classic line.
11-Slot Bamboo Block
The Shun 11-Slot Bamboo Block displays your Shun collection beautifully and ensures the knife you need is always within easy reach. This attractive block is made of easy-to-clean, stain resistant bamboo. Durable bamboo is harder than maple, lighter than oak, and is one of the world’s most renewable resources. Grown without chemicals or pesticides, bamboo matures rapidly and needs little water. It is ideal for kitchen accessories because it absorbs very little moisture and so doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods. All it requires to keep it clean is occasional wiping with a damp cloth. The natural hardness of bamboo means it resists knife marks and retains its handsome appearance even under consistent use. This block can accommodate up to 11 pieces of kitchen cutlery, including a honing steel and kitchen shears.  

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
Bamboo Block
Beautiful, sustainable bamboo construction
Accommodates up to 11 pieces of kitchen cutlery, large and small
Includes slots for honing steel and kitchen shears
Made in China
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

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