Shun Premier 5 Piece Starter Knife Set TDMS0512
Shun Premier 5 Piece Starter Knife Set TDMS0512
The Shun Premier 5-piece Starter Set is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the Hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.
The Shun Premier 5-piece Starter Set gets your Premier collection started beautifully. You get the three most-needed kitchen knives—the Shun Premier 8-inch Chef's Knife, the 4-inch Paring Knife, and the 6.5-inch Utility Knife. There's also a Premier Combination Honing Steel to help you maintain your edge. Everything fits in our Slimline Bamboo Block—with room to expand. There is one additional knife slot, plus one to accommodate a handy pair of kitchen shears.
4-in. Paring Knife
The paring knife is an indispensable kitchen prep knife. For peeling, trimming, making decorative cuts, or even for chopping small foods like shallots or garlic, the small size of the paring knife gives you complete cutting control. Since every kitchen needs a paring knife—and since you’ll use it just about every time you cook—it makes sense to own a paring knife you can love. May we suggest the Shun Premier Paring Knife? Of course, it’s beautiful. But its real beauty comes from how well it performs. A thin lightweight blade and a razor-sharp edge make every paring task a breeze. The contour on the bottom of the handle ensures an excellent grip whether held by the handle or in a pinch grip.
6.5-in Utility Knife
This style of knife is often called a tomato or sandwich knife, but it’s so much more versatile than that description would imply. Of course, it works beautifully on most anything you would put in a sandwich—from meat to cheese to tomato slices. What’s more, the serrations will handily cut the sandwich in half when it’s done. But the Premier Serrated Utility offers something others don't. The blade edge is serrated at the front and back but has a fine edge in the middle. This means that it's perfect for cutting foods with a tougher or more resilient exterior and a tender interior. For the initial push or pull cut, the serrations glide through the exterior with ease while the fine edge cuts through the softer interior. The combination of serrated and fine edge means you get the perfect slice no matter what you're cutting with no tearing or squashing.
8-in. Chef's Knife
Your chef’s knife will probably be the most-used knife in your kitchen. If you’re like most cooks, you’ll want to find the one that feels like an extension of your arm. The beautiful Shun Premier 8-in. Chef's Knife could be the one for you. This breathtaking knife is lightweight, agile, and offers an extremely comfortable grip. In fact, Shun Premier's thinner blades make this chef’s knife lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style chef's knives. The 8-in. the length and razor-sharp edge are perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and comes in 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.
Combination Honing Steel (made in China)
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 remedy is honing with the Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel gently realigns the edge of your blade. It offers two honing surfaces: a smooth one for day-to-day honing, and a micro-ribbed one for weekly honing. By honing your edge regularly, you can go longer between actual sharpenings.
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, of course. The Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel has an angle guide built into the handle, so you can easily hone your knives at the correct 16° Shun angle. The premium walnut PakkaWood handle provides a secure grip and matches the handles of the rest of the beautiful Shun Premier line.
Shun 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.
Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
Handle Contoured walnut-colored PakkaWood®
Handcrafted in Japan
Built-in angle guide makes precision honing easy
Stainless steel with micro ribs
Handle Walnut-colored PakkaWood®
Rod length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
Made in China
Beautiful, sustainable bamboo construction
Accommodates up to 4 kitchen knives, large to small
Plus slots for honing steel and kitchen shears
Made in China