Shun Premier 7 Piece Essential Block Knife Set TDMS0700
Shun Premier 7 Piece Essential Block Knife Set
We call it the Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set because it includes all the essential pieces of kitchen cutlery in one beautiful bamboo block. In addition to important pieces like the Shun Premier Paring, Utility, and Chef's Knives, the set also includes the Shun Premier Bread Knife with its low-frequency serrations and the handy Herb Shears. Of course, the shears are perfect for snipping herbs, but you'll be amazed at how often they come in handy for other jobs, too. To help maintain your knives the Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set also includes the matching Shun Premier Combination Honing Steel. This fundamental set comes in its own laminated bamboo block with extra open slots so you can continue to expand your Shun Premier collection. Even the bamboo block offers easy-care performance. Since it absorbs very little moisture and doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, it's ideal for kitchen accessories.
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.
4-in. Paring Knife
The paring knife is an indispensible 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 makes this chef’s knife lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style chef's knives. The 8-in. 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.
9-in. Bread Knife
If you bake or buy whole loaves of bread, a bread knife will be one of the most-used knives in your kitchen. Whether you love wonderfully crusty or delicately tender bread, the Shun Premier Bread Knife will be your loaf's new best friend, no matter what its texture. The key is Shun’s razor-sharp, wide, “low frequency” serrations. Unlike a plain-edged knife, the serrations let you gently saw through the bread without crushing and with much less crumbing. Unlike sawtooth serrations that are spaced closer together, the Shun Premier Bread Knife’s wide serrations will gently glide through the bread without tearing. This keeps the bread’s texture intact and enhances eating pleasure. Cakes and pastries also benefit from the Shun Premier Bread Knife’s smooth cutting capabilities.
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.
11-Slot Bamboo Block (made in China)
Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel on fine section; single-bevel on serrated sections
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
Handle: Contoured walnut PakkaWood®
Handcrafted in Japan