5-Piece Block Set contains 3 essential knives: a 3.5" Paring, 6" Utility, 8" Chefs, one Honing Steel and 11-slot bamboo block
Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel blade; holds a razor-sharp edge
Knives are clad with16 layers of stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus look
Durable D-shaped Pakkawood handle; comfortable offset steel bolster for comfortable grip to reduce fatigue
The Shun Classic 5 Piece Knife Block Set contains four of our popular knives: a 3.5" Paring Knife, 6" Utility Knife, 8" Chef’s Knife. Additionally, the set includes one Honing Steel to hone blades between professional sharpening and a Shun 11-Slot Bamboo Block to hold it all beautifully, within easy reach. Shun Classic knife blades are made with solid VG10 super steel and feature a razor-sharp 16 degree cutting angle on each side. The ebony D-Shape PakkaWood® handles have that sleek, sophisticated look that makes these knives feel more like art, than instrument, and are specifically designed for premium applications. The specially shaped handles rest perfectly in the curve of the fingers, for a more secure grip while handles remain moisture resistant. The bolster is ground out more on the right side for proper finger placement, as well as balancing the knives perfectly. Precision blades and handle engineering mean long-lasting use and comfort-no matter how large or small you kitchen prep may be. Crafted in Seki City Japan, our Shun Classics are forged in the tradition of samurai sword making. These heirloom quality knives will be a prized treasure you'll want to pass down to family for generations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shun Classic knives are wonderfully made very useful knives with attractive Japanese styling. They cut through things like they are not there.
If watching your budget, I recommend Getting this five piece Shun Block set instead of the 7 piece set gives a way to upgrade and get a better bread (over the long 9" bread knife) shown with the 7 Piece Set for the same net price when done upgrading.
Although the 8 inch Chef's knife is heavy enough, the six inch capable Utility Knife that comes with the set is relatively thin and light weight and is not ideal for chopping vegetables. If you want something that is still heavy enough to do a great job chopping vegetables and is more nimble than the longer more curved 8" Chef's knife,I recommend getting the Shun 7" Santoku knife. If like me, you don't want a hollowed Satoku one with the scalloped indentations in the side, factory authorized vendors other than Amazon such as Cutlery and More (tax fee also)...
my wife LOVES these knives for everyday use and i love them for my work with bbq'ing on the weekends. REALLY SHARP!!! Both of us have learned the hard way that these are not your run of the mill knives (fortunately, just a couple pokes in the fingers).... could not be happier with the quality of the product.
Beautifully designed and made! They cut so efficiently and easily that I am having trouble getting used to them -- after many years of less-than high quality kitchen knives. I consider them to be one of the best kitchen ware that I have bought, well worth the extremely high price.
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