This Shun Premier 7-piece essential knife block set combines the look of hand-forged ancient Japanese knives with the superb performance of lightweight Damascus steel and the comfort of contoured walnut Pakkawood handles. Damascus steel blades are known for being tough and resistant to shattering, as well as their capability of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. The Pakkawood handle is constructed of carefully selected foreign and domestic hardwood veneers which undergo a process that creates multiple fused layers of treated hardwoods, making a weather, bacteria and moisture resistant handle that is dimensionally stable. The 32 layers of Damascus steel and VG10 super steel cutting core create an incredibly strong, stain-resistant blade with a 16 degree cutting angle for unmatched edge retention. The hammered finish performs like a hollow-ground cavity to reduce drag and also helps release food easily. The steel meets and forms an undulating line near the edge of the blade, similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional claybaking technique. Each blade features the Shun logo emblazoned onto the side, and should be hand washed to preserve the quality. This Shun Premier set includes: 4-inch paring knife, 6 1/2-inch utility knife, 8-inch chefs knife, 9-inch bread knife, sharpening steel, kitchen shears and 11-slot knife block. The knife block is made of bamboo for superior storage strength that protects your valuable cutlery.
About Shun Cutlery
Pronounced "shoon", Shun is fine cutlery handcrafted in Japan. Every Shun knife takes at least 100 steps to complete. Shun proudly takes its name from the
Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest foods at that perfect "shun" moment. Incredibly sharp edges and unmatched aesthetics set
Shun apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today. For more than 100 years, Seki City has been the heart of the Japanese cutlery
industry and home to the Kai Corporation, the makers of Shun fine cutlery. The highly skilled Shun artisans produce blades of unparalleled quality and beauty,
inspired by the legendary samurai swords and blade making traditions of ancient Japan.