Made in Japan.
Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, Shun Premier offers the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 32 layers of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the two steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) acts similar to a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood® handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom end cap adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in use in the hand or at rest in the block.
The Shun Premier 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 Premier Paring, Utility, and Chef's knives, the set also includes the Breadknife and handy Herb Shears. (For easy cleaning, the shears unhinge, too.) This essential set comes in its own laminated bamboo block with extra open slots so you can continue to expand your Shun collection.
- 3-in. Paring knife
- 6 1/2-in. Utility knife
- 8-in. Chef's knife
- 9-in. Bread knife
- Herb Shears
- Honing Steel
- 11-slot bamboo block
- Steel: VG-10 cutting core, Pattern Damascus cladding of SUS410/SUS431 stainless; 16 layers each side; hammered tsuchime finish
- Handle: Contoured walnut PakkaWood