The Shun Classic 9-Piece Exclusive Block Set includes the knives and tools needed for a well-equipped kitchen. This 13-slot bamboo block comes with the Shun Classic 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 4.5-inch Honesuki Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife, 7-inch Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, 9-inch Hollow-Ground Slicing Knife, and 9-inch Bread Knife. The Shun Classic Combination Honing Steel is also included. The paring knife is an essential tool to handle smaller cutting tasks, such as peeling, coring, and pitting. The Honesuki knife is an Asian boning knife, ideal for removing poultry meat from bone. The utility knife has a narrow, straight blade and sharp tip to handle detail work, along with slicing and chopping. The Santoku knife slices, dices, and minces, with hollow-ground indentations that help push food away from the blade. The chef's knife is an all-purpose knife that can mince herbs, dice vegetables, and slice through thick rinds and large cuts of meat. The slicing knife cuts thin or thick slices of meat with a single stroke. The bread knife slices through crust without compressing the loaf. The honing steel realigns knife blades between sharpenings. The block protects knife blades while safely storing cutlery, and the extra slots allow for expansion of your collection.
The high performance Damascus-clad blades are made from a VG-MAX steel core with 34 layers of steel on each side. The distinctive wavy pattern is formed as the blade is ground and bead-blasted from the spine to the razor-sharp edge, hand-sharpened to a 16-degree cutting angle. VG-MAX stainless steel is proprietary to Shun. It includes a higher percentage of carbon for greater strength and durability. This alloy combines multiple other metals, including chromium, cobalt, vanadium, molybdenum and tungsten, to further improve wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and strength. Shun Classic knife blades are stronger, more durable, and stay sharper longer. The ebony PakkaWood handles are made from genuine hardwood and resin. The addition of resin makes the wood moisture-resistant, strong, and durable. The D-shape of the handle is designed to fit comfortably in your hand.
The Shun Classic collection offers a wide assortment of traditional and modern blade shapes, making these knives a perfect fit for any kitchen. Each knife in the Shun Classic collection boasts all of the essential features that make Shun a top choice of professional chefs.