The Shun Premier 3-Piece Build-a-Block Set offers both space and inspiration to start your Shun Classic cutlery collection. This 6-slot slimline bamboo block comes with the Shun Premier 8-inch Chef's Knife and Shun Premier 9-Inch Honing Steel. 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 honing steel realigns knife blades between sharpenings. Extra slots allow for expansion of your collection, including space for kitchen shears.
The high performance Damascus-clad blade is made from a VG-MAX steel core with 34 layers of steel on each side. The 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.
The blade is hand-hammered to create its distinctive look. The tsuchime finish results in hollow-ground cavities on the blade surface, which reduce drag and release food from the blade while cutting. 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 Premier knife blades are stronger, more durable, and stay sharper longer. The walnut PakkaWood handle is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand and finished with an embossed end cap. Resin is added to genuine hardwood to create moisture-resistant, strong, and durable PakkaWood.
The Shun Premier collection features a hand-hammered tsuchime finish that evokes the traditional look of ancient Japanese knives and swords. Each knife in the Shun Premier collection boasts all of the essential features that make Shun a top choice of professional chefs.