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Shun Classic 5- Pc.Block Set Blonde




Style : DMS0540W

This excellent starter set includes the three essential Shun Classic kitchen knives: a 3.5" parer, a 6" utility knife, and an 8" chef's knife. With this three knives, you'll be ready to tackle most kitchen tasks. Along with the knives, the set includes a Shun honing steel to keep your knife edges in shape, and a bamboo knife block with room for an additional knife and a pair of kitchen shears.

In Seki City, Japan, home of generations of samurai sword artisans, the latest advances in metallurgy are combined with traditional craftsmanship to create Shun Classic knives. It starts with Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel", an alloy of carbon, chromium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, silicon, and vanadium. VG-MAX has a Rockwell hardness rating of 61 and because of its strength, the blade can be ground to an extreme 16 degree angle. This means Shun Classic knives start out sharper and stay sharper longer than European knives. To protect the edge, each Shun Classic VG-MAX core is clad on each side with 34 layers of bonded steel (16 layers of 431 stainless steel, 17 layers of 410 stainless, and a single layer of nickel), creating a 68-layer blade and the distinctive "wood grain" look of Shun Classic.

The asymmetrical "D"-shaped Pakkawood handle conforms perfectly to the curve of your fingers and you grip the knife, with an asymmetrical bolster that helps create the ideal balance point. All the technical talk adds up to one simple fact: you'll be astounded at how these knives cut and feel. Hand washing and drying strongly recommended.