The Shun Classic 3-Piece Starter Setincludes the three kitchen knives no chef should be without, the 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 6-inch Utility Knife and 8-inch Chef's Knife. These three pieces come in an elegant Shun gift box.
The Shun Classic 3.5-inch Paring Knife is an essential tool in any kitchen. This mini-version of the Chef's knife is very versatile - making tasks such as peeling, coring, trimming, decorating and detail work easy. The small size of this paring knife provides complete control over the blade from heel to tip. The 3.5-inch parer is often used in your hand rather than against a cutting board.
The Shun Classic 6-inch Utility Knife is perfect for many small tasks that require precise cuts. It's versatile enough to peel an onion in-hand, and then slice it on a board. The very nimble 6" Utility is between a chef's knife and a paring knife - featuring a narrow, straight blade with a slightly curved belly ideal for moderate rocking cuts. Sometimes called a sandwich knife, the utility knife works well on virtually everything between the bread of a sandwich - from thin-skinned vegetables to meats and cheeses.
The Shun Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife is a tool no kitchen should be without. The most versatile knife in any block, the 8-inch Chef's is an all-purpose blade that's the perfect length for slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing small and medium-sized foods - from strawberries to onions and eggplants. The rounded belly of this knife can be gently rocked through garlic and fresh herbs to produce a very fine mince. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board, and makes it easy to transfer ingredients from the board to the cooking pan.
The Shun Classic Chef's Knife boasts a thinner blade, which makes this knife lighter and less tiring than its European-style Chef's knife counterparts.
In the tradition of Japan's ancient sword smiths, each Damascus-clad Shun Classic knife is handcrafted in Seki City, Japan with a 100-step process. The blade is forged with 34 micro-layers metal on each side of a VG-MAX* cutting core. There are alternating layers of 431 and 410 stainless steel, plus one additional layer of nickel on each side of the cutting core. Forged into one single, strong piece of metal, these layers, which provide the beautiful, swirled pattern of the blade, support the core, add stain and corrosion resistance, and help the food slide from the blade. The durable, edge-retaining, easy to sharpen core of VG-MAX stainless steel is exposed at the critical point - the blade's cutting edge. The blade of each Shun Classic knife is sharpened to a cutting angle of 16-degrees on each side.
The beautiful Shun Classic handle is an iconic, ergonomic D-shape. It is made of ebony PakkaWood, a resin-impregnated natural hardwood that is durable and moisture resistant and does not harbor bacteria.
Features of the Shun Classic 3-Piece Starter Set:
*What Is VG-MAX Steel?
VG-MAX is the newest in the line of VG super steels, building on the highly successful VG10 formula. VG-MAX contains more carbon, which provides strength and durability to a knife blade. Added chromium provides wear and corrosion resistance. Higher cobalt content enhances the strength of the blade, and increased tungsten allows the steel to be very fine-grained so the edge can be extremely fine and sharp. Molybdenum contributes to corrosion resistance and strength, while vanadium improves impact resistance and allows the steel to form vanadium carbides, which enhance cutting performance. Shun sharpens VG-MAX in its knife blades to 60-61 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale.
A Bit About Shun
Shun kitchen knives are made by KAI Corporation, which has been handcrafting blades in the spirit of the legendary sword smiths of Seki City, Japan for over 100 years. Every Shun knife is handmade by a team of highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps. This tradition of Japanese sword-making excellence in Seki City is combined with technology and advanced materials in each Shun knife.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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