Shun Classic 7-Piece Block Set
Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handles. Behind each knife’s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance.
Shun Classic knives feature a core of proprietary VG-MAX super steel clad on both sides with 34 layers of Damascus stainless steel. The woodgrain pattern of the steel allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that’s sharp, durable and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.
NSF-certified knives meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens.
Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details
3½" PARING KNIFE Ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Generally, you’ll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves.
6" UTILITY KNIFE Great for a multitude of small tasks where more precise cuts are needed, such as trimming broccoli, green beans, or other smaller vegetables. The utility knife is sometimes called a sandwich knife because it works well on almost everything that goes into a sandwich—from thin-skinned vegetables such as tomatoes, to meats and cheeses.
7" GRANTON-EDGE SANTOKU Santoku means “Three Virtues” in Japanese and this knife gets its name for the three strengths it demonstrates in the kitchen: cutting vegetables, thin-boned meats, and fish. Oval indentions on the sides of blade reduce friction, ensuring clean, uniform cuts with minimal sticking.
9" BREAD KNIFE Whether your bread is delicately tender or wonderfully crusty, the Shun Classic bread knife, with its wide, low-frequency serrations, is up to the task. Gently saw back and forth to cut perfect slices with no unsightly rips or tears.
KITCHEN SHEARS A kitchen essential: handy for trimming pie dough, snipping chives, removing fat from raw poultry, and much more.
SHARPENING STEEL Enables you to maintain the razor-sharp edges of your Shun Classic knives.
BAMBOO STORAGE BLOCK Displays your elegant cutlery, keeping knives safe and secure between uses.
VG10 “SUPER STEEL” CORE The higher density of VG10 steel allows it to be tempered to a Rockwell hardness of 61 and still have the flexibility and strength to take and keep a perfect edge. VG10’s natural tendency is to remain straight and true. When blade is used, the edge automatically straightens out and stays sharp longer.
METICULOUSLY CRAFTED Each Shun Classic knife is constructed using the kasumi method, a traditional Japanese process used to create samurai swords. Sixteen layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel are pounded to 3/1000ths of an inch, then clad on each side of the VG10 core. This 32-layer forged construction gives the blade strength, stain resistance, incredible cutting performance, and an elegant Damascus pattern unique to each knife.
RAZOR-SHARP BLADE With a cutting edge ground to a 16° angle on each side, this is one of the sharpest knives you’ll ever find. Plus, the exotic Japanese steels used in the cutting core ensure that blade holds its ultra–sharp edge without the need for excessive re-sharpening.
USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN Comfortable D-shaped handle and perfectly balanced blade offer precise control and reduce fatigue during long, repetitive cutting tasks. Handle is made of moisture-resistant PakkaWood®—a fused blend of hardwood veneers and phenolic resin.
A GREAT VALUE ON SEVEN EXCEPTIONAL PIECES A generous gift for an avid cook, this Shun Classic 7-piece block set is perfect for both novices and seasoned gourmets. It features the essential knives you need to create a lifetime of delicious meals, including: 3½" paring, 6" utility, 7" granton-edge santoku, and 9" bread, along with kitchen shears, sharpening steel, and a handsome bamboo storage block.
- Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd.
- Material: Stainless steel blade, wood handle, bamboo storage block
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan
Care & Usage Show
- Hand wash only
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One note, the angle of the cutting edge is several degrees steeper than most knives so they have to be sharpened by someone who knows what they're doing. Shun offers free sharpening, you have to pay for shipping. They're supposed to hold an edge well, so sharpening should be infrequent.
Questions & Answers
I'd like to get this set to complement my growing collection, but I'm not sure if my current knives will fit in the block. I have four, ranging in length from 3- to 8-inch. How many extra slots are there
I'm wondering if the utility knife included in the set has a serrated or scalloped blade?