Shun Classic 10-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’s VG-MAX steel core—known for its incredible edge retention—is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold.
NSF-certified knives meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan.
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.
5 ½" HOLLOW-EDGE SANTOK 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" SLICING KNIFE This slicing knife’s long, narrow blade allows you to make a cleaner cut, which helps keep more of the juices—and thus more of the flavor—trapped in the meat.
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.
8" CHEF’S KNIFE This powerful kitchen multi-tasker is perfect for slicing, dicing, and chopping large quantities of fruits, vegetables, meats, and more. The wide blade keeps knuckles off the cutting board and is extra handy when transferring cut food from board to pan.
6" U2 ULTIMATE UTILITY KNIFE A low-frequency serrated edge makes this knife perfect for slicing delicate thin-skinned fruits and vegetables, as well as chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing. The broad blade and curved belly enable you to rock the knife on the cutting board. Plus, it makes a great sandwich knife: use the wide blade and rounded tip for spreading condiments and the serrated edge for slicing.
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. Features 11 slots, enabling you to easily expand your collection.
VG-MAX "SUPER STEEL" CORE The higher density of VG-MAX 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. VG-MAX’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 VG-MAX 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 the 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 10 EXCEPTIONAL PIECES A generous gift for an avid cook, this Shun Classic 10-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, 5½" hollow-edge santoku, 9" slicing, 9" bread, 8" chef’s, and 6" U2 ultimate utility, along with kitchen shears, sharpening steel, and a handsome 11-slot bamboo storage block.
- Manufacturer: KAI USA Ltd.
- Includes: 3½" paring, 6" utility, 5½" hollow-edge santoku, 9" slicing, 9" bread, 8" chef’s, 6" U2 ultimate utility, kitchen shears, sharpening steel, and 11-slot bamboo storage block.
- Care: Dishwasher safe, but hand wash recommended
- Material: Forged 32-layer steel blades, pakkawood handles, bamboo storage block
- Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty
- Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan
- Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Shun knives are heirs to a 7-century tradition of superior workmanship
- Shun Classic’s tasteful and contemporary design features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handles
- 32–layer forged construction gives the blade strength, stain resistance, and incredible cutting performance
- Cutting edge is ground to a 16° angle on each side, ensuring razor sharpness
- Perfectly balanced blade offers precise control
- NSF–certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan
Incredibly sharp edges, partnered with a stunning aesthetic, set Shun knives apart from every other kitchen knife on the market today. In the tradition of Seki’s sword smiths, every knife is hand made by highly skilled specialists and requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.
Every day, the legacy of ancient sword smiths serves as an inspiration to KAI’s artisans. This tradition of excellence, combined with the newest technology and advanced materials, makes every Shun knife a functional work of art.
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