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Shun Damascus Steel Bamboo Knife Block Set

Forged Chef’s Classic 8 Piece

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Shun Bamboo Knife Block Set This eight-piece bamboo block set from Shun offers knives from the Shun Classic series, with the focus on chef's knives rather than santoku. If you prefer the traditional European cook's knife style but also want the superior steel and cutting ability of Shun's Damascus blades, this set was designed with you in mind.

At the heart of the collection are the two chef's knives -- a ten-inch knife big enough for large hands to wield with comfort and a six-inch chef's knife for the finer work. The Damascus-style high carbon stainless steel build places sixteen layers of high tensile forged steel on each side of a harder core of VG-10 steel. The edge of that core layer, sharpened to an acute angle and supported by the tougher outer layers, provides the hard cutting edge that makes Shun the choice of many professional chefs.

With these chef's knives at hand, you'll probably not miss having a santoku since both slice with the frictionless ease of that good knife style. The Damascus layers shed slices as efficiently as the granton hollows of a modern santoku. If you've use the traditional chef's knife long enough that you don't care to change, these Japanese versions give you a step up to an improved version and a chance to keep most of your comfortable old habits.

Also in the set are a slicing knife, paring knife, and bread knife built with the same excellent steel and D-shaped pakkawood handles. Taskmaster kitchen shears and a beautiful laminated bamboo knife block complete the ten-piece assortment. The block even has room for several more of your good knives.

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