The Shun Premier Essential 7-Piece Block Set includes four of the most popular kitchen knife styles plus a matching sharpening steel, kitchen shears, and a fine bamboo storage block. The awarding-winning Premier series of knives was named Kitchen Knife of the Year for 2010 by Blade Magazine. The block even has room for the two Premier knives not included in this basic block set.
Each knife features a hand-hammered Damask steel blade with tsuchime finish and a core layer of SG-10 high carbon stainless steel. You’ll find four useful knives with a look that’s good enough to display. The set includes the Premier 4-inch paring knife, 6-1/2-inch utility knife, 8-inch chef’s knife, and 9-inch bread knife. All but the bread knife feature thin SG-10 plain edges, long-lasting and easy to sharpen. The bread knife’s scalloped edge meets the same high standards with a 16-degree bevel on each side and a core hardened to Rockwell 60 to 62. This scalloped edge will require professional sharpening when the edge eventually wears down, but expect high performance and long life between servicing.
Knife handles all use the new and comfortable shape that Shun re-designed for the Premier series. Walnut Pakkawood grips, permanently mounted between a solid stainless steel end cap and a streamlined front bolster, give the knife handles a natural look. Pakkawood uses layers of real hardwood injected with resin to build a durable grip that withstands even the high temperatures of dishwashers but requires very little maintenance.
The knife block provides the best possible storage for these fine tools and needs only an occasional rub-down with mineral or vegetable oil to maintain the polish and repel moisture.
See the Shun Classic Bamboo Knife Block Set for another assortment of fine Shun kitchen knives.
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