The rippled Damascus finish on Shun knives is achieved by forging 34 layers of stainless steel on each side. Flexible, stick-resistant blades are hand ground to an exceptional 16-degree angle, then polished by hand. Impregnated with resin for durability, the beautiful blonde birch wood handles won’t harbor bacteria and are comfortable for left- and right-hand use. A matching honing steel with two sharpening surfaces keeps the knives in their best condition. A fantastic wedding, housewarming or graduation gift, this set includes an 8″ chef’s knife, 3.5″ paring knife, 6″ utility knife and honing steel. The slim bamboo block offers two extra slots for future additions to your cutlery collection.
Each exquisite Shun knife is carefully crafted in a 100-step process inspired by ancient sword smiths. The amazing razor-sharp blades are created in Seki City, Japan’s 700-year-old center for samurai swords.
Shun Classic Blonde 5-Piece Starter Knife Set: 8″ chef's knife, 3.5″ paring knife, 6″ utility knife, honing steel and 6-slot block.
- Handcrafted knives
- 68 total layers of stainless steel
- Resin-impregnated birch PakkaWood handles
- VG-MAX cutting cores
- Full composite tangs
- Blades have a 16掳-edge angle
- Rust- and stain-proof
- 2 honing surfaces: smooth for daily use and micro-ribbed for weekly sharpening
- Bamboo block
- Hand wash only
- Made in Japan
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