What do knives have to do with it? The truth is that the right steak knife can actually make a good steak taste even better. The key is in keeping more of the flavorful juices inside the steak. A razor-sharp knife, like the Shun Premier Steak Knife, will glide through the meat, cutting fewer of the capillaries in the steak and keeping more of the flavor inside, where it belongs. This set of four beautiful Shun Premier Steak Knives are a perfect five-inch length; long enough to handle even the largest steak, yet short enough to provide excellent cutting control. This four-piece set is ideal for a small dinner party. The Shun Premier Steak Knife Set comes in an elegant box, perfect for gift giving or storage.
The Shun Premier line calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX "super steel" to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed--similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.