When you want to take your kitchen beyond just the basics, stock
it with the Shun Premier 9-Piece Gourmet Block Set. Of course,
you’ll get a selection of the most essential Shun knives like
the 8-in. Chef's Knife, 4-in. Paring Knife, and the 6 1/2-in.
Utility Knife. But this set also includes a number of the specialty
knives that can make cooking even more pleasurable because you'll
always have the right tool for the job. The 3-in. Vegetable Knife,
with its straight-edged blade makes it easy to chop garlic and
other herbs against a cutting board. The Shun Premier Slicing Knife
lets you cut thin, even slices of meat effortlessly. The Shun
Premier Bread Knife cuts through even crusty or very tender bread
without tearing or crushing. This set also includes our handy Shun
Kitchen Shears and the Premier Honing Steel to help maintain your
The entire set fits in the Shun 11-Slot Bamboo Block. This easy-care block stores your cutlery beautifully and even has a few open slots to enable you to expand your Premier collection.
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.