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Shun Classic 5 Piece Knife Starter Block Set

Shun Classic 5 Piece Knife Starter Block Set DMS0510

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  • The perfect way to start out your high-end cutlery collection, this set is the perfect gift for any aspiring chef and will become a mainstay in the collection of anyone serious about food
  • Set includes the following: chef’s knife, utility knife, paring knife, honing steel, and a bamboo knife block
  • VG-10 stainless steel material
  • Razor-sharp Damascus clad blade
  • Ergonomic and comfortable PakkaWood handle
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty
Regular Price: $538.00
Sale Price: $359.95



Shun Classic 5 Piece Knife Starter Block Set


You'll experience love at first slice with this Classic 5-Piece Deluxe Block Set from Shun. This Block Set features some of the most popular knives like paring, utility and chef's knives. These three knives can be used to perform a variety of functions in the kitchen, including slicing, dicing, mincing and chopping. A sharpening steel is also included in this set to keep your blades sharp for maximum performance. Shun's Classic Series is where style meets function. These ultra-sharp knives have a traditional 16 degree double-bevel blade angle.  Each elegant blade also has a design that is reminiscent of a wood-grain pattern or the ripples that occur when raindrops hit a body of water. A sharpening steel is also included to keep the knives sharp. These knives also combine characteristics of traditional with modern technology. The traditional blade shapes and Japanese sharpening angles are reflected in the design, but modern VG-10 improves upon the Japanese knives of old.  A beautiful 11-slot bamboo block contains the knives when not in use.  Open slots allow room for growth in your new knife set. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number DMS1100.

Shun DMS0510 Classic 5-Piece Starter Block Set Includes:

  • 3.5" Paring Knife

  • 6" Serrated Utility Knife

  • 8" Chef's Knife

  • 9" Sharpening Steel

  • 11-slot Bamboo Block

Shun Technology Highlights

  • VG-10 stainless steel: Adds cobalt for strength and hardness, vanadium for superior edge retention.  The higher density allows the steel to be tempered to a higher Rockwell (60-62). Requires minimal care to avoid corrosion. Razor-sharp blade and phenomenal edge retention.

  • 16° Angle: Blade is sharpened to 16°. Ensures food is cut properly and precisely; no torn or bruised food so ingredients retain the same flavor and freshness.

  • PakkaWood® Handles: Resin-impregnated natural hardwood; waterproof, durable, comfortable; won't harbor bacteria.

  • Awards: Blade Magazine's Blade Show Kitchen Knife of the Year winner (2003 - Classic 8" Santoku, 2005 - Ken Onion 8" Chef's, 2006 - Elite 10" Chef's, 2007 - Kaji, 2008 - Shun Classic Line, 2010 Premier Line, 2011 - Fuji Line). Shun has won many more industry awards for beauty, performance, and innovation.  

  • Complimentary lifetime sharpening service (you ship, they sharpen)

  • Designers:  Ken Onion, Alton Brown

  • NSF Certified

  • Lifetime warranty

Shun Classic Series Features

Shun's Classic Series offers the widest assortment of traditional Japanese and European blade shapes and contemporary designs. At first glance, you'll notice instantly the beautiful waved pattern on the blade which resembles a combination of tree-rings and ripples in water. This form of Kasumi-style knife making similar to pattern Damascus, or in Japanese suminigashi ("ink pattern"), is not only visually appealing but actually allows the blade to slide through food easier. This variation of pattern Damascus is formed by folding, welding, grinding, and polishing 32 layers (16 per side) of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) that protect and support the VG-10 stainless steel core. The D-shaped ebony PakkaWood
® handle fits perfectly in the hand and stabilizes the blade to prevent turning.

About Shun

Shun in Japanese actually translates to "at the peak of perfection," and no words could better describe this outstanding company. Renowned for their traditional knife making style and aesthetic design, the highly skilled artisans at the Kai Corporation (the parent company of "Shoon") have been making blades of the highest quality in homage of the legendary sword smiths of Seki, Japan for over 100 years. Each and every knife is handmade, from beginning to end, requiring at least 100 meticulous steps along the way. It is out of this respect and admiration towards their ancestors, coupled with advanced technology and materials, that Shun produces basically pieces of art that also happen to be razor-sharp knives.

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