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Shun Classic 7 Piece Knife Essential Block Set

Shun Classic 7 Piece Knife Essential Block Set DM2003B

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  • Get all of the knives deemed “essential” by chefs, plus some needed accessories with this special set, a great way to start any cutlery collection
  • Included in this set are the paring knife, utility knife, chef’s knife, bread knife, honing steel, herb shears, and a beautiful bamboo knife block
  • All knives are handcrafted from high quality, high-carbon steel
  • double beveled blades adorn each knife
  • Sturdy and ergonomic handles
  • Beautiful bamboo storage block leaves plenty of room for expansion
  • Made in Japan, Lifetime Warranty
Regular Price: $770.00
Sale Price: $519.95



Shun Classic 7 Piece Knife Essential Block Set


Whether you're replacing your current cutlery or looking for your first block, the Shun Ken Onion 7-Piece Essential Block Set has the crucial knives you will need plus some great specialty pieces. Along with the essentials like the paring, utility, and chef's knife, the block also includes a serrated bread knife, herb shears, and a honing steel. The ten-slot laminated bamboo block has four unoccupied slots, allowing you to expand this already wonderful set in the future. There are few, if any, manufacturers more skilled at knife-making than the Kai Corporation. They leave the factory razor-sharp and retain the same edge much longer than competition. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime Warranty. Shun item number KOS0700.

Shun DM2003B Classic 7-Piece Essential Block Set Includes:

  • 3.5" Paring Knife

  • 6" Utility Knife

  • 8" Chef's Knife

  • 9" Bread Knife

  • Honing Steel

  • Herb Shears

  • 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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