This gorgeous set is built around the Shun Premier Grey 8-in. Chef's Knife, the one knife you are sure to use every time you cook. Of course, when you are not using the chef's knife, you will probably be using a paring knife for all those trimming and peeling tasks. Finally, the set also includes the Shun Premier Grey 6.5-in. Utility Knife—perfect for all those in-between tasks. This attractive set comes in a tasteful box suitable for storage or gift-giving.
In case you didn't know that Shun uses handcrafted techniques in homage of their ancestors, the remarkable Premier Series screams it. Every one of these double-beveled knives has a powerful VG-10 core and is then clad with 16 layers on each side of softer steel (SUS410/SUS431) which is folded, welded, ground, and then polished. This form of Kasumi style knife making, similar to pattern Damascus, is also featured in the Classic and Ken Onion Series. What really brings out the handcrafted nature of this line is the hand-hammered tsuchime finish which actually serves a purpose, other than looking awesome. They act as little hollow-ground cavities, creating tiny air pockets that prevent food from sticking and allows for proper and precise cuts. You'll also notice a wavy line near the edge called a harmon where the core and clad meet, similar to post-tempered samurai swords. Yeah, that's right. Samurai Swords.
In Japanese, shun translates to “at the peak of perfection,” and no words could better describe this outstanding company. The knife artisans of Shun’s parent company, Kai Corporation, have been expertly and elegantly crafting Shun cutlery for over 100 years. All Shun knives are 100% handmade with the utmost attention to detail to ensure that each knife meets the rigorous standards passed down from their swordsmith ancestors. Every style of Shun knife you buy combines elegance, durability and unmatched performance into a single blade. With Shun handcrafted Japanese kitchen knives, quality cutlery doesn’t need to break the bank.
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