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Shun Blue 3-Piece Knife Set

The Shun Blue Steel series was developed in partnership with award-winning chef Chris Cosentino, known for his "nose to tail" philosophy of using the whole animal. These traditional Japanese knives feature a core of blue steel-a fine-grained carbon steel favored by professional chefs for its blazing sharpness- that is encased between two layers of stainless steel. This set equips you with three essential knives from the Japanese kitchen-the honesuki, the kiritsuke and a multipurpose utility/butcher knife-for covering a wide range of cutting tasks. Kiritsuke knife: In Japan, using a kiritsuke is a sign of a master chef. A skilled cook can do just about anything with this long-bladed knife, which functions like a chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, thin slicing and mincing. Utility/butcher knife: Excels at breaking down larger pieces of meat into cuts for cooking, and makes quick work of separating meat from bone. The size and shape also makes it an ideal all-purpose utility knife for the kitchen. Honesuki knife: With its triangular blade, the honesuki is used for boning poultry, but it also excels at other meat-trimming tasks, such as frenching a rack of lamb. Japanese san mai construction features carbon steel between two layers of stainless steel, providing the ultra-sharpness of carbon steel with the easier maintenance and added corrosion resistance of stainless steel. Blue steel, hardened to 61 Rockwell, is a super-hard, fine-grained carbon steel known for taking and maintaining an extremely sharp edge ("blue" refers to the paper the raw steel comes wrapped in). Mirror-polished blades have a bead-blasted edge where the two steels meet, showcasing the layered construction. Traditional Japanese octagonal handles are made of gray PakkaWood. Each knife includes a protective sheath.
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Customer Reviews for Shun Blue 3-Piece Knife Set
Review 1 for Shun Blue 3-Piece Knife Set
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5 out of 5
,Discovery Bay
January 26, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Blue Steel Happiness!!!
January 26, 2014
I can't say enough about these knives. The trio works just like Chris Consentino said they would. In fact, it was his video that prompted me to buy them. The Kiritsuke works just like Chris said. It is the workhorse of my kitchen. I just went through (5) very large onions for Onion Soup with super quick speed. Who needs a mandoline? The Honesuki not only saves me time, but also money when it comes to breaking down chicken. Also the ease of working with it is awesome. The butcher knife debones meat with ease and is excellent for cutting up shallots. It is very nimble. They are an expense but well worth the money in my opinion. There's that saying "If you buy the best, you will always be happy with it"!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight