Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set

Produced by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese knife making. This ten-piece collection includes the knife styles most used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. VG-10 "super steel" blades are clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handles resist moisture and have a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Set includes matching honing steel. Bamboo storage block has 11 slots. Handcrafted in Japan. 9-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 5 1/2" santoku. 6" boning knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" hollow-ground slicing knife. 9" bread knife. Kitchen shears. 9" honing steel. 11-slot storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
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3 of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
MarkFinTX
,Austin
,TX
September 6, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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These are fantastic knives!!!
September 6, 2014
Have been using the Shun Classics for the past 6 months and have been delighted with the quality and how sharp they are if maintained properly. I bought the left handed "D" handles. I have no idea how the manufacturer or WS chooses which knives are made for lefties but I have 5 so far and would purchase more if they offered them.
The handles are comfortable but I wish the smaller knives had a bit larger grip. And it does require some adjustment if you're like me and have been using a heftier blade.The VG-10 steel and layered technique is how blades have been made in Japan for centuries. This results in a much thinner and lighter cutting/slicing tool. One word of caution is to always keep the edge sharp and cut with a forward and down motion. I think this is a delicate hand made piece that has an esoteric look and feel and may not be for everyone. For me though it's the best knife I've ever had the pleasure of using and can't say enough about the craftsmanship.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Sharpness, Shape, Weight
Cons: thin tips
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Review 2 for Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Chad94132
,San Francisco
,CA
October 10, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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These knives are great.
October 10, 2013
It took some getting used to. My knives for the last 25 years were Henkels which have considerably more heft that the Shun. (They went to my son who will probably have them for another 25.)
But the edge is impeccable. And once used to the weight I love them completely. Very comfortable in my hand, effortless to use.
Pros: Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Sharpness
Review 3 for Shun Classic 9-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
JennyP23
,Raleigh Area
,NC
January 16, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Outstanding performance, Superlative Knives!
January 16, 2013
I debated several knife lines before purchasing this Shun Classic 9 piece set. The set is expensive, which was part of my debate, but I decided to go ahead based on the idea that knives are a lifetime investment, and I couldn't be more impressed. I received a lot of helpful information about knives at the Crabtree Valley Store from Jake, the assistant manager. This set has nearly every knife you would want (I added a utility and a second paring). The quality of the knives leaves me grasping for adjectives-superlative, amazing, unreal. Cutting potatoes is like slicing through warm butter. I can't overstate the sharpness. The handle is very comfortable, the blade is very aesthetically pleasing. These knives have exceeded my expectations and I am thrilled with my purchase.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Versatile, Sharpness, Shape, Weight