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Shun Hiro 7-Piece Knife Block Set

Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra premium SG-2 steel gives them a super sharp, lasting edge, and hammered blades help keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. Handcrafted in Japan, our exclusive seven-piece collection includes essential knives for home cooks. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blades for fast and agile performance. The blade's core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern (tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured ambidextrous handles are designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handles are dark charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. Mirror-polished nickel silver bolsters and end caps. Knives are handcrafted in Japan. Block is made in China. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. 7-Piece Set includes: 3 1/2" paring knife. 6" serrated utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 9 1/2" slicing knife. Honing steel. 8-slot bamboo storage block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
Average Customer Rating:
3 out of 5
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(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun Hiro 7-Piece Knife Block Set
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
October 11, 2015
Ability level:Advanced
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a year
Would You Recommend? No
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Not god Knives
October 11, 2015
Knives too thin for average cook. Tips break Very easily!!
Cons: Fragile, High-Maintenance
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Posted March 17, 2016
Not "good" Knives?
We've owned the Hiro line for years now ... never "broken a tip."
This reviewer claims to be an expert, but knocks the knives as too thin for the "average" cook.
Hmm, doesn't sound like an expert.
To everyone,
The Hiro line is an exceptional representation of the Shun craft and in fact, I'm adding another Hiro to our collection tonight.
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Review 2 for Shun Hiro 7-Piece Knife Block Set
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,lake placid
April 29, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 3 months
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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great knives
April 29, 2012
I have always loves Shun knives, when I found out about the Hiro line, I knew they were the knives I wanted to invest in. They are very expensive, but are the the knives I plan to be in my kitchen for years to come.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Strength, Sharpness, Shape, Weight