The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This 9-Piece block set equips you with all the most popular cutlery pieces for everyday meals and entertaining. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 69 microthin layers of stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. 9-Piece Set includes: 3" vegetable knife. 4" paring knife. 6 1/2" utility knife. 8" chef's knife. 9" bread knife. 9 1/2" slicing knife. Honing steel. Kitchen shears. 11-slot bamboo block. Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.