Premier 5-piece starter set with dark slimline block

Model TDMS0514

$ 429.95

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Get your Shun Premier collection started right with the Shun Premier 5-piece Starter Set in our sophisticated, dark Slimline Block.

You get the three most-needed kitchen knives—the Shun Premier 8-inch Chef's Knife, the 4-inch Paring Knife, and the 6.5-inch Utility Knife. There's also a Premier Combination Honing Steel to help you maintain your edge. Everything fits in our solid wood Slimline Block with a handsome dark finish. You even have room expand your set; there's one additional knife slot, plus another one to accommodate a handy pair of kitchen shears. Yet the compact design of the Slimline Block means it won't take up too much room on your kitchen countertop.

The Shun Premier 5-piece Starter Set is part of the beautiful Shun Premier line, which calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. While each knife still takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete, the materials Shun uses are among the most advanced in the industry. Each blade has a cutting core of Shun's proprietary VG-MAX “super steel” to take and hold a precision edge. The layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Near the edge of the blade, where the steels meet, an undulating line is formed—similar to the hamon formed when samurai swords are tempered using a traditional clay-baking technique. The hammered tsuchime finish acts like a series of hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag. The handles nestle comfortably in the hand, while the embossed end cap adds balance and beauty.

Technical Specifications

Everything you need to start your Shun Premier collection 

Set includes:

  • 8-inch Chef's
  • 6.5-inch Utility
  • 4-inch Paring
  • Combination Honing Steel
  • Dark Slimline Block

Knives

  • Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: Contoured walnut-colored PakkaWood®
  • Handcrafted in Japan

Honing steel

  • Built-in angle guide makes precision honing easy
  • Stainless steel with micro ribs
  • Handle: Walnut-colored PakkaWood®
  • Rod length: 9 in. (22.9 cm)
  • Made in China

Dark Slimline block

  • Solid wood construction with beautiful dark finish
  • Accommodates up to 4 kitchen knives, large to small
  • Plus slots for honing steel and kitchen shears
  • Made in China

Please see individual components for detailed information.

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