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Kai Shun Classic 3 Piece Knife Set


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The Shun Classic 3 Piece Knife set is beautfully presented in a special Shun gift box. Each set contains 1 each of the following knives; Shun Classic Paring Knife 9cm, Shun Classic Utility Knife 15cm, Shun Classic Chefs Knife 20cm.
Handcrafted in Japan, Shun knives feature supersharp blades and comfortable handles that provide excellent support and control.

Each Shun knife blade features a special VG-MAX cutting core that is clad each side with 34 ultra thin layers of high carbon stainless steel (total 69 layers). The Damascus type pattern emerges during the initial hand grinding process and is completed with tiny beads of glass being blasted at the steel to produce a stunning finish.

Shun's high quality cladded steel retains the flexibility and strength to take and keep a perfect edge ground at a fine 16° per side. Handles are made from durable ebony coloured PakkaWood that are moisture resistant and are specially D shaped to ergonomically fit to your hand.

NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens. Shun knives are provided with a limited lifetime warranty from manufacturing defects.

All Shun Classic knives:
Cutting Edge: Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade
Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (69 total including core) stainless steel Damascus cladding
Hardness: 60 HRC
Handle: D-shaped ebony PakkaWood®
Origin: Handcrafted in Japan

Born of the ancient samurai swordmaking tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is the perfect line for those making their first foray into the Japanese knife market. Produced in the widest variety of specialised styles, the Classic line features both tradional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.

Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening.  Each blade has a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad each side with 34 layers of Pattern Damascus steel - a total of 69 layers of steel.  While the paterned layers enhance the knife's beauty, they also add durability and stain resistance, and reduce friction when cutting.

For over 100 years, the Kai company has been producing cutlery according to the traditions of the legendary samurai of old Japan. In the process, the desire to preserve ancient traditions and to combine them with innovative techniques represents no contradiction, but forms the basis for new products that honour Japanese blacksmithing while meeting modern demands.

With the highest quality standards, Kai has made it its mission to produce special knives for daily use. Made from natural resources, shaped and formed according to the expertise of the ancient blacksmithing art of the samurai, Kai cooking knives epitomise Japanese craftmanship carried out with the highest degree of precision. From the design to completion of each individual knife, the focus is on the development of an integrated and carefully-considered product.


 Blade Material VG-MAX hardened Japanese steel cutting core, each side clad with 34 layers (total 69 layers of steel) of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel.

Cutting Angle

Double beveled 16° cutting angle each side.
Hardness 60 HRC.
Handle Material D-shaped ebony coloured PakkaWood (premium, resin impregnated hardwood) handle.

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