Shun 4-pc. Pro Sho Asian Chef's Set

At first glance, a Shun knife set looks like pretty much every other Japanese knife set on the market. A closer look reveals what may be the best knife set to come out of Japan in recent years. Shun knives are manufactured in Seki City, a city in Japan famous for its sword makers. They have been refining the art of making swords for centuries, and have transferred their craft to kitchen cutlery.

Shun knives are forged with a VG10 stainless steel core, which is both harder and, strangely enough, more flexible than the type of steel most knives are crafted from. The hard yet supple core is then covered by 32 layers of carbon-rich stainless steel. That's right, there are 16 layers of carbon stainless steel on each side of the blade. This makes for a beautiful blade that is resistant to rust.

The handles are suited to those with smaller hands. They are D-shaped for comfort and added control. Many of the sets available feature PakkaWood handles that are both nice to look at and safe to throw in the dishwasher. PakkaWood is made of pieces of hardwood fused together with waterproof resin. You get the look of wood with the durability of a strong synthetic handle.

A Shun knife set is one of the best knife sets you can buy. They are beautiful knives and are fully functional. You can buy them as sets or, if a full set of Shun cutlery is cost-prohibitive, you can buy just the pieces you need. Buying them separately will allow you enjoy the benefits of high-end cutlery without the high cost of buying an entire set. Most people can get by with just a handful of knives. While the rest are nice to have, they aren't a necessity.

A good Shun starter set is the Shun 4-pc. Pro Sho Asian Chef's Set, pictured above. Click on the link or on the picture at the top of the article for more information on this top-of-the-line knife set.

Shun 2-pc. Classic Carving Set with Bamboo Box Shun 2-pc. Classic Carving Set with Bamboo Box

Looking for a good carving knife? The Shun 2-pc. Classic Carving Set with Bamboo Box will add a touch of class to any kitchen. This is one of the best knives made by Shun and is the perfect gift for the cook in your household.

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Shun Classic 3-Piece Box Set

Features:
- Beautiful set of knives in nice storage box.

- 32 layers of VG-10 Japanese steel.

- Blade profile keeps food from sticking to blades and resuts in cleaner cuts.

- PakkaWood handles give the feel of wood with the durability of polymer.

Shun Classic 6-Piece Set w/Block

Features:
- Blades are thin to allow precision slicing.

- Crafted of 16 layers of VG-10 stainless steel on each side of the blade.

- Long-lasting PakkaWood handles.

Shun Classic 9-Piece Set w/Bamboo Block

Features:
- One of the best knife sets on the market today.

- Extremely sharp Damascus steel with PakkaWood handles.

- Edges formed to an acute 16-degree angle. These may be the sharpest knives on the market.

A Shun knife set is one of the best knife sets you can buy. They are beautiful knives and are fully functional.

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