Shun Premier Steak Knives Set : The Shun Premier Steak Knives Set ensures your steaks and chops taste even better. Each razor-sharp blade in the steak knife set quickly glides through meat so more of the natural juices stay inside, preserving exceptional flavor and tenderness. The 5" blade is ideal for larger steaks yet short enough for precise cutting control. The The Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish features a hollow-ground pattern that reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade. Shun Premier steak knives are stain- and rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun steak knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. Elegantly boxed for gift giving or storage. The preeminent blade manufacturer in Japan, Shun introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, the Shun steak knife set is less bulky with the hand-hammered, thinner blades honed to superior sharpness. Shun Premier knives reflect Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, beautiful Shun Premier steak knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete Proprietary VG-MAX core blade features 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip Full composite tang construction adds stability Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control NSF approved* Hand wash Presentation gift boxed Limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use.
When I'm in the Kitchen, I become: Kitchen Diva/King
I tend to cook meals that are:Healthy
Cooking Idol/Inspiration:Wolfgang Puck
These knives are extra sharp! I gave them to my husband for our 23rd wedding anniversary and he couldn't wait to try them out. They cut through a NY strip steak like butter. We never had anything work so well.
As an added bonus, these knives are very attractive, as well. My husband has them on display in the gift box they were shipped in.