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Shun DMS382 3-Piece Classic Internet Special Set of Knives

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4.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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  • 3-Piece set of Shun Classic Knives: 4-Inch Paring Knife, 6-Inch Utility Knife and 7-Inch Hollow Ground Santoku Knife
  • Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel blade; holds a razor-sharp edge
  • Knives are clad with16 layers of stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus look
  • Durable D-shaped Pakkawood handle; comfortable offset steel bolster for comfortable grip to reduce fatigue
  • Lifetime warranty; manufactured in Seki City, Japan
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Product Description

This "Internet Special" set consists of 3 Shun Classics: the 4-Inch Perfect Paring Knife, the 6-Inch Ultimate Utility Knife and the 7-Inch hollow-ground Santoku Knife. The Perfect Paring Knife works wonders for paring apples or coring fruits, and provides the perfect blade for delicate garnishing. The 6-Inch Ultimate Utility Knife is anything but utilitarian; the blade length and weight of the knife is perfect for all-around kitchen prep, but it is also a stunner in and out of the knife block. The 7-Inch Hollow-Ground Santoku (Japanese meaning "three virtues") slices, dices and minces its way through meats and vegetables alike, and the hollow-ground feature reduces knife drag and keeps food from sticking to the blade. These three Classic Shun knives are the perfect starter set for the novice, or complement the knives of the established professional. Knife blades are made with a razor-sharp 16 degree cutting angle on each side, and is made of Japanese AUS8A stainless steel for flexibility and strength. The ebony Pakkawood handle has that sleek, sophisticated look that makes these knives feel more like art, than instrument, while providing a comfortable grip that is moisture resistant. Crafted in Seki City Japan, Shun Classics are forged in the tradition of samurai sword making. These heirloom quality knives will be a prized treasure you'll want to pass down to family for generations.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 0.9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B009LEI706
  • Item model number: DMS382
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,839 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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I already had a set of other Shun knives, but could not resist adding this particular group to my collection. They are all an excellent size. I find myself using my small and medium sized Shuns most of the time, reserving the larger ones for especially large tasks. The Sankotu is of course terrific. The utility knife (that can spread as well as cut) is the ultimate sandwich knife; I've had my eye on that one for over a year. The rather odd shaped paring knife has been surprisingly useful. I wouldn't have chosen it by itself, but now find I'm using it almost every day. Shun knives are a bit demanding: you can't cut in to anything with bone in it, unless you're very, very careful not to hit the actual bone (which can chip the Shun's delicate blade). You must hand wash and dry the knives. But Shuns are worth it!
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Bought these with a gift certificate I had - SOOO worth the purchase! These are fabulous and work really well! Able to cut super thin on veggies and fruits. Nice grip. Almost TOO sharp, they work so well! Highly recommend.
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I have now bought 3 sets of these knives for myself, family and friends. They make cooking/preparing foods a joy given how incredibly sharp they are. My family was skeptical as to how much sharper these could possibly be, but ate their words on first use.

Unlike some other reviews, I would not recommend using a honing steel/sharpener on the knives as:
a) if you take care of them, they should maintain their edge for a very long time:
- use on a correct cutting board (plastic/bamboo etc.)
- store correctly in a block/magnetic holder - make sure the knife is not resting on its edge in the block
- don't cut into bones etc.
- use the correct cutting motion and do not push the edge of the blade straight down into the board without any back or forward motion...this will cause your blade to chip
b) you can send the knives off to shun for free sharpening after a few years when they do need it
c) it takes skill (which I don't have) to hone/sharpen at exactly the right angle

Although the paring and utility knives have slightly odd shapes, you will get used to them in no time. I actually find I use the utility knife more for my everyday cutting/chopping these days than the santoku. Only other knife I would add to my set is a chef's knife.

In terms of price, I bought each set for approx. $160. This set seems to go on sale fairly regularly for this price, so I would not recommend purchasing for the regular $300.
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If you find a good deal on these knives.. Buy them:) the sharpest knives i have ever used.. Also buy the honing steel from shun to help preserve your knives
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The largest one was used to cut large chunk of semi-frozen pork. It cut the meat like it was butter. Unfortunately, there were some bones that I did not expect, and the knife got a bit dinged. Honing it with steel honer helped a bit but it will need a professional sharpener to make it new again. These knives definitely are not to be used to cut anything hard, such as bones or cartilages, if you don't want to damage their cutting edges. I'll definitely wear my cut-resistant glove next time I cut meat with my Shun, just to be safe. I felt a bit nervous while cutting today, because of their extreme sharpness.
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I bought these for a friend's birthday and sent myself a set as well. It was a light'n deal @ 249 00. Shun make great products as I have several myself that have lasted years without re-sharpening. I recommend wholeheartedly. The Ultimate Utility Knife is my go to knife for anything...great knife. I sent just this one knife (DM0741) to each of my brothers one Christmas and they were 99 each as I recall. So, you get the other two for 150 when on sale. I have tried ceramic knives, Wusthof, Henckel, Gobal, you name it, but these work, day in day out. 100% recommended
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I have two other Shun blades, and got this set on a whim during a lightning sale. This is a great three piece set in terms of balancing utility and use, and could be all most home-chefs would need. The utility knife and paring knife are useful in the most random situations, and the chopping blade is useful for everything else. They stay sharp and will cut through anything. Would consider this a great house-warming or wedding present for aspiring chefs in your life.
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This set of knives is absolutely amazing and the price for them when I bought it during a lightning deal is great! All 3 knives do the job they are supposed to do and it makes kitchen tasks easier than other knives I've used. I've used the Santoku to cut through Beef Chuck with ease during preparation to cook the meat.
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