The perfect starter set for any novice or professional, the Shun Premier 2 Piece Build-A-Block set features two important components for any culinary chef: and 8-Inch Chef's knife and 11-Slot Bamboo Knife block to store all your knives. Elegant and beautiful, the Shun Premier line of knives are unlike any knives you've owned. Featuring layered Damascus steel for strength, the hand-hammered finish (known as 'tsuchime' in Japanese) lends not only to the beauty, but creates the hollow-ground feature that reduces knife-drag and prevents food from sticking to the blade. The gorgeous Pakkawood handles in walnut finish are both sleek and stylish and are shaped to fit the palm of your hand in a variety of secure and comfortable grips. The Shun logo is embossed on the end-cap, making these knives beautiful in and out of the knife block. Incredibly thin, sharp blades, stylish finishing details and created in the Japanese styling that Shun is famous for, you know your Premier line of knives will work just as hard as you do in your kitchen and be around for generations to come. Hand washing recommended; limited lifetime warranty.