These knives are designed by the award-winning custom knife maker, and this set comes with the precision tools used by gourmet chefs. The Ken Onion 7-piece knife set with block is an excellent starter set for the aspiring chef. The curved ebony black Pakkawood handle is ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue. These Shun knives are made in Japan by KAI (Kershaw Cutlery) and are among the sharpest knives on the market. The handsome blade is also stick resistant. Each knife is a razor-sharp work of art. These high end knives are constructed with long term regular use in mind.
The 7-piece set comes with a 10-slot bamboo block, a 9-inch bread knife, an 8-inch chefs knife, a 5-inch utility knife, a 3-inch paring knife, shears and a honing steel. Each of the four knives combines the Shun technology with the ergonomically curved Pakkawood handle. The razor-sharp Shun Classic stainless-steel blades are formed to an acute 16-degree angle and wont bend. Each blade is constructed with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel and a stainless steel core hardened to the VG-10 hardness which provides an extremely sharp edge. The stainless steel resists rusting and will maintain its razor sharp edge for a very long time.
Features and Specs of the Ken Onion & 7 Piece Set
Ebony black Pakkawood handles are ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue by Ken Onion.
Shun Classic stainless-steel blades are constructed with the unique Damascus pattern ripples
Full tang construction provides exceptional stability.
Speed and accuracy is achieved with the razor sharp beveled edge.
Comes with a lifetime warranty, hand washing is recommended.
The advantages of this 7-piece knife set are many. Some of the biggest advantages are the custom Pakkawood handle which provides and unmatched ergonomic feel, along with the unsurpassed razor sharp edge for precision and speed. These knives are constructed following the 700 year tradition of making the finest Asian knives. The 32 layers of high carbon stainless steel along with the VG-10 stainless core provide the sharpest Japanese edge available and the edge will stay sharp for much longer than most knives. This 7-piece set is truly made for the professional chef who will appreciate the quality that has been put into the construction of the knives.
This product has been very highly reviewed. One reviewer stated that the knives are razor sharp, very comfortable and secure to hold and that she can slice her homemade bread as thin as chips if she wanted to. The reviewer really liked the angled finger guard of the included steel takes the guess work out of sharpening the edge and she also stated that he bamboo block is a work of art. Another reviewer stated that they are very pleased with the quality of the knives and expect them to last many generations. Another reviewer stated that although the cost of these knives was more than many others, the knives met and exceeded their expectations. The difference between these knives and other knives the reviewer had used was startling. The reviewer also stated that they had always wanted Japanese knives.