The Shun DMS0300 Classic 3 Piece Damascus VG-10 Blade Starter Set. This set includes three of the most essential pieces of kitchen cutlery. The set is built around the Shun Classic the one knife you're sure to use every time you cook. Of course, when the chef's knife isn't in your hand, you'll probably be using a paring knife for all those trimming and peeling tasks.
The Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades with D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles. 8" Chef's Knife, 6-inch Utility, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, The razor-sharp blades offer top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel provides incredible edge retention.
PakkaWood Handles, The blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed -- similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.