The Shun Premier 2-Piece Carving set includes a 6" Shun Premier Carving Fork and 9.5" Shun Premier Slicing Knife conveniently packaged in a box suitable for both gifting and storage. The Shun Premier Carving Set will look simply stunning when used in presentation carving or will make a gorgeous addition to your holiday table. This set also makes a thoughtful gift for the foodie who appreciates the beautiful aesthetics and functionality of Japanese craftsmanship.
Slicing Knives have blades that are specially designed to be extra long making it easier to slice proteins with one long stroke as opposed to a back and forth sawing motion. One long stroke creates clean slices of meat and makes slicing extra thin pieces easier than ever. Although this knife is great for slicing meat, it is not ideal for cleaving meat bones.
The two-pronged, 6" Shun Premier Carving Fork acts as an extension of the carver's arm, holding the meat in place as the slicing knife glides through food. The length of the Carving Fork is long enough to keep your hand a safe distance away from the slicing knife ensuring your safety.
Shun’s Premier line calls to mind the hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. High-performance VG-MAX Steel, which provides incredible, precise edge retention, is clad with layers of Damascus stainless steel. The Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance. Each knife takes at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.
The Shun Premier line is comfortably balanced and lightweight making it perfect for long hours of usage in the kitchen. It is easy to maintain even with the beautiful tsuchime (hammered) finish. Tiny pockets of air created by the tsuchime finish act like hollow-ground cavities to reduce drag and to help quickly release food from the blade.
The walnut-coloured Pakkawood used in the handle is saturated with resin to make it moisture resistant, strong and durable. The handle has a D-shape to mirror your palm, ensuring both a secure and comfortable grip. This knife is sure to be a joy to use even with long hours in the kitchen. If properly maintained, this knife is sure to last.
Basic Knife and Carving Fork Care:
*Not dishwasher safe. Wash and dry by hand immediately after use. Use a soft sponge to wash the blade and fork. Do not use abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as they can be damaging.
Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on glass, marble, slate, a plate, china or anything harder than steel. Bamboo is not recommended as it is very hard and dulls knives quickly.
Store knives separate from each other in a way that they will not knock into each other.
Use a ceramic honing rod or leather strop for the edge maintenance. Never use a coarse steel sharpening rod or diamond rod. Do not use a wheel sharpener or sharpening tools. Always sharpen by hand on waterstones.
Carving Set Facts:
Carving Fork Tines: Made of Stainless Steel, 6.5" long
Carving Fork Handle: Walnut-coloured Pakkawood saturated with resin
Knife Type: Slicing Knife
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
Blade Length: 9.5"
Type of Steel: VG-MAX Steel
Handle Shape: D-Shaped handle
Handle Material: Walnut-coloured Pakkawood saturated with resin
Manufacturer: Kai Corporation
Made in: Seki, Japan