Shun Premier 3-Piece Build-A-Block Set
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The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood® handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This starter set equips you with a chef's knife, honing steel and a slim bamboo block with room for more knives as your collection grows. An excellent introduction to the superior quality of Shun Premier cutlery.
- Special 3-piece set includes an 8" chef's knife, honing steel and 6-slot bamboo storage block.
- Knife blade features a core of extremely hard VG-MAX "super steel" clad that can take and hold a razor-sharp edge.
- Blade is clad on each side in 34 microthin of Damascus stainless steel for stain and corrosion resistance and easy release.
- Double-bevel flat ground blade is sharpened to a traditional 16-degree angle for precise cutting and slicing.
- The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade.
- Dimensions & More Info
- Chef's Knife: 8"-long blade, 6"-long handle; 8 oz.
- Honing Steel: 9"-long rod, 5"-long handle; 7 oz.
- Storage Block: 8 1/2" x 3" x 8" high.
- Eco-friendly bamboo block has slots for the chef's knife and honing steel, plus four empty slots to fill as you build your collection.
- Walnut-finish PakkaWood® handles are bacteria-resistant and provide a comfortable grip for right and left-handed users.
- Knife's full-composite tang adds strength, while stainless-steel end cap creates stability and even weight distribution from end to end.
- Storage block constructed of durable, lightweight bamboo will not swell, which helps prevent knives from becoming dull.
- Knife handcrafted in Japan; block and honing steel made in China.
- Use & Care
- Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
- Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
- It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.
- Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent. Rinse and dry immediately.
- Maintain the knife's cutting edge by regularly using a honing steel.
- Sharpen as needed. With regular use and honing, your knife should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
- Sharpen knife at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener, or have it sharpened by a professional.
- Store knives in a safe place to protect edges and prevent injury.
UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.
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Next Day Delivery
For an additional charge of $26 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.
Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.
At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.
If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).
For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.
We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.
Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.
For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.
- Warranty Information
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- Free Knife Sharpening in Stores
Working with a sharp knife is safer, more effective and much less tiring than trying to cut and slice with a dull one. To ensure top performance, bring your favorite knife into your local store and one of our cutlery experts will give it a fresh, new edge using our precision equipment. The first knife is free; each additional knife is just $5.
Our stores also offer knife demonstrations to teach you the correct grip, positioning and basic knife techniques and can help you find the perfect cutlery for your needs – just ask a store associate for assistance.