Shun DMS0540W Classic Blonde 5-Piece Starter Set, VG-MAX Damascus Blades, Blonde Pakkawood Handles, Combination Honing Steel, Bamboo Block


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KSDMS0540W: DMS0540W Classic Blonde 5-Piece Starter Block Set

Shun Cutlery

The Shun Classic Blonde 5-Piece Starter set brings the beauty and performance of Shun Classic to your kitchen in a new lighter, brighter look.

This elegant set is the perfect way to start your fine cutlery collection. It includes three of the most essential Shun knives, plus the Shun Classic Blonde Combination Honing Steel and a beautiful 6-slot Slimline Block. You'll get the 8-inch Chef's Knife, the 3.5-inch Paring Knife, and the 6-inch Utility Knife. With these three versatile knives in your block, you'll be able to handle almost any kitchen task. Regular honing with the included honing steel helps maintain your edge and prolongs the time between sharpenings. The attractive Slimline bamboo block takes up less space on your countertop and you'll appreciate its easy-care performance, too. Since bamboo absorbs very little moisture, it doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, making it ideal for kitchen accessories. Even with all this, you'll have room for an additional Shun knife and a pair of Kitchen or Herb Shears in your Slimline Block.

The Shun Classic Blonde series features 69-layer Damascus-clad blades and Pakkawood handles in a light and beautiful natural wood tone. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is top function. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel forms the cutting core of the blade and holds its razor-sharp edge longer. The core is clad with 68 micro-layers of Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that is ultra-sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as simply magnificent to behold.

  • Knives
  • Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core is wear and corrosion resistant, strong, and very fine-grained to enable a razor-sharp, long-lasting 16° edge
  • 34 layers of stainless Damascus cladding each side (68 total); support the core, add stain resistance, and help food release from the blade
  • D-shaped blonde Pakkawood handles are comfortable for both left- and right-handed users; durable, beautiful, and won't harbor bacteria
  • Full composite tang for a lightweight and perfect balance
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Honing Steel
  • Built-in angle guide makes precision honing easy
  • Two honing surfaces: smooth for everyday honing; micro-ribbed for weekly care
  • Stainless steel
  • Bamboo Block
  • Beautiful, sustainable bamboo construction
  • Accommodates up to 6-pieces of kitchen cutlery, large and small
  • Includes slots for honing steel and kitchen shears


  • Blade Material: 69-Layer VG-MAX Damascus
  • Blade Styles: Paring, Utility, and Chef
  • Blade Finish: Acid Etch
  • Handle Material: Blonde Pakkawood
  • Made in Japan

Set Includes

  • 3.5" Paring Knife
  • 6" Utility Knife
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Combination Honing Steel
  • 6-Slot Slimline Block

UPC Code: 087171058689

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Damascus Steel
Damascus Steel A layered steel that can be either carbon or stainless. The finished blade is acid etched to give it a unique design. Damascus is known for its toughness, and edge holding capabilities.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
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