Details: The Shun Cutlery Classic Build-A-Block Set is the perfect way to start off your kitchen cutlery collection. It includes the Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife, Combination Honing Steel, and the Slimline Bamboo Knife Block. Shun's Classic knives are constructed with a proprietary VG-MAX cutting core with 68 layers of Damascus cladding for a strong, razor-sharp 16-degree cutting edge that’s corrosion, wear and stain resistant. Their D-shaped, ebony-finished Pakkawood handles are durable, beautiful, and comfortable for both left- and right-handed users. The slimline knife block is made from durable, sustainable bamboo that's easy to care for. It holds everything in this set with additional slots for you to expand your collection. In Japan, the blade is more than a tool – it's a tradition. Housed in Seki City, the heart of the Japanese cutlery industry, Shun Fine Cutlery is dedicated to maintaining this ancient tradition. Each knife is handcrafted by highly skilled artisans to produce blades of unparalleled quality and beauty. We also leverage modern, premium materials and state-of-the-art technology to provide Shun quality to millions of professional chefs and avid home cooks throughout the world.