Masterfully handcrafted in Japan, Shun's Classic cutlery collection reflects the rich heritage of traditional Japanese knife-making. Each blade has a core of Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel that's layered with Damascus cladding for added support, precision and stain-resistance. Meticulous handwork that includes grinding and bead-blasting results in supreme sharpness, durability and corrosion-resistance. Sleek and sturdy D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles sit comfortably in the hand. This starter set for creative home chefs includes three kitchen cutlery essentials.