This is not a drill, people: We are entering prime farmers' market season, and your kitchen tools had better be worthy of all those gorgeous greens, zucchini and tomatoes you're about to fill your canvas totes with. The first thing to consider upgrading: your knives.
Shun Cutlery wants to help with that—they're hooking up one lucky Kitchn reader with a gorgeous six-piece knife set, plus a bonus Asian utility knife. And these aren't just any knives.
Shun (pronounced shoon) has a special fondness for farmers' market season: Its name come from the Japanese term for in-season eating, when foods are enjoyed at their peak perfection. And perfection what Shun is all about.
Handcrafted in Japan, Shun knives are made from the best materials. Their steel is Japanese AUS10A, a refined, high-performing, high-carbon stainless steel with a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. (Tl;dr: you're going to get amazingly precise cutting control.) Their handles are made of sturdy tagayasan wood (aka "iron sword wood") and the rustic and forgiving Heritage finish only looks better with age—like all good things.
This giveaway will set you up with everything you need to win in the new eating season:
- an 8-inch chef's knife,
- a 5.5-inch hollow-ground Santoku,
- a 6-inch utility knife,
- a 3.5-inch paring knife,
- a Kanso combination honing steel,
- and the solid wood block to put them all in.
And oh yeah:
- that bonus utility knife.
Then, once you've upgraded your knife situation, you're going to want to sign up for Shun School for expert knife-skill knowledge and advice delivered straight to your inbox. Translation: Your julienne game is about to get a lot stronger.
How to Enter
Enter to win a Shun Kanso 6-piece Block Set (plus Bonus Asian Utility Knife) by filling out the form below. No purchase is necessary to enter. The contest begins at 10:15 a.m. EST on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, May 14, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random. Comments are great, but you must use the official form below to enter. Good luck!