We call it the Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set because it includes all the essential pieces of kitchen cutlery in one beautiful bamboo block. In addition to important pieces like the Shun Premier Paring, Utility, and Chef's Knives, the set also includes the Shun Premier Bread Knife with its low-frequency serrations and the handy Herb Shears. Of course, the shears are perfect for snipping herbs, but you'll be amazed at how often they come in handy for other jobs, too. To help maintain your knives the Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set also includes the matching Shun Premier Honing Steel. This fundamental set comes in its own laminated bamboo block with extra open slots so you can continue to expand your Shun Premier collection. Even the bamboo block offers easy-care performance. Since it absorbs very little moisture and doesn’t shrink or swell like other hardwoods, it's ideal for kitchen accessories.