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Shun Kai Michel Bras 1000/3000-Grit Combination Whetstone

Shun Kai Michel Bras 1000/3000-Grit Combination Whetstone

A well-designed whetstone brought to the same degree of perfection as the collection of Michel Bras knives.

We have created a biface whetstone that combines two different grains, 1000 and 3000, in order to maintain the blade in perfect condition.

By using first the rougher grain (1000) then the finer grain (3000) to sharpen your knife, you will preserve its fine cutting edge.

The whetstone 3000 is made by joining a high-quality natural stone to an artificial stone using a special process that dispenses with binding agents. The result is a whetstone that allows you to maintain your blade with ease and precision. It is the ideal companion of Michel Bras knives.

Whetstone

  • Size: 205 mm (length) x 70 mm (width) x 30 mm (thickness)
  • Weight (without package): 915-935 g

The whetstone 3000 — a material and a technique combining the qualities of artificial stone with those of natural stone.

Sharpening a knife involves quite literally cutting its surface by means of grains aligned on the whetstone's surface. Today the two kinds of materials used —artificial and natural stone— each has its advantages and disadvantages.

Artificial stone:
In the most common kinds of artificial stone available today the grains are bound by means of "glue." This artificial binding process has the advantage of distributing the grains evenly over the surface. However, because the "glue" tends to melt and run when the blade is being sharpened, there is a "slipping effect," i.e. the blade heats up and slides over the surface. As a result, it may lose some of its rigidity.

Natural Stone:
Natural stones hewn from rock do not heat up or cause the blade to slide. But the grains of such stones lack homogeneity in size and distribution and thus do not sharpen evenly.

The 3000 whetstone was created to combine the advantages of both kinds of stone. No binding agent was used in its fabrication. A novel technique using thermal energy makes it possible to distribute grains evenly over its surface so that there is no risk of slippage or heating up when you sharpen your knives.

As a result, they will keep their fine cutting edge for a lifetime.

    Shun Kai Michel Bras Knife Series

    Shun Michel Bras - Cutting Edge Jewelry

    The ten knives in the set of Michel BRAS embody the optimum of function and beauty. Each has a distinct blade flexibility and subtle handle form. The assembly procedures are all carefully completed by hand.

    They are more than just cutlery. Indeed these cooking implements are more like precious "jewels" than ordinary kitchen utensils.

    A True Knife Never Hurts What It Cuts - Michel BRAS

    What Michel Bras expects of a knife is first that it be "sharp and beautiful," and second that it be "well-balanced and fit firmly in the hand."

    "Cutting herbs with a blunt knife is like wounding them," Michel points out. "If the herbs are wounded," he says, "their blood is lost, along with their beauty and savor. They just wither and die."

    The act of cutting means finding harmony for Michel Bras. He expresses this using the example of Japanese archery. "In archery, the arrow becomes a part of the archer's body, and if the archer lets go of it just when he feels he has become one with it, he knows he will hit the bull's eye even if he's blind-folded."

    The same holds true of the chef's relationship to his knife, he believes. "If a knife has become a part of your hand, you can cut and mince the vegetables without thinking about anything and without hurting them. "

    Shun Kai Michel Bras No. 7 Table Knife 10.7cm

    Strong and flexible three-layered blade

    The blade is produced in three layers: a hard stainless steel sandwiched between two layers of a more flexible stainless steel. A hard stainless core layer of VG10 is sandwiched with soft stainless SUS420J2.

    This makes for better resistance and durability. Furthermore, a titanium coating has been added to enhance its anti-oxidation properties. The matt satin finish makes for a beautiful and sober appearance.

    Shun Kai Michel Bras No. 7 Table Knife 10.7cm

    Oblong-shaped handle spares the hand while cutting

    Made of black laminated wood resistant to water and moisture, the handle has a distinct chestnut shape. The apex of the handle naturally accommodates the fingers and the hand does not tire while cutting.

    Connoisseurs will appreciate the beautiful grain of the wood and its silken feel.

    Plain wood sheath embodying the image of nature in Laguiole, the home of Michel BRAS

    High-quality hard maple wood fashioned into a simple rectangular shape. The beauty and serenity of the Laguiole knife find their natural expression in the texture and color of this wood, which is unaffected by changes in the weather. A magnet inside the sheath holds the knife snugly in place.

    Shun Kai Michel Bras No. 7 Table Knife 10.7cm

    Cleaning and Storage

    Shun recommends that you protect your investment by handwashing your blades with gentle dish soap.

    Don’t use soaps with citrus extracts or bleach; they can promote corrosion. Do not use scouring pads, steel, or gritty cleanser when cleaning the blades. Rinse and towel dry immediately.

    Let the knives air dry for a few minutes before returning them to storage. Never leave your knife sitting in a sink full of soapy water. It does metals no good to be submerged in water for prolonged periods of time, and it’s a danger to you when you reach in.

    After you have washed and dried your knives, store them in a block, knife case, in-drawer tray, or sheath. We do not recommend storing the knives unsheathed in a drawer, as this can be a potential hazard to the blades as well as your fingers.

    Note

    Handwashing is also the best way to care for the wood handles of your Shun knives.

    The handle color may change slightly over time due to oils in the hand as well as the natural color change of wood from oxidation and/or exposure to light. This is not a defect, but a natural part of the process.

    Honing and Sharpening

    In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing with a Shun steel will be necessary. Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly. When the time comes to sharpen these premium blades, we recommend using a whetstone, the Kai electric sharpener (specifically designed to sharpen Shun’s 16° blade angle), or sending the knives to a professional sharpener.

    Shun Kai Michel Bras No. 7 Table Knife 10.7cm

    Pickup (Sydney only)

    You will receive email confirmation when your item/s are ready.

    Please bring order confirmation. Ring the bell on arrival, and we will meet you at the door with your items. 

    A signature will be required when receiving your items.

    Pickup Times: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm AEST. 

    Warehouse Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde 2142, NSW Australia

    Despatch:

    We are currently experiencing very high order volumes while having to abide by strict distancing and hygiene practices which has resulted in increased despatch times of 1-3 days.

    Shipping Options

    At checkout, you will be presented with a number of available delivery options. 

    EXAMPLE BELOW

    Domestic

    Delivery Fee: Australia

    Standard Delivery (Australia Post)

    Orders under $30: $12.95 flat rate nationwide.

    Orders $30-$99: $8.95 flat rate nationwide.

    Orders $99+: FREE delivery nationwide.

    Delivery Times: Australia

    After despatch (Australia Post)

    Brisb | Syd | Melb | Canb – 1-3 working days.

    Adel | Hobart - 2-3 working days.

    Perth | Darwin - 5-10 working days.

    Regional WA | NT - 8-12 days.

    Delivery Fee: International

    Standard Delivery: Calculated at checkout based on the weight of your order and address.

    Bulk Orders

    Get discounted rate of 7% OFF for all orders $2000+ AUD using discount code 'bulk2rdi' at checkout.

    If you would like to order more than what is available in our store, please email us at support@houseofknives.com.au.

    After you have placed a bulk order, photo ID with address will be required for verification purposes before we can despatch your items.

    Note:

    If the order value drops below $2000 at any stage due to cancellations, the bulk discount will no longer apply.

    A 20% surchage will apply to the total value of any cancelled/returned bulk order items (pre-order items only).

    What to Expect:

    Within a few mintues you will receive an order confirmation email. And within 1-2 business days you will be notified that your order has been despatched.

    Example Email Confirmation:

    Using the order tracking link above, you will be able to clearly see the status of your item/s from point of purchase all the way to your doorstep.

    You can also track your order anytime by visiting our website and selecting 'Track Your Order' in the header or footer of the page.  

    Example Tracking Order Page:

    If you opt for SMS tracking updates (free) or Facebook Messenger updates, you will also receive an update of your order at every step of the way via SMS and/or Messenger.

    We treat every order from all our customers with extreme care. Your item will be carefully packed with bubblewrap/cushioning to ensure everything arrives in mint condition. 

    90 Day Money Back:

    All purchases on our store come with a guaranteed 90-day full refund money-back from the date of purchase.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.

    To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase which is to be sent to support@houseofknives.com.au. Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer. Your refund will be processed and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment within a certain amount of days.

    Exchanges:

    House of Knives will replace any good/s that arrive at their destination faulty or damaged, provided a claim is made within 48 hours from the parcel being delivered and signed for. To confirm the damage we require photographic evidence. Once received, we will arrange for a replacement to be sent out free of charge.

    In most cases, we will not require the damaged item returned to us, however, we do request that you keep the damaged item until we can confirm that we do not require it to be returned. If we do require the damaged item to be returned, we will cover the cost of its return. Customers are not charged for returning a damaged item to us.

    To notify us of the damage please email us at support@houseofknives.com.au.

    Please note that if you do not advise us of anything that may be wrong with your order (including missing or damaged products) within 48 hours from its delivery, we are unable to assist you further under any circumstance.

    Editing your order before despatch:

    If you would like to simply change the item/s in your order before it has been despatched, you can do this by selecting 'Edit' in your order confirmation email.

    Change of mind

    If you would simply like to exchange your item/s due to a change of mind, you will be required to cover postage fees to return your items, and then an additional $8.95 to send out your new replaced items (Aus only). 

    Order never arrived / lost in transit:

    If your order is delayed and it is well past your expected delivery date, you will be required to launch an investigation with Australia Post to locate your item. We cannot do this on your behalf as Australia Post require the customer to raise the investigation directly.

    If your order doesn't arrive within 30 days of the expected due date, we are happy to provide a refund in full. This will allow additional time in case your order does arrive.

    If your order does arrive after a refund is processed...

    • To keep your item you will need to pay for the item again. Our staff will send you an invoice to quickly get it processed. Or,
    • You can send it back to our warehouse and House of Knives will cover the return delivery fee.

    Welcome to House of Knives - Australia's favourite family-owned kitchen knife store!

    We have handpicked the best brands to ensure you are receiving premium, top quality knives, sharpeners, cutting boards and everything else kitchen knife related. 

    All our products come with full manufacturer warranty and if for any reason you are not satisfied with your product, we will refund or exchange your item no questions asked

    With our range of premium knives, whetstones, knife accessories matched with our team’s passion and emphasis on the customer experience, you are bound to leave with a smile on your face.


    Why Buy From Us

    • Customer service is our #1 priority. Our dedicated and experienced team are here to help answer any questions that you may have.  
    • If you have any questions simply give us a call at 1300-518-069 or you can email us at help@houseofknives.com.au.
    • All orders will be accompanied with a tracked shipping number so you know exactly where your item is at every step until it arrives at your doorstep. 
    • We thoroughly check the quality of all our goods to guarantee you only receive the best quality product
    • If for whatever reason you are not happy or satisfied with your item we will refund your money no questions asked

    We Are Here To Help:

    If you have any questions, comments or feedback we would love to hear from you.

    Hours: 9am-5pm AEST (Mon-Fri)

    Phone: 02 7908 4420

    Email: support@houseofknives.com.au

    Address: 15 Kendall Street, Clyde, NSW, 2142, Australia

    Find a Premium-Quality Shun Knife Set in Australia at House of Knives

    Are you in the market for a Shun knife set in Australia? Whether you are looking to upgrade your own kitchen knives or shopping for a gift for the master chef in your life, it’s hard to beat the Shun brand when it comes to premium-quality knives. Based in Japan, Shun Cutlery is one of the world’s greatest crafters of sharp, dependable kitchen knives. House of Knives is proud to bring Shun knives to Australia and to stock these amazing products as part of our quality range.

    Why You Should Use Shun Knives in Australia

    What makes Shun knives so special, you might ask? Here are a few factors that make these knives so popular among chefs around the world:

    • Shun knives are handcrafted.When you buy a Shun chef knife in Australia, you aren’t getting something that has been mass-produced. On the contrary, every Shun knife is crafted in the ancient tradition of the Japanese samurai sword. Every blade is handmade. According to Shun, each knife ‘requires at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete.’ The result is a knife that is more than just a product, but a genuine work of art.
    • Shun knives come with a lifetime warranty.Most of the knives we stock at House of Knives come with lifetime manufacturer warranties. Shun knives are no exception, which means you can buy them with complete confidence that they are built to last.
    • Shun knives don’t require as much honing as other types of knives.Not only do Shun knives have incredibly sharp edges, but they are also crafted from slightly harder steel than what you would find with many other knife brands. The result is that it is often easier to keep an edge on a Shun knife than you might be used to with other types of knives.

    What Sets House of Knives Apart as a Spot to Buy a Shun Knife Set in Australia

    If you are looking for a Shun chef knife in Australia—or even for a full Shun knife set—you have come to the right place. Here are a few factors that make House of Knives the perfect place to buy Shun cutlery:

    • Our wide selection.Whether you need a boning knife, a vegetable knife, a classic meat cleaver or a multi-purpose chef knife, we have a piece of Shun cutlery in stock that will suit your needs.
    • Our easy online ordering.Finding premium foreign knife brands like Shun isn’t always easy at your local kitchen supply store. We are all online and ship Australia-wide, making it simple to find even the more exotic brands.
    • Our helpful team.We know cutlery and can help guide you to the perfect knife to suit your needs. Read our online knife buying guide or contact us directly for advice on which Shun knives might be the best addition to your set.

    Why House of Knives Is Cost-Effective

    Don’t buy cheap knives to save money upfront, only to find that they don’t last or can’t do what you need them to do. Instead, shop with House of Knives for a premium-quality Shun knife set in Australia and enjoy using the same set of knives for many years to come. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

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