Crafted using traditional Japanese knife-making methods, the Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife begins as an exquisitely hard core of VG10 steel. This ingenious paring knife combines qualities of a bird's beak blade with those of a spear-point parer into a unique knife capable of managing all your peeling, paring, slicing and coring tasks. The blade feels light and nimble when used in-hand, but is also deep enough to excel on the cutting board as well. The inward curve near the base of the blade is a remote relative of the bird's beak or tournée knife shape best suited for peeling and shaping curved fruits. The blade then curves outward up to the pointed tip, where it slices and cores with precision and readily handles meticulous details and decorating.
Supported by sixteen layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless steel on each side - that's thirty-two layers of Damascus cladding - the strong core of the Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife is masterfully created using the Japanese Kasumi technique of making blades. This procedure results in a blade that glides through foods with minimal effort and resists rust and stains while exhibiting a lovely, rippled effect referred to as suminigashi or ink pattern. With a razor-sharp edge and full tang, the Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife's delivers impressive strength and balance in addition to its notable performance and edge retention.
Shun uses a resin-treated hardwood to craft the ebony-black handles of the Shun Classic series, combining the inherent beauty of wood with the durability of plastics. Formed into a D-shape and sanded and buffed to a glossy finish, the handle feels natural and secure against your palm and offers superb moisture resistance and durability. For longer edge retention, hand-wash the Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife.
For over one hundred years, the prestigious KAI corporation has crafted superb cutlery in Seki City, Japan. The Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife carries a limited lifetime warranty along with complimentary lifetime sharpening service provided by Shun.