The Sharpest Knife
The Shun take on a paring knife has a straight 3.5-inch steel edge, as opposed to a paring’s curved edge. This is a preference of many chefs who are using the knives in-hand over pots or want to chop small items on a board. But this knife is still ideal for cleaning and trimming vegetables where precision is required.
For this blade Shun’s proprietary steel is clad with Damascus stainless steel, which is then ground and treated to expose the wave-like layered lines that give this knife so much of its beauty and character.
Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan
Blade material: VG-10 hardened Japanese steel cutting core, clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side, for a total of 33 layers of metal.
Handle material: PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions.