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Shun Paring Knives

Slicing and dicing the ingredients for your favorite recipes requires quality knives. For peeling carrots, coring apples, or cutting garnish, choose an all-purpose paring knife. Buy a paring knife individually or as part of a cutlery set with a knife block for storage... morea>. It's also wise to buy a knife sharpener to keep your investment in top shape.
Shun
$89.95 $113.00
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Distinctive moir pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together for superior strength. Ergon...omic D-shaped PakkaWood handle affords precision and control. Dishwasher-safe. 3.5" blade About Shun Classic: Made in Japan, where kitchen cutlery is an artform, this cutlery is widely admired by professional chefs for its precision performance and cutting-edge design.? The Damascus-style blade is forged of VG10 "super steel" clad in 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side for an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge. ? The blade's distinctive moire pattern reflects the meticulous process of folding and hammering the layers together, ensuring superior strength. ? D-shaped Pakkawood handle fits the hand superbly for exceptional comfort and control. ? Stainless steel bolster enhances ergonomic performance. ? NSF approved.* ? Dishwasher safe. *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Shun
$104.95 $132.00
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Designed by Ken Onion, this Shun Classic 4" paring knife is the chef's tool of choice, combining the functionality of a parer and ...the creativity of a bird's beak knife. Quickly peel, mince, slice with the unique blade sweep and instant release of this paring knife. With an expertly-designed shape for precision cuts, this Damascus-clad blade easily carves fruits and vegetables for garnishes and as appetizers, performing tournee cuts with ease. This extra-sharp VG-10 super steel core is clad on each side with 16 micro-thin layers of high-carbon steel for ultimate balance and control. This Shun paring knife is the superior tool for quick food preparation and presentation. Slice thick-skinned vegetables and fruit, leaving the slices in perfect form and the centers intact. The ebony-black PakkaWood D-shaped handle ensures a firm, stable grip in the hand. With the full tang, this paring knife performs a smooth, efficient cut. Hand wash. Handcrafted in Japan. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Designed by the award-winning Asian custom knife maker, Ken Onion, Shun Ken Onion tools continue the legacy of the sword smiths of ancient Japan. Handcrafted by highly-skilled specialists, maintaining the tradition of cutlery excellence. Product Features? Extra-sharp to expertly peel, mince, chop or slice ? Precision tip to create tournee cuts, garnishes and appetizers ? Specially-designed Damascus-clad blade maximizes glide for smooth release ? Clad with 16 micro-thin layers of high-carbon stainless-steel on each side, this VG-10 stainless "super steel" holds a sharp edge ? Durable Pakkawood handle is D-shaped to prevent the knife from twisting in the hand, and ensure a firm and stable grip ? Full tang construction for stability and long-life performance ? Award-winning knife designer Ken Onion by Shun continues the 700-year-old tradition of delivering the finest Asian cutlery read more

Shun
$119.95 $150.00
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Once you experience the razor-sharp precision and complete cutting control of the Shun Premier 4" Paring Knife, you'll rely on thi...s Japanese handcrafted parer just about every time you cook. Indispensible for peeling, trimming and making decorative cuts in vegetables and fruits, the Shun Premier paring knife quickly chops and dices smaller foods like shallots, chives and garlic. The Shun proprietary VG-MAX core blade with 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel holds an incredibly sharp edge longer. The hammered tsuchime finish features a hollow-ground pattern that reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade. Shun Premier knives are stain- and rust-resistant with a razor-sharp beveled edge for superior cutting performance. The walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin and contours to comfortably nestle in the hand. Beautiful Shun paring knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete and resemble hand-forged knives of ancient Japan. The preeminent blade manufacturer in Japan, Shun introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, the Shun Premier paring knife is less bulky with the hand-hammered, thinner blade honed to superior sharpness. Shun Premier knives reflect Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features ? Resembling ancient hand-forged Japanese knives, beautiful Shun Premier knives take at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete ? Proprietary VG-MAX core blade features 68 outer layers (34 per side) of stainless-steel for superior edge retention ? Layered Damascus cladding supports the core and provides additional stain resistance ? Hand-sharpened 16-degree double-beveled blade is razor-sharp ? Hammered tsuchime finish with hollow-ground pattern reduces drag and prevents foods from sticking to the blade ? Undulating line near blade's edge resembles the clay-baked, tempered hamon of samurai swords ? Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge ? Handsome walnut PakkaWood handle is infused with a water-resistant resin for long-lasting durability ? Bottom contour of the handle ensures a smooth comfortable, firm grip ? Full composite tang construction adds stability ? Stainless-steel bolster and embossed end cap for ultimate safety and control ? NSF approved* ? Hand wash ? Limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Shun
$39.95 $50.00
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Compact in size to give you full control of the ultra-sharp tip and blade edge, the Shun Sora 3 1/2" Paring Knife does its best wo...rk peeling, coring, trimming and making decorative cuts. Also an ideal 3" knife for chopping smaller fruits and vegetables like limes, radishes, ginger and garlic cloves. The lightweight Shun Sora paring knife is undoubtedly versatile every time you cook and will become a favorite in your kitchen. In Japanese, Sora means "sky" and the sky's the limit in your kitchen prep with Shun's stunning new Sora line with exceptional handcrafted quality. Sora's innovative Composite Blade Technology blends a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a mirror-polished 420J Japanese stainless-steel upper blade. The laser-cut blade sections are permanently braze welded for a design with an attractive wavy pattern at the joint resembling traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. This puts high-performance material where it's needed -- on the 16-degree, double-bevel blade edge. The textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle lends contemporary styling and a secure grip for balanced, agile control. Shun cutlery proudly takes its name from the Japanese culinary tradition of preparing and eating the very freshest food at the perfect shun moment, in harmony with nature's seasonal rhythms. The Shun brand, made by Kai Corporation, one of Japan's preeminent blade manufacturers, introduced its exquisitely styled and exceptionally sharp Japanese-style knives to American kitchens in 2002. Compared to European and Western knives, Shun knives have lighter, thinner blades made of harder steel and honed to superior sharpness. The paring knife reflects Shun's renowned craftsmanship and centuries-old Japanese knife making traditions. Product Features? Compact for full control of the ultra-sharp tip and blade edge ? Peels, cores, trims and makes decorative cuts, plus chops smaller fruits and vegetables ? Beautifully handcrafted in Japan ? Hand-sharpened 16-degree, double-bevel blade (32-degree comprehensive) ? Proprietary Composite Blade Technology blends a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a mirror-polished 420J Japanese stainless-steel upper ? San mai construction clads VG10 carbon steel with a single layer of stainless-steel on each side ? Bead blasting enhances the look of the san mai edge ? Laser-cut blade sections are permanently braze welded together ? Joint's handsome wavy pattern resembles traditional Japanese sword hamon lines ? High-performance materials focus strength and precision on the cutting edge ? Easy-care textured PP/TPE polymer handle for a secure grip and balanced, agile control ? Stain- and rust-resistant and holds a fine edge ? Hand wash ? Limited 10-year warranty read more

Shun
$104.95 $132.00
at Chef's Resource

A simple knife is given a new edge in Shun's redesigned perfect paring knife. The Shun Classic perfect paring knife features a uni...que blade shape that has a curve along the edge allow so it is to easy cut, peel and shape along the sides of fruits and vegetables including carrots, potatoes and radishes. The blade comes to a pointed at the tip further adding to its versatility. The perfect paring knife is from the Shun Classic collection and features the solid yet light-weight construction known to this line. The already useful blade became even more useful in the Shun Classic 4 inch Perfect Paring Knife. It truly is perfect for an array of tasks. Shun knives are some of the sharpest knives. Constructed using traditional Japanese technique and precision sharpening, Shun blades retain their razor sharp edge with proper care and maintenance. Shun knives are made by Kershaw - Japan's premier blade producer for over 90 years. Only cutlery of unparalleled appearance and uncompromising performance receives the mark of Shun. Shun Classic Series contain knives of traditional Japanese shape and craftsmanship in modern, innovative designs. Obtained by pounding 16 layers of high carbon stainless steel, the natural pattern of Damascus steel on the blade enhances the knives? beauty and utility, making cleaner, faster cuts that do not compromise the flavor of the food. Composed of VG-10 stainless steel core clad between SUS410 stainless steel, Shun Classic Series knives remain strong and sharp, requiring infrequent sharpening. Bolstered in stainless steel to each blade is a solid, ebony black Pakkawood handle in an ergonomic D-shape. The Pakkawood handles are comfortable to hold and beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic Series of cutlery is Shun's quintessential line that embodies the power of Shun in subtle simplicity. Each Classic blade, from the smallest to the largest, has the Shun logo emblazoned onto the blade's side. The Shun Classic Series of kitchen cutlery by Kershaw features the look and benefits of Damascus steel, yet without its rusting problems. The Damascus-look blade profile reduces sticking and results in less damage to the food being cut and faster prep times. Composition: VG-10 stainless steel is clad with 16 layers of SUS410 high-carbon stainless steel on each side, producing a rust-free Damascus style VG-10 "super steel" is composed of Carbon, Chromium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum, Silicon and Vanadium VG-10 holds an incredibly sharp edge longer for easier edge maintenance Blade measures 4 inches. read more

Shun
$119.95
at Frontgate

Versatility makes the Shun Premier 4" Paring Knife a kitchen essential that will be used nearly every day. Expertly crafted in Jap...an for years of service, this high-quality, stainless steel knife has a compact size thats ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Paring knives are generally used in the hand rather than against a cutting board Distinctive hand-hammered finish reduces drag and quickly releases food from the blade Durable blade is made of VG-10 hardened stainless steel core, prized for keeping its sharp edge 16-layer Damascus cladding process results in knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant Contoured PakkaWood handle fits comfortably in the hand Limited lifetime warranty Limited lifetime warranty Hand wash with gentle dish soap Use on wood, bamboo, polypropylene, or acrylic boards Hone weekly; sharpen as needed read more

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The Shun Classic 3" Paring Knife draws from ancient Japanese samurai sword making tradition with handmade blades of exceptional be...auty and strength. This pairing knife combines classic Japanese blade shapes with traditional European knife designs for any cutting task. Every knife is handcrafted by skilled artisans and the production process requires over 100 steps from beginning to end Each blade has an inner core of VG-10 ?super steel? clad with 16 layers of stainless Damascus for an exceptionally sharp and smooth result The resulting blade pattern is called suminigashi, or ?ink pattern,? after a traditional Japanese paper-decorating technique Patterned layers also offer durability while resisting stains Superior edge retention ensures that knives stay optimally sharp Moisture-resistant black PakkaWood handle is D-shaped for comfort and control Hand wash with mild soap; view care instructions Made in Seki City, Japan. read more

Shun
$64.95 $111.00
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With the limited edition Shun Perfect Paring and Oval Bamboo Board Set, you'll efficiently clean, peel, pare, slice and mince smal...ler produce in no time. The knife and cutting board's distinctive Damascus-style knife blade profile ensures superior strength and reduces sticking. Shun's proprietary VG-MAX high carbon/stainless-steel core blade is clad in 34 outer layers of high-carbon stainless-steel on each side with a razor-sharp beveled edge ground to a 16-degree angle each side for long-lasting sharpness. The paring knife is light and agile for in-hand work and its back curve makes peeling simple while the front curve enables rocking cuts. Water-resistant Ebony-black PakkaWood genuine wood handle is D-shaped for supreme comfort and control; full composite tang construction adds stability and balance. Knife set's oval bamboo cutting board is beautifully durable for routine and special occasion kitchen prep. Produced in Japan as a type of cutlery art form, Shun knives blend tasteful, contemporary designs with razor-sharp, ultra-durable blade performance and incredible edge retention. Product Features? Limited edition paring knife efficiently cleans, peels, pares and slices smaller produce ? Shun's proprietary VG-MAX high carbon stainless-steel cutting core holds an incredibly sharp edge longer ? 16-degree each side cutting angle for razor-sharp, long-lasting edge ? 34 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Damascus stainless-steel on each side support the core and add distinct beauty ? Paring knife is light and agile for in-hand work ? Back curve makes peeling simple; front curve enables rocking cuts ? Traditional Japanese "D"-shaped PakkaWood handle provide a secure, comfortable grip, clean easily ? Blade's distinctive moire pattern helps ensure superior strength ? Rockwell Hardness rating of 61 safeguards a superior sharp edge ? Ebony-black PakkaWood genuine hardwood handle is infused with a moisture-resistant resin for long-lasting durability ? Full composite tang construction adds stability and balance ? Stainless-steel bolster for superior safety and control ? Stain- and rust-resistant ? NSF approved* ? Presentation box included ? Hand washing recommended; hand wash cutting board ? Knife has a limited lifetime warranty *The National Sanitation Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that employs stringent sanitation standards in evaluating food equipment for commercial use. read more

Shun
$79.95 $100.00
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Shun Classic knives combine traditional craftsmanship with contemporary materials for the sharpest, most beautiful knives you can ...put in your kitchen. This Shun Classic 3.5 inch paring knife will find its way into your hand any time you have delicate preparation tasks. It's perfect for peeling, garnishing, and anything in between. The "watered" or layered look on the Shun blade is a deliberate design. it's a by-product of the Japanese production process that highlights the unique materials and craftsmanship throughout the Shun product line. read more

Shun
$89.95 $113.00
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This Shun Classic 4 inch paring knife is small enough for fine paring tasks but long enough to easily slice apples, onions and oth...er medium sized fruits and vegetables. Thanks to its sharp center tip, practical length, and amazing durability you will return to this knife again and again. You can because Shun backs it with a lifetime warranty! read more

Shun
$119.95 $150.00
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This gorgeous new Shun Premier 4 inch paring knife is great for peeling, coring, and garnishing. The Premier paring knife from Shu...n is comfortable and attractive thanks to their new PakkaWood handles in a walnut finish. The handle has a new shape that fits your hand nicely and a walnut finish that looks amazing in your knife block. This Shun Premier parer will keep its razor-sharp edge for far longer than other knives thanks to its super-hard VG-10 steel core. It's clad with 32 layers of stainless steel too, so it won't rust or corrode. read more

Shun
$129.95 $180.00
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The Shun Reserve 3.5 inch paring knife has a short, curved blade that's best for peeling and cutting small foods like fruit and ve...getables. Made in Japan, this paring knife from Shun has an incredibly sharp and long-lasting edge because of Shun's SG-2 powdered steel core. It's clad with 32 layers of stainless steel, giving it a beautiful Damascus appearance and protecting the blade from damage. The handle fits right into your palm with its comfortable design and is made from black and crimson PakkaWood, a combination of white birch and resin. Shun knives come with a lifetime guarantee with normal use and proper care. read more

Shun
$99.95 $132.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, this paring knife is indispensable for trimming and peeling fruits and vegetables. ...The blade curves inward for easy peeling and then outward for slicing and coring. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Perfect paring knife has a unique hybrid shape that combines the characteristics of a standard paring knife, sheep?s-foot paring and bird?s beak paring knife for deft preparation of fruits and vegetables. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$79.95-$89.95 $100.00-$113.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Produced by Japans leading blade manufacturer, this paring knife is indispensable for trimming and peeling fruits and vegetables. ...The ergonomic handle is comfortable and moisture-resistant. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Small pointed blade offers exceptional precision for delicate tasks like peeling fruits and vegetables, mincing herbs and carving garnishes. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. Available in right- and left-handed versions. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 3 1/2"-long blade, 4"-long handle; 2.3 oz. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$99.95 $125.00
at Williams-Sonoma

This paring knife has a wide blade that proves handy for crushing garlic and transferring finely chopped ingredients to your bowl ...or pot. The size and shape are so versatile, this tool essentially functions as a small utility knife for a range of cutting tasks. VG MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards for professional kitchens. 4 1/4"-long blade. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$219.95 $275.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Designed for spectacular sharpness and ultimate control, this knife delivers the precision required for speedy paring, peeling and... other detailed cutting tasks. Inspired by the high-performance knives used by Japanese chefs, our exclusive Shun Fuji collection represents the very best in cutlery craftsmanship and technology. Developed for the experienced cook who prefers the lightness and razor sharpness of Eastern-style blades. The blade?s core of SG2 steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 80 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel. Resulting 161-layer blade is thin and light yet strong and hard, with a supersharp cutting edge. Handle is dark tagayasan wood, or ?iron sword wood,? an extremely dense wood traditionally used in Japan to make samurai sword handles. The double-D handle shape has finger ridges on both sides for a comfortable, ambidextrous grip. End cap made of polished Damascus steel. Shun Fuji collection won the ?Kitchen Knife of the Year Award? at the U.S. 2011 Blade Show for the best in new product quality and design. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$199.95 $250.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Our exclusive Shun Hiro collection features high-performance Eastern-style knives designed for speed, agility and balance as well ...as striking beauty. A cutting core of ultra premium SG-2 steel gives them a super sharp, lasting edge, and hammered blades help keep foods from sticking for fast, efficient use. Handcrafted in Japan, this precision knife is designed for speedy paring, peeling and other detailed cutting tasks. Eastern-inspired design with extremely thin, lightweight blade for fast and agile performance. The blades core of SG-2 powdered steel is clad on each side with Damascus steel composed of 32 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, for a total of 65 layers. SG-2 is an extremely fine-grained, dense and hard steel, which enables it to take and hold an exquisitely fine edge with long-lasting sharpness. The hammered pattern (tsuchime in Japanese) helps the blade pass easily through food without sticking. Contoured, ambidextrous handle is designed for ultimate comfort and control. Handle is dark charcoal-colored PakkaWood with crimson striations and an inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest. Mirror-polished nickel silver bolster and end cap. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. 3 1/2"-long blade; 4"-long handle; 2.2 oz. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$119.95 $150.00
at Williams-Sonoma

The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry ...of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This paring knife delivers the razor-sharpness and precision needed for trimming, peeling, mincing and slicing fresh produce. Blades feature a core of VG-10 "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens. read more

Shun
$129.95 $213.00
at Williams-Sonoma

This western-style knife is part of the Reserve collection from Shun and is as beautiful to behold as it is a pleasure to use. It?...s ideal for making small, precise cuts when peeling, trimming and coring fresh produce. Striking in its design, the colorful charcoal and crimson PakkaWood handle is contoured for comfort and has an inlaid mosaic crest. Handcrafted in the style of western cutlery, the knife has a fully forged blade that provides added balance when making precision cuts. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, a core of SG2 powdered steel has a super fine, even grain capable of being forged into an ultrathin yet extremely strong, exquisitely sharp blade. Blade is clad in a true 32-layer Damascus of forged nickel and stainless steel that also helps food release easily. Blade has a Japanese-style 16-degree angle. Full-tang construction and a riveted handle made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused polished PakkaWood offer comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level standards of commercial kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

Shun
$129.95-$139.95 $200.00-$213.00
at Williams-Sonoma

From our premium Kaji line by Shun, this versatile little Japanese-made knife blends new technology with centuries-old traditions ...of handcraftsmanship. Use it for making small precise cuts when peeling, trimming and coring fresh produce. Blade is constructed with a core of SG-2 powdered steel clad in a true Damascus layer of forged nickel and stainless steel. Inspired by centuries-old samurai sword?making techniques, the blades construction creates a supersharp cutting edge. Designed for excellent maneuverability for peeling, coring and trimming tasks. Handle is made of moisture-resistant, resin-infused PakkaWood, shaped for comfort and control. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$79.95 $119.95
at Williams-Sonoma

Shuns multitasking prep set is an incredible value. The straight-bladed vegetable knife is great for precise trimming or quick min...cing. The mini utility knife has an ultra-sharp scalloped blade that glides through everything from crusty bread to ripe tomatoes. Its rounded tip is just right for spreading condiments. VG-MAX ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Sharp scalloped and straight blades cut cleanly and efficiently through a multitude of foods. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

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Kai Pure Komachi 2 knives feature brilliant, monochromatic colors that make it easy to choose the correct knife for the job.

Shun
$79.95 $100.00
at Sur La Table

This versatile kitchen essential is ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating and other detail work. Generally, you?ll use t...his knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves. Shun Classic?s tasteful and contemporary design features a beautiful Damascus-clad blade and D-shaped ebony pakkawood handle. Behind the knife?s beauty is function: a razor-sharp blade offering precision performance. Shun?s VG10 steel core?known for its incredible edge retention?is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then bead-blasted, revealing the woodgrain pattern of the steel that allows the blade to slide easily through food. The result is a knife that?s sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. 3" blade. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan. Free sharpening on all Shun cutlery for as long as you own it. Click for details read more

Shun
$39.99 $50.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Designed with balanced handle ergonomics and composite blade technology to maximize cutting performance, the exceptional Haru Coll...ection is the best value that Shun has ever produced. Developed in partnership with Williams-Sonoma. Our exclusive Haru commemorative knives feature both the Williams-Sonoma and Shun logos on the blades and handles. Precision stainless-steel blades have a VG-10 "super-steel" cutting edge to ensure top performance. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. This knifes small pointed blade offers exceptional precision for delicate tasks like peeling fruits and vegetables, mincing herbs and carving garnishes. Durable synthetic handles have a pebbled texture to guarantee a secure, comfortable grip. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level standards for professional kitchens. 3 1/2"-long blade, 4 1/2"-long handle. Made in Japan. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive. read more

Shun
$39.95 $50.00
at Sur La Table

Impeccable Japanese craftsmanship at an amazing value. Shun?s Sora collection utilizes a proprietary composite blade technology to... fuse a VG10 cutting edge to a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade, delivering a high-performance knife that?s easy to clean and maintain. The textured polymer handle is based on a traditional Japanese shape and offers a secure, comfortable grip. Shun Sora knives are exceptionally well balanced for incredible precision and control. Manufacturer: KAI Corporation Material: Stainless steel, polymer (POM) Care: Hand wash only Dimensions: 3.5" blade Warranty: 10-year warranty Made in Japan FEATURES Constructed from VG10 super steel clad with stainless steel, creating a san mai edge that pairs cutting performance with durability Blades feature an attractive pattern based on hamon lines traditionally found on Japanese swords Hand sharpened to a 16 double-beveled edge for a razor-sharp edge that delivers perfectly smooth cuts Handle is based on a traditional Japanese design and constructed from a durable polymer blend Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan read more

Shun
$249.95 $312.00
at Williams-Sonoma

The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry ...of traditional hand-forged knives. Hand-crafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. Set includes 7" santoku and 3" paring knives. Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon stainless-steel. The striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps to quickly release food from the blade. Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have a two-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip. Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end. Paring knife: Delivers the razor-sharpness and precision needed for trimming, peeling, mincing and slicing fresh produce. Santoku: Indispensable for chopping and slicing fresh vegetables and small cuts of meat, this knife combining the benefits of a chef?s knife and cleaver. NSF-certified knives meets the high-level standards of professional kitchens. read more

Shun
$119.00
at Amazon

<div class="aplus" > <h3 class="productDescriptionSource">From the Manufacturer</h3> <div class="three-fourth-col"> <h4>Shun Class...ic Cutlery</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-b_t.jpg" width="200" height="135" alt="Thin potatoes" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <h5>Why Buy Shun Classic:</h5> <p>Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike. Produced in the widest variety of specialized styles, the Classic line features both traditional European blade shapes and innovative cutting-edge designs.</p> <p>Shun Classic's amazingly sharp blade is famous for both edge retention and ease of sharpening. Each blade has a core of VG-10 "Super Steel" with a Pattern Damascus cladding of 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel--16 layers on either side. While the wood grain pattern enhances the knife's beauty, it also adds durability and stain resistance, and reduces friction when cutting.</p> <h5>NSF certified for use in commercial kitchens.</h5> <h4>Detailed Features</h4> <ul> <li>Blade core consists of high-carbon VG-10, a Japanese super steel known for its edge retention, allowing the knives to hold their sharp edges for years. <li>Blades boast a 16-degree angle, making these the sharpest knives out of the box. This is sharper than traditional European blades, which are usually sharpened to 20-22 degrees. <li>Clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 Pattern Damascus stainless steel on each side for strength and flexibility. This metal is corrosion-resistant and easy to maintain. <li>Damascus styling adds to the beauty of the knife while the microscopic air pockets created by the cladding process reduces friction during slicing. <li>D-shaped handle fits in the palm and provides comfort and control, keeping the knife's handle secure in the hand during use. <li>Available standard in D-shaped handle styles or by special order in reverse D-shaped handle styles. <li>Pakkawood handles, made of resin-impregnated hardwood, are NSF Certified for use in commercial kitchens. <li>Produced in Seki City, Japan, the capital of samurai sword manufacturing. <li>Rockwell hardness rating of 60-61 ensures that it takes and holds its incredibly sharp edge longer. <li>Hand wash and dry recommended; limited lifetime warranty. </ul> <table class="data"> <tr> <th style="width:100%" colspan="2">Specifications</th> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:20%">Blade Material:</td> <td>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.</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Bevel:</td> <td>Double-beveled</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Cutting angle:</td> <td>16 degrees per side (comprehensive angle 32 degrees). This is sharper than European knives, ground to 20-22 degrees per side. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Handle Material:</td> <td>PakkaWood (resin-impregnated hardwood); D-Shaped handle available in right and (by special order) left-handed versions. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sharpening recommendations:</td> <td>Weekly honing to maintain the blade, sharpening as needed with professional sharpener or Asian-style electric sharpener.</td> </tr> </table> </div> <div class="fourth-col last"> <h4>Professional Manufacturing</h4> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-1_t.jpg" width="200" height="129" alt="Manufacturing 1" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-2_t.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="Manufacturing 2" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-3_t.jpg" width="200" height="134" alt="Manufacturing 3" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> <div class="leftImage" style="width:200px"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/B0000Y7KG8-4_t.jpg" width="200" height="158" alt="Manufacturing 4" /> <div class="imageCaption"> View larger.</div> </div> </div> </div> read more

Shun
$79.95 $100.00
at Williams-Sonoma

Produced by Japan?s leading blade manufacturer, Shun knives reflect the craftsmanship of a centuries-old tradition of Japanese kni...fe making. Named for its resemblance to a birds beak, this short, curved blade excels for the intricate work of cutting garnishes and trimming and turning small vegetables. Short blade is curved for creating intricate cuts or prepping small, spherical produce. VG-10 ?super steel? blade is clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edge is long-lasting and easy to maintain. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and has a D shape, to sit comfortably in the hand. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan. read more

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