Shun Shun Sora Paring Knife, 3 1/2"

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 work peeling, coring, trimming and making decorative cuts. Also an ideal 3" knife for chopping smaller fruits an...d 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

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

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

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
$169.95 $213.00
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The Shun Reserve paring knife is a high-performance little knife, don't let the size fool you. This knife is great for peeling and... paring items, the small 3.5 inch blade is maneuverable and controllable. Fruits, vegetables and herbs will quickly yield to this very sharp blade. You can even use the Shun Reserve paring knife in a pinch for small chopping jobs. We were thrilled when we finally received our Shun Reserve knives. We've felt the absence of a SG2 metal knife since the Elite line was discontinued (SG2 is considered by many to be the best steel for use in kitchen knives. Why do we love these new Shun Reserve knives? Shun SG2 Super Gold ultra-premium "micro carbide" powder steel provides an extremely high performance knife, the core of the blade is SG2 steel The extremely dense and pure structure of the SG2 steel enables the knife to have and old an outstanding and durable cutting edge The outer layers of the blade are coated with 32 layers of stainless/nickel ladder-pattern Damascus for a gorgeous look, but also for easier cleaning and food release while cutting The Shun reserve feels "Rock Solid" in your hand due to it's sturdy blade combined with full tang construction and riveted handle The dark PakkaWood handle with burgundy striations are a mix of East meets West: An elegant, ergonomic and comfortable Western-style handle, but with Japanese touches like the inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest The thin blades are sharpened to a 16 degree angle (per side) for an incredibly sharp and high-performance knife 64 Rockwell (a measure of hardness) - a hard knife! The Shun Reserve series of knives are handcrafted (in more than 100 steps) in Seki City, Japan. Seki has been the heart of knife and sword making in Japan for centuries. KAI / Shun carry on the Japanese knife making tradition. To protect the beauty of any fine quality knife, we recommend hand washing and immediately towel-drying the knife. We (and Shun) don't recommend the dishwasher. read more

Shun

For excellence in appearance and performance, Shun Premier knives are the perfect choice. The 4 inch Paring Knife is perfectly sui...ted for small detail work on fruits and vegetables. With a Damascus steel blade that has been given a hand-hammered look, the 4 inch Premier Paring knife reflects the traditional by-hand craftsmanship of original Shun cutlery. The thin blade retains its sharp edge and creates perfect, thin, even cuts each time. The tradition extends to the handle, made of walnut Pakkawood with all-natural exposed wood-grain detailing. The Pakkawood handle is D-shaped for a more natural feel in the hand. Chefs can comfortably hold the Paring knife during delicate carving of radishes and tourneing. The natural curves of the blade and the look of ancient Japanese cutlery make the Shun Premier 4 inch Paring Knife irresistible. The Shun Premier Collection harkens back to traditional craftsmanship of Japanese blades, including swords and knives. All blades are constructed of layers of Damascus steel for a sturdy blade that takes a sharp edge easily and retains it. The knives are sharpened to a single-bevel and fashioned extremely thin for precise cuts. A granton edge creates a semblance of a non-stick surface by allowing air between the blade and food so chefs can cut swifter and smoother. The side of the blade features a hand-hammered appearance (called Tsuchime in Japanese) for a look that resembles ancient blades constructed by hand. The signature Shun emblem is emblazoned on the blade and the base end-cap. Stainless bolsters hold each blade in perfect balance to the contoured handle. Made of dark Pakkawood the handle is given a D-shape for a more natural feel in the hand. The exposed wood-grain adds to the old world charm of the Premier knives. Shun has paid attention to every detail of every blade in the Premier Collection assuring each deserves to be called Premier. Measures 4 inches. read more

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Prepare to pare when you have the Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife. The 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife is the perfect tool for peelin...g, paring, trimming, and performing other intricate tasks. The standard paring knife comes to a pointed tip at the end of the blade. The Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife will help you prep strawberries for strawberry short cake and shrimp for shish-kebabs. 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. Blade measures 3 1/2 inches. Shun Classic knives are made in Japan. Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty. read more

Shun
$119.95
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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 boardDistinctive hand-hammered finish reduces drag and quickly releases food from the bladeDurable 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 warrantyLimited lifetime warrantyHand wash with gentle dish soap Use on wood, bamboo, polypropylene, or acrylic boardsHone weekly; sharpen as needed read more

Shun

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 endEach blade has an inner core of VG-10 ?super steel? clad with 16 layers of stainless Damascus for an exceptionally sharp and smooth resultThe resulting blade pattern is called suminigashi, or ?ink pattern,? after a traditional Japanese paper-decorating techniquePatterned layers also offer durability while resisting stainsSuperior edge retention ensures that knives stay optimally sharpMoisture-resistant black PakkaWood handle is D-shaped for comfort and controlHand wash with mild soap; view care instructionsMade in Seki City, Japan. read more

Shun
$79.95 $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
$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

Wusthof
$39.95 $70.00
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Effortlessly trim, peel and garnish fruits and vegetables with the agile, lighter-weight Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu 3 1/2" Paring Knif...e. The Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu collection is the first cutlery to bear the name of the world's most renowned culinary academies. Created by Wusthof and Le Cordon Bleu head chefs, the cutlery features a specially designed bolster that allows cutting and sharpening along the entire blade edge. Compared to the Wusthof Classic knives, the Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu 3 1/2" paring knife is 30% lighter for easier handling and repetitive cutting. One of the most essential knives in any kitchen, the Wusthof paring knife is ideal for small, precise cutting tasks. Perfectly balanced for optimum control and cutting ease, the parer is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel. Exclusive Precision Edge Technology makes the parer 20% sharper with twice the edge retention than Wusthof knives without this exacting edge. For extra sharpness, each mirror-finish edge is honed to a 14-degree angle compared to a conventional 20 degrees. The seamless, hygienic synthetic handle is triple-riveted with a full tang to ensure a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Since 1814 Wusthof has handmade its knives in Germany and the Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu collection is the official cutlery used by Le Cordon Bleu students across the globe. Product Features? Designed in collaboration with renowned Le Cordon Bleu head chefs ? Half-bolster design allows cutting and sharpening along blade's entire tip to heel edge ? 30% lighter than the Wusthof Classic knife line for increased ease in handling ? Precision forged from one-piece of high-carbon steel for greater stability and strength ? Tempered to a 58-degree Rockwell hardness ? Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures long-lasting, premium sharpness ? PEtec knives are 20% sharper and retain their cutting edge twice as long as Wusthof knives without these precision edges ? Mirror-finish edges are honed to a 14-degree angle for extra sharpness ? Laser-controlled knife edges offer a more consistent blade angle ? Perfectly balanced for optimum control and effortless cutting ? Specially polished stainless-steel resists rust and stains ? Synthetic handle offers a smooth, comfortable slip-resistant grip ? Seamless triple-riveted, full-tang handles provide hygienic reliability ? Tested and certified by NSF International ? Hand wash ? Lifetime warranty read more

Wusthof
$149.95 $235.00
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The Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu kitchen knives are impeccably crafted with a razor-sharp edge, delivering unequalled performance. The f...irst cutlery to bear the name of the world's most renowned culinary academies, Le Cordon Bleu, these knives have been specifically designed by engineers at Wusthof and head chefs at Le Cordon Bleu. This chef's knife and paring knife set includes the essential cutlery tools for prep: Wusthof 8" chef's knife and Wusthof 3 1/2" paring knife. With a thinner spine, lighter weight and precision bolster, these kitchen knives are perfectly balanced for effortless cutting. Exclusive Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) makes the chef's knife and parer 20% sharper, with twice the edge retention. This Wusthof chef's knife and paring knife set has the versatility to prepare appetizers, entrees and desserts. The workhorse staple of the kitchen, the chef's knife, efficiently slices, chops, cubes, minces and juliennes vegetables or fruit, slices meats and cheeses. Trim, peel and garnish fruits and vegetables with the finesse of a gourmet chef using the paring knife. Specially-designed bolster allows cutting and sharpening the entire edge of the blade. Mirror polish on these Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu kitchen knives greatly reduces drag, resulting in unbelievable sharpness, without resistance. Honed to a 14-degree angle compared to a conventional 20 degrees, the precision-forged, high-carbon stainless-steel is German-crafted to exacting specifications. Seamless handle triple-riveted to the full tang, ensures a comfortable, nonslip grip. Hand wash. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. The Wusthof Le Cordon Bleu collection is the official cutlery used at Le Cordon Bleu academies. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century advanced technological production methods. Product Features ? Designed to exacting standards by the engineers at Wusthof and head chefs at renowned Le Cordon Bleu Academies ? The first cutlery to bear the name of prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, these knives are perfectly balanced for effortless, precision cutting ? Lighter weight, thinner spine and twice the edge retention ? 20% sharper with exclusive Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ? Chef's knife is the kitchen staple to slice, chop, cube, mince and julienne ? Paring knife quickly peels, minces, dices, deveins shrimp and prepares garnishes ? Mirror-polish greatly reduces drag, resulting in ultimate cutting performance without resistance ? Honed to 14 degree angle for extra sharpness ? Le Cordon Bleu signature bolster exposes the full blade edge for optimum performance and maximum tip-to-heel sharpening ? Full tang ensures superior strength, heft and cutting control ? Rust-free and stain-resistant ? Ergonomic seamless handles provide comfortable, nonslip grip ? Triple riveted for superior strength and inner ring anodes resistant to rust for longevity ? Tested and certified by NSF International ? Handcrafted in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

Shun
$79.95 $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

Wusthof
$89.95 $115.00
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Each knife in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon line is forged from a single piece of steel. The laser-tested blade is 30% sharper and ho...lds an edge 30% better than the average blade - the sharpest Wusthof knife ever made. Precision forward bolster allows full usage of the blade when cutting and sharpening; second bolster on the heel provides additional heft to the handle and stainless beauty on the end of the knife, embossed with the Wusthof logo. Stainless-steel triple rivets permanently secure the handle to the tang of the knife. The contoured shape is unique for an elegant appearance, as well as superb ergonomic comfort. Easy to use and easy to sharpen, this knife is a must-have for every kitchen. 3". read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$49.95-$59.95 $65.00-$75.00
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Guided by legendary German craftsmanship and the innovative wedge-shaped blade design of premiere Italian architect and designer M...atteo Thun, the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Paring Knife delivers improved precision, balance and comfort. A curved half bolster supports both Western circular or rocking cuts and swift Asian-style chopping. Precision-forged from a single piece of Zwilling exclusive formula stainless-steel, the razor-sharp blade is exceptionally hard yet flexible. The long-life durable kitchen knife quickly cleans, pares, peels and slices smaller fruits and vegetables. Backed by years of design testing, the high-carbon blade is ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness and resists stains, chips and rust. Precision lasered for a premium angled blade, the professional-grade paring knife allows for cutting, chopping and sharpening along its full edge from bolster to tip. The arched bolster supports the thumb and reduces hand and wrist stress for comfortable, controlled dicing and chopping of herbs, onions, garlic and other vegetables and meats. Contoured ergonomic polymer handle features a triple-riveted full tang and edgeless joints for a smooth, safe grip. Virtually indestructible, the Zwilling Pro paring knife is honed and hand-finished and dishwasher-safe, although hand washing is recommended to maintain maximum sharpness. Product Features? Unique wedge-shaped blade designed by top Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun ? Wedge blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and improves cutting technique ? Curved bolster improves precision, safety and comfort ? Curved bolster supports both classic Western circular or rocking cuts and quick Asian-style chopping ? Precision-forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade ? Forged and tempered from a single blank of superior-quality German steel ? Zwilling exclusive formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blade starts sharper and stays sharper longer ? High-carbon stainless-steel blade protects against stains, chips and rust ? Zwilling Pro paring knife is honed and hand-finished by expertly skilled artisans ? Precision lasered and hand-polished edge ensures optimal blade angles and superior sharpness ? Entire edge of premium angled blade allows for cutting and chopping ? Kitchen knife blade edge sharpens in full from bolster to tip ? Triple-riveted, full tang ABS polymer handle is hygienic, perfectly balanced and virtually indestructible ? Edgeless handle joints and hand-smoothed spine offers a smooth, comfortable grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Lifetime warranty read more

Wusthof
$119.95 $185.00
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Some knives are too clumsy for everyday work in the kitchen. Not this razor-sharp, easy-grip set. The 8" chef's knife and 3 1/2" p...aring knife are pros at cleaning, paring, slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing all kinds of food. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs for restaurant and home cooking. The Grand Prix II line is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel and skillfully honed by hand twice. Ergonomic poly handles ensure a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Model: 9655. Product Features? Precision forged from one-piece of high-carbon steel for greater stability and sharpness ? Skillfully hand-honed twice, stain-steel knives resist rust and stains ? Laser-controlled knife edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle ? Pebble-grained polymer handles offer a smooth, comfortable slip-resistant grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Limited lifetime warranty read more

Kyocera Cutlery
$64.95 $75.00
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A must-have cutlery pair for any chef, the Kyocera Revolution Santoku and Paring Knife Gift Set efficiently slices fruits, vegetab...les and boneless meats saving you valuable kitchen prep time. Remarkably lightweight and perfectly balanced for precision control, the 5 1/2" Kyocera santoku knife and 3" paring knife are ultra-sharp, cutting foods so thin you can actually see through the slices. Part of the popular Kyocera Revolution series, the sleek ceramic knife set is engineered of exclusive Kyocera Advanced Ceramics for blades that are second only to diamonds in hardness. Each Kyocera kitchen knife retains its edge 10 times longer than other professional cutlery, including high-carbon steel. An Asian-style multipurpose knife, the 5 1/2" Kyocera santoku knife is ideal for cubing, slicing and dicing vegetables, meats and fish. The 3" paring knife quickly prepares fruit trays and vegetables garnishes with ease. Precision ground for a microscopically exact, rock-hard edge, the thinner blade edges deliver minimal resistance and require less pressure when cutting. Typically half the weight of steel knives, each ceramic knife with ergonomic handle is easy to maneuver, especially for longer cutting tasks. The kitchen knife set is stain- and rust-proof and does not absorb acids, oils, salts or food flavors. Kyocera innovative ceramic will not brown foods or transfer a metallic taste. Simply rinse clean and wipe dry. Founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera is today's largest manufacturer of premium quality advanced ceramic knives and kitchen products in the world. Both professional chefs and home cooks prefer Kyocera ceramic kitchen knives for their unequaled featherweight handling and superior edge retention. Product Features? Exclusive Zirconia 206 advanced ceramic produces stronger, dense blades ? Kyocera's advanced ceramic is second only to diamonds in hardness and is 50% harder than steel ? Blades stay razor-sharp 10 times longer than conventional high-carbon steel knives ? Precision-sharp diamond ground blades ensure microscopically exact, rock-hard edges ? Lightweight for easy handling-typically half the weight of steel knives ? Thinner blades deliver minimal resistance and require less pressure when cutting ? Smooth, polished surfaces resist germs ? Stain- and rust-proof and impervious to acids, oils and salts ? Blades do not absorb flavors, brown foods or transfer a metallic taste ? Perfectly balanced for exceptional control ? Comfortable ergonomic resin handles allow for lengthy, repetitive cutting tasks ? Rinse clean and wipe dry ? Lifetime complimentary sharpening ? Lifetime warranty read more

Wusthof
$39.95 $75.00
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The 3 1/2" Scalloped Wusthof Classic Paring Knife is the ultimate kitchen tool for slicing through tough skins of fruits and veget...ables and leaving the soft interiors intact. The thinner precision-scalloped, serrated blade edge delivers exceptional cutting and reduces drag to pierce quickly and slice accurately. The long, scalloped edge on this Wusthof Classic paring knife is ultra sharp for tackling thicker skins on cucumbers, zucchini and citrus fruits. Versatile for all types of gourmet food preparations, the micro-serrations allow for ultra-close peeling without additional force and also finely mince delicate foods like cilantro and chives. The Wusthof Classic cutlery line is precision forged from a single piece of specially tempered high-carbon, rust-free steel for exceptional strength, then skillfully honed twice by hand to razor sharpness. The parer is tempered to the optimum 58 degrees Rockwell hardness for long-lasting durability. Hand-buffed virtually indestructible full tang handle is triple-riveted for superior strength and ensures a firm, comfortable grip for smooth maneuverability. Inner ring anode safeguards rivets from rust. A slight curve enhances the balance of the ultra-sharp blade that sharpens easily and holds an edge. Signature to Wusthof cutlery is the precision bolster, allowing the heft and balance to chop, mince or dice to exact specifications. Engineered with new Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) and skillfully honed twice for 20% increased superior sharpness and twice the edge retention. With the precision-sharp point, the Wusthof Classic paring knife quickly pierces skin or rind, stems effortlessly and performs fine-detailed work to prepare garnishes or appetizers. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's best chefs for restaurant and home cooking. Crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany, the Classic knives bear the Wusthof name and the Trident logo. Today's Wusthof state-of-the-art facilities ensure the legendary quality of old-world craftsmanship while benefitting from modern production methods. Product Features ? Scalloped edge with micro-serrations cuts through the tough exterior of small fruits and vegetables without crushing the soft interior ? Parer micro-serrations allow ultra-close peeling of produce ? Shaves only the outer skin, leaving more flesh intact ? Precision-sharp point quickly pierces skin or rind, stems and allows pinpoint accuracy to create garnishes or appetizers ? Forged from a single piece of high-carbon steel, tempered to 58 degree Rockwell for durability ? Precision hand-honed edges are incredibly sharp and easy to maintain ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade ? Special alloyed steel resists stains and rust ? New Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) has increased sharpness by 20% with twice the edge retention ? Completely hygienic, impact-resistant polymer handle is buffed and polished by hand ? Ergonomically designed handle offers a smooth, comfortable grip for either hand ? Handle secured to tang with 3 distinctive stainless-steel rivets ? Patented inner ring anode prevents rust around the rivets and along entire tang ? Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the solid balance and control ? Embossed with the Wusthof logo ? Hand wash ? Lifetime warranty 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

Wusthof
$49.95 $70.00
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This wide paring knife is a combination parer and scaled-down chef's knife with a precision-forged blade to peel, chop, dice and m...ince vegetables or fruit. With a wider spine for extra balance to carve, deseed and devein, this Wusthof paring knife is the tool for quick, accurate preparation in the kitchen. This wide paring knife quickly pierces skin or rind, stems effortlessly and performs fine-detailed work to prepare garnishes or appetizers. Precision-forged from one solid piece of high-carbon stainless-steel Wusthof Classic knives are engineered with the new PEtec edge (Precision Edge Technology) and skillfully honed for superior sharpness. Full tang, signature bolster and finger guard provide ultimate balance and firm cutting control. Triple-riveted for longevity. 4" blade. Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital", Solingen Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century advanced technological production methods. Product Features? Wide blade peels, slices and trims, crushes garlic and herbs and allows easy transfer from board to pan ? Combination parer and scaled-down chef's knife to efficiently chop, dice or mince ? Perfect balance to carve, deseed, devein and stem for preparation of garnishes and appetizers ? Wusthof exclusive PEtec (Precision Edge Technology) edge is honed twice for superior sharpness ? Forged from a single piece of high-carbon steel and tempered to retain a sharp edge longer ? Full tang, triple-riveted for longevity ? Signature bolster and finger guard for ultimate balance and cutting control ? Ergonomic polymer handle for comfortable grip ? Embossed with the Wusthof logo ? Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs read more

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