This Oriental style of paring knife has a completely straight blade. it's used for cutting and trimming ingredients which are held in the hand. it's a great shape for cutting broccoli florets, peeling brussel sprouts and doing decorative work. The laminated Pakka wood handle is contoured to fit into the right hand while the counterweight at the heel of the knife provides poise and balance.
Shun Knives are traditional Japanese blades made from 32 layer folded Damascus steel with a Rockwell hardness of 60-61. They are very light, poised and well balanced knives due to their half bolstered construction, lightweight Pakka wood handle and counterweighted heel. The blades are slightly convex in profile to give gleaner cutting performance. Each one is hand honed so that it leaves the factory at its very peak. These are top quality professional knives which can offer a lifetime of remarkable cutting performance.
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