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Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife

Produced by Japan's 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.
Average Customer Rating:
3.5 out of 5
 out of 
(2 Reviews) 2
1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sort by Customer Reviews for Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife
Review 1 for Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
,Mercer Island
March 15, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 5 years
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
My Everyday Go-To Knife
March 15, 2013
This is one of my favorite knives for everyday tasks. I love the shape and it cuts like butter. Have given it to both daughters. Love it!
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Balance, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store
Review 2 for Shun Classic 4" Perfect Paring Knife
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
January 21, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? No
2of 2found this review helpful.
Disappointing functionality
January 21, 2013
Beautifully constructed, as you would expect from Shun. However, the design results in poor performance for many paring tasks. The convex portion of the blade terminates at the heel in a very sharp point that is perfectly aligned to puncture, should you try to peel fruit by drawing the knife toward your thumb. The 1.325" width of the blade limits its use for many fine tasks. I would like to see a similar knife with less concavity and about one half the blade width of this one.
Pros: Durable, Quality, Balance
Cons: Size