Shun Hiro Paring Knife

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 blade's 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. 3 1/2"-long blade; 4"-long handle; 2.2 oz. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
Average Customer Rating:
3.667 out of 5
3.7
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2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Shun Hiro Paring Knife
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Guardiana
,San Jose
,CA
December 3, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Beautiful but fragile
December 3, 2012
The knife is very sharp and beautiful. It got a gouge on the blade after couple weeks of use. I was slicing a lot with it on one day, like persimmons, pomegranates and some turkey meat from the leg, when I went to clean it to my horror I saw a missing piece. I got it as a part of the set and thinking of returning it :-(
Pros: Easy to Clean, Versatile, Shape, beautiful
Cons: Fragile
Review 2 for Shun Hiro Paring Knife
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
MyReviewForYou
,Seattle
,WA
October 18, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Recommend with reservation...
October 18, 2012
After such success with the Shun Hiro 6" Chef Knife, I decided to add the paring knife to my collection. I was able to test out the knife prior to purchase and it does a beautiful job chopping and slicing. The belly of the knife is wider than my current western style knife, so there is a learning curve. However when I properly position the knife for slicing/coring it does a wonderful job. Once design issue is that the blade is not weighty enough to keep the knife stable when laid on a cutting board. The knife will spin if slightly bumped. I have learned to make sure I have it secured between cutting jobs. I do wish that a stand or blade cover had been included with the knife.
If you are deciding between a chef knife and paring knife, go for the chef knife. However if you are interested in a paring knife, visit a WS store and test it out.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Versatile, Sharpness
Cons: Weight
 
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Review 3 for Shun Hiro Paring Knife
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
AllisonJoy
,Kansas City
,MO
September 3, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:1 - 4 weeks
Uses product:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Expensive, But Worth It
September 3, 2012
This knife is a piece of art that I am fortunate enough to be able to use every day. It is incredibly sharp with the most beautiful damascus folded steel and wooden handle. The weight and size are perfect for a man or a woman to use daily. I am very pleased with this knife, although I don't know that I would have been able to justify it without the $100 gift card I had to put toward it.
Pros: Quality, Balance, Size, Sharpness, Shape, Weight, beautiful
Cons: expensive