The Shun Classic 4 inch Paring Knife is great for everyday tasks, such as peeling and coring. Sharpened at a 16° angle.
Shun Classic Cutlery is praised by celebrity chefs and home cooks alike, for its sharpness, balance and striking appearance. With a core of high-quality, high-grade, high-carbon VG-10 steel, Shun Classic cutlery has exceptional hardness, straightness and sharpness. The core is heat- and pressure-clad with 32 layers of hammered, super-thin steel to form the stock of the blade. These outer layers are made from a softer steel than in the core, so that the blade becomes more resistant to stain, corrosion and rust. The stock is then compressed in the Kasumi manner – the same manner used to make Samurai swords. This process causes dents and impressions to appear on the blade – a ripple effect much like Damascus. The pattern is the result of natural physical and chemical reactions between the sheets of steel. To complete a Shun Classic knife, the compressed stock is cut, hand-ground and blasted to provide a superbly sharp, beautifully patterned edge. This final process also provides a non-stickability to the Shun Classic knives, because the blasting causes a textured surface which reduces drag as you slice, allowing your food an easier release. Shun Classic knives also feature remarkable handles, made from moisture-resistant, light-weight Pakka wood, with a unique D-shape that fits comfortably in the hand.