The Shun Sora paring knife is basically a smaller version of a chef's knife because, like the Sora Chef's Knife, this paring knife is very versatile. The name paring knife comes from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. The small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger and they're great behind the bar.
Steel: Proprietary Composite Blade Technology; VG10 san mai cutting core; Japanese 420J blade upper
VG10 is clad with one layer of stainless steel on each side to create the san mai edge and provide stain resistance
Handle: Traditional Japanese handle design in easy-care, textured TPE
Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Handcrafted in Japan
Product Reviews for Shun Sora Paring Knife 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) Blade
The Sora knife line uses Shun's proprietary Composite Blade technology to bring together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel upper. This technology puts high-performance material exactly where it's needed—on the edge. The two blade sections are laser cut, then fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Braze welding permanently joins them. The attractive wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. While Sora's blade shapes and handle design are traditional Japanese, the textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.