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Shun Premier Paring Knife 4" Hammered Damascus VG10 Blade, PakkaWood Handles - TDM0700

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Part Number: KSTDM0700
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KSTDM0700: Shun Premier | 4" Paring
Shun Cutlery

Calling to mind the handcrafting techniques of ancient Japan, Shun Premier possesses the grace and beauty of hand-forged knives of old. Every blade is made of VG10 steel, clad with 16 layers on either side of stainless Damascus, then beveled for lateral stability and incredible precision. Where the steels meet, a wavy line called a hamon is formed -- similar to the line formed when samurai swords are tempered using a clay-baking technique. The striking hammered finish ("Tsuchime" in Japanese) acts as a series of hollow-ground cavities, reducing drag and quickly releasing food from the blade. The walnut PakkaWood handles nestle comfortably in the hand, and the Shun logo embossed on the bottom adds balance and beauty to the knife, whether in the hand or at rest in the block.
  • VG10 cutting core
  • Pattern Damascus clad with 16 layers of SUS410/SUS431 stainless
  • 16-degree convex ground blades
  • Oblong PakkaWood Handles
  • Hammered finish released food easily when cutting
  • Paring
  • TDM0700
  • 4" Blade
  • Made in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601344349

VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
4.750 (4 reviews)
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4 out of 5
Feb 16, 2012
Pros: Design, Durability, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, None
Cons: Design
Nice paring knife
I use this knife for many small cutting jobs around the kitchen - tomatoes, broccoli, salamis. The blade stays sharp as long as I hone it. I like the look - the irrregular finish of the blade and the wood handle. Only thing I do not like, and it is minor, is the blade finish is too shiny. But that does not effect performance.
5 out of 5
Micaiah E.
Seattle, WA
Aug 31, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Great Slicer
I use this knife for small slicing applications, not for detailed paring work. In a paring knife, I want a narrow blade section, to allow for constant redirection of cut angles. This knife's section is too deep for such cutting, but it's ideal for slicing small stuff. The hammered surface does seem to cut down on friction/adhesion, which is nice. The edge is extremely sharp and (thus far) has held quite well. The handle is comfortable and versatile, and the balance is terrific. On a purely aesthetic note, this knife is absolutely beautiful!
5 out of 5
Pittsburgh, PA
Feb 18, 2011
Pros: Sharpness, Design, Construction
Cons: None
Great knife!
From tomatoes to onions and carrots, this knife cuts everything perfectly. AND, it looks like a piece of art!
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