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Shun DM0716 Classic Utility 4" Blade, Pakkawood Handle

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Part Number: KSDM0716
Manufacturer: Shun Cutlery
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KSDM0716: DM0716 Classic Utility Knife
Shun Cutlery

Paring knives come in a variety of lengths. This one is our 4-in. Shun Classic Paring Knife and it’s perfect for any paring task—as well as chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger, against a cutting board. The extra length of this knife makes it easy to peel and trim even larger fruits and vegetables, such as extra-large potatoes or apples. The Shun Classic Paring Knife is quite simply a kitchen essential.

The Shun Classic 4-in. Paring Knife is part of the Shun Classic line of tasteful and contemporary cutlery. The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony Pakkawood handles. Yet behind these handcrafted knives' beauty is function: razor-sharp blades offering top performance. Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with Damascus stainless steel, then ground and bead-blasted, revealing the flowing pattern of the layered steel. The result is a line of knives that are sharp, durable, and corrosion resistant, as well as beautiful to behold. The Shun Classic line also offers you the widest assortment of both traditional culinary blade shapes and cutting-edge designs, so you can always find the right knife for the task.
  • A larger paring knife that some cooks prefer
  • Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)
  • Steel: Proprietary VG-MAX cutting core, 34 layers each side (68 total) stainless Damascus cladding
  • Handle: D-shaped ebony Pakkawood
  • Blade length: 4 in. (10.3 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 4901601589559

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.
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Perth WA
Aug 17, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, Durability
Cons: None
Great litle tool
Over all a great little kitchen knife - no complaints
5 out of 5
Butte, MT
Apr 15, 2012
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Material Quality, Construction
Cons: None
bang for your buck
I use this knife as a companion knife to my custom chefs knife. The VG-10 holds a great edge and sharpens with ease. Definitely worth the money.
5 out of 5
Jan 05, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Design, Sharpenability, Sharpness, Construction, Material Quality, None
Cons: Durability
Best paring knife yet
The knife came securely packaged in a pretty nice looking black pressed paper box with the Shun logo in gold on the front. Overall this knife is one of the best finish pieces of cutlery I've seen. Handle is well finished, and is a near perfect fit to the front bolster, and rear cap, zero rough spots. The blade looks amazing, but cuts even better. I've had pocket knives from just about every major brand out there, and nothing comes close to the out of the box sharpness this knife has. Its ground evenly, with a symmetrical edge which is uncommon in many production knives. So far after a good bit of use I gently touched it to the fine stones of my sharp-maker and its good to go again. Also seems to be fairly stout for such a thin grind, but at the high hardness I'm a bit worried about chipping if someone does something silly with it like cut through a bone. Its a great knife that handles very well, only negative would be that now my mother wants the whole set... :-)
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