3½" Paring Knife - Shun Kazahana
8.5cm (3½”) Paring Knife
The Shun Kazahana 3.5-inch Paring Knife is a must-have for every kitchen. In a way, you can think of it as the mini version of the chef’s knife because, like the chef’s knife, the paring knife is quite versatile. The paring knife gets its name 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. Its 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.
SHUN KAZAHANA LINE—
In Japanese, “Kazahana” means “snow that flickers like petals dancing in a clear sky. Influenced by a Kanso design principle based on the Zen philosophy of simplicity, the Shun Kazahana collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind. Plainly put: with these knives, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. In Kazahana, Shun took away anything that does not matter and kept everything that does—high-performance steel, razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. The steel is Japanese AUS10A, a highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel that takes a razor-sharp edge and holds it longer. Kazahana’s lustrous satin finish hides scratches and has exceptional food release properties. The handles are made of symmetrical and contoured polished black Pakkawood for longevity and beauty, that instills confidence with every slice. Full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and easy cutting control. Like all Shun knives, Kazahana is sharpened to a 16° cutting angle on each side to cut cleanly and help preserve food’s freshness and best taste.