3½’’ Paring Knife - Shun Narukami
8.5cm (3½”) Paring Knife
A KITCHEN ESSENTIAL
The Shun Narukami 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 NARUKAMI LINE—WHERE EXCELLENCE BEGINS
Originating in Seki City, Japan’s historical center for manufacturing samurai swords, Kai Shun is heir to a seven-century tradition of superior workmanship. Kitchen cutlery for the ultimate knife connoisseur, Kai’s Shun Narukami line features blades of high-carbon Japanese Blue #2 steel for a keen edge, superior edge retention and ease of honing and sharpening. Shun’s stainless steel cladding aids in food release, performance and superior protection of the high carbon cutting core. The durable riveted Micarta handles provides a comfortable solid grip that resists moisture and looks beautiful.
AT THE PEAK OF PERFECTION
In Japan, “shun” (pronounced shoon) is the word used to describe local, seasonal food at the very peak of its flavor and freshness. Shun is a time—the exact moment—when a fruit has reached its perfect ripeness, when a vegetable is at its very best, when meat is at its most flavorful. Home cooks and professional chefs alike celebrate shun in their kitchens, eagerly awaiting each season’s bounty and serving every ingredient in its proper time. Kai named their fine cutlery Shun to honor this tradition of seasonal, mindful eating and as a mark of their dedication to making kitchen cutlery that is always at the peak of its perfection, too.
So now you know; just say, “Shoon” (rhymes with “moon”) for kitchen cutlery that’s designed to help keep your freshest ingredients at their very best.
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