Shun Knives: Sora Paring Knife 3.5" - VB0700

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You can think of a paring knife as a smaller version of a chef's knife because, like the Sora Chef's Knife, the Sora 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.

The Shun Sora Paring Knife is part of the exciting Shun Sora line that provides exceptional handcrafted Shun quality at an amazing price. Sora 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.


Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive)

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 PP/TPE blend

Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)

Handcrafted in Japan

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  • 5
    Perfect Pairing Knife

    Posted by Leni Wells on 25th Jun 2018

    Every kitchen needs a good pairing knife, this one is beautiful and a joy to work with, can't wait to get a lot of use out of it. I highly recommend!

  • 5
    Great knife for the price!

    Posted by Bo Xu Liu on 4th Jul 2014

    looking for a good paring knife...this is it! VG10 sanmei, good size handle, sharper more than you needed. in the price rage, you just can't find anything better