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Shun DM0700 Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife

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  • 3-1/2-inch Japanese paring knife; ideal for peeling, paring, or chopping
  • Precision-forged high-carbon stainless-steel blade; holds a razor-sharp edge
  • Clad with16 layers of stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus look
  • Durable D-shaped Pakkawood handle; comfortable offset steel bolster
  • lifetime warranty; manufactured in Seki City, Japan
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Product Description

A member of the stylish Shun Classic line, this durable paring knife deftly handles intricate dicing and trimming tasks alongside its requisite peeling and skin-removal role. The paring knife’s compact size makes it easy to handle and thus a favorite when control and precision are a priority. The tool features a narrow sloping blade measuring 3-1/2 inches in length with a piercing tip.

Leveraging a 90-year history of superior workmanship, Shun knives are precision-forged in Japan by renowned blade manufacturer KAI. Using technologically advanced processes, a VG-10 "super steel" core is clad with 16 layers of high-carbon stainless steel to produce a rust-free Damascus-look blade. The Damascus detailing not only enhances the knife’s aesthetic appeal, it also prevents morsels from sticking and avoids crushing or damaging foods. Forming a comfortable D-shaped hold, a fused blend of hardwood veneers and resin comprise the unique ebony Pakkawood handle. A traditionally offset stainless-steel bolster protects knuckles while a steel end-cap finishes the piece. Although dishwasher-safe, hand washing is recommended. This product includes a lifetime warranty. -- Amy Arnold

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0000Y7KG8
  • Item model number: DM0700
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,649 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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92 of 99 people found the following review helpful By rl123 on March 15, 2005
Let me first say that the Shun knives, including the 3 1/2 in paring knife, are fantastic. They are the sharpest kitchen knives around and hold an edge very well. The craftsmanship and quality are also extremely good.

However, a $45 paring knife does not make sense unless price is no object for you. You can get a Forschner 3 1/2 inch paring knife (rated number 1 by Cook's Illustrated) for $4.95, a tenth of the cost of this knife. As an owner of both knives, I can say that the Forschner is almost as sharp as the Shun and more comfortable to hold. Certainly the Shun is not 10 times as better as the Forschner.

It should also be noted that the prices on all the Shun knives have gone up after Alton Brown started promoting them. This paring knife was $30 a year ago when I bought it.

In summary, if price is no object for you and you want the best paring knife you can get, buy this knife. Otherwise, I would think twice before making this purchase.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Vyshtia TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 27, 2005
I have a whole set of these blades, so I'm breaking down my review to two parts: Review of the Shun Classic Blades, and the portion as it pertains to this knife in particular.

I absolutely love this knife and it's my second most used knife. My first most used is my work horse, the Shun Ken Onion 8" Chef's Knife. There are many small tasks that the Paring Knife is a must for though, and that's when I grab this one. When you want to trim a nice piece of meat, rib a green pepper, don't want a big knife, you need this little one. It's little, but so sharp that it slices through anything like butter, making prep work so easy and enjoyable.

Shun knives are beautiful creations period. Since I'm Asian, I love the tradition look and feel of this Japanese knife. I love the beauty of the blade and the dark, polished, Pakkawood handle. The unique "D"-shaped, Wood handles are preferable. The shape fits my hand perfectly, and the wood does not get slippery when wet - providing a very secure hold. The steel is of utmost quality and sharpness. Do not put this blade into any old electric knife sharpener! Electric knife sharpeners are made to put one angle on any blade. These blades come with a 16 degree angle and you don't want to be changing that angle. There are electric knife sharpeners that can sharpen these knives, but you'll have to do some research and find out which ones can be a fit with these knives. I prefer to hone with a sharpening steel and manually sharpen with a stone if necessary (and I don't see it being necessary to touch it to a stone any time soon). The blade is sharp straight off the factory and as Alton Brown says - it's the sharpest straight out of the factory edge as he's ever seen.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWER on July 13, 2009
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This Shun 3 1/2 inch paring knife is a work of art. It's probably the classiest looking knife I've seen and fortunately it has the cutting power to go along with those good looks. Is it worth the cost? Well, I've purchased a lot of paring knives in the past that were a lot less expensive. None of them were as sharp as this one or had the substantial feel that this one has and most of them ended up being pretty much useless after a few years, some broke, some just couldn't be sharpened anymore and some were never that great to begin with. They certainly added up to more than the cost of this one. From what I've read from other people's comments, this should be a lifetime investment. And since it has a lifetime warranty, I think it will. And when I think of it, we can spend a lot more money than this just going out to a play, and that doesn't last very long. I'm going to be using this everyday. I ordered two additional sizes of Shun knives after trying this one so you know I think they are worth it.

So now that I've justified the cost to myself, I have to tell you that I love the weight and feel of this knife. You don't ordinarily think in terms of weight and balance on such a small knife, but this feels really good in my hand. It was also extremely sharp, right out of the box. I'm going to have to be careful to keep my fingers out of the way. I've been cutting up everything in my fruit bowl and frig, even things that are too big for a paring knife, just to see what it would do and it handled every job well. Now that I have a gazillion thinly sliced fruits and vegetables and one peeled apple I know I made a good choice. (And dinner tonight is all going to be thinly sliced!)

I showed a picture in the video of the box that it comes it. Are you impressed?
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By B. Marold HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 15, 2006
Before I started doing any serious cooking, I never quite saw the point of the 'big' knives and ended up doing practically everything with a cheap stamped paring knife. Then, I discovered the beauty of the mid-sized chef's knife and the rocking action you can use to make short work of veggie prep. Finally, I discovered the sheer bliss of very sharp large knives starting with the great German brands and graduating to these new Shun knives after my hero, Alton Brown started shilling for Shun and Khershaw. It was easy to forget the utility of a great little paring knife, especially if it was just as sharp as its big brothers.

Now that I've gotten one of these little beauties, I have come back to admiring its qualities. Without a very sharp paring knife, jobs like cleaning and butterflying shrimp can be a real drag in that the flesh of the shrimp is so soft, a dull knife won't even cut into it without really dangerous pressure or shear. Here's a poster case for the dangers of dull knives, as you are typically not pressing down on a nice firm cutting board, you are usually cutting toward your thumb or index finger.

All lecturing aside, if you do a wide range of cooking, you may not use a paring knife often, but when you do,you will really appreciate having this little sharpie on hand!
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