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The KAI Shun Classic Petty knife 9 cm is the mini version of the chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, the petty, or 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 is 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.
The Shun Classic Paring Knife is quite simply a kitchen essential.
Petty knives are very similar to the common western paring or utility knives. While there is no hard rule about where a petty and paring knife diverge or what application each is most adept at, pettys are often considered ideal for small and delicate tasks on a cutting board while paring knives are better employed in hand.
Shun Classic's thinner blades makes it lighter and less tiring to use than comparable European-style Chef's knives.
The Shun Classic line features beautiful Damascus-clad blades and D-shaped ebony PakkaWood handles.
The core layer of the knife is made from V-Gold-MAX-steel. This is an extremely hard (61±1 HRC, 1.0% carbon, 1.5% cobalt) and corrosion-resistant steel that gives the blade a sharpness that is second to none and an incredible edge retention.
The core is clad with Damascus stainless steel with 16 layers in each side (33 total), 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 convex cut of the blade together with the manual honing of each Shun knife delivers an unrivalled sharpness that allows the knife to cut through even the toughest material.
The edge on a Shun Classic knife is beveled at a 16° angle creating a very sharp edge.
The knife features a pakkawood (wood plastic composite material) handle D-shaped, which looks and feels like wood, but is dishwasher safe. The other unique feature of the handle is the design. The D-shaped handle actually has a ridge at the bottom, increasing control and grip.
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.
Handcrafted in Japan with a lifetime warranty.
Offered in a gift box.
|Brand||K A I|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Blade length||9 cm|
|Blade thickness||2 mm|
|Number of layers||33|
|Bevel||Double 50/50 convex|
|Handle length||10.4 cm|
|Warranty on materials and manufacturing defects||Lifetime|