Bird’s Beak knives are unusual looking but are specially designed to help with a variety of tasks. Use this knife for making intricate, decorative cuts, such as radish rosettes or fluted mushrooms, cutting out blemishes and slicing soft fruits such as peaches or plums. The curved shape of this knife is great for cutting close to the peel to keep more of the fruit or vegetable being peeled. This is definitely a specialty knife but if presentation is important to your cooking style, this will be a handy knife to have as part of your collection.
The 2.5" Bird's Beak Paring Knife from Shun’s Classic line is simple, beautiful and functional, making it the perfect line for beginners and professionals alike. High-performance VG-MAX Steel, which provides incredible edge retention, is clad with layers of Damascus stainless steel. It is then ground and bead-blasted to reveal the beautiful flowing pattern of the layered steel.
The Pakkawood used in the handle is saturated with resin to make it moisture resistant, strong and durable. The handle has a D-shape to mirror your palm, ensuring both a secure and comfortable grip.
With the specific materials chosen and at least 100 handcrafted steps to make each knife, the Shun Classic line has sharp blades, is easy to maintain and is corrosion resistant. This knife is sure to be a reliable workhorse in the kitchen if properly maintained.
Basic Knife Care:
*Not dishwasher safe. Wash and dry the blade by hand immediately after use. Use a soft sponge to wash the blade. Do not use abrasive dish scrubbers and powders as they can damage the blade.
Always use a wooden or plastic cutting board. Never cut on glass, marble, slate, a plate, china or anything harder than steel. Bamboo is not recommended as it is very hard and dulls knives quickly.
Store knives separate from each other in a way that they will not knock into each other.
Use a ceramic honing rod or leather strop for the edge maintenance. Never use a coarse steel sharpening rod or diamond rod. Do not use a wheel sharpener or sharpening tools. Always sharpen by hand on waterstones.
Knife Type: Bird's Beak, Paring
Rockwell Hardness: 60:62
Blade Length: 2.5"
Type of Steel: VG-MAX Steel
Handle Shape: D-Shaped handle
Handle Material: Ebony Pakkawood saturated with resin
Manufacturer: Kai Corporation
Made in: Seki, Japan