Shun VB0700 Sora Paring Knife 3.5" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle


MSRP* : $57.00 | You Save* : $12.05 (21%)


KSVB0700: Sora Paring Knife VB0700


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 TPE polymer handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip and balance, and is easy to maintain.


  • A must-have kitchen knife
  • 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 TPE
  • Blade length: 3.5 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Handcrafted in Japan

UPC Code: 087171042961

Made in Japan
Made in Japan The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese excellent quality steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Shun VB0700 Sora Paring Knife 3.5" Blade, TPE Polymer Handlerated 4.750 stars out of 5 (4 reviews)
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Shun VB0700 Sora Paring Knife 3.5" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dec 26, 2016
Pros: Sharpness, Material Quality, Design
Cons: None
Shun on a Budget
I've not had this knife long enough for an extensive review, so I can't speak to the durability, sharpenability, or construction. I have no doubt of those qualities, but only time will tell.As for sharpness, this is my first foray into the low-end of the high end knifes. I'm happy that I don't have to sharpen this knife as I have had to do with my German ones. I did a back of the hand test and was left as smooth as a Gillette disposable.Fruits and smaller vegetables are a pleasure to cut, literally bringing a smile to my face as the blade falls through the food.Since this is only a 3.5" knife, larger fruits and vegetables are off the plate, so to speak. Knowing this going in, coupled with the sale price made this purchase a no-brainer.
Shun VB0700 Sora Paring Knife 3.5" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Portland Oregon
Feb 11, 2016
Pros: Design, Material Quality, Sharpness, Overall Quality
Cons: Sharpenability, None
Great knife
Good quality knife for the money. Super sharp and love the way kershaw brazed the different layers of steel on this knife.
Shun VB0700 Sora Paring Knife 3.5" Blade, TPE Polymer Handle
rated 5 stars out of 5
Nov 05, 2014
Pros: Sharpness, Material Quality
Cons: None
Sharp and Sleek
Beautiful weld/hamon, extremely (razor) sharp, good vg10 steel, comfortable, easy to clean handle, not as delicate as it looked in the picture. All in all, worth the money.
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