The Shun Sora Paring Knife 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. Perfect for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger. Sora uses Shun’s proprietary composite blade technology bringing together a VG10 san mai cutting edge with a Japanese 420J stainless steel blade. The two blade sections are laser cut and fit together like pieces of a puzzle, and the braze welding permanently joins them together. The wavy pattern at the joint is based on traditional Japanese sword hamon lines. The textured PP/TPE polymer blend handle material provides a contemporary look, secure grip, while easy to maintain. The debossed stainless steel logo enhances and balances the handle. Handcrafted in Seki City, Japan, 10-year warranty.