Shun Classic paring knives are small and precise for delicate peeling and garnishing. You'll notice that these paring knives from Shun are easy to grip thanks to their d-shaped handles. The handles are made from beautiful and germ-resistant PakkaWood, a resin and birchwood combination. Shun's unique hand guard or bolster is particularly helpful when you're cutting small foods. You won't need to frequently sharpen the blades on these Shun paring knives because they are made with a hard stainless steel interior layer that retains an edge for a long time.