Hinoki E1 Paring Knife

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While the chef’s knife may rule the kitchen for sheer versatility, it’s the paring knife we turn to when a little more finesse and precision are needed. If you want that finesse and precision with the craftsmanship of a Japanese sword, grab the Hinoki E1 Paring Knife. 

Made in Seki, Japan, the knife comes from a workshop run by a family with four centuries of knifemaking in their blood (and yes, that includes Samurai sword-crafting back in the 16th century). From the get-go you can see this is no ordinary kitchen tool

Three layers of a proprietary VG-10 steel with an obsidian finish make up the convex blade. The handle is sustainably harvested ebony wood. Not only does the shape fit comfortably in your hand for mincing and peeling, it has the added bonus of looking excessively cool every time you pull it from the knife drawer. 

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