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JCK Natures Raiun Series RD-1PAL Wa Paring 90mm (3.5 inch)

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“RAIUN雷雲”, that means " Thundercloud” in Japanese. Like Thundercloud, the JCK Raiun has vivid and good impact of the beautiful Damascus blade and matching dark color of Red-Sansaldwood handle.

Raiun knife has a beautiful layers of Damascus blade which is slightly Up-Swept blade shape for fine grip and efficient cutting process. This knife features a hand sharpened and hand honed VG-10 Damascus stainless steel blade (HRc. 60-61. 50/50 symmetrically ground double beveled edge).

Raiun knife has Oval shape of Red-Sandalwood handle with black pakka wood ferrule.

 The Paring knife is useful for a variety of commonplace kitchen tasks, but it is primarily used for peeling and accurately shaping fruits and vegetables. Paring knives are particularly useful when cutting small items held in the hand, which makes them indispensable in the kitchen and an ideal companion for Gyuto knives.

Knife Model: JCK Natures Raiun Series Wa Paring

Blade Material:  VG-10 Damascus

Rockwell Hardness (HRc): 60 to 61

Blade Grind and Edge Shape: Double Bevel Edge 50/50

Handle Material: Oval Shaped Red-Sandal Wooden Handle with Black Pakka Wood Ferrules

Saya Included: No.


Wa Paring 90mm (3.5") 
Cutting edge length: 90mm (3.5")
Total Length: 208mm (8.1")
Blade Thickness: 1.8mm (0.07")
Blade Width: 24mm (0.9")
Handle Length: 108mm (4.2")
Total Weight: 45g (1.5oz)



This knife comes with 50/50 double bevel edge geometry for both right and left handed use.

For your information, Japanese Kitchen knives are generally designed for right hand use with a slightly thicker and rounded grinding on the right side blade and a less rounded (almost straight flat) grinding on the left side blade. However, both right and left hander can use the knives that have double bevel edge sharpened 50/50 without problems.  

We believe quality and performance of Japanese knives are best in the world and hope you enjoy fine craftsmanship and spirits from your new knife. With proper cares, every Japanese knife can be your special cooking partner for long time.



This is the Stainless steel blade kitchen knife, which has good rust resistance for easy maintenance. However even stainless steel blade kitchen knife has rust situation if you leave it with wet condition.


  • Before starting to use the knife, please wash it with water for cleaning up.
  • Please do not put this knife in the dishwasher, please hand wash.
  • Please do not leave this knife in water or wet condition for long time.
  • After using, please hand wash it and wipe it clean and dry with soft clothes. (Includes bolster and handle part)
  • This is an extremely sharp knife. Please use special cares in using and storing it.
  • Unlike German made knives, Japanese knife blades are ground to thin cutting edge for sharper cutting and easier re-sharpening. Please protect the edge from hitting hard materials to avoid chipping or cracking.
  • Please do not use it to cut bone or frozen foods, hard foods such as lobster and crab which have hard surface.
  • We recommend re-sharpening the knife using Japanese whetstones, when it gets dull.
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    Thomas L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    JCK RD-1PAL 3.5”

    What a beautiful knife, surgical sharpness, Ives like an extension of your hand. Can’t do without.

    Alan T.
    Singapore Singapore
    I recommend this product

    Highly recommended

    Sharp and smooth easy to control balance

    Vernon R.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product


    This was my first time buying a Japanese knife, and I spent an inordinate amount of time researching them. I am glad I went with JCK. As everyone notes, this store and its service are impeccable. DHL Express delivery from Seki, Japan to Los Angeles in less than 48 hours is close to instant gratification. I ordered the sakura/cherry handle, but received red sandalwood handle instead. JCK emailed back quickly when I asked, and apologized for the substitution, which is perfectly fine (and actually an upgrade). The damascus steel is gorgeous, and I've had not problems with usual maintenance. It is so much sharper than my previous paring knife, that I have to relearn my paring skills to avoid cutting my thumb ( I guess I got used to using it as a cutting board with a dull knife). I now prefer the Japanese handles to German ones, and bought three more knives from JCK!

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com JCK Natures Raiun Series RD-1PAL Wa Paring 90mm (3.5 inch) Review
    Dale M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Raiun Series RD-1PAL Wa Paring 90mm

    This paring knife is comfortable, agile and sharp. The “sheep’s foot” style with little rocker is idea for paring. The point is more than adequate for piercing. This is the handiest paring knife I have used.

    JapaneseChefsKnife.Com JCK Natures Raiun Series RD-1PAL Wa Paring 90mm (3.5 inch) Review
    Susie N.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Great Paring Knife!

    My husband and I both love using this knife. It is a beautifully made knife, very sharp, and comfortable in the hand.

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