Paring Knife


The paring knife is a kitchen essential that every home cook needs. It's small blade size (generally between 2 1/2 - 4 inches) and plain edge make it the perfect all-purpose knife. Mainly used for peeling fruits and vegetables a paring knife can also be used for specific tasks that require precision, such as deveining shrimp or creating decorative garnishes. A paring knife, a chef's knife and a boning knife are considered the only three knives required in a kitchen.