Professional Paring Knives
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Learn About Professional Paring Knives
A professional paring knife eases fruit and vegetable prep. Known for its short blade, a paring knife is perfect for doing tasks that would be too awkward for full-sized knives- like peeling and small cutting tasks. With options from trustworthy brands like Zwilling, F. Dick, Victorinox, Mercer, Henckels, Dexter and Wusthof, you're sure to find the right paring knife for you.
A paring knife with a curved blade makes peeling fruits and vegetables effortless. Straight-sided blades can chop, dice and peel. We have colour-coded handles, riveted handles, serrated blades, smooth blades- each feature enhances the performance and is designed for specific tasks.
Remember, a knife is an investment. They're not cheap (and for good reason). Protect your investment with a cutting board that prevents knives from dulling. Our Cutting Board Guide will walk you through which cutting boards will help protect knives. Thankfully, we do have knife sharpeners if your knife does dull.
You can also learn which knives are right for your kitchen with our Commercial Chef and Kitchen Knife Buying Guide.
Professional Paring Knives FAQ
What is a paring knife used for?
A paring knife is preferred for peeling fruits and vegetables and other delicate knife work like garnishes and food decorations.
Are paring knives serrated?
Paring knives are typically smooth blades and not serrated.
What is the difference between a chef's knife and a paring knife?
A paring knife is really just a smaller version of a chef knife. Many tasks like peeling fruits and vegetables would be cumbersome using a large chef knife.
What are the characteristics of paring knives?
Paring knives have short blades from 2 1/4" to 4" long. There are three types of paring knives which are based on the shape of the blade. A paring knife has a tapered edge, a sheep's foot paring knife has a flat edge and a bird's beak (or tourné) paring knife edge curves inward to a point (to follow the curve of fruits and vegetables).