Paring Knife

A Paring Knife is a small, precise, and versatile kitchen tool primarily used for peeling, trimming, and carving fruits, vegetables, and meat. It is considered one of the essential knives in a home kitchen, second only to the chef’s knife.

The typical paring knife has a short, sturdy blade, usually ranging from 2 to 4 inches in length. The blade is straight or slightly curved, allowing for precision in delicate tasks. They are lightweight and easy to hold, making them ideal for intricate work like hulling strawberries, deveining shrimp, or cutting around the core of a peach or avocado.