1. Why Shop Paring knife on Shan zu?
Shop the best Kitchen Knives and Paring knife on shanzu.Paring knife are extremely versatile kitchen tools and invaluable to the professional chef. They have a small, sharp blade that makes them ideal for peeling, slicing and other precise food preparation tasks.
2. What is the paring knife?
A paring knife is a small all-purpose knife with a plain edge that is ideal for peeling (or "paring") fruits and vegetables, and other small or intricate work (such as de-veining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeño, 'skinning' or cutting small garnishes). Paring knife are usually 6 to 10 cm (2½ to 4 inches) long. An alternative way to peel vegetables and fruit is to use a peeler.
16th century French bookbinders used a tool also known as a paring knife (couteau à parer) to thin the edges of the leather binding being prepared to cover a book in order to ensure it was neater and stuck better to the board. The knife was a large piece of steel, very thin at the cutting edge, with a wooden handle.