192 - Kiwi Brand 2.5" Paring Knife Black Plastic Handle.
The cutting edge on this knife has a chisel grind, which means that it is bevelled on one side only. This results in a super sharp cutting edge which is perfect for creating detailed fruit carving.
This is a general purpose, small and lightweight paring knife with a razor sharp cutting edge. It is a perfect tool for performing delicate paring and carving tasks and so it is well suited for working with smaller ingredients such as strawberries, lychees, grapes, etc. It is also often used along with other types of carving knives in the intricate carving of larger fruit like watermelon and pumpkin.
Some of the typical uses for a paring knife would be:
- Removing seeds and membranes
- Mincing herbs
- Eyeing potatoes
- Skinning mushrooms
- Crushing garlic
- Segmenting citrus fruit
- Hulling strawberries
- scraping out seeds from vanilla pods
Meat and fish:
- De-veining prawns
- Shucking oysters
- Filleting small fish
- Scoring meat
- Trimming fat from meat
- Carving small carcasses such as poultry
- Testing tenderness of meat
- Slicing cheese
- Slicing cured meats like salami etc.
The blade is made from Japanese high carbon martensitic stainless steel (SUS420J2) which has been hardened and tempered for optimal sharpness. The handle is made from a durable and hygienic, black polypropylene plastic.