194 - Kiwi Brand paring knife with a four inch blade and a black plastic handle.
This knife has a double bevelled razor sharp cutting edge and is perfect for cutting and slicing small to medium sized fruit and vegetables but can also be used along with other carving knives for fruit carving 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.
This knife style is also available as a Kom-Kom brand version 194KK with a yellow plastic handle.