502 - Kiwi Brand paring knife with a five inch blade and a wooden handle.
As this is a general purpose paring knife and so it is perfectly suited for working with fruit and vegetables, however it is also suitable for performing many other kitchen tasks, like cutting cheese or cold meats.
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. This knife has a razor sharp, double bevelled cutting edge and it has an attractive wooden handle.
This is the same shaped blade as the Kiwi Brand 512 - 5" paring knife with a yellow plastic handle and the 792 Kom-Kom 5" paring knife with hardwood handle.
The 502 is a small and ergonomic paring knife that is especially suited for working with smaller ingredients.