792 - Kom-Kom five inch paring knife with a stainless steel blade and a quality hardwood handle.
The Kom-Kom 792 is a all-purpose paring knife and it is perfectly suited for working with fruit and vegetables, however it is also suitable for performing many other common kitchen tasks like cutting cheese or cold meats. As it is small and ergonomic, it is especially suited for working with smaller ingredients. Many customers report that this is one of their favourite go-to knives in their kitchen drawer.
The blade has double bevel grind with a razor sharp cutting edge.
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 high grade 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 a high quality hardwood handle which is secured with brass rivets.
As the handle wood is untreated, it will benefit from the occasional application of a food grade oil to maintain the health of the wood, avoiding shrinkage and keeping the handle looking like new. See the "knife care" tab for details.