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Peeling & Paring Knives

The paring knife is one of the most essential kitchen knives to have in your kitchen. This small, ultra-sharp blade is ideal for smaller tasks both in hand and on the cutting board, like peeling vegetables, creating garnishes, and segmenting citrus.

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ZWILLING Pro le blanc
4-inch, Paring Knife
5.0 Star Rating (40 Reviews)
$69.99 $55.99
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ZWILLING Four Star
4-inch, Paring Knife
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4.9 Star Rating (308 Reviews)
$59.99 $49.99
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ZWILLING Gourmet
3-inch, Vegetable Knife
4.8 Star Rating (59 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Pro
4-inch, Paring Knife
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4.9 Star Rating (660 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Pro
3-inch, Paring Knife
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ZWILLING Professional S
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (154 Reviews)
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Henckels CLASSIC
4-inch, Paring/Utility Knife
4.8 Star Rating (151 Reviews)
$39.99
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
5-inch, Paring/Utility Knife
5.0 Star Rating (57 Reviews)
$199.99
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ZWILLING Four Star
3-inch, Paring Knife
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4.9 Star Rating (308 Reviews)
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Henckels Solution
4-inch, Paring Knife
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ZWILLING Bob Kramer Carbon 2.0
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
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ZWILLING Gourmet
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.8 Star Rating (120 Reviews)
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MIYABI Birchwood SG2
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (82 Reviews)
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Henckels Classic Precision
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (134 Reviews)
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Henckels Statement
3-inch, Paring Knife
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ZWILLING TWIN Grip
3.5-inch, Paring Knife Red
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4.5 Star Rating (94 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Pro
2.75 inch, Bird's Beak Peeling Knife
4.9 Star Rating (88 Reviews)
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MIYABI Black 5000MCD67
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (73 Reviews)
$229.99
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Henckels Modernist
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.3 Star Rating (28 Reviews)
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MIYABI Kaizen
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
5.0 Star Rating (65 Reviews)
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ZWILLING TWIN Master
2.5-inch, Bird's Beak Peeler - Black Handle
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MIYABI Evolution
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
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Henckels Graphite
4-inch, Paring Knife
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Henckels Forged Premio
3-inch, Paring Knife
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Henckels Dynamic
4-inch, Paring Knife
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MIYABI Kaizen
3.5-inch, Straight Paring Knife
4.8 Star Rating (38 Reviews)
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Henckels Forged Synergy
3-inch, Paring Knife
4.3 Star Rating (38 Reviews)
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ZWILLING TWIN Signature
2.5-inch, Bird's Beak Peeling Knife
4.8 Star Rating (66 Reviews)
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ZWILLING TWIN Signature
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.8 Star Rating (159 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Bob Kramer Meiji
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.7 Star Rating (33 Reviews)
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Henckels Silvercap
3-inch, Paring Knife
4.2 Star Rating (31 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Kramer - EUROLINE Stainless Damascus Collection
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (63 Reviews)
$229.99
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Henckels CLASSIC Christopher Kimball Edition
4-inch, Paring/Utility Knife
4.8 Star Rating (42 Reviews)
$39.99
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MIYABI Artisan
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
5.0 Star Rating (114 Reviews)
$139.99
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ZWILLING Professional S
2.75 inch, Bird's Beak Peeling Knife
4.9 Star Rating (29 Reviews)
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Henckels Definition
4-inch, Paring Knife
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ZWILLING TWIN Grip
3.5-inch, Paring Knife Black
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4.5 Star Rating (94 Reviews)
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MIYABI Koh
3.5-inch, Paring Knife
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3.5-inch, Paring Knife Yellow
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Henckels Forged Accent
2-pc, Knife Set
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ZWILLING Four Star
2.75 inch, Peeling Knife
4.6 Star Rating (10 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Gourmet
4.5-inch, Serrated Paring Knife
4.8 Star Rating (24 Reviews)
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ZWILLING Gourmet
2.5-inch, Peeling Knife
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ZWILLING TWIN Grip
3.5-inch, Paring Knife Green
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4.5 Star Rating (94 Reviews)
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ZWILLING TWIN 1731
4-inch, Paring Knife
4.9 Star Rating (15 Reviews)
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Paring Knives

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A paring knife is a small, versatile kitchen knife with a blade typically between 3 to 4 inches long. It's primarily used for peeling, slicing, and other precise tasks like deveining shrimp or removing seeds from fruits.

While a paring knife can be used for chopping small vegetables or fruits, it is not ideal for large chopping tasks due to its small size. It's best suited for more delicate or precise work.

In most cases, fruit and vegetables have a difficult consistency for cutting: often thin skin surrounds a mostly pliable, possibly watery core. To cut or slice such food cleanly without crushing it, a kitchen knife requires special blades and an optimized shape.

The design features of knives best suited for cutting fruits typically include a narrow and straight blade. These knives are relatively small in size, allowing for straight, smooth cuts through fruit. Additionally, the blade can be guided in a curved cutting direction when needed, such as to release the core of quartered fruit or to peel it. This design ensures precision and ease when working with various types of fruits.

The primary distinction between knives with and without rivets lies in their handle construction. Knives with rivets feature handles made from multiple pieces of material, often wooden scales or synthetic materials, securely fastened together with metal rivets. This classic design is known for its durability, traditional aesthetics, balanced grip, and overall stability.

On the other hand, knives without rivets typically have handles made from a single continuous piece of material, such as molded plastic or metal, resulting in a sleek and modern appearance. While they lack the traditional riveted look, these knives offer easy cleaning and maintenance, with no crevices for food particles to accumulate. The choice between knives with or without rivets ultimately depends on personal preference and the specific requirements of the user, as both designs can provide a secure and comfortable grip for various cutting tasks.