The paring knife is several sizes smaller than the chef's kitchen knife, but just as useful. This newcomer pretty much makes the PS family of essential kitchen knives complete. Read more!
The paring knife gets its name from "paring off", to carve superficial strips of something. It lies snuggly in the palm of the chef's hand and is made for carving, trimming, peeling, shredding, chopping... and paring.