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The Case for a Fancy Paring Knife

The Case for a Fancy Paring Knife

But the very best paring knife, while no match for the force of the eight- to ten-inch blade of a great chef's knife, still deserves a spot in your knife block. Wondering what distinguishes a just okay paring knife from a fabulous one? If you use your paring knife rarely, the inexpensive Kuhn Rikon that wins our paring knife test is still a great bet. Tourné (or bird's beak) paring knivesDo you whip out your paring knife for fancy French cuts like the incredibly dated (but still impressive!) (Alternatively, this is called a bird's beak paring knife or a trimming knife.)