You can think of a paring knife as a smaller version of a chef's knife because, like the chef's knife, a paring knife is quite versatile. The paring knife gets its name from its main function—removing or “paring” away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. It’s ideal for peeling, coring, trimming, decorating, and other detail work. Its small size gives you complete control over the tip and edge of the blade. Generally, you'll use this knife in your hand rather than against a cutting board, though paring knives can also be used for chopping small foods, such as garlic cloves or ginger.
Each knife is individually hand-forged beginning with a high carbon stainless steel core (hagane). This is surrounded by many layers of high contrast nickel Damascus. This time-consuming process creates a knife with outstanding edge holding and beauty. The blade is distal tapered for optimal balance and has an extremely thin, keen edge for high performance.
The "Wa" style handle is octagon in shape and is sculpted from macassar ebony with a pakkawood ferrule. This natural, ambidextrous handle style is easy to grip and lasts a lifetime. Like other kitchen knives, this knife should not be put in a dishwasher. Comes with original box. Excellent condition.