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New West KnifeWorks Mini Paring Knife Reviews

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Paring Knife for detail work

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Pros: sharp, fine edge

Cons: broad point, short

This mini parer was included in a set of knives New West sent me for review.     This was a tough knife to review. I don't use my paring knives much as I'm not into fine garnishing or fine detail knife work in cooking. It's a 2 inch hollow ground blade in stainless steel. New West informs me that it's a new cutlery steel called BD-1.   The thumb test felt pretty darn sharp. The paper test was surprising as it feathered and tore.     As this knife is hollow ground, and I'm not generally a fan of hollow grinds, it could be that I have poor technique in using a hollow grind. As a control test, I took my only other hollow ground knife (AG...
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