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One paring knife, which one?

post #1 of 8
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So, I have picked up a tojiro dp chef's knife and I have a vic paring knife ... im looking to get a second paring knife - something a little higher quality.

 

If you were going to purchase one paring knife - which would it be?

post #2 of 8

This one:

 

http://www.epicureanedge.com/

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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #3 of 8

Happy with my parer from Delbert Ealy

 

http://ealyknives.com/

 

post #4 of 8

Yup Del makes one of my favorite parers.  His AEB-L blades are hard to beat.  MM's are the old style profile the newer ones are more gyuto like.  

 


Edited by Mike9 - 3/19/16 at 9:22am
post #5 of 8

It does matter what you intend to use it for.  I love my little $10 Robert Herder 85mm.  1mm carbon blade that flat tapers from spine to .12mm at the edge, and with little effort I've made it even thinner than that.  Takes a very steep edge very easily.  I bevel it only on the right side.

 

I use it for skiving lemon peel to the perfect spritzing thickness.  In all honesty I don't use parers for much.

 

 

 

Rick

post #6 of 8

I can recommend the MAC HB-40 Chefs pairing knife.  I have a Global, but I love this pairing knife, the MAC stays really sharp a long time.  The birds beak version PK-25 is tempting, you could get something that can tackle some other jobs. Its not a ton of money, don't know if thats enough of a step up, depends on which Victorinox you have.

I am no expert, but fits my hand perfectly - I have medium-large hands.

Here is a couple of pictures from the web.

 

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post #7 of 8

Another really nice paring knife is the Shun Classic - probably one of the best from that line.  Excellent fit and finish and they get stupid sharp.  The Chef's knives should have that profile.

 

post #8 of 8

There's a lot of things their chefs knife should have.

 

Again your usage determines the particular parer.  I personally would never consider one in VG-10 steel, doesn't do well at steep angles, and an especially big pain to sharpen to that.  Carbon and AEB-L on the other hand are made for this, SG-2/R2 also.


Edited by Rick Alan - 3/19/16 at 6:30pm
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