For smaller jobs where you work on a chopping board, slicing onions or chopping herbs is a breeze with a petty.
There are some jobs where a smaller blade is called for. Peeling fruit, segmenting an orange, carving meat off a small chicken all involve an amount of "fiddliness" which although you could probably make do with a Chef's knife if you had to, it is just much nicer and safer to do with a smaller blade.
What we thought about this knife
We have personally tested and reviewed this knife to give you an honest and personal opinion about it and this is how it rates.
The technical bits
- Blade length122mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length237mm(Blade + Handle)
- Total weight90 grams
- Blade materialSuper Blue Steel cutting edge, laminated in StainlessThis knife steel has some special care instructions, learn more.
- Handle styleWestern
- Tang styleFull
- Left or right handedBoth
Our aim is to measure everything as accurately as possible but some specifications (such as hardness for example) are provided by the manufacturer and therefore should be used as a guide only.
What you get with the knife
A gold or grain patterned card storage box with black inlay and on the front - a photo of Teruyasu Fujiwara, as he makes every single knife you get to see the man himself.
You'll also get our normal knife care guide card and a couple of plasters just in case you have any little accidents!
All our knives also come with free blue plasters just in case you're not ready for the sharpness! If you intend to use your knives regularly then we don't advise you to use the boxes for day to day storage, get a magnetic knife rack instead.
What is a Paring knife?
Small and handy, the paring knife is your mini Chef's knife used for those jobs where the Chef's knife is too big. You'll miss it if you don't have it.
You can read more about Paring knives.
Still need some advice choosing the right knife?
We want you to be happy that you're buying the right knife for your cooking needs so if you're not sure what you need, read our guide to buying the right knife. You can also check out the frequently asked questions or for anything else, contact us.