Beautiful things come in small packages, and this is no exception.
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 length125mm(Measurement of the cutting edge)
- Total length255mm(Blade + Handle)
- Blade width3mm(Measured where blade enters handle)
- Blade height32mm(Measured from blade heel to spine)
- Total weight61 grams
- Blade materialVG10 cutting edge, laminated in Stainless
- Handle styleJapanese
- Tang styleHalf
- 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
Beautiful blue fibre boxes with the name in silver foil on the lid. On the inside you will find a blue stepped inlay and your beautiful knife of course, wrapped in Japanese newspaper by the craftsmen who made it.
So while not working on your knife skills you can catch up on your Japanese language skills. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving...
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.