The perfect companion to a Santoku or Chef's knife! The Wüsthof Classic IKON paring Knife, 9cm (3.5"), is the most versatile of all parers: for mincing shallots, onions and herbs as well as cleaning and cutting vegetables -- all easily accomplished with the comfortable grip and razor-sharp hardened stainless steel edge.
This is also my favourite paring knife shape -- I like this "spear point" shape more than the "bird's beak" or straight-edge "sheep's foot" shapes. But maybe I'm just old fashioned... they're all great really, so just use what you're comfortable with, or the one that matches your cooking style best. Precision forged from a single blank of steel with full tang. Features the popular new blade style without bolster, for ease of sharpening, full-blade length performance, and lighter weight. The handle is super-comfortable and made of the same excellent material that the Classic line is made of so it's comfortable and offers good grip even when wet, and it's polished so it looks beautiful and natural at the same time. The metal cap and overall shape also lends true elegance to the shape, and it's incredibly comfortable, no matter what kind of grip you prefer to use (pro-style "pinch grip" or standard grip on the handle). German forged steel quality for a lifetime of use.