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Old 05-18-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Need help picking a paring knife

I would like some suggestions for a good paring knife that stays sharp. The one I have is good for slicing avocados.

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Old 05-18-2017, 04:57 PM   #2
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SC, I've had this knife for over 20 years, love it!

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...ife/1010156637

... and I keep an edge on all of my knives with this

Zwilling J.A. Henckels TwinSharp Knife Sharpener | Cutlery and More

I'm not comfortable with steels nor stones, I just pull my knife through a coupla times and give it a wipe with a damp cloth, simple
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:08 PM   #3
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I absolutely love my new Victorinox chef's knife. They make paring knives, too. They start at around 12-bucks.

I don't know that I need one, but at 12-bucks, I may buy one anyway.

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Old 05-18-2017, 05:53 PM   #4
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Sous, I have two favorites (just like my two favorite kids ). The first one is just like K-Girl's, except mine is about 10-12 years old. The second is a little, 2 1/2 inch bladed Rada knife. I use it to stem strawberries, peel aging mushrooms...lots of little jobs that are awkward for that larger Zwilling. It stays sharp. Rada may be a fundraiser knife, but I own three different ones and love them all.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:55 PM   #5
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Lately I find myself using my Henckels " Bird's Beak" more and more.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:10 PM   #6
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Victorinox hands down the best deal. ATK rated it excellent also.
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I would like some suggestions for a good paring knife that stays sharp. The one I have is good for slicing avocados.
Like any knife it will have to be sharpened to keep it that way. I do agree that it seems smaller knives have to be sharpened more often. I keep a cheap draw through Wrenwane sharpener in my utensil drawer for this. It has 2 stages, so I can use the honing slot to keep the edge up between real sharpenings. It's fast, and does a good job on my smaller paring and utility knives.

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I have a Rada paring knife, too. I don't like their bigger knives or their peelers--the handles are not comfortable to me, but the little bird beak is great. Stays sharp a long time, and if it gets too dull, they are cheap enough to toss and buy a new one.
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