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Old 06-05-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Do you know what an "Office" Knife is ? ;)

Hello Everyone,

I just bought an "Office" knife aka Paring Knife, or simply Small Kitchen Knife.

This knife is really useful and I should have bought it way before...
- Precise works : Slicing a garlic clove with a chef knife is a tough job...
- Paring : Obvious lol
- Pointy end : Removing cores of fruit or veggies
- Peeler : Sometimes on soft skins, or to go faster, a peeler won't do the job

Here's a picture of it :


Do you use such a knife as well ?

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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I have two. One is 3 inches (7.5 cm) long and the other is 4 inches (10 cm) long.

I've never heard it's being called an office knife.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #3
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I think every American kitchen has one. As for peeling soft foods like peaches and tomatoes, a serrated peeler does the job so easily. Even overripe fruit. I can make a tomato rose with a skin so thin you can see through it.

A paring knife (what Americans call it) is one of the three basic knives advised for the basic kitchen. A serrated bread knife, a chef's knife, (size to suit user) and a paring knife. Some folks buy the Dollar Store special. Five to a package. Toss one when it gets dull. Other folks spend a lot of money on just one. And as most folks in these here parts will testify to, at one time or another, they have accidentally tossed out one with the peelings. I have two mid priced ones in my kitchen. Learned my lesson after tossing out an expensive one.

Yours looks to be mid priced. Some come with blades that are too long for the users hand. Yours looks to be just the right size for any hand. And seriously look into a serrated peeler.

Enjoy your new purchase and make lots of happy foods.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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I think most kitchens have at least one pairing knife in the drawer.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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I think most kitchens have at least one pairing knife in the drawer.
So true Steve. The workhorse of the American kitchen.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:13 PM   #6
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That can't be an "office" knife! It has a sharp point and edge.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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That can't be an "office" knife! It has a sharp point and edge.
Right. You would think an office knife would be a letter opener.
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Right. You would think an office knife would be a letter opener.
I can never figure out how you use a letter opener on e-mail.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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The office knife I bought included the additional discription: Disposable.
It serves the purpose pretty well and for some things like slipping the extra thin blade under a label, it's great. If it gets lost, there is no big $ loss since I bought them 3 for $5.
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The office knife I bought included the additional discription: Disposable.
It serves the purpose pretty well and for some things like slipping the extra thin blade under a label, it's great. If it gets lost, there is no big $ loss since I bought them 3 for $5.
Sounds like the Dollar Store special.
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