Paring knife

identifier

ID 523

morphology

craft

craft

holotype

MOT V 2002.0072 L=18cm WD=1,8cm WT=18gr

holotype

MOT V 2002.0073 L=17,5cm WD=1,5cm WT=23gr

holotype

MOT V 2006.0452 L=17cm WD=1,5cm WT=27gr. Inscription: LA GUÊPE INOXYDABLE image wasp.

alias

peeler (syn.)

alias

peeling knife (syn.)
description

Vegetables are peeled with a paring knife. It is a small (approx. 16-18 cm) and light (approx. 20-25 gr) knife with a smooth edge, which lies easily in the hand.

The blade can take different shapes: it can look like a mini French cook's knife, the edge can be straight or curved, but it always has a sharp point to remove pits. The handle can be wood or plastic.

A special model consists of a paring knife with a movable guide.

Sometimes the paring knife is combined with a bottleopener. [MOT]