What is the best paring knife?

Small but steady makes Cutco's 2-3/4" Paring Knife the best for cutting fruits and vegetables with ease. Arguably one of the most used knives in the kitchen. Every chef and family should have at least one.

What to look for in a paring knife?

  • Ergonomic handle
    Universal fit for large or small, left or right hands. Thumb and forefinger lock into place for safety and control. Fatigue-resistant design.
  • Ultra sharp straight edge
    The 30-degree inclusive angle and razor-sharp edge produces smooth slices and allows you to cut straight through food rather than using a sawing motion. Cutco straight-edge knives can be maintained and sharpened at home.
  • Full tang
    Provides strength and balance with the blade extending the full length of the handle. The triple rivet construction securely attaches the handle to the blade and the nickel silver rivets will resist pitting and tarnishing. Rivets are also flush with the handle for comfort and durability.
  • FREE sharpening
    Cutco knives, when used in the home, will remain sharp for many years, but after extended use they may need sharpening. With The Forever Guarantee, we will sharpen, hone, buff, repair and if necessary replace your Cutco knives and accessories for FREE. No receipt is required.
  • Guaranteed Forever
    Like all Cutco products, paring knives are guaranteed forever. If at any time you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your Cutco product, we will correct the problem or replace it.


  • Score dates
  • Slice bananas
  • Peel and slice apricots
  • Remove ginger knobs


  • Trim and slice horseradish
  • Core tomatillos
  • Remove broccoli florets
  • Trim and slice green beans