Item #: 88103-060
High Quality, European Made, Paring/Tourné Knife with an Anti-Slip Handle
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PurposeUsed by the professional chef to Tourné (turn in English) vegetables, this knife is also great for removing seeds and performing other small intricate cutting jobs; the sharp point is also useful for removing the eyes of potatoes and other blemishes! The professional chef will hold a paring knife in one hand and the item being cut in the other hand. This knife is also known as a "bird's beak".
It's the raised thick part between the blade and the handle, which usually distinguishes the knife as fully forged.
The bolster acts as a guard providing safety balance, sturdiness, and comfort.
Beware of companies that manufacture knives with an imitation bolster as these knives are invariably cheaper in quality compared against a “one piece fully forged” knife.
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