Paring knife

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Typical paring knife with an inwardly curved blade.

A paring knife or paring knife , regional and Kneipchen , Aberrämmchen (nordhessisch) Knippchen , Hümmelken , Hölzestielchen (after the wooden handle), Zöppken (Solinger Platt German) or Pitter knife (which, however, often have variants of a small general purpose knife, can be meant by a straight blade ) is a comparatively small kitchen knife (blade length 8 cm) with a straight or curved blade to peel fruit , potatoes or vegetables without losing too much pulp. In addition to peeling in private households, it is also used in gastronomy, for example to carve castle potatoes. In tournaments (French: getting into shape ) there is the problem of large waste .

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