Many chefs consider a paring knife the second most important knife to own besides the chef's knife, although not everyone agrees.
A paring knife is a small knife, gets its name from its role. It basically means to remove the outer peels or the ends from fruits or vegetables, or further trim and prepare them.
A great paring knife needs to have the right blade length, from 2 to 4 inches in length. This is a TUO Cutlery Paring Knife, standard knife in 4'' and has a typical short, sturdy blade. The profile is very similar to other paring knives. Features a bolster, full tang, and ergonomic Pakkawood handle.
It's light-weight and easy to hold in the hand while working with delicate fruits. If you have just a little trimming to do on chicken or meat, it could also work well.
Surely you can peel many fruits and vegetables with a peeler, like for potatoes and apples. But having a paring knife, you could also remove the cores from fruits, for instance, cutting around the core of a peach or avocado. What's more, the difficult task of removing the outer peel of onion without wasting too much is easier with a paring knife as well.
If you're looking for a paring knife, check out the TUO Cutlery Fiery Phoenix Paring Knife. It is the best choice for the money and quality.