A short and handy blade, slightly curved. It allows processing outside the cutting board such as the cleaning of large vegetables, the making of small decorations and the peeling of some vegetables. A good paring knife will really serve every day and it is necessary that it is comfortable and very well sharpened. The blade will have to cut without the need to apply pressure, because if you press it it will end up cutting your fingertips sooner or later. The blade may not even be curved but straight, but the preference falls for years on the curved one. This is also the peeler called VEG.