Wusthof Classic knives are everything a chef expects of a superior knife. They are forged from a single piece of high carbon steel and sharpened to a razor sharp edge. The heft and balance of this line speaks quality with comfortable and handsome handles. Paring knives are essential for precision work such as preparing appetizers, cutting small fruits and vegetables, and mincing garlic and herbs. The serrated edge has saw-like teeth which enable it to slice cleanly through foods with delicate textures such as bread or soft vegetables and fruits. The small narrow blade tapers to a point at its tip and is easy to handle for trimming and slicing and peeling small produce such as garlic cloves and herbs.