Paring Knives

Ideal for little jobs such as chopping garlic and mushrooms, deseeding chillies or scraping vanilla seeds from the pod.

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Lakeland Precision Paring Knife 9cm Blade

Lakeland Precision Paring Knife 9cm Blade

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£24.99
Lakeland Select-Grip Japanese Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

Lakeland Select-Grip Japanese Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

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£22.99
Lakeland Damascus Paring Knife 9cm Blade

Lakeland Damascus Paring Knife 9cm Blade

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£34.99
Lakeland Premium Hammered Paring Knife 10cm

Lakeland Premium Hammered Paring Knife 10cm

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£24.99
Lakeland Fully Forged Stainless Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

Lakeland Fully Forged Stainless Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

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£17.99
Lakeland 3-Piece Paring Knife Set

Lakeland 3-Piece Paring Knife Set

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£16.99
Lakeland 2-Piece Paring Knife Set

Lakeland 2-Piece Paring Knife Set

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£12.99
Lakeland Stainless Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

Lakeland Stainless Steel Paring Knife 9cm Blade

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£16.99
Robert Welch Signature Stainless Steel Vegetable Knife 10cm Blade

Robert Welch Signature Stainless Steel Vegetable Knife 10cm Blade

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£33.99
Robert Welch Signature Stainless Steel Vegetable Knife 8cm Blade

Robert Welch Signature Stainless Steel Vegetable Knife 8cm Blade

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£31.99
Robert Welch Professional Paring Knife 9cm

Robert Welch Professional Paring Knife 9cm

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£41.99


Paring Knives

Whilst a chef’s knife is usually seen as the most important knife in any kitchen, a paring knife isn’t far behind. Paring knives are smaller than most other kitchen knives, making them ideally suited to fine and delicate work. If you want to peel and slice fruit, remove seeds and chop vegetables into precise shapes, a paring knife is your friend.

You’ll find a selection of superb, professional-quality kitchen knives at Lakeland, including a range of paring knives, made in an array of sizes and styles to suit your kitchen needs.

What is a paring knife?

A paring knife is a kitchen knife with a short blade, usually between 8 to 10cm (3 to 4 inches) in length, making them one of the smallest knives you’ll find in a professional knife set. Paring knifes have a sharp point, ideal for fine cutting, and a slender blade without serrations that’s suited to delicate peeling and slicing.

What is a paring knife used for?

Paring knives are used for cutting tasks that a larger blade wouldn’t be suited to or would even be dangerous for. This could be cutting small items, slicing soft and slippery food where a larger knife could slip, or doing other types of fine chopping.

Paring knives are ideal for peeling fruit, removing seeds, chopping soft fruit and vegetables, and tasks like gently scouring meat or removing the vein down the back of fresh prawns. Because it’s so useful, a paring knife is sometimes also called a small paring knife, a vegetable knife, a tomato knife or a small utility knife.

Paring knives at Lakeland

You’ll find a fantastic selection of quality paring knives to choose from in our Lakeland kitchen knives range, made in varying styles and offering different features.

Robert Welch Signature Collection Knives include paring and vegetable knives with elegant, curved, ergonomic DuPont handles, making them comfortable and easy to use. Our Lakeland Select-Grip Knives are made with easy to hold soft-grip handles that won’t slip, even with wet hands.

If you’re looking for something a little different, take a glance at our Lakeland Damascus and Hammered Steel Knives. The Lakeland Damascus blades are forged from Japanese stainless steel but are made in the traditional Damascus style of layering slivers of steel around a carbon steel core. The process creates a wonderfully sharp knife that holds its edge, but also leaves a beautiful mottled pattern across the blade. Our Lakeland Hammered Steel Knives also have unique blades, featuring artful dimples that make them stand out and that also prevent food from sticking.

All of our paring knives are made from high-quality stainless steel that maintains a sharp edge over prolonged cutting. Many of our paring knives come in sets, with cases and even in presentation boxes for storing or gifting.

Satisfy all your kitchen needs

Whatever you’re preparing or cooking, we’re confident we’ve got the kitchen utensils and kitchen electricals you need to serve up fantastic food. Whilst you’re browsing our wares for a new small paring knife or utility knife, take a look at our knife sharpeners, chopping boards, and other cutting and chopping implements. We’ve even written a simple knife guide to help you make the most of your kitchen knives.