Pure Komachi 2 Series Paring Knife
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- 3-1/2-inch paring knife great for garnishing and fine detail work, as well as for small cutting jobs like lemons, limes, and trimming fat from meats
- High-carbon stainless-steel blade retains super-sharp edge over time
- Color is made by bonding food-safe FDA-approved resin to the stainless-steel blade
- Non-stick resin coating resists corrosion, makes cleaning simple, and helps blade glide through food with ease
- Handle is lightweight and ergonomically contoured for a comfortable, fatigue-reducing grip
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Top Customer Reviews
If you're looking for a great little knife on the cheap, pick this one up. If you're looking for a true paring knife, keep searching. I would highly recommend something with a shorter heel. I'm sure someone out there will think I'm just a dope who just doesn't know how to use a knife properly, but I assure you, I'm no spring chicken. I've been at this cooking thing for a while.
The Pure Komachi line is very comparable to Kuhn-Rikon's Colori line. I prefer the Pure Komachi knives, as they are flat-ground instead of hollow. That's just my preference.
The "nonstick" coating is really there to cut manufacturing costs and keep the knife cheap. It is cheaper to coat a big run of these knives than it is to polish the bare metal. I'd rather have a plain steel finish, but at these prices, it's hard to complain.
This little parer is an excellent pattern, much more like a miniature chef's knife than most paring knives. It has that sort of raised-handle format where your fingers slot in behind the blade, and you can get the whole edge down on a cutting board and make "rocking" cuts. And it cuts like crazy because the blade is quite thin.
It comes with a plastic blade cover so that you can toss it in a drawer and not worry about dinging the edge. I wish that all knives did.
The steel is 420J2 stainless, the lowest-carbon cutlery-grade steel there is. Compared to other cutlery steels, it will not hold an edge very long, but to be honest, it's hard for the average person to tell any difference in edge-holding between this knife and a more expensive one made of "better" steel. Most kitchen knives are run pretty soft so that they dent or roll instead of chipping or breaking on impact, and so that they'll be easy to sharpen.
You can easily get a scary edge on 420J2, and it is very corrosion-resistant. It also keeps the price of the knife down.
So yes, this knife is CHEAP. But it cuts and handles great.
With that said, I do think it could have a better design. It's a bit big and not well balanced. I cannot grab it like a regular paring knife. I feel like I will cut myself. It has slipped a few times out of my hand and landed on my arm. I have two cuts already and I've been using it almost everyday since I cut up fruits for juicing and also to pack for lunch, so I wouldn't say it's excessive cutting. I would like to see a more slip resistant handle with a bit more balance and just a tiny bit smaller to be able to curve it nicely along round fruits.
The part about being a bit smaller could be the fact that my hands are very tiny. My husband says it works perfectly for him and he has much larger hands than I do. So maybe you should take that from this review that the versatility of the knife may be dependent on your hand size. Overall, though, a great value. Cannot beat the price and it's great quality if we are talking about sharpness and looks. It comes with a little plastic cover so you don't have to worry about sticking your hand in the knife drawer and getting your fingers sliced. I would buy it again even after knowing it's a bit big for my hand.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wasn't expecting such a wide knife. I can't even fit it in my block with my other paring knives. The knife is sharp works fine but isn't the best shape for paring.Published 8 days ago by OAH
This knife is amazing. Not only is is sharp, but it looks nice and the sheath is convenient. Only complaint is the packaging it comes in. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
In love with this knife. I use it daily, gave some as presents. It is very sharp and extremely useful. I own it for 5 months and didn't have to sharpen it yet....Published 5 months ago by Creations
At first good and sharp. Not so much now. Would not buy again.Published 5 months ago by Kathiebronx
An excellent little knife for the price. If you are into the retro style of utensils, this little guy is going to be your best friend.Published 5 months ago by Kelly C. O.
My new favorite knife! Love this brand, so sharp and nice colors. Plan to buy more in the futurePublished 6 months ago by katie gee
My friend raved over this wedding gift. Said it was one of few wedding gifts she actually uses and loves on a daily basis. Pure komachi knives are simply the best! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Knife is just as good as other Komanchi knives I bought. Watch your fingers!Published 8 months ago by Tim