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Bird's Beak Paring Knives

Professional cooks love these knives’ curvy blades. After testing, we saw why.

What We Learned

Unless you’ve gone to cooking school, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of a bird’s beak paring knife. A relic of the French culinary system, this knife features a small curved blade shaped like a bird’s beak. Like all paring knives, it is primarily intended for tasks that are done off the cutting board and in your hand. Historically, it was used for making decorative cuts an...