Trimming knives

Looking like the shrunken cousin of the boning knife, the trimming knife is used for much the same purpose.

Its blade is usually under three inches, and it’s designed for removing meat from the bone in small areas or where a delicate touch is required.

Trimming knives also come in handy for preparing vegetable garnishes on a plate, such as carrot swirls or radish roses.


Recommended trimming knives


Wusthof Classic 2.75-inch Trimming Knife

From the world-renowned manufacturers, the white on red distinctive Trident trademark is proof-positive of another wonderful addition to the kitchen. This will help remove the hardest-to-get-to piece of meat from the bone.

Precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel for maximum toughness, the tang runs through the handle, with triple-rivets affording superior strength and balance.

Amazon buyer rating 5/5


Victorinox 3-1/4-Inch Paring Knife, Rosewood Handle

From one of the biggest names in kitchen knives, the Swiss company has surpassed itself with this piece of kit for those looking precision and accuracy. They may call it a paring knife, but we reckon we it’s more a trimming knife, hence its inclusion here.

Remove pepper seeds, core apples, and even de-vein shrimp for safe close-up work, with a knife edge ground in two directions to hold a sharp edge longer.

This is great for small cuts where control and strength are valuable. The rosewood handle is designed to minimize stress on the wrist. With the emphasis on nimbleness, its pointed tip will help to take the meat from the hardest to reach bones.

Amazon buyer rating 4.6/5


Mercer Culinary Millennia 3-inch Slim Paring Knife



One piece of high-carbon stain-free Japanese steel is the basis for this nice piece of kit, highest quality steel offering easy edge maintenance and rapid sharpening ability to maintain a razor-sharp edge.

If you need a sharp tool that won’t lead to wear of the wrist then this is the knife for you.
It’s perfect for quick basic cutting in the kitchen, opening plastic around bottle tops, cutting packaging, cheese or butter.

The ergonomic handle is made of two different plastics which adds to comfort and durability, plus it increases knuckle protection and puts the hand up above the blade.

A delight for professional chefs worldwide, expect the line to become the choice for amateurs cooks too.

Amazon buyer rating 4.8/5




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