Definitely get the parer! It's made me look forward to peeling and coring for the first time in my life!

As for the chef knife (please, Nogent fans, know this is due to my style and preferences), I found it to feel clumsy, tall, thick and angular. I tried to like it, I really did, but it just didn't fit my style. The other Sabs, however, they are right in my wheel house!