Need a parer

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  1. Mar 8, 2011 #1

    rahimlee54

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    Is Dojo the way to go on this one?

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    Jared
     
  2. Mar 8, 2011 #2

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    I disagree with the Dojo. But perhaps I should not have an opinion because I never had one. BUT, from what I hear the Dojo is quite a thick parer. Yes, it may be hardened to like 61 or something, but I believe that for a parer, thin is in. Also, stainless is helpful. MAC Pro and Misono Molybdenum FTW.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2011 #3

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    The Shun classic parer is my favorite.
     
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    the dojo has a thick spine, but it does thin out well at the edge. One thing I don't like about it is how the handle transitions into the machi.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 #5

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    + 1 to the shun classic. I use a pairing knife a lot when my fruit trees come on and the shun has rocked since day one. (I know I should upgrade to a petty). There are many shun haters out there, but this one will always be a keeper for me.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 #6

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    I like this one:

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    That is my Parer, a Herder K1.

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  8. Mar 8, 2011 #8

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    How is that miyabi's tip? I tend like a nice pointy tip in my parer vs. a ?sheep's foot? or whatever it's called. that miyabie almost looks like something inbetween. Oh, and if you really want to drop some coin, there's always the FH parer!
     
  9. Mar 8, 2011 #9

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    I'll check these out thanks guys. Dropping some coin on a parer wouldn't be right for me, it wont see to much use from me but I would like to have one around, the wife may use it a bunch so I can't really trust her with anything like that either. I have some amazon credit though and they sell the shun there hmm.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2011 #10

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    It's pretty nice, it is kinda shaped like a mini santoku. They make a traditional shaped one as well.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2011 #11

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    Hmm... get a few of these then.
    Kuhn Rikon

    http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/5177480/
    (available lots of places, Amazon included)

    Light, thin, sharp, and cheap.
    Oh yeah, lots of pretty colors too for the missus. :cool:
     
  12. Mar 9, 2011 #12
    If you have a TJ Maxx near you, these can be had for $3-4 each.
     
  13. Mar 9, 2011 #13

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    I like the Misono Moly 80mm parer I picked up from JCK before the price increase. Very well-made little knife, especially for $48.60 (now $71.00) plus $7.00 shipping, and I've been using it a lot more than I thought I would.

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    BTW, CK2G has a Misono 80mm Parer in the Swedish Steel line for only $55.95:

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  14. Mar 10, 2011 #14

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    word! i just got a misono moly parer, too! great deal at $45. at $75, I don't know if it's a "great" deal anymore, though ... We have MACs around here for $46.50 at a local restaurant supply store in Philly, so they're my person fave for paring right now.
     

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