3" Paring Knife - Desert Dawn

Sale price$130.00

Small but mighty.

A small paring knife is a must-have in every kitchen.

This small kitchen knife is a versatile, compact kitchen tool designed for precision and detailed work. Its petite size and sharp blade make it ideal for a variety of tasks, including intricate cutting, peeling, trimming, and shaping. Use a paring knife to peel and slice small fruits and vegetables, devein shrimp, trim excess fat, core tomatoes, remove seeds from peppers, or prepare a quick snack.

This nimble kitchen knife will quickly become your trusty sidekick for all intricate tasks in the kitchen!

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3" Paring knife by Town Cutler featuring the Desert Dawn handle made with live-edge Buckeye Burl and Nitro-V stainless steel blade.

3" Paring Knife - Desert Dawn


Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

4850 Joule Street
Suite A6
Reno NV 89502
United States


Knife Details

Blade Length: 3 in

Overall Length: 7.5 in

Steel: Nitro-V Stainless Steel

Handle Material: Live-edge Buckeye Burl in Black Midnight Resin with Black G-10 Liner and Nickel Silver Frame Pins

Rockwell: 61

Weight: 1.6 oz

Spine Thickness: 0.070"

Blade Height at Heel: 1"

Each handle is unique and showcases the natural variation in the wood and casting process.

Knife Use

A small all-purpose knife ideal for peeling (or “paring”) smaller fruits and vegetables, and other small precision work, such as deseeding peppers, deveining shrimp, and hulling strawberries.

  • Compact size that is ideal for controlled movements, precision work, and small cutting tasks.
  • Faceted handle-grind provides a secure and comfortable grip
  • Precision-cutting ability
  • Full-tang blade made from premium Nitro-V Stainless Steel
  • Made in the USA
  • Free sharpening

Knife Care

Following proper care and maintenance will help prolong the life of your knife and ensure excellent performance.

  • Always keep your knife dry and clean!
  • Hand wash with warm soapy water. No abrasive sponges.
  • Never put your knife in the dishwasher or leave it soaking in water.
  • Dry your knife completely using an absorbent towel. We find paper towels work the best.

Important Information: All stainless steel contains some level of carbon, which is important for sharpness and performance. Because of this, light hueing can develop on stainless steel if not cleaned and dried properly.

Knife Sharpening

A sharp knife is always safer than a dull knife.

When your knife starts to feel dull, it's time to have it sharpened. Learn more about knife sharpening for Town Cutler knives.


The Top 3-Inch Paring Knives

Small paring knives are indispensable tools in the kitchen, celebrated for their ability to easily handle intricate and precise tasks. Their compact size and sharp, pointed blades make them ideal for a wide range of culinary uses, including peeling, slicing, coring, trimming, and, of course, paring.

Control at Your Fingertips

With its razor-sharp blade and easy-to-maneuver size, you’ll be able to effortlessly execute intricate tasks with finesse. The compact size and lightweight design of our paring knives, make them easy to handle, giving you the agility and control necessary for precise culinary tasks.

The little things that make the difference

Crafting a knife designed for precise control and delicate tasks, requires a meticulous approach to craftsmanship. We pay attention to the smallest details of every curve, angle, and edge to create knives that offer an unparalleled cutting experience.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

Nice knife, handle a bit skinny though.

Anonymous (San Jose, CA, US)
Great wedding gifts!

This was the third knife set I have given as a wedding gift. They are always a surprise and are really loved! The couples always tell me it’s our favorite knives we have in our kitchen! They love them! Highly recommend them. I sadly only have one bird beak knife and one of these days I’ll treat myself to a long chefs knife.

Anne M.H. (Reno, NV, US)
Superb paring knife

This Town Cutler knife serves me well in my kitchen daily. It chops, dices, slices and preps whatever fruit, vegetable or other food item I'm prepping. I use it daily and could not function without it. I have numerous other knives in my kitchen which I no longer use since adding this knife and my other 6" utility knife to my kitchen tools. Its cost was a bit much, but I have hundreds of dollars invested in all of my other knives which I no longer use. Sad but true. Glad to have found Town Cutler knives!