Paring knives are generally small, with a blade no longer than 4" and not very wide. They are designed for peeling and other small or intricate work. Some examples of paring knife jobs are deveining a shrimp, removing the seeds from a jalapeno, and cutting small garnishes. It is designed to be an all-purpose knife, similar to a chef's knife, except smaller. Make paring knives an addition to your restaurant's kitchen supplies.