One of the most versatile sharpening tools available, the whetstone can not only repair, sharpen, and polish knives but it’s also ideal for other tools such as scissors, razors, and chisels. Owning one of these babies will allow you to bring your blade’s dull edge back to life in just a few sharpening sessions.
Think of the culinary utility knife as the midway point between a chef knife and a paring knife -- a versatile blade knife able to aid you in a wide variety of culinary tasks, such as slicing, trimming, sectioning, coring, and peeling.
Featuring a short yet sturdy blade, generally ranging from 2-4 inches long, the paring knife’s primary function is to peel the outer layer of fruits and vegetables. And yes, a peeler might do the job just fine but it’s nowhere near as versatile as a good paring knife.