January’s Sharp Pick – Wusthof Bird’s Beak Paring Knife

Knives of the month at a great price for a limited time:

Each month here at MetroKitchen.com, we have a few Wusthof knives at a discounted price as a special promotion. For this month, January 2011, our knives of the month are the Wusthof Classic 2-1/2 inch and Classic Ikon 2-3/4 inch paring knives.

Wusthof Classic bird's beak parer tournadeWusthof Classic 2-1/2 inch tournade:

The Wusthof Classic 2-1/2 inch bird’s beak paring knife, or tournade, has a blade that resembles a crescent moon. It’s specifically made for peeling round or curved fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers and potatoes. Peeling with these new Wusthof paring knives is now easier than ever before because of Wusthof’s new precise sharpening system, PeTec. Because of the PeTec system, these knives are now 30% sharper. Also, the precisely-aligned edge helps them stay sharp for 40% longer. The tough poly handles bear Wusthof’s classic three-rivet design that we recognize as a symbol of quality and German craftsmanship.

This Wusthof Classic bird’s beak paring knife is available for only $44.95 here at MetroKitchen.com this month, a savings of $5.00 when compared to our usual price.

Wusthof Classic Ikon bird's beak parer tournadeWusthof Classic Ikon 2-3/4 inch tournade:

Our other featured knife for this month is this Wusthof Classic Ikon bird’s beak paring knife, which is similar to the classic series but with a few special differences. The main feature that makes this Wusthof Classic Ikon knife so special is the gorgeous Ikon handle that’s extra comfortable and prevents hand fatigue. It’s useful to have such a comfortable handle as this one when you’re doing large food prep tasks, like peeling a whole bundle of apples for a couple of apple pies. The handle is made from a tough and long-lasting, stain-resistant poly material, but it has a wonderful wood grain design so it stands out from other knives.

Another feature on this Wusthof parer that’s great is the lack of a bolster, the small mass of metal at the joint between the blade and the handle. Similar to many Japanese-style knives, the lack of a bolster enables you to use the entire length of the blade for peeling and cutting. However, it also requires that you be more careful while using the knife.

At $69.95, the price on this bird’s beak paring knife from Wusthof beats out our usual price by $10. Also, orders over $49 qualify for free shipping. Order today and save!