Question about paring knife

Discussion in 'Cooking Knife Reviews' started by crane, Dec 2, 2001.

  1. crane

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    Is a tournee knife the same as a Birds Peak? How useful would you say it is? Thanks
     
  2. suzanne

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    They look pretty close, to me. As for usefulness: how much garnishing work do you do? How often do you need to tournee vegs? If all you're doing is fluting mushrooms, I wouldn't bother with one. But if you have to make lots of those darned little 7-sided footballs, yeah, it's really good to have.
     
  3. mudbug

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    crane,

    I believe the terminology needs to be distinguished. You use a Bird's Peak knife to to make a tournee cut.

    Here is a picture of a Bird's Peak knife:
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    As with any quality tool, it will certainly make your job easier if you can justify the cost against how much use you would get out of it.