The smallest knife in the STEELPORT lineup, our team designed the 4-in. Paring Knife to perfectly complement the STEELPORT 8-in. and 6-in. Chef Knife, using the same materials, handcrafted methods and rigorous attention to detail.
It’s a perfect choice for any “minimalist” who enjoys a tool that can multitask. Its unique shape and size allows the 4” Paring Knife to perform many functions of a petty or utility knife as well, from preparing smaller produce like shallots and garlic, to light precision butchering tasks such as processing small game birds and trimming fat.
Carbon Steel is for those who take pride in keeping their tools at peak performance through basic maintenance. Carbon Steel knives like STEELPORT are not stain or rust resistant. Day to day, it is as simple as remembering to hand wash and dry after each use.
Carbon Steel Care Tips
- Always keep your carbon steel knife clean and dry immediately after use.
- Oil your carbon steel blade regularly to maintain its luster and shine. A blade oil treatment is especially important before prolonged storage. Use a neutral food-safe oil, like the STEELPORT Blade Oil made of camellia seed.
- Patina – unique color changes that occur with time and use on carbon steel blades – is natural and necessary, helping protect your blade and tell the stories of the meals it has prepared.
- If rust (dark red/orange spots) does occur, it is important to remove it before pitting can begin.