Engineered to exacting standards, Calphalon Precision Series Cutlery blades are precisely tapered for optimal edge retention and deliver exceptional performance when chopping, slicing, mincing and more. Knives are fully forged from high-carbon, no-stain German steel and feature a full tang for better balance and strength and unique, bar-riveted handles. The Calphalon Precision Series 3.5-in. Parer is ideal for the finer tasks of food preparation like mincing shallots, peeling apples, coring tomatoes, and creating beautiful garnishes. The 4.5-in. paring knife is indispensable for prep work, with a longer blade for larger peeling and slicing tasks as well as trimming vegetables and fruits.