Northwoods Knives: Blackwood XHP - 90 mm (3.5 in) Paring Knife

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Northwoods Knives - Paring

The Paring Knife is, at least in my kitchen, one of the most used knife in our kitchen.  It is a small, versitile knife that is used to peeling, slicing, boning--it just works.  The paring knife is often used cutting against the thumb for fine and controlled cuts as well as on the cutting board for rougher cuts.

  • The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives is made in the USA with some of the finest materials available.  
  • We started with classic Japanese designs.  They have beautiful, flowing lines and work as good as they look.
  • Carpenter’s XHP Steel at 61rc.  This highly touted steel is one of the leading powdered steels. It is very tough, holds a great edge, is also a joy to sharpen and easily takes a wicked edge. While technically a stainless steel knife due to the high chromium content (16%), this steel has a HUGE amont of carbon in it, so be aware that this is not a stainless knife. Without proper care, these will develop rust spots.
  • Beautiful African Blackwood handles.  These are finished buttery smooth.
  • Available both with and without bolsters.

The Northwoods Blackwood XHP series of Kitchen Knives are a joy to use.  When we handed these knives to local chefs for review, the reactions were quick and clear—these are great knives! Every one of them bought one or more for their own use.

These knives will be a great addition to your kitchen


  • Overall Length: 195 mm 
  • Blade Length: 90 mm 
  • Blade Thickness: 2 mm 
  • Weight: 70 grams

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  • 5
    Wonderful pairing knife and steel

    Posted by vittorio paternostro on 24th Oct 2018

    I made a lot of research and I wanted a knife with the CTS-XHP, one of the best steel that exist. I found this which had a great price, but I was undecided if to buy a product from a more well known company. I decided to try and I am super happy. They seem a real fine American company and they shipped immediately, for free and with a trackable USPS shipment, and the knife is outstanding. The steel is really extraordinary and the knife is razor sharp and cuts through anything with ease. Never seen a knife before going through tomatoes and veggies with such ease. It also peels stuff so well and I love the shape. I'm considering buying other of these writing this review to let others know they can shop with confidence.

  • 5

    Posted by Nathan Coombs on 11th Jun 2018

    This is a great little knife with really good steel. It slices through things almost before you start. The handle is what really sets it apart for me. It is a beautiful wood handle which looks great and it is wide enough that it fills you hand better than most smaller kitchen knives. Overall love this knife!

  • 5
    Great Little Slicer

    Posted by Tom Aiello on 9th May 2015

    Fantastic paring knife. Came super sharp, and the XHP resharpens easily and stays sharp. The geometry is just about perfect for slicing fruits and vegetables. Awesome, thin, full flat grind. I love it.