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VARDAGEN Paring knife, dark gray,

Price $ 9.99

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A small and handy knife made for small jobs in the kitchen. The stainless steel is easy to maintain, and the flexibility of the blade is helpful when peeling round-shaped fruits and vegetables.

Article Number202.947.18

Product details

Small and handy. Suitable for peeling and trimming fruit and vegetables.

Made of molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, which is why the knife stays sharp for a very long time.

The knife's tang runs through the length of the handle, making it very wear-resistant and balanced.


P Amsell/B Berlin


Length of knife blade: 4 "


KnifeWendyExcellent knife, I use it all the time5
KnifeTammiLove the way it cuts. Great handle, washes up well. Worth the money5
Great little knifeIrisI really enjoyed this little knife. It is so sharp. Just be careful when you buy it. It’s great. 5
Steak knivesAnnGreat steak knives at a great price.5
Nice ProductMandeepNice Product5
Good priceSuzanneGood price5
A bargain and a great little knifeDonaI bought one of these at IKEA years ago and I still use it. It sharpens well and cuts similar to a paring knife but it’s longer. I use it every day for all kinds of kitchen knife work. (I do use a chefs knife too.) I was glad to see IKEA still offers this item and it’s only gone up in price a dollar or two. This one stays in the kitchen and the older one goes in the travel trailer!5
Great knifeKarenGreat little knife at a great price. My friend decided to buy one too once she saw it in my cart.5
ExcellentJackExcellent quality5
Great knifeVerified BuyerI really like these. They are made of a material that holds an edge really well for their price point. The feel good in the hand. They are easy to clean. We have 4 of these small knives and some of the larger ones.5
Excellent knife, good quality andJessicaExcellent knife, good quality and price.4
Great knifeXuWorks as expected and is very sharp5
KnifeTammiLove the way it cuts. Great handle, washes up well. Worth the money5
Sharp and able to be sharpenedLoriAll my knives are Ikea. They start Sharp, keep the edge, but when needed are able to be sharpened. Durable5
This knife stays so sharpJanellleThis knife stays so sharp and has a great weight so it handles beautifully5
Great little paring knife!CaitGreat little paring knife!4
Great small knifeReginaI love this small knife. I even bought a second one. Easy to sharpen. I use this all the time5
Great quality and valueMichaelHighly recommend this knife.5
VARDAGEN Paring knife, dark gray, 4 "

Designing for the tastes of people around the world

Do you sometimes cook dishes from other cultures? Then you’re part of an international trend called transculturalism. It basically means that global cooking and eating habits are a lot more similar than you may think. How can we cater for this trend? We designed the VARDAGEN series with products that can be used in multiple ways. In Swedish, VARDAGEN means “every day”, which is just how the products are meant to be used, no matter where you live.

“Consumers have access to cultural diversity in cooking and eating from all over the world,” explains Ina Tidbeck Sjöblom, who helped create the products. “They want to taste the best of all cultures, which means that it’s not only in Asia that we need eating products for sushi.”

Creating products for all our differences (and similarities)

The VARDAGEN products are designed to turn differences into similarities. Like the eggcup. “We did it in a shape that it’s more like a very small dip bowl,” explains Ina. “So it’s also for Asian eating, you know the bowl where you put chili paste and other condiments.” Another bowl has just the right size and shape to be a rice bowl in Asia, but it can also be used as a side-salad or cereal bowl.

Answering the global demand for durability

VARDAGEN is uniquely suited to the global market—catering to the different needs of eaters. One thing people all over the world seem to agree on is the importance of durability. “We know from all the studies and research we do that people don’t want to buy and throw away things, they want to buy something that lasts,” says Ina. That’s why VARDAGEN is made from durable and sustainable materials, like glass, porcelain and stainless steel. That means, just like the name VARDAGEN suggests, they’ll be useful every day for many days to come.


What is stainless steel?

Stainless steel is found in everything from building structures and cars to sinks and knives. It’s easy to see why it has so many uses. Stainless steel is hard and durable and has good resistance to corrosion – namely rust. It generally has a low nickel content, and for IKEA products we mainly use stainless steel that’s nickel-free. Like many other metals, it can be recycled again and again to become new, hardwearing items – without losing its valuable properties.


Sharpness that lasts

VARDAGEN knife series is made for many years of kitchen use. They’re made of molybdenum-vanadium steel, which makes the blade hard and strong enough to flex without breaking. It’s this special, durable type of steel that keeps the knives sharp for longer so that you can cut, peel, and chop all day long. The sturdy shape is inspired by old-fashioned knives, for a timeless and traditional look.

Function solution

Functional and well-balanced

All the knives in VARDAGEN knife series are sturdy with a traditional and timeless feel. There’s a knife for most needs and functions, like a bread knife, paring knife, and chef’s knife. The knives are designed for balance, easy cleaning, solid grip, and good handling. Sharpening the blades is easy, so that you can use them for a long time.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

"We designed VARDAGEN knives inspired by sturdy old-fashioned kitchen knives with a robust and timeless feel. Because cooking is a craft, we gave the knives honest, simple lines that give good grip and easy handling. Thanks to the design, they have many years of use in them and blend easily in with other kitchen utensils. But most of all, we want these knives to encourage cooking and create lots of delicious food memories."

Designers Pia Amsell and Barbro Berlin