I love the shape of this knife. Peel ginger with any part of the blade. The angle is perfect for small chopping and dicing. The straight edge is great and unusual for a paring knife, and, as always, the edge is razor sharp. Great addition to a good standard paring knife. I have this and Case and Henckels small knives on my knife magnet, but I go for this first when it's time to mince some ginger or garlic for stir fry.