While paring knives and chef's knives can handle kitchen work on both sides of the spectrum, there are always some "in-between" prep tasks that aren't as easily handled with those knives. If your kitchen regularly has prep work that falls in that range, you should take a look at this 6" Wusthof Classic utility knife to possibly address that need. And if you prefer to own a range of knives where each "fits the task" just right, this is an excellent #3 knife for your kitchen set right after a chef's knife and paring knife.