The Best Fruit Knife For Today’s Fruit of Honor

Fruit Knives for National Apricot Day
Fruit Knives for National Apricot Day

It’s fruit trivia time! Which fruit originated in China 4,000 years ago and is a relative of the peach? Your first guess might be the nectarine, right? It is, in fact, the petite and beloved apricot- a fruit rich in vitamins A & C. It made its way slowly westward from China, through the Mediterranean, and finally over to North America, where it mainly settled in California. California produces 95% of our country’s apricots. Yum!

How do you want to enjoy an apricot today?

  • Grab your fruit knife and cut yourself a fresh slice
  • Make a yummy tart or homemade preserves
  • Have an afternoon snack of dried apricots
  • Use your fruit knife to chop some into your morning granola
  • Plant a tree
Stainless Fruit Knife
Stainless Fruit Knife

Holiday Tricks You Can Do With a Fruit Knife

Give Fruit Knives for Christmas
Give Fruit Knives for Christmas

Make this Christmas festive-looking simply by using a fruit knife to carve and slice up oranges, apples, mangos, watermelons…..you name it. Don’t worry about making a mistake. You can eat your mistakes!

Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

Carved Fruit
Carved Fruit

Carved Apple Brothers
Carved Apple Brothers

A Fruit Knife Really Doesn’t Have To Fold, Does It?

95-1712E Fruit Knife
95-1712E Fruit Knife

The original fruit knife looks like this.. It is long and slender, and folds so you can put it in your pocket until you need it.

 

 

But what if you are testing cantaloupes all day long, in the same area of your storage building? This super sharp tomato slicer would be ideal for you.

Slicing a Ripe Tomato
Slicing a Ripe Tomato

 

 

 

 

Why The Fruit Knife is Perfect For All Menus

Fruit Carving Masterpieces
Fruit Carving Masterpieces

The fruit knife is not just for cutting up fruit. It can be used for:

  • Slicing vegetables
  • Making table decorations like this one
  • Cutting up fish
  • Cutting tender steaks
  • Slicing cheeses for a cheese tray
  • Slicing red potatoes for frying in a skillet
  • Cutting up left-over chicken to make soup
  • Cutting open clams
  • Opening up shrimp
  • Opening Pistachio nuts
  • Cutting spaghetti on your plate

If you are feeling hungry by now, that makes two of us. Happy cutting!

What Is A Fruit Knife?

Fun With A Fruit Knife
Fun With A Fruit Knife

A fruit knife is a long slender folding knife that is used to sample or carve fruit or vegetables. It is often used by produce workers to cut a deep square plug in a cantaloupe or watermelon to inspect the innards. It’s a quick neat way to make an important test.

The average fruit & vegetable lover can use this tool to make interesting carvings like these.

95-1712E Fruit Knife
95-1712E Fruit Knife

 

Fun With A Fruit Knife

Fruit Carving Masterpieces
Fruit Carving Masterpieces

 

Carving with a fruit knife has become an art. It may have started in Thailand. If you have been on a cruise ship, you surely have seen some buffets decorated with carved fruit. It is time consuming, and requires great skill and patience. Here are some fine examples of the handiwork of the best fruit and vegetable carvers…..

Carved Apple
Carved Apple
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts
Carved Orange Rind
Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fishes
Carved Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Carved Watermelon Fishes
Decorative Apple Skin
Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

 

Click here for more on the history of fruit carving.

 

10 Neat Things You Can Do With a Fruit Knife

A Kutmaster fruit knife doesn’t cost much, but you can create a million pieces of delicious art with it. Here are some examples:

Carved Mango

Carved Orange
Carved Orange
Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Apple Butterfly
Carved Apple Butterfly

Carved Apple Brothers
Carved Apple Brothers

 

Carved Watermelon Display
Carved Watermelon Display

 

Strange Things You Can Do With A Fruit Knife During the Holidays

carved-apple-face
Carved-Apple-Face

Here are some eye-popping crafts you can do with a fruit knife for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and all the other holidays this winter. Which one do you like the best?

 

Carved Owls
Carved Owls
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Fruit Buddies
Carved Orange
Carved Orange
Carved Apple
Carved Apple
Apple With Carved Hearts
Apple With Carved Hearts