These paring knives are very sharp, so they are very good for slicing soft fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, and mangoes. They are sharp enough to cut through the skin and flesh of the fruit instead of just crushing the fruit as a duller knife would do. Comfort The handle is a bit small, so it can be somewhat uncomfortable to hold, especially if cutting for an extended period of time. Performance They are great for soft foods, but they struggle with hard foods. Even when slicing carrots, the newly cut slices will often go flying, and the blade will begin to flex when putting force on it to get through the carrot. Durability The handle and blade of these knives feels rather weak. If trying to cut something that has much toughness to it, the blade will begin to flex and feels like it could break soon. On the plus side, the blade will stay sharp through a lot of usage (on softer fruits). Design If the blade would be thicker from top to bottom (as opposed to wider from side to side), it could still be sharp enough to cut well, but it also would be stronger and more stable when trying to cut thicker produce.