Paring tools, both bent and straight shank, are used for delicate trimming and fitting. The extra-long blade and handle allow you to hold the tool against your body so you can use your weight and motion to achieve a controlled cut not possible with regular chisels.
Straight-shank (bottom photo) and bent-shank (top photo) chisels are available. The bent-shank parers feature a shank that is bent up and away from the blade holding the handle clear of the surface being trimmed. These fine chisels are fitted with a 6 1/4″ maple handle and have an overall blade length of 6 3/4″.