Why get a good chef’s knife?
The fact that you are on a website dedicated to kitchen knives is a clear indication that you like to cook. That is fantastic! Food is a sacred part of our lives that is often neglected in our fast-paced lifestyles. There is not much more important than breaking bread with friends and family. If you going to take the time to cook, it is much more enjoyable to use the quality kitchen utensils.
That is where good chef’s knives make all the difference. Using the right knife, that is properly sharpened, can make preparing a meal much more enjoyable. In fact, having a knife you love can make cooking even more of an art. That is what the Art of Knives is about.
Choosing the Perfect Knife
There are 7 main characteristics and features that you’ll need to evaluate on your journey to a great chef’s knife. What you choose will depend on your own preferences and use.
Knife Blade Shape and Size
There are three main handle types you can choose: Japanese, Western or stainless steel.
Japanese Knife Handles
Although, Japanese knives now come with western style and stainless steel handles, the traditional Japanese knife handle was wood on a partial tang. Generally speaking, there will not be a bolster on a Japanese knife with a Japanese style handle.
Western Knife Handles
A western style knife handle will
You may not judge a book by it’s cover, but you’ll definitely be judging your knives by how they look. It may be superficial, but great looking knives make you feel better every time you pick them up and certainly influence your feelings of the quality of food you are eating. This website is called Art of Knives for a reason.