Choosing the Right Knife

Carbon Steel Knife


The most important tool for any cook is a knife. Choosing the right knife requires some background information. There are so many brands, styles and types to choose from it can be overwhelming.

There are different types of steel to choose from: carbon steel, carbon stainless steel and stainless steel.

Should your knife have a full tang, a half tang or a rat-tail tang?

What length of blade is appropriate for you?

How does the handle feel? How’s the weight/heft of the knife?

Chef's Knife

Are there basic knives that every cook should have? Absolutely.

Carbon Stainless Steel

These are all important factors to decide on when selecting a knife. Watch our video on “How to Choose a Knife” and get the answers to all the above questions!


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