General information about the different chef knives

Different knives have a wide range of uses according to their specific features.

Chefs knife

The knife is used mainly by western cooks to prepare food in the kitchen. It is made of a wooden handle and has a large carbon steel blade sharpened on one side. Due to the sharpness of the blade, it is used to chop vegetables and cut through large pieces of meat.

kitchen knives

These are knives used to cut meat into fine pieces and also to slice herbs during the process of preparing food.


A stone tool that is circular and it usually revolves on an axle that is typically used for grinding and sharpening knives so that they can be perfect in performing their tasks.

Japanese knives

They are made from high-quality carbon steel that makes the blade more rigid and easier to sharpen. The Japanese knives are available in two types, that is Ryoba and Kataba.

Knife set

A kitchen utensil is used to hold a collection of knives to keep them safe so that the blades remain in good condition. Different knife sets are designed to have a certain number of knives.

Vegetable knives

Knives are well designed for cutting vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, and cabbages into thin pieces.

Kitchen scissors

Scissors are made from a stainless steel material that makes them not rust easily. They are generally used to break down poultry and cut herbs for cooking.

Slicing knives

They have scalloped edges and longer blades with a pointed tip to cut food into thin pieces.

Peeling knife

A knife is modified for peeling vegetables such as potatoes and fruits since it is very sharp and can slice through hard skins.

Santoku knives

The knives originated from Japan, and it is mainly used for three purposes: slicing, dicing, and mincing. It has a sharp and long blade that makes it suitable for the three tasks.

Sushi knife

The Japanese usually use this knife to prepare raw fish and other types of seafood.

Universal knives

Knives have smooth blades, and they are used for all purposes in the kitchen. ( They are also called kitchen mats. Their sharp edges can be up to 15cm long.

Boning knife

A Sharp pointed knife has a narrow blade and is usually used to remove chicken, fish, and beef bones. ( The edge makes it possible to cut through the meat and separate bones from flesh.

Bread knife

A knife is specifically designed to cut the bread into the required slices and shapes since it has a serrated blade. ( The blade also makes it easy to cut bread without sticking on it, thus producing great results for the user.


A tool that is used to sharpen knife blades and to cut utensils such as kitchen scissors. You have to dip it in water before using it so that it can fasten the sharpening process.


Caution: You should store the knives properly to prevent accidents in the kitchen and ensure they last for an extended period.