Knife Handle Materials

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Choosing the Right Knife Handle

When selecting kitchen knives, restaurateurs have three different handle options; wood, stainless steel and plastic. All knife handles are ergonomically shaped to fit the contours of a person’s closed fist, reducing hand, wrist and forearm strain.

Wood Handles

Wood Handles

  • Prone to bacterial contamination
  • Arguably the most attractive knife handle
  • Provides the best grip out of all handle types
  • Will crack and fall apart if not properly maintained
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Shop Chef’s Knives with Wood Handles

Stainless Steel Handles

Stainless Steel Handles

  • Virtually maintenance free
  • Can become slippery when wet or during use
  • Gives the knife extra weight to counterbalance a heavier blade

Shop Carving Knives with Stainless Steel Handles

Plastic or Composite Handles

Plastic or Composite Handles

  • Can crack over time
  • Most popular knife handle
  • Can become slippery when wet or during use
  • Embedded with anti-microbial agents to resist corrosion
  • Available in color coded sets that help reduce the risk of cross contamination
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Shop Utility Knives with Plastic Handles

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