One knife that is indispensable and found in nearly any commercial kitchen is the chef’s knife. Also referred to as a cook’s knife, these kitchen workhorses can be used to perform pretty much any type of cutting or slicing task. Chef’s knives usually have six to twelve inch long blades, and the blade shape illustrates the knife’s versatility. The blade widens the closer you get to the handle. The wide portion offers more leverage and is ideal for cutting or chopping through large pieces of meat or tough food items. The center section is used most often to cut and slice a variety of foods. The blade continues to taper forming and curve upwards slightly to the pointed tip. The tip of the knife is used to create garnishes or slice small, soft foods like mushrooms and garlic.
Prep knives include all knives needed to prepare fruits and vegetables, meats, and basically any ingredient you can cook with probably already has a knife designed specifically for the purpose of slicing that ingredient. Browse our extensive selection of prep knives, you will find the perfect paring knife, a fine fillet knife, and more. This section also contains a variety of seafood knives including oyster knives, clam knives.
When choosing from our selection of fine professional chef knives, make sure you consider the type of blade, each metal has different properties and each will give you a different cut, for the most durable knife choose high carbon stainless steel. If you are looking for an exceptional knife that is built to last a lifetime, choose one that is forged, with a full tang, a full tang means that the blade runs the length of the knife through the handle, this property balances a good chef knife making it much safer for the operator.