Everything You Need to Know About Chef’s Knives

We’ve rounded up some of our best how-to guides and tips to give you a complete reader on chef’s knives.

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Chef’s knives are a crucial instrument for any home chef. Whether you love cooking every night of the week or just need to cut some vegetables from time-to-time, there is a wealth of information out there on chef’s knives. We’ve rounded up some of our best how-to guides and tips to give you a complete reader on chef’s knives.



4 Things to Consider Before You Buy a New Chef’s Knife

Buying a knife isn't all about how sharp it is.

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How to Sharpen Kitchen Knives the Right Way

Sharpening a chef's knife manually doesn't have to be a daunting task. We asked a guy who sharpens 100 knives a day to show us the way.

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This Tiny Store in New Orleans Might Be the Best Place to Buy Japanese Chef’s Knives in the US

Get a knife made by a 750-year-old name that used to make swords for the Emperor.

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America’s Most Celebrated Knife Maker Is Just Getting Started

Bob Kramer has spent 25 years trying to forge a better chef's knife. Now America's most celebrated bladesmith is setting out to unravel the mysteries of steel itself.

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How to Care for a Carbon Steel Knife, According to an Expert

Magnus Pettersson of the knife sharpening service KnifeAid has tips to keep your carbon steel knife in top shape.

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What’s the Difference Between German and Japanese Kitchen Knives?

Steel hardness impacts how well a blade can hold an edge. But the more durable option isn't necessarily the better one.

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Unbeatable Meat Cleavers for Your Home Kitchen

Got a pig roast or barbecue coming up? One of these bad boys will be your tool of choice.

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If You Use a Knife Block to Store Your Kitchen Knives, You’re Doing It All Wrong

Knife bars are cheaper, don't dull the blade, cleaner and take up less space in your kitchen.

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10 Knives World-Class Chefs Can’t Cook Without

All-purpose chef's knives, single-focus slicing tools and everything in between.

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The Best Chef’s Knives for the Novice Cook

When kept sharp and treated with care, an affordable knife can withstand years of regular use.

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