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In cooking, a CHEF'S KNIFE, also known as a cook's knife, is a cutting tool used in food preparation. The chef's knife was originally designed primarily to slice and disjoint large cuts of beef. Today it is the primary general-utility knife for most western cooks.

A chef's knife generally has a blade eight inches (20 centimeters) in length and 1½ inches (3.8 cm) in width, although individual models range from 6 to 14 inches (15 to 36 centimetres) in length. There are two common types of blade shape in western chef's knives, French and German. German-style knives are more deeply and continuously curved along the whole cutting edge; the French style has an edge that is straighter until the end and then curves up to the tip. Neither style is inherently superior; personal preference will dictate the choice.

A Japanese chef's knife is known as a gyuto, literally meaning 'beef knife'. Its blade resembles a flatter version of a French chef's knife. Japanese cutlery is known for sharpness due to its acute blade geometry, and the hardness of the steel used, sometimes exceeding 60 HRC on the Rockwell scale. A typical western chef's knife may be sharpened to an edge angle of 20-22°, while a Japanese gyuto generally has a sharper edge angle of 15-18°, which requires a harder, more brittle grade of steel. In recent years Japanese gyuto have gained in popularity with western chefs.

A modern chef's knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, and disjointing large cuts.

A KITCHEN KNIFE is any knife that is intended to be used in food preparation. While much of this work can be accomplished with a few general-purpose knives – notably a large chef's knife, a tough cleaver, and a small paring knife – there are also many specialized knives that are designed for specific tasks. Kitchen knives can be made from several different materials.

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  • Alain Saint Joanis - "Designing and creating exceptional cutlery since 1876." Made in France. All Collections.
  • Alessi La Cintura di Orione kitchen knives.
  • Alessi - all models.
  • ARITSUGU KNIVES - since 1560.
  • BERTI CUTLERY - since 1895. Coltellerie Berti has built up through the 600+ models that we have developed over the course of the past century.
  • BÖKER - "Your Knife Made in Solingen."
  • COLTELLERIE BERTI - since 1895. "Original Italian Knives." Kitchen knives with lucite handle.
  • Couzon Steak Knives - offers a variety of styles & prices ranges on boxed sets of steak knives.
  • Eden kitchen knives - "A very high quality at a very affordable price."
  • Fiskars - kitchen knives.
  • GLESTAIN KNIVES - can be recognized by their patented hollow ground design. The dimples on the blade’s surface prevent ingredients from sticking, allowing for faster, easier, and more efficient cutting.
  • GLOBAL KNIVES - since 1985. Made from the finest stainless steel material. The blades utilize CROMOVA 18 stainless steel.
  • Hiromoto Tenmi-Jyuraku Aogami Super Series
  • HONYAKI KNIVES - Masahiro's top line.
  • JAPANESE CHEFS KNIFE.COM - "Fine Japanese Chef's Knives direct from Japan."
  • Kai Kitchen KNIVES - "Kai knives have true cult status in Japan. Kai knives was created in 1908 in the knife centre of the world: Seki."
  • KANEHIRO KNIVES - the knives have high hardness of HRC 62-63.
  • Kanetsugu - since 1345.
  • KORIN - since 1982. "Fine Japanese Tableware and Chef Knives." The Bugatti Veyron of knives.
  • KORIN KNIVES - Korin's own brand. "The Korin Special Inox is an original design created by Korin’s resident knife master, Chiharu Sugai and Knife System’s founder, Junro Aoki."
  • Kramer Knives - "Combine Japanese aesthetics, the ease and familiarity of Western-style blades, and legendary bladesmith Bob Kramer, and the result is the revolutionary Meiji collection."
  • MAC - "World's Sharpest Knives."
  • MASAMOTO JAPANESE KNIVES - the leading sushi chef knife maker name in Japan.
  • MASANOBU KNIVES - the blade is made with VG-10, one of the highest quality types of steel used in knife production.
  • MATCH - "Berti Insieme knives are like us; we’re fine alone, but prefer to be together."
  • MISONO KNIVES - "Misono has been proudly producing professional chef’s knives for decades in Seki-city of Japanese sword capital with 800 years tradition."
  • MIYABI KNIVES - "Premium Japanese Cutlery". The Miyabi factory is located in Seki (samurai sword-making capital of the world), Japan, and is owned by the world renowned cutlery manufacturer Zwilling J.A. Henckels. These Japanese knives are quickly becoming a favorite among professional chefs.
  • NENOHI KNIVES - since 1975.
  • SABATIER KNIVES - "Le diamant du cuisinier." The pinnacle of excellence in quality cutlery.
  • Sakai Takayuki KNIVES - hand crafted in Sakai, Japan with much care and craftsmanship.
  • SEKI MAGOROKU CHEF'S KNIFE - "Series with 8 shapes." Hardness 61 (±1) HRC.
  • SEKI TOBEI 3 Japanese Knives Sashimi, Santoku & Small Deba -
  • SHUN KITCHEN KNIVES - "Inspired by the blade-making traditions of ancient Japan, today’s highly skilled Shun artisans produce blades of unparalleled quality and exquisite sharpness, each requiring at least 100 handcrafted steps to complete."
  • Shun Premier Chef's Knife, 8-inch: US$179.95.
  • Shun Premier Chef's Knife, 8-Inch -
  • STELTON - "At the cutting edge of good design." Award-winning Pure Black chef's knives.
  • SUGIMOTO KNIVES - "History of Sugimoto cutlery can go back to 1830s, started our from a metal smith that specialized in sword and knife making, After World War?. Sugimoto was the first to begin producing Western and Chinese-style knives. Sugimoto Cutlery has now become recognized by professional chefs world-wide."
  • SUISIN KNIVES - made from a unique combination of high carbon steel, chromium and molybdenum that gives them their superior rust resistance.
  • Togiharu Virgin Carbon Steel Gyutou - made with the same level of carbon steel as a Japanese yanagi.
  • Tojiro - Tojiro-Pro All Stainless Japanese Style Knives Series.
  • Uggen & Eggen - "Our knives are made with handles in Swedish wood and Japanese blades of carbon steel."
  • VICTORINOX - "The Choice of Professionals Since 1884." Chef's knives (17).
  • VIKING CUTLERY - "Professional Performance for the Home."
  • WENGER - "Kitchen and Professional Knives." Swiss Made.
  • Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife, Black: US$159.95.
  • WÜSTHOF - since 1814. "Wüsthof knives are adored by many of the world's most famous chefs due to their extraordinary feel and sharp edge."
  • YOSHIKIN - Global and Bunmei Japanese knives.
  • Zanmai KNIVES - "Kitchen knife made in Japan."
  • ZWILLING - "Passion for the best. Since 1731."
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