KNIFE CARE

How to take care of your knives

It doesn’t matter how many high-tech gadgets and super-duper labor-saving devices you have in your kitchen, it doesn’t take long for any cook to...

What is a honing steel?

We've all seen honing steels in use, even if we didn't realise at the time what they were. A honing steel is a metal...

KNIFE GUIDE

Cleavers

Used for 'cleaving' meat and bone, cleavers are a staple in horror movies. The instantly-recognizable rectangular blade is thick, heavy and very sharp, making it the...

Carving knives

One of the 'glamor' knives, thanks to its starring role in proceedings at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Carving knives have a blade that's sharp, fine...

Chef knives

Chef knives are the staple of any kitchen. If you're only going to have one knife, start here. It's also known as a cook's...

Sushi knives

Sushi Knives are traditional single beveled kitchen knife. They are made of high carbon steel. Many types of these Japanese knives are honed only...

Mincing knives (or mezza lunas)

Looking almost as terrifying as the cleaver, the mincing knife will be far more useful in most home kitchens. Also known as the mezza luna...

Trimming knives

Looking like the shrunken cousin of the boning knife, the trimming knife is used for much the same purpose. Its blade is usually under three...

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What is a honing steel?

We've all seen honing steels in use, even if we didn't realise at the time what they were. A honing steel is a metal...