The 19 Kitchen Knives Types Every Home Needs

By M. W. Byrne

As with any good tool, you should get these one at a time, choosing cutlery that contours to your hand.

Chef’s Knife

Here’s where your knife collection to should begin: With the multi-purpose, all-weather, chef’s knife.

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Paring Knife

It handles all the jobs too small to be effectively done by the bulkier chef’s blade.

2

Utility Knife

Falling between the Chef’s knife and the paring knife, the utility is your basic middle-ground knife.

3

Serrated Knife

Slicing up a baguette or any variety of bread can only be done aptly with a knife that bears a large, serrated blade.

4

Butcher Knife

A true butcher knife has a sweeping blade that curves toward the tip, giving it a scimitar feel.

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Carving Knife

A carving knife is longer and slimmer than a butcher’s knife, intended to get thin cuts of meat off of a cooked body and onto a plate.

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