How To Buy A Chef’s Knife

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Key points

How to buy a chef’s knife isn’t that complicated but it is important to do it right because it is the most important tool of any chef. Period.

Buying a good quality chef’s knife will last forever and help you seriously become a better chef.

A good set of chef’s knives might cost between $200 to $400.

Because it is an expensive item to purchase, it is recommended to go shop and buy a product you have evaluated by taking it in your hand.

Japanese knives are considered high end but it might well be useless to you if you can’t identify the best ones on the market.

Look for hard carbon and stainless steal knives, carbon steel only will rust.

The handle is very important to be non slippery and well balanced in your hand. Make sure that you know how to grab the knife to verify the quality of the handling. Learn how to handle your knife properly. It is show in the video.

The weight is a matter of comfort. Some prefer a heavy knife feeling it helps cut. You might prefer a lighter knife. It is fine and more of a personal choice than what some chefs might tell you.