A great knife is the cornerstone on which great food is built. However, if you ask three chefs what makes a great knife, you will likely get at least five answers. The truth is that what makes the perfect knife for you depends on many factors, including your level of comfort with knives, the size of your hands, and the type of food you enjoy cooking.
That said, there’s a reason your basic 6- to 8-inch chef’s knife is ubiquitous: it’s the most versatile knife. The chef’s knife is capable of dicing vegetables, slicing meat, chopping herbs and nuts, and