I use my chef’s knives for all kinds of prep: from chopping Napa cabbage to make home-made kimchi to chiffonading sage for a pizza. But even with so much use, $150 can feel like a high price for a good knife — let alone for one you might end up disliking. So before hitting “buy” on Amazon or tossing the cheapest knife in the cart on your next outing, it’s important to ask yourself two questions: What does a chef’s knife offer, and what do you need it for in the kitchen?
High-quality chef’s knives offer versatility above all. Unless