The five knives you need

Knives are one of the most important tools in a kitchen, arguably second only to the stove. Choosing the right type of knife (of the right weight, construction, materials, etc.) and the right brand for you is crucial.

But which knives should you have in your set? What do they all do, and how do they differ from one another?

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Caring for your knives

A good knife is a true investment, and the chef’s most important tool in the kitchen. Your quality knife, or set of knives, can serve you well for many years, providing you take the right steps to care for it.

The materials used to make your knife can affect the care it needs (read our guides on what knives are …

What are your knives made of?

Choosing a knife is a personal experience for a chef or cook.

Whether you already have a brand preference or not, knife selection often means interpreting a wide variety of differences.

We’ve already discussed choosing the right knife types, but what about materials?

Blades and handles are commonly made from a range or materials- so which is best for you?*

Blades:

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Knife sharpening services

Your knife is your most important tool in the kitchen. You’ve chosen it carefully, investing in the highest quality blade you can afford to get the best, safest and most consistent results.

But over time, with the many tasks a chef’s knife is called on to perform and no matter how well you care for …