So many types of Knives
As a child my mom was a fabulous cook but I don’t remember any special knives in her kitchen. Maybe because she never let me do much in the way of preparation for meals! Mom was the one who did everything in the kitchen. So when I got married I never knew there were so many different kinds of knives. And only until I began taking cooking classes did I learn that there are so many different ways to use a knife such as: Mince, Dice, Chop, Slice, Chiffonade, Cube Julienne, Shred, Brunoise, Batonnet and Alumette. Whew! Do you know of any more?
I learned that a chef’s knife was a kitchen must and there are so many different brands. Doing some online searching I found the Knife Depot. They have every kind of knife there is I think, and then some! One brand, boker seems to have many types of chef knives and all purpose/utility knives. I am still perfecting the use of a chef knife. It is suppose to be in the wrist…but I’ve had to use a band-aide more than once while using that knife! Another thing every good knife needs is a honing stone and spyderco has that. I’m not the one who sharpens knives in our family, my husband does and he loves this type of pocket stone. He usually puts oil on the stone to sharpen the blades but I have seen him spit on it before!
Now, Knife Depot has so many other types of knifes you just have to look for yourself. There’s a knife for every use! I came across a gerber knife that I really like for survival, a trusty pocket knife! Gerber also has a vehicle survival set! Living here in Alaska I have a survival kit of sorts in my vehicle with food, water, space blankets, pocket heaters, matches, fire starter puddy etc. But this gerber vehicle survival set has the shovel, axe, saw and more in only a 12 x 11 x 3 size kit! That should complete my survival gear for the car if something should happen. I could get lost on this site looking at all the knifes!
Hmm.. I think I may have to invest in a ceramic paring knife..where did my Christmas list go again?! I do have a decent Chef knife, but I haven’t gotten the hang of it either just yet.
md kennedy says
Looks like you already have a wonderful collection of all the basics. The one I would add is a good (not the TV brands) ceramic paring knife. We’ve had one for 4 years, it never need sharpening and we actually pack it (check-in of course) when we travel for extended periods of time and are planning to got the apartment rental way instead of hotels (which I HIGHLY recommend).
Chrystal D says
I have a lot of different kitchen knives myself, but I stick with my favorite ones usually!