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Pro Tools: 6 Top Chefs Dish on Their Favorite Knives

We asked six of the country's hottest executive chefs to tell us how they slice and dice the delicious meals they cook up in their famous kitchens.

April Bloomfield (pictured, above)
The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, and The John Dory Oyster Bar, New York City
"My favorite is the Misono 440 Molybdenum Santoku, a Western-style Japanese knife that I like because it has a strong, thin blade. It's easy to maintain, too."


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Marc Forgione
Restaurant Marc Forgione, New York City
"Korin's Deba knife is the one I use and love. It's perfect to filet a fish and can be used on my cuts of meat, too."


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Jesse Schenker
Recette, New York City
"I have a tattoo of a Misono, my favorite Japanese slicer. If I were in a kitchen with only one knife, this is the one I'd want. I use it for everything."


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Stuart Brioza
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
"I just got an Asai aogami super tsuchime chef's knife. They're handmade in Japan. It's durable, incredibly sharp, and beautiful."


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Chris Shepherd
Underbelly, Houston
"My favorite is the Takamura HSPS Gyuto [or Japanese chef's knife]. I'm into its sleek design and the thinness of the blade—it's literally like holding a razor."


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Stephanie Izard
Girl & the Goat and Little Goat, Chicago
"The Western-style Kikuichi slicing knife is my favorite. A good knife is all about the way you hold it, and this fits my hand well."

—Courtney Balestier. Follow her @cfbalestier

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