Upgrade Your Kitchen Arsenal
From all-purpose to specialized, handcrafted to high-tech, here are the knives to stock in your block, PLUS a lesson on knife maintenance and a glossary of slicing techniques.
Utility Knife by Shun
Materials: This model has a cocobolo handle (a wood used in pool cues) and an easy-to-sharpen powdered-steel blade.
Purpose: Between a paring and a chef's knife, it can chop onions and debone a leg of lamb.