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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.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

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.
$313; williams-sonoma.com

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