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The chef knife usually refers as the cook`s knife it is considered as the all around knives in the kitchen.

The chef knife`s primary function is for cutting fruits and veggies. Its sharp edge makes kitchen chores more faster, functions with ease and a time saver.

This knife usually measure from 6 to 10 inches in length and comes in different shapes and sizes. A typical chef knife has sharp and tapered blade that is usually pointed.

The Japanese chef knife, also called Santoku is a general-purpose kitchen knife typically between 5 to 8 inches long. The blade`s cutting edge is normally hardened above the latter, and is optimized for cutting fish, vegetables, and smaller-boned and/or boneless meats.

The chef`s knife is an evolution of the butcher knife, and was originally designed mainly to slice or cut large cuts of beef. Today it is the primary general-utility knife for most Western cooks.

A modern chef`s knife is a utility knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, chopping vegetables and slicing meat.

Lots of quality kitchen knives cost a lot. But expensive knives obviously have the better edge sharpness, also have warranties and may offer better features which makes them a good value for your money. Affordable kitchen knives like Chef Tony Kitchen knife, also referred to as the Miracle Blade 3 also functions good as well and maybe the best offer for the average users.

Cutting on a harder material such as marble or glass can get your knives dull quickly. Try using a wood or acrylic cutting board to extend its sharpness.Cutting boards made from hard materials will cause the edge of the blade to fold thus making the knife dull and even may damage the blades.

For sharpening your kitchen knives, a sharpening steel will do the job. You may also purchase whetstone, a diamond stone or an electric knife sharpener as your primary knife sharpener.