There’s nothing more vital than selecting the best knife for the job. Your first step is to identify the task you are trying to accomplish, and then choose the right blade. Some blades are suitable for a broad range of jobs while others are designed for more specific tasks.
Depending on your hand size, a smaller blade or large one might be more to your liking. You don’t want to be intimidated by the blade size. Feel the knife in your hand- the weight and balance should feel easy to wield in your hand. It used to be that all handles were the same, but now manufacturers are changing it up. The handle can determine your decision; find the one that feels the most comfortable to YOU.
There are two ways of manufacturing a knife: stamped or forged. A forged blade is a higher quality knife and normally has a raised bolster, which provides balance to a knife and also holds its edge longer. A stamped knife will generally be lighter, and does not have a raised bolster.
We’re now seeing some custom, handmade knives being made in the United States, but knives are primarily made in two regions: Europe and Japan. Each has a very different approach to making their blades. Japanese knives are a harder metal (more brittle, with a 60-61 rockwell) with a thinner blade for a more precise cut. They hold their edge longer but can be harder to sharpen; however, when it comes to vegetables you can produce a more perfect slice. German knives are a slightly softer metal (58-59 rockwell), have a thicker spine and are heavier, which provides additional blade strength when breaking down proteins (meats) with bones. Most high-quality blades today have 15% edge on each side while some of the less expensive knives carry a 20% bevel.
Faraday’s carries a "good, better, best" assortment of kitchen knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
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When shopping for a knife set, look at the knives that come with it, and be sure that the majority of them are blades that you will actually use. In general, a Chef’s Knife, Bread Knife, Utility Knife and Paring Knife are a good point to begin for a starter set- then add more knives in that suit your individual needs. In addition to knives, most sets generally come with a block for knife storage, as well as shears and/or a honing steel.
Faraday’s carries a "good, better, best" assortment of Knife Block Sets all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
This can be the most important piece of Cutlery in your collection. You'll reach for this one for chopping, mincing and slicing. Be sure to choose one that fits your hand, because you'll be using it more than any other knife.
Faraday's assortment of Chef knives are mostly precision forged in Germany or handmade in Japan. We carry a "good, better, best" assortment of Chef knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
The Hollow Edge (the indentations you see on the sides of the blade) reduces drag and makes chopping, dicing and mincing effortless. The extremely sharp edge allows for clean slicing, as well.
Faraday's assortment of Santoku knives are mostly precision forged in Germany or handmade in Japan. We carry a "good, better, best" assortment of Santoku knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
It's very versatile for larger paring tasks, coring, peeling, trimming, butchering animals, cleaning fish, slicing and other tasks. The blade is somewhere from 4 to 7 inches long. A Serrated Utility is excellent for slicing tomatoes, breads, product with hard outsides with soft middles and other delicate foods.
Faraday's assortment of Utility knives are mostly precision forged in Germany or handmade in Japan. There are a few options that are made from ceramic. We carry a "good, better, best" assortment of Utility blades all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
Use for paring, trimming, coring, peeling and dicing fruits and vegetables. A Peeling Knife has a curved shape, suited for peeling, cleaning or shaping any fruit or vegetable that has a rounded surface.
Faraday's assortment of paring knives are mostly precision forged in Germany or handmade in Japan. We carry a "good, better, best" assortment of paring knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
It is used for slicing crusty breads, crispy baguettes, soft breads and pastries, as well as fruits and vegetables with skins.
Bread knives are 6" up to 10" in length. An offset serrated knife uses an offset handle to ensure the users knuckles do not touch the cutting surface when the blade has made it all of the way through.
Faraday's hosts an assortment of bread knives that are mostly precision forged in Germany or handmade in Japan. We carry a "good, better, best" assortment of bread knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.
While not good knife for every task, it's perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables and boneless meats.
Kyocera’s comprehensive capabilities in advanced ceramics have enabled them to develop high-quality kitchen cutlery. Kyocera’s proprietary blade technology has become the benchmark and its blades are manufactured in Japan.
We do not recommend using them for cutting or breaking bones, frozen foods or really hard product. The blade is brittle and can chip. They hold their edge twice as long as traditional metal knives. Kyocera provides a lifetime of free sharpening. We sell all Kyocera knives at the lowest prices.
When choosing a cutting board, you want to be sure that your board will not damage or dull the edge of your knife. A good cutting board material must be soft, easy to clean, and non-abrasive, but not fragile to the point of being destroyed. Wood, Bamboo, Plastic, or a Wood/Plastic composite material are all good choices. Glass or granite boards are NOT good for your knives, and will dull them very quickly.
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