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Knives

What’s Your Angle?

What’s Your Angle?

The edge of a knife is usually more or less shaped like a V, with sides tapering to a sharp point. But the angle of that V can make a huge differe...

How to Stay Sharp

How to Stay Sharp

Adam Quality knives are the most important tool for any chef, and keeping your knives sharp is essential. Sharp, well-maintained knives are safer, ...

Hold Your Knife Like a Pro

Hold Your Knife Like a Pro

Honing vs. Sharpening: What's the Difference

Honing vs. Sharpening: What's the Difference

The words “sharpening” and “honing” are often used interchangeably when it comes to knives, but there’s an important distinction between them. Th...

The Benefits of Sharp Knives

The Benefits of Sharp Knives

Why Steel Matters

Why Steel Matters

Kitchen knives are made from a dizzying array of types of steel, with names like VG-10, 440C, 8Cr13MoV, 52100, and so on.Some of these are trade n...

How to Care for Your Knives

How to Care for Your Knives

As kitchen gear goes, a knife is pretty tough—it’s a chunk of steel, after all. It won’t explode like a wine glass or stain like a towel. You don’t...