High Quality, European Made, Chef's Knife with an Anti-Slip HandlePrintable Product Details PagePurposeAlso known as a French or Cook's knife, the blade is curved to allow a rocking motion during usage to get a more precise cut. This knife is the all purpose, "worker knife" in the kitchen, and is used for a variety of slicing, chopping, dicing and mincing tasks.
It's the raised thick part between the blade and the handle, which usually distinguishes the knife as fully forged.
The bolster acts as a guard providing safety balance, sturdiness, and comfort.
Beware of companies that manufacture knives with an imitation bolster as these knives are invariably cheaper in quality compared against a “one piece fully forged” knife.
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