Chef's Knife

A Chef’s Knife, also known as a cook’s knife, is a versatile cutting tool used in food preparation. Originally, it was designed primarily to slice and disjoint large cuts of beef. Today, it serves as the primary general-utility knife for most Western cooks.

This knife typically has a blade eight inches (20 centimeters) in length and inches (3.8 cm) in width, although individual models range from 6 to 14 inches (15 to 36 centimetres) in length. There are two common types of blade shape in western chef’s knives, French and German.