Knife types

Knife shapes

To the inexperienced, many knives look the same. The blades available at home are often used without knowing what they are best for. In the home kitchen you will find knives that are mainly intended for cutting vegetables. Often one uses one Paring knife but also for other things. Depending on the use and type of knife, the blade can wear out faster.
In our overview of the various Knife shapes we will give you an insight into what which knife is suitable for and how you can recognize it.

Straight and smooth blades

kitchenknife with straight, smooth and single-edged blades are particularly suitable for cutting meat, fish or vegetables. Depending on the area of application, the length of the blade varies in order to simplify the handling of the knife. A Chef's knife should usually be around 18-26 inches long while a Paring knife is much smaller and thus enables precise processing of fruit and vegetables. These knives are also particularly cut-resistant and can be easily re-sharpened.

Also Hunting knife often have a straight blade, but there are still many variants that are designed for the special requirements of hunting. Pocket knives also usually have a straight and smooth blade, as these are often called General purpose blade acts.

The serrated edge

The so-called serrated edge was invented by the Solinger Karl Güde and has been particularly popular since the early 20th century Bread knives proven. The serrated edge cannot be compared to a saw. Knives that have a smooth blade are difficult to cut because the blade moves the dough. The sawing function that the serrated edge gives the knife makes it easier to cut bread and rolls. The longer the blade of the Bread knife the more precisely the bread can be cut.
That too Tomato knife has the serrated edge. Due to the tough skin of the tomatoes, sharp, smooth knives quickly reach their limits. These special knives usually also have an extra sharp and narrow point, which is perfect for serving the sliced tomatoes.

Forms of hunting knives

Hunting knife come in many different forms. At first glance, a normal hunting knife looks like a simple kitchen knife with an extremely sturdy handle. It is suitable, for example, for chopping and cutting. Certain outdoor and survival knives have a so-called Drop point blade shapewhich, with its robust tip, is well suited to penetrate the food to be cut. This blade is also available in one Spear point Shape that has two cutting edges, one of which is not ground. If you need an even sharper variant of the drop-point blade, you can go to Clip-point blade grip, which is characterized by a special tip. This is concave towards the back of the blade and is slightly beveled so that it is sharper. The clip-point blade shape is also available with a so-called variant Filletwhich is intended to make the knife lighter with the same sharpness and cut resistance. In the past, this groove was called the “blood channel” because it was originally intended to collect the blood of the game.
There is a special one for skinning animals Skinner blade shapewhich is wider towards the tip and is strongly convex in shape. For peeling off the skin of animals is also the Up swept point blade ideal, which has an upwardly curved tip and at the same time can also be used to open the abdominal cavity of the hunted animal.

If the required or desired blade shape is not included in our guide or range, you can contact support at any time Knife sales Rottner to contact. For questions about other knife shapes or one Grinding service we are at your disposal by phone or email.

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