You Need a Chef’s Knife—Here’s How to Buy the Right One

August 28, 2015

If you love to cook, approach buying a chef’s knife with the sober diligence of a commuter buying a car. You’re going to use it every day, so find one that looks and, most important, feels exactly the way you want it to. Don’t even think about buying a knife online unless you’ve held it in your hand first, gauging the weight, size, and shape. Listen to what the obsessives behind some of our favorite knife stores—The Brooklyn Kitchen, Town Cutler in San Francisco, and DC Sharp in Washington, D.C.—have to say first.

Eight Is The Magic Number
An 8”…