Available in lengths for 6" to 12", Chef Knives have more uses than any other single knife in the kitchen. The blade of a chef knife is wide at the handle and tapers to a point. The design of a chef knife protects knuckles when dicing or mincing celery, onions, nut meats, parsley, peppers, etc. When properly used, the chef positions the point of the chef knife on the cutting board beyond the food to be diced or sliced and, without lifting the point, works the knife in a rocking motion to cut evenly and rapidly. It's used for carving hot roasts also. The blade of a chef knife may be forged or not forged.