By B15MiLl4hcodingcolor. Cutlery and Kitchen Knives. At Thursday, October 25th 2018, 00:32:59 AM.
Ask most people, and they will tell you that a knife has a blade and a handle. Usually that is the limit of the information a person has about knife structure. However, knowing a little more helps to choose a good set of knives. The handle of a knife is used for holding and for controlling the knife. Some handles are made from wood. These require careful care and will become damaged, if left soaking in water. There are knife handles that are hand carved. Synthetic materials, even plastics that are heat resistant, are commonly used for handles. Metal handles are also common and provide long life for a handle.
Knives used for softer foods do not necessarily need a full width and length tang. High carbon stainless steel is the top choice material for use in making cutlery knife blades. This top grade material keeps its color and is not damaged by acid foods like onions, lemons or tomatoes. Although it is much harder to craft a good cutting edge initially, it lasts much longer on a high carbon stainless steel blade. Materials that have less carbon content, like carbon steel and stainless steel, are also used for good kitchen knives. However, those knives do not last as well as those of high carbon stainless steel.
The Japanese kitchen knives have blades which are very much popular nowadays. If you want to use your kitchen knives to chop and slice without your arms getting tired, these are very good options for you. These types of , compared to their Western made counterparts, are very sharp without weighing you down. There are different manufacturers of these Japanese kitchen knives but the best test to help you choose the best is to try it out yourself. You should try it out for a long time to check if it will make your arm sore.