The Right Blade for the Right Job

The Right Blade for the Right Job

By: Daryl Jedreann V. Dauden

Whether you’re an expert or a chef-wanna-be, you know what a good cutlery has to offer to every cooking experience. Moreover, an excellent knife is important from every food preparation to an exemplary presentation. However, knowing all the knives in the market right now, how do we identify which one to buy? Be careful, our tips might get you to start collecting them all!

Here we go…

wusthof cleaver knife

If you want to know who has the toughest job in the cutlery family, you are talking about the Cleaver Knife. You may use this by repeatedly blowing directly to thick meat, compact cartilages and also the bones.

Wusthof Gourmet 8'' Cleaver


$ 119.95
Wusthof Classic 6'' Cleaver


$ 109.95


 If you are out for a picnic or camping with family and/or friends, you don’t need the entire block set to come along with you – just choose between a serrated blade or a straight blade Paring Knife and you’re good to go! Since these are light and short knives, you may bring them both - just be sure to pack them properly to prevent any damage.

kuhn rikon

 When you need to do the slicing, mincing, and chopping, you may be torn on what knife to use with so many on the list. At times, a Chef Knife is too long, while a Paring Knife is too small to be at ease. To do multitasking in one tool, we suggest that you own a well-made Utility Knife. This will do a versatile job in your kitchen and so during outings.

Zwilling JA Henckels

If you’re a steak lover and you want to level up your selection of cutlery, better add at least 4 to 8-pc Steak Knife to your collection. Its inverted blade serration will give you a prolonged cutting edge experience of wearing and tearing a rare to a well-done choice of steak. Bon appetit!

Ferrum serrated knife


 Just like that of the Bread Knife, a Serrated Knife can cut through hard exterior evenly without ruining the soft interior of bread. It is just that Serrated Knives are usually longer than a Bread Knife. Nonetheless, just pick one and your cutlery set can start to look like a pro.

 The long and wavy knife you see in the kitchenware section is the Bread Knife. Its duty is for slicing hard crusts without tearing the loaf’s tender insides. Own this knife and sure you will give respect to a newly-baked baguette!

From meat to fish to vegetable preparation, Santoku Hollow Edge Knife is handy for an excellent dish for your loved ones. Its granton grooves are intentionally designed to avoid moist items from sticking with the knife. The hollow blade of this knife makes your desired cut as precise as you want it to be. Don’t forget to place your guide hand into a claw position when cutting!



Technically speaking, if you are planning to have your meal prepared and you need a flexible and narrow-bladed knife with a finely tapered tip, then a Boning Knife is all you need. Though this kind of knife is nice to have, this type is not essential but will make it a lot easier for you to work around bones – whilst causing minimal impairment on the meat.

Shun Premier 8'' Chef'S Knife

Chef's Knives

$ 184.95

Finally, the most popular and the most essential in the cutlery family is the Chef Knife. Known for its strength and weighted blade, this type of knife is excellent in chopping and slicing tasks, making it a primary piece in your cutlery collection. Thus, it’s good to say that one cannot have the kitchen he/she deserves without this piece of a cut!

Knowing all of the basic info, we also recommend that you start building your collection with these fundamental knives.

You may add or eliminate some of these according to your need and choice:

chef knifeCHEF KNIFE paring knifePARING KNIFE UTILITY KNIFE bread knifeBREAD KNIFE steak knifeSTEAK KNIFE boning knifeBONING KNIFE cleaver knifeCLEAVER KNIFE santoku knifeSANTOKU KNIFE 

A perfect example of a basic yet pro in your kitchen is our item of the week:

J.A. Henckels International’s Forged Premio 18-Piece Block Set

This classic knife block contains the straightforward cutleries you need in your kitchen. While giving you that pro-feel, these knives are made with special formula steel that has been advancing for over 280 years. The sharp and hard blades which they call “FRIODUR” are sure to not stain or chip. Moreover, this honed and hand-finished knives made by the most excellent artisans can also retain its sharpness longer. If you want balance and protection, its bolster will provide it for you. Finally, professional chefs around the world trust the tradition and quality of these extraordinary knives. This knife block of J.A. Henckels International is exclusively being sold only by Dasalla’s.

Set Includes:

  • Paring Knife
  • Serrated Knife
  • Honing Steel
  • Utility Knife
  • Santoku Hollow Edge Knife
  • Chef Knife
  • Bread Knife
  • Shear
  • Boning Knife
  • 8-pc Steak Knives

Now that you have an idea of the basics and what well-made cutlery is, we encourage you to have fun using them - go slow, practice, and keep your eyes wide open! Make sure that you follow proper safety guidelines which we will feature in our next blog!


Remember, eyes on the board!

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