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Claire - Chef's Cookware

How to use a Cook's Knife

28th May 2007 21:24
There are many ways to hold a chef's or cook's knife but this is how the professionals are taught to do it:

1. Grip the knife around its bolster.

2. The bolster should be both your knife's balance point and a finger guard.

3. Only your last 3 fingers should rest on the handle.

4. Your thumb and index finger should be on opposite sides fo teh blade.

5. When you holde a knive around its balance point, it works as an extension of your hand. Hence your arm does not tire and you have good control.

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