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You probably have enough of all these kitchen knives that overflow your drawers but none of which cut properly… It’s not easy to do a good job with expensive ripping or crushing instead of cutting, is not it? It’s time to offer you real [kitchen knives](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01547TGFI?ref=myi_title_dp) that cuts, a kitchen knives of professional quality. # But which to choose to start? A good kitchen necessarily needs good utensils, and if there is something necessary and valuable for a cook who respects himself, it is obviously his kitchen knives! The knives are something very important for a cook, it’s a bit like candy for children, except that a good kitchen knives is both a pleasure but also a tool to do “a good job”. The apprentice cook and professional cooks are also ready, or already spend fortunes, to equip themselves with quality knives. Knives from well-known traditional brands such as Kai, Sabatier, Global, and Chroma sell knives worth several hundred euros and knives sets that can go up to thousands of euros. Today many food lovers have understood the interest and the importance of having good [**Damascus kitchen knives**](https://www.damascus1.com/kitchen-knife/) and also want to enjoy the pleasure of cooking and cutting with real professional knives, real knives effective and efficient chef. ​ https://preview.redd.it/fff4ik1lh9u31.jpg?width=1080&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=c53de2ac07ce2afe9191a7d182728f6eca15d1e7 But between the chef’s Damascus kitchen knives , the santoku Damascus kitchen knives , the paring Damascus kitchen knives, the fillet kitchen knives, the vegetable kitchen knives, the slicing kitchen knives, the ceramic knives, the stainless steel knives , the Japanese knives (and I on the way ) …… Hard to make a choice. # Choose your kitchen knives So how to choose your kitchen Damascus kitchen knives? Let’s simplify things and focus on three important characteristics of a good kitchen kitchen knives: the blade, the shape and the handle. The blade This is the most important part of your Damascus kitchen knives because it is from it that will depend on the quality and accuracy of the cut. We distinguish 3 main blade compositions: 📷 https://preview.redd.it/8pyohiznh9u31.jpg?width=1000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=a456ec648f6bf0a2a228db50cdbf3ccc44788c4e **1. The stainless steel blade** It is composed of at least 12% chromium and a small percentage of carbon that varies between 0.2 and 1%. The higher the carbon content, the better the cutting edge is efficient (and durable). **2. Carbon steel blade** Composed primarily of Steel This blade therefore benefits from a superior cutting quality and more durable than stainless steel knives, but is also more sensitive to oxidation so requires more specific maintenance. On the other hand she will stay sharp longer and she will need a sharpening session much less often than the others. **3. The ceramic knives** Composed essentially of zirconium acid, they have very hard blades with a powerful and durable cutting edge. Their blades do not oxidize and do not require sharpening for several years. (By cons flat: attention to the risks of breakage because the ceramic is very hard). Good to know: To know the hardness of kitchen knives, there is a hardness index called “Rockwell index” or HRC. For kitchen knives blades it varies between 50 and 60 HRC. For kitchen Damascus kitchen knives, from 54 HRC, it’s already very serious. **The form** We can say that there are as many shapes of knives as of uses, the choice of your kitchen knives will therefore depend on the use and the use that you wish to make: The chef’s kitchen knives: this is the favorite knives of chefs, the versatile Damascus kitchen knives par excellence. Its sharp blade can measure between 15 and 25cm and is ideal for slicing, cutting, mincing and chopping meat, vegetables, fish and herbs. The universal kitchen knives: smaller than the chef’s kitchen knives (with a blade of 13 to 15cm) it is also ideal for cutting and slicing vegetables, herbs and meats. The paring kitchen knives: with its short, rigid and pointed blade it is mainly used to cut and peel small vegetables and fruits. The santoku : it’s the ultimate Japanese kitchen knives, the chef’s Damascus kitchen knives as well as the European chef’s kitchen knives. Handy and very versatile with a blade of 14 to 20cm, it is ideal for slicing, cutting and slicing but also chop with its excellent balance. The sole fillet : with a longer blade, thinner and narrower from 15 to 18 cm it is ideal to cut accurately and lift the fish fillets. The tranche lard: it is Damascus kitchen knives specially adapted for slicing meats, it has a very long and narrow blade which measures from 20 to 25cm. The bread kitchen knives: This kitchen knife has a long and serrated blade, allowing you to slice and cut the bread without crushing it. ​ https://preview.redd.it/wb6cuq6vh9u31.jpg?width=1080&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=ef5eeae4aa1ba2e98aaeeead5fe3d909bb474bec **The handle** Comfort and good grip when cutting are important, you have the choice between three types of ergonomic handle for your ***Damascus kitchen knives***: The raw wooden handle : the heaviest and with the feeling of natural touch and more. The synthetic wood handle : this type of wood and resin mix offers an excellent compromise between comfort and resistance. The plastic handle is a handle that guarantees the best hygiene and good resistance to corrosion. The advantage of professional kitchen knives What is the benefit of cooking with professional kitchen knives? This is obvious: if you cook regularly you will reap huge profits to use real Damascus kitchen knives. ​ https://preview.redd.it/vi652zowh9u31.jpg?width=1000&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7fd0bc4a8216287d35c6acab07f0fb40ae2ccb45 A professional kitchen knives will not just save you time by cutting all your food in one go and easily like the great chefs. Or even to take pleasure in making very clean and precise cuts during your preparations. Using real kitchen Damascus kitchen knives will bring you pleasant sensations of efficiency and performance, and you will feel the pleasure that a chef feels when he has his kitchen knives in his hand and is ready to take on the challenge. Arena kitchens for hours. In short, having good Damascus kitchen knives is absolutely essential for optimal performance and to be comfortable during his many culinary exploits! For more quality [damascus steel knives](https://www.damascus1.com/)