Kitchen Knives

At the cutting edge of kitchen skills


Saturday, 13 August, 2011, 12:00am


Shi Ba Zi S203

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


The other day, I reached for my favourite knife: a 23cm Japanese carbon stainless-steel santoku blade that I keep super sharp. To my horror, I found the knife blade-side down in the drying rack and, upon examination, that the delicate pointed tip had been nicked off.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

How to choose ... a knife holder

Storing knives properly is important for your safety and to help maintain the blades' sharp edges.

What are they? A knife holder can range from portable 'rolls' (which professional chefs use to

store and transport their tools) to heavy blocks and magnetic strips that attach to a wall. There are also simple heavy plastic sheaths that slide over the blade.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

How to choose ... a cleaver

Some professional chefs are disdainful of cleavers, claiming they're coarse and unwieldy compared to a chef's knife. What they don't always realise is that cleavers come in different sizes and can be used for different jobs.

What is it? While a knife comes to a sharp point at the tip of the blade, a cleaver is more rectangular in shape.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

counter tops

How to choose ... knives

In a professional kitchen, a chef is more possessive about his knives than anything else in his tool box. It's something he has chosen carefully, considering brand, weight, size, balance and (if they're honest) how cool it looks.

24 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Who wants a slice of the action?

It looks like a fine kitchen knife, but LoDown is not sure that many men would rush out to buy the cut price Zwilling JA Henckels stainless steel blade that seems to have come straight from the set of Fatal Attraction.

But, who knows, maybe the advert targets angry wives and psycho girlfriends.

3 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Chef hit with cleaver

A dim sum master, 45, was hit with a meat cleaver during a row with a colleague over shifts at a restaurant in Ping Shek Estate, Choi Hung. The injured man was treated in hospital and a 36-year-old man arrested.

6 Nov 2000 - 12:00am