No cliché could be truer than that which states a dull knife is far more dangerous than a sharp one. I have experienced this myself, cutting my fingers in nasty accidents due to dull and low quality knives. I’m one of those people that carry an obsession with one knife, forever loyal to my Asian butcher knife with its huge rectangular shape and seemingly invincible steel heaviness.

I know some of you may not be familiar or comfortable with this type of large knife but once you get used to its size and weight, you’ll find it to be an extremely versatile and useful tool. I use this for everything from mincing garlic to cutting vegetables and chopping through all types of meats with bones.  These knives can be purchased inexpensively at Asian grocery stores.