|Chef knives are available from many different manufacturers. Prices of knives vary greatly, as do the materials used and the quality. That said, kitchen knives these days are tending to be made of better materials, and many feature soft grip handles. Chef knives are judged on how well the blade of the knife sharpens, and how long the sharpened edge lasts during use. Cheap knives with carbon steel blades may be acceptable for less frequent use in the home kitchen, but would not suffice for the professional chef. Nowadays, even the cheaper knives are being manufactured from better quality materials, like chrome vanadium steel.
Many chefs have their favourite make of knife. Global knives became very popular in the nineties and certainly look the part with their black dimpled handles, and are indeed very sharp. Since then, many other makes have become firm favourites like Wusthof, Victorinox and Swibo. One range of knives that have certainly proved to be a hit with our customers is the range of Genware chef knives. Sharpening well and keeping their edge, Genware chef knives cost a fraction of the leading brands and perform with the best.