Useful as it is, a knife can be a deadly weapon when misused. From the chef’s knife right through to the Santoku, we all aim to have the right knives for the proper purpose. But while knives can do a lot of things for us, the one thing they cannot do is guarantee our safety.
The cutting hand, which grips the knife, has the star turn, but the other hand is an important supporting player. That helping hand holds, nudges and stabilizes the ingredient being cut, to maximize safety and efficiency.