FORGED VS STAMPED KNIVES: THE DISTINCTIONS
Every piece of commercial cutlery is constructed using one of two methods, forging or stamping. They can be difficult to distinguish from each other by just looking at pictures of them on a computer.
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.
Chances are that you have come across an all-purpose kitchen knife that features hollowed-out indentations on the edge of its blade. Most people often mistake this knife for the Western chef knife due to the numerous similarities that exist between them. However, a Santoku knife is not the same as a chef knife.
If you love your knives, you probably already know the basics: Have them sharpened regularly. Keep them out of the dishwasher. Don't leave them in the sink. Dry them before storing them. But hold on a sec—just where are you storing those essential kitchen tools? Finding the right home for your knives is more than just a question of kitchen organization. The right knife storage can help your knives stay sharper longer—and help your kitchen look sharper, too.
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.