Also known as a cook's knife, this is the go-to knife for a number of essential tasks.
The chef's knife is robust enough to cut large, hard root vegetables and crush garlic, whilst being nimble enough to mince herbs. It is also suited to slicing meat and fish - a real all-rounder.
Use the pinch-grip for best control.
The standard size blade of a chef's knife is 20cm (shown), though 14cm, 16cm, 23cm & 26cm blades are available.