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what is the difference between a cook's knife and a chef's knife?

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Hello, I would like to know the difference between a cook's and a chef knife? It is a requirement at my school to have a chef knife but a bought a cooks knife, could that be any problem?

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What is a cooks knife?

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No difference. 

 

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post #4 of 9

My cook's knife morphed into a chef's knife at some point during my career, not quite sure when it happened.

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You should ask your school this question and then let us all know because we sure would like to know the answer too .

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Posted by berndy View Post

You should ask your school this question and then let us all know because we sure would like to know the answer too .

 

Cook's knife and chef's knife are slightly different words describing the exact same types of knives.  FWIW, a gyuto is also the same type of knife.  Now you know. 

 

FWIW, that knife type is the most versatile and important knife in most western cook's arsenal.  Buy one of decent quality and appropriate length. 

 

Remember, as always with knives, sharpening is everything.  If you don't know how to sharpen, learn.   

 

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post #7 of 9

A cook knife is a regular knife, a chef knife runs the other knifes, administrate then and assist them.

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A cook knife is a regular knife, a chef knife runs the other knifes, administrate then and assist them.

 ha ha funny.

 

Never heard of a cook's knife I think someone is pulling your leg.

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post #9 of 9

Noop there is no different, a cooks knife IS a chefs knife, here is a link from wikipedia that tells you about different knives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitchen_knife

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