What size chef's knife should I buy?
January 11, 2009 4:56 PM Subscribe
I'm looking to spend a good amount of money on a chef's knife in the near future, and haven't found a good discussion of the difference between an 8" and 10" knife. What are the salient differences?
posted by lhputtgrass to Food & Drink (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a pretty good idea of what brand of knife I want (Shun), but can you tell me if there are significant differences between the two lengths? I'm a relatively large guy with pretty big hands, so I'm not too worried about being able to handle the larger size. Is there a significant advantage to having more blade, or would the larger size get in my way more often than coming in handy?