Originally Posted by Chef Jim
I prefer a 10 inch chef knife for all around kitchen use, I use it more than any other I have. It's not good for slicing, so that should be your second knife.
Good general advise.
However, for me, I have found 10 inch chef knives are a little big and heavy after slicing the 6th rack of ribs, so an 8 inch chef knife is my choice. If you have paws like a bear, maybe a 12 inch chef knive is for you.
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