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How to Use A Chef's Knife

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Proper Chef's Knife Grip - Outer View
Proper Chef's Knife Grip

Proper Chef's Knife Grip

Photo © Danilo Alfaro

Proper Chef's Knife Grip: Outer View

Here we see the same grip from the opposite side. Note how the index finger is wrapped fully around the blade. The index finger and thumb should be opposite each other on either side of the blade while the remaining three fingers are sort of loosely curled around the handle.

Note that you should be gripping the knife mainly with the thumb and forefinger. If you find that you're tightly clutching the entire handle of the knife, just relax and loosen up. With practice you'll get used to this grip, and soon any other grip will feel very unnatural.

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