“Kitchen knives can be found in an abundant number of styles that differ both by region and by task. Some are very versatile, such as the petty knife, others are more specialized, such as the nakiri. Every well appointed kitchen will find use for all of the blade types shown here, and any combination of these knives would make for an ideal start to a kitchen’s knife arsenal.” Nick Zdon, our resident blade master, provides some invaluable tips, the first chapter of our upcoming Knife Handbook.
From The Best Made Archives: Hobo Knives
The hobo knife has been a go-to knife pattern since the early 1900’s. We did a little digging and came up with an assortment of vintage manufacturers, designs, and styles. The design has changed very little since the early 1900s. It’s hard to improve on such a perfectly simple design. The hobo knife contains exactly what’s needed, no more, no less. There’s a reason this style of knife has endured for as long as it has.