This guide is for the inquisitive home cook to learn about the most common types of kitchen knives and their uses. Upgrade your tools and it might seem like anything is possible in the kitchen. A chefs knife is one of the most versatile tools. Any professional chef will tell you this is a must-have. It should feel like an extension of your arm. Its a go-to for chopping and dicing vegetables, fruit, and herbs. As well as cutting a variety of other ingredients like meat, poultry, and fish. Maybe youve just purchased a knife set and realized you dont actually know what each is meant for. Maybe youve had a knife set for a while and youre starting to wonder how the ones you never use might make your life easier. Either way, understanding the different types of kitchen knives and how to use them can open up a whole new world. Grab a knife and board and lets get cutting!