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Parts of a knife

In this article you will identify the different parts of the knife.
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So why is it so important to understand the parts of a knife?

If you know the parts of a knife, how they affect the way you hold and cut with the knife, you will understand the balance of the knife and how best to hold the knife so that it’s the most comfortable for you.

Cutting, chopping and using your knife can be tiring, by having the maximum control of your knife, you can minimize fatigue.

The following picture shows the different parts of a knife.

Activity

Look at the knife that you have at work or at home. Identify the parts of the knife to get yourself acquainted with them. You may even want to draw a diagram to remind yourself.

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