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Knife Knowledge

Jacki Atkinson

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bolster 1/4" x 1/4" x 1/4" cut
rivets Type of knife similar to a carving knife, with a serrated edge.
cleaver THis knife has a 6-14" rigid blade whose tip curve sup at a 25* angle. Its curved blade resembles a saber, used to cut meat, poutry and fish.
tip 2 inches by 1/8" x 1/8" cut
butcher Type of knife sometimes called a meat knive or slicer. Thas a long blade with a serrated or plain edge and can be rounded or pointed.
tang 1/8" x 1/8" x 1/8" cut
paysanne Rear part of the edge. Cuts through large or tough foods when weight and force are needed.
small dice 2 inches by 1/4"x 1/4" cut
chefs To cut into very thin strips. This is done by stancking leaves together, rolling tightly into a cylinder and slicing into fine shreds.
paring End of the handle of a knife.
boning The knifes comes in different sizes and has a strong, rigid blake making them suitable for a wide variety of jobs.
brunoise Is a small knife that has a thing and slightly flexible bade, making it ideal for detailed work.
large dice The working part of the blade, from point to heel.
carving The forward quart4er of the blade, does much work cutting and separating. Is best used for cutting small and/ or delicate foods.
Julienne To cut into thin stirps and usually applies to leafy vegetables.
edge 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" cut
butt Thick band of steeel present on forged knives. Helps balance knife and protects hand from accidental slips across the blade.
batonnet 1/2" x 1/5" x 1/8" round cut
Chiffonade Top of the blade directly opposite the edge.
medium dice 3/4"x 3/4" x 3/4" cut
shredding Part of the knife that extends into the handle, d3esigned to gve the knife balance.
bread Has a very strong blade that will not bend or break easily. Is used to remove bones from meat joints
tournee The part of a knife handle that creates its grip.
filleting This knife has a large, square blade used for butchery.
heel This knife is thin-bladed, flexible and very sharp. Comes in a variety of lengths.
scales Metal pieces that fasten the handle to the tang.
spine SImilar in size to a paring knife, but has a blade that is curved and looks like a bird's beak.
point The end of the blade, that functions as the piercing tool.

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