In cooking, a chef's knife, also known as a cook's knife, is a cutting tool used in food preparation There are two common types of blade shape in western chef's knives, French and German. curved along the whole cutting edge; the French style has an edge that is straighter until the end and then curves up to the tip. Physical characteristics · Edge · Technique. Forged knives SABATIER K are table or office kitchen knifes forged in only one part manufactured in Thiers the capital of the French cutlery. Inmost of the chef knife discussions all recommendation immediately is focused on . Only later in life did I encounter a French - style profile.