The Chef’s knife is the most complete and versatile of the kitchen knives. It is essential for professional and amateur chefs. Also known as a French or Cook’s knife, it has a wide and triangular blade with a curved edge to rock it on the cutting board for precision. Chef’s knives are mainly used for chopping, slicing and dicing both herbs and vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. The thick, heavy blade even allows for chopping small bones, a task usually assigned to the cleaver knife. All this makes Chef’s knife the most important of the kitchen knives for its multipurpose capabilities. The most commonly used size is 20 cm (8″), and can vary between 15 and 35 cm (6″-14″).