Why You Need a Butcher Knife in Your Kitchen
What a glorious kitchen!
It’s clean, with ample space, and the tube lighting makes your food positively gleam atop a perfectly presented plate.
Life is joyous.
Yet, as you stand admiring the space — your chest pumped out and your chin high — you feel a twitch in your eye.
Something in your peripheral vision seems wrong. Something is missing.
In a panic, you dash toward an unknown anomaly. You throw your hands atop your counter and let out a gasp. Your expression falls slack and all you can do is whimper.
You forgot to buy one of our high-end Dalstrong butcher knives.
Your perfect kitchen is incomplete. In an instant, you realize: no longer will you be the best butcher and the envy of food fanatics worldwide.
You wonder, perhaps you can get away with it. Perhaps nobody will notice if you keep your kitchen butcher knife free.
After all, with your skills, you could turn any old blade into a high-end butcher knife.
We’re going to be the first to tell you: Don’t do it.
Butcher’s knives are grand tools that you need to stock in your kitchen, and here’s why:
Butcher Knives are elegant, essential, and efficient.
What makes them so worthwhile? Let’s explore.
What is a Butcher’s Knife? The All-Inclusive Definition.
To fully understand the importance of having a butcher’s knife in the kitchen, one must first understand what butcher knives are. Now, a lazy individual might tell you that butcher knives are simply kitchen knives for butchering meat. However, just like your mouth-watering dinners, we know the key is in the high level of detail.
Butchers knives are made of high carbon stainless steel — a full tang kitchen knife used throughout the world to cut through meat. They’re precision-forged, ultra-sharp, and have a tapered design for hardness and flexibility.
A fine example is the Gladiator Series 10" Bull Nose Butcher Knife, which boasts:
- An edge painstakingly sharpened to 16-18° per side.
- A tall blade with plenty of clearance to assist with food preparation.
- Added chromium for stain resistance.
- A polished spine for a comfortable grip.
- The ability to elegantly glide through steak and cuts of meat like butter.
There’s the magic word: Elegance.
...But hold on, the ability to glide through steak is something any sharp knife can do.
Sure, butcher knives might look the part, but appearances alone don’t make them special. Why should you add one to your cutlery set?
We hear you, so let’s talk about the next point. Let’s talk about what makes a butcher’s knife essential for your kitchen.
The Hidden Potential of Butcher Knives
Did you know? You can use butcher knives not only to cut your steak but also as a general utility knife.
For example, all of our Dalstrong butcher knives can chop vegetables, cut hides, and trim fat. But here’s an extra secret — you can even use them to cut through hot pizza, too.
With that, you can throw away your old stainless steel pizza cutter. You know, the squeaky one that always has crusty cheese stuck on the inside?
Our Gladiator Series 10" Bull Nose Butcher Knife can do the job just fine, and thanks to its efficient design, it cleans much more easily than an old rickety pizza cutter.
What’s more, because it’s impervious to heat and cold, you can even tackle those leftovers the next morning, too! No matter what climate you’re in.
Sounds essential, right?
Here’s what William Drake thought:
“As a professional chef in the kitchen for 40 years, this is a beautiful, excellent work of art.”
...But what about efficiency? We’ve already touched upon the subject with the easy cleaning and low maintenance — but let’s dive a little deeper.
The Exquisite Efficiency of Butcher Knives
The supreme efficiency of a butcher’s knife can be split into three subcategories, namely:
To really explore these points, we’re going to break down the Shogun Series 8" Bull Nose Butcher Knife.
The 8” stainless steel blade length on the Shogun Series allows a chef to sail through flesh like an unstoppable wave on a windy day. All without hacking at the meat or overextending your reach.
That’s because the Bull Nose butcher knife has a long blade. In short: A long blade allows a precision cut, and a precision cut means perfect control.
With that, you can prepare family dinners without hassle, giving you more time for the best part: filling your belly and laughing heartily after a long day of work.
Though of course with control, you also need comfort. So let’s talk about the G-10 Garolite handle — or should we say, the military-grade, triple-riveted, ergonomic handle.
Here’s what you need to know: It has a perfectly engineered balance through its finger protective bolster.
That means you, as a fine butcher, can grip it with comfort and ease. It allows you to work for long periods, which goes hand-in-hand with the precision of the 8” blade.
We mean it. Imagine trying to slice through your meat with a handle that feels like a cactus! Alas, that’s the risk you take without a high price butcher’s knife in your kitchen. A trustworthy handle is essential.
But finally, let’s move onto agility. Your butcher knife may have perfect control. It might even be more comfortable than your bed on a Sunday morning. Yet, if you can’t use it to work quickly, then it’s not very efficient.
The Shogun Series 8” Bull Nose Butcher Knife has a tapered design that allows for flexibility. It’s ultra-sharp, and wear-resistant, which means you’ll be able to work with speed even years after buying your butcher knife. The agility allowed by this blade compliments its control and comfort. Together, these three aspects make it the perfect tool for the job.
We used the Shogun Series 8” Bull Nose Butcher Knife as an example because to us, it’s the exact definition of a fantastic butcher’s knife. One that any respectable kitchen cannot go without.
Where to Go From Here? The Heavenly Answer
So, we’ve explained what a butcher’s knife is, we’ve talked about how efficient they are and how your kitchen can’t operate without them.
So you might now be wondering — where do you go from here?
Simply head on over to Dalstrong Knives and check out our products.
But before you do, remember: each of our blades comes neatly packaged with our PerfectFit Dalstrong Sheath. The sheath will keep your blade securely hidden away. That way, you can store it safely inside your cutlery draw and away from the prying hands of children.
Though that’s not the only benefit of having a good sheath.
When dealing with tough cuts of meat, your stainless steel, heavy-duty butcher knife blade needs to be sharp. A sheath offers perfect protection. It keeps your blade sharp, ensuring it stays an active part of your cutlery set forever.
Now, don’t let the high price fool you.
It’s our guarantee that our steel blade will make the perfect addition to your kitchen forever.
Jeremy Whitelaw took the dive, and he didn't regret it:
“This is the perfect knife for breaking down large cuts of meat or those tough veggies. Plenty of heft behind it to make easy going of anything on your cutting board.”
Our high carbon blades are of excellent quality, they have an incredible handle, and are one of the most efficient pieces of cutlery which your kitchen cannot be without.
Shop Dalstrong Knives and stock your kitchen with a butcher knife today.