How to recognize a good knife.
Before you choose a new knife, it is important to understand the hallmarks of quality. High-quality, forged knives display typical features which distinguish them at first glance from lesser-quality knives.
Cutting is easier when the knife lies firmly in the hand. An ergonomically shaped handle made of high-quality plastic prevents dangerous slipping and hand fatigue. With riveted handles you should ensure that the rivets are part of the forged knife. Applied rivets rust quicker. Wood requires a great deal of care when it is used as a material for handles because its joints are not totally impermeable and it tends to swell.