Loose Kitchen Knives

Chop your ingredients easily with our individual kitchen knives, including carving knives, chef knives, and more. Shop loose kitchen knives at Harris Scarfe now.

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Kitchen Knives That Make The Cut

Hone your culinary mastery with kitchen knives that embody precision, durability, and style. Once you understand the different types of kitchen knives and the importance of sharpening, investing in high-quality knives is an excellent decision for any home kitchen. Visit Harris Scarfe today to explore the exceptional knife options available online and in-store and check out our kitchen knives buying guide for a comprehensive overview of the best kitchen knives available and what to look for.

Discover The Types of Quality Kitchen Knives For Your Food Prep Needs

From chef's knives to paring knives, bread knives to carving knives, or the esteemed Japanese Santoku knife (found in our specialty knife selection at Harris Scarfe), each blade has a specific purpose and unique features that distinguish it from the others. Discover some of the most commonly used types of knives in the kitchen, their uses, and what to look for when selecting the perfect blade for your needs:

  1. Chef's Knife: This versatile knife is a must-have in any kitchen. It has a wide blade and is perfect for chopping, slicing, and dicing various ingredients.
  2. Paring Knife: A small knife with a narrow blade, ideal for intricate tasks such as peeling, trimming, and slicing small fruits and vegetables.
  3. Santoku Knife: Originating from Japan, this knife is great for precision tasks like slicing, dicing, and mincing. It features a shorter, wider blade with a flat edge.
  4. Bread Knife: Designed with a serrated edge, this knife effortlessly slices through bread and other delicate baked goods without crushing them.
  5. Utility Knife: A versatile knife that falls between a chef's knife and a paring knife. A utility knife can handle a wide range of tasks, such as slicing sandwiches, cutting cheeses, and trimming meat.
  6. Carving knife: A carving knife is a long, thin blade knife used for slicing and carving meat, poultry, and roasts. The slim and sharp blade of a carving knife allows for precision cuts that effortlessly glide through cuts of meat, resulting in beautiful, uniform slices.

How To Sharpen Knives & The Importance of Knife Safety

Proper knife care is essential for maintaining the quality and longevity of your kitchen knives. If you've just splurged on a new individual knife or knife set, here are some of the reasons why it's important to also invest in a quality knife sharpener and learn how to sharpen your knives correctly:

  • Precision and Control: Sharp knives allow for more precise cuts, giving you better control over the thickness and consistency of your ingredients. This is especially important for delicate tasks like slicing herbs or fileting fish.
  • Safety: Dull knives require more force to cut through food, increasing the risk of slips and accidents. On the other hand, sharp knives glide smoothly through ingredients, reducing the likelihood of injuries.
  • Time and Effort Savings: With sharp knives, you'll spend less time and effort in the kitchen. Cutting, slicing, and chopping becomes easier and more efficient, allowing you to prepare meals with greater speed and convenience.

What are the best brands for kitchen knives in Australia?

Harris Scarfe stocks some of the highest-performing and top-rated brands of kitchen knives available in Australia. Furi is known for its innovative designs and use of high-quality materials. Victorinox offers a range of affordable, high-quality knives for a range of different tasks that are ideal for both professional chefs and home cooks. Wusthof is a German brand that has been producing premium knives for over 200 years, known for their durability and precision. Cuisinart is a popular brand that offers a wide range of kitchen appliances and utensils, including an excellent selection of knives that are affordable, functional and stylish.

Shop Individual Kitchen & Utility Knives at Harris Scarfe

With a wide selection of top-quality knives designed to assist in your culinary endeavours, Harris Scarfe is the go-to destination for discerning home cooks. From the versatile chef's knife to the precision of the paring knife, each knife in their collection is crafted with precision, durability, and style in mind. Don't forget to browse our range of premium wooden chopping boards and knife blocks that will become your kitchen knives' new best friends. Your kitchen and your knives deserve the best, and at Harris Scarfe, we are committed to delivering excellence in our entire kitchen and dining range.