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Six inch vs 8 inch cook's knives?

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Six inch vs 8 inch cook's knives?

martyn94 | Dec 28, 2013 03:10 AM

I say "cook's knives" advisedly, not chef's knives. All my American friends use 8 inch knives, often awkwardly (which is no shame, for home cooks): almost everyone I know over here (in the UK and France) uses, roughly, a 6 inch knife, though often one so worn down by repeated sharpening that it is impossible to know where it started. I ask because all the good-value knife blocks seem to have only 8 inch knives nowadays and I need a new one: is this just aspirational, or could I learn to love it (for more than chopping parsley, which is all I do with my current 8 inch knife, essential as that is).

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