The 9 Most Important Knives to Have in Your Kitchen

This is a longer, bendy knife that needs flexibility to navigate through whole, raw meat, chicken, and seafood. It's used to separate the meat from the bone. The blade needs to be at least 6 inches to do the job right. A vegetarian can live without this one. Brands such as Global G21, Shun, Wüsthof, and Victorinox are favorites.