The 9 Most Important Knives to Have in Your Kitchen

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OK, if you're a vegetarian, you will want to skip this one. Cleavers are used to de-bone or butcher larger cuts of meat where more weight and less precision is needed. Incredibly sharp and strong is what you want in this knife. Look for 6- or 7-inch blades. LamsonSharp, Global, and J. A. Henckels are preferred brands.