A Chefs Knife is the must have knife in the kitchen. A modern chef's knife is a multi-purpose knife designed to perform well at many differing kitchen tasks, rather than excelling at any one in particular. It is used for a majority of common food preparation tasks like Slicing, Dicing, Mincing, and Chopping Vegetables and Meats and Disjointing meats.
A Japanese chef's knife is known as a gyuto(牛刀 ぎゅうとう）gyūtō?), literally meaning 'beef knife'. Its blade resembles a flatter version of a French chef's knife. Japanese Cutlery is known for sharpness due to its acute blade geometry, and the hardness of the steel used, often exceeding 60 HRC on the Rockwell Scale.