Hello and welcome to the new blog! There is a large selection of knives available at stores and online, in a range of shapes and sizes. But what are they used for? In this blog, we will talk about the carving knife.

The carving knife is a thin blade with a pointed tip (usually), that varies in length between 8 inches and 14 inches. The carving knife is also called the slicing knife by some, while the others like to differentiate between a carver and a slicer. So, what can you use this knife for? Without further ado, let’s get into it.

Carving Meat

Your turkey stands no chance against a carving knife. Get the most out of your turkey, as the carving knife is designed to flex around the bones to give cleaner cuts. It not only gives more meat but also saves time compared to other knives. It helps to cut your meat into longer and thinner slices. So, be the champion of thanksgiving, give everyone the meat they deserve with your very own carving knife

Slicing Cakes

Who would have thought right? I used to part-time in a bakery, which made bread and fresh cakes every day. It was my job to slice up the cake and serve it to customers. I was told to use a carving knife, as the fresh cakes were soft and fluffy. It was the easiest slicing experience of my life, what’s more, I actually loved how it felt. Carving knives have long blades (8 inches – 14 inches) which makes it really easy to slice a cake. So, bake your own cakes and slice them up with ease, using a carving knife.

Slicing tomatoes

It’s so easy to slice up tomatoes with this knife. The initial move requires you to poke a tomato slightly and then just glide through horizontally. Initially, you might get some uneven slices, no worries. You will gradually you will master this craft. Whether its to make your vegetable salad look fancy, or for your sandwiches, the carving knife is easy to control and gives even slices. Yes, the tomato is a fruit, but a wise man once said, knowledge is knowing that the tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. It still belongs in a vegetable salad, case closed.

Filleting a fish

There’s no specific knife used to fillet a fish. What you require is a thin knife with a pointed tip, slightly flexible so it can run along the backbone of the fish. The pointed tip is to guide your knife into the fish. The “fish-filleting knives” in the market are thinner than a carver which makes it harder to sharpen them, making them less durable in the long run. You can, however, use a carving knife to get the same results as it has the required qualities of a sharp tip, being flexible and being thin.

Slicing larger fruits and vegetables

You can also use the carving knife to slice up larger fruits like melons and vegetables like eggplants. The carving knife will give you more versatility, so you can slice them up the way you want them. When cooking Indian dishes, there’s a number of ways to cut up an eggplant. The carving knife would be a huge help in such cases.

Now that you know how to use it, why not get yourself a nice carving knife?