What is a French Chef knife used for?

It is an essential knife for cutting fruits and vegetables and is ideal for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Its wide blade is perfect for moving ingredients from the cutting board to the pan.

Cutco's stainless chef knives come in two sizes to suit your taste.

What to look for in a French Chef knife?

  • Ergonomic handle
    Universal fit for large or small, left or right hands. Thumb and forefinger lock into place for safety and control. Fatigue-resistant design.
  • Ultra sharp straight edge
    The 30-degree inclusive angle and razor-sharp edge produces smooth slicing and allows you to chop straight through whatever you're cutting rather than using a sawing motion. Cutco straight-edge knives can be maintained and sharpened at home.
  • Full tang
    Provides strength and balance with the blade extending the full length of the handle. The triple rivet construction securely attaches the handle to the blade and the nickel silver rivets will resist pitting and tarnishing. Rivets are also flush with the handle for comfort and durability.


  • Slice and cube melons
  • Slice squash
  • Chop Swiss chard
  • Chop and rice cauliflower


  • Slice, dice and mince onions
  • Chop and mince herbs
  • Slice eggplant
  • Slice and chop root vegetables