Types of Knives

Not sure what you need?  I’m happy to help you find the perfect knife for your needs.

Sets

A skilled chef will tell you that all they need is a dependable— Chef’s Knife.  The rest of us may want specialized blades for different kitchen tasks like butchering meat, slicing bread and chopping vegetables.

Koa Handle Knife Set

A Koa knife set I made for my son-in-law.

Bowie

Iinitially a fighting knife, the Bowie needed to be “fast in hand” which is about weight and balance. Some Bowies have evolved now into camp knives and even choppers.

Bowie Knife

 

Paring

The Paring Knife handle is longer and wider than standard cutlery knives: with smooth edges, giving you more comfort and control. It is ideal for peeling and slicing small fruits and vegetables, creating garnishes and other small cutting tasks.

Koa Handle Knife Set

A Koa knife set I made for my son-in-law.

Chef

From steel and handle lengths to the bevel of the chisel, Chefs Knives are about precision.The thick and heavy blade of the chef’s butchers knife is what makes it useful to bust through bone and the thinner blade of his paring knife is what makes it excel at specific tasks.

Koa Handle Knife Set

A Koa knife set I made for my son-in-law.

Bird and Trout

Similar to a paring knife, a Bird & Trout knife has a longer handle, a gut hook, and a very sharp edge for precise work.

Koa Handle Bird & Trout Knife

 

Hunting

The Point, Grind, Spine, and Choli of the Blade; the Bolster, Finger Groove, Tang, and Butt of the handle; the Hunting Knife’s purpose is all-purpose strength and precision when gutting and field dressing.

Stag Handle Hunter/Skinner

 


Koa Handle Hunter/Skinner

 

Skinning

A Skinning Knife has a long, thin, specially-shaped blade that is ultra-sharp.  Lesser quality Skinning Knives might last you a season whie a well-made knife should last decades.

Stag Handle Hunter/Skinner

 


Koa Handle Hunter/Skinner