Professional knives are kitchen essentials that are a chef's most important tool. When choosing a good knife to use in the kitchen it is important to note the weight of the knife. Knives that are light and flimsy will be difficult to control and maneuver when chopping or dicing food. However, a knife that has some weight to it, aid in cutting through various types of food. In addition, knives that are made from forged, high-carbon, stainless steel make it easier to sharpen them when needed. There are many types of professional knives that have specific purposes, like Asian knives, boning knives, bread knives, chef's knives, cleavers, kitchen shears, paring knives, pot forks, santoku knives, slicing knives, steak knives, utility knives, as well as knife accessories like knife sharpeners, safety gloves, and cutlery bags. They are built with durable material that will withstand the demands of the kitchen. They are also offered in a range of prices to meet any budget.