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What is an "Oriental" style knife?Updated a year ago

The attractive kink in the blade give these knives the so called 'oriental' styling, but this design bears no real meaning to the actual function of the knife. These knives are not designed specifically for oriental food, or oriental ways of using a knife, it is just a different shape of chef's knife with a beautiful upward curve to the blade which, when cutting, allows the knife to rock up and down on the chopping board, a bit like a mezzaluna or hachoir.

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