The butcher's knife is sometimes called a “block knife” because it was traditionally used on chopping blocks. Its wide blade makes it ideal for cutting, slicing and much more. It is part of the basic assortment in every butcher's shop, but home slaughterers and hunters also use the knife.
The butcher's knife is sometimes called a “block knife” because it was traditionally used on chopping blocks. Its wide blade makes it ideal for cutting, slicing and much more. It is part of the basic assortment in every butcher's shop, but home slaughterers and hunters also use the knife. The butcher's knife is also used in kitchens, where it is ideal not only for processing meat, but also for raw vegetables. That is why the butcher's knife is considered such an all-rounder. It can be used to cut a variety of different foods quickly, efficiently and precisely.
It has a blade length of 18 cm to 36 cm and it comes in different blade shapes. Shapes range from a wide blade, an extra-wide version and up to two different curved versions. The classic version is the straight blade shape. With our butcher's knives, you can choose between the handles from our ErgoGrip or ExpertGrip butcher’s knife series.
The curved blade is known as American style. The strongly curved blade, which is very pointed towards the front, is ideal for cutting steaks. The elongated cutting edge simplifies handling and the knife can glide along easily when cutting. This allows for long cuts that can be made in a flowing movement, while the more comfortable hand position protects your wrist.
Which shape you choose depends on the type of application. Sometimes it makes sense to use different models.
Butcher’s knives must be very sharp, durable and resilient as well as having all the necessary safety features, such as an ergonomically shaped handle. It must also comply with the hygienic food law requirements. When used in slaughterhouses and cutting plants, functional handles are an absolute must for ergonomic, safe and fatigue-free work. The butcher’s knife must sit comfortably and securely in the hand without slipping, as professional knives are in continuous use for hours on end. The finger guard on the handle prevents your hand from accidentally slipping off and coming into contact with the knife blade.
For our butcher’s knives, we exclusively use high-quality knife alloys (X55CrMo14) and material compositions for the blade and handle. The blade's balanced hardness of 56° HRC significantly reduces material consumption and ensures that the cutting edge has a long life time. For you, this means considerably less sharpening. In our special hardening process, each blade is individually case-hardened and monitored – with optimum results in terms of hardness and structure. Each cutting edge is given a polishing finish: even sharper, even faster, even better – also thanks to the knife's cutting edge and blade geometry.
You can rely on our professional quality: the knife retains its cutting ability and edge retention for a very long time. This allows for effortless, fatigue-free work. Your wrists are not subjected to unnecessary strain. After all, working with a dull butcher’s knife requires more strength, places greater strain on the joints, increases the risk of accidents and can lead to tension and pain.
With the polished blade, we guarantee the highest level of hygiene. This means that less residue can adhere to the blade, making them corrosion-resistant and easier to clean. There is no gap at the blade exit from the handle, and the handle absorbs neither grease nor dirt. Furthermore, it is easy to clean and resistant to heat, shocks and abrasion.
The butcher’s knives of the ErgoGrip series include various handle colours for different areas or purposes of use. The colour coding can improve and facilitate hygiene even further. You can differentiate between the individual layers and the layer insert by colour (beef/calf, pork, sheep/lamb). This is just one of the reasons why the knives have been awarded the American NSF seal for hygiene and quality.
You can find more information and useful tips on how to care for, store and sharpen your knife here.