A Maître Cuisinier's point of view
The salmon knife, as the name suggests, is the perfect tool for cutting wafer-thin slices of salmon fillet or ham.
What is the definition of a salmon knife?
The salmon knife has a very thin, extremely flexible blade. Very often with Kullenschliff to reduce adhesion of the clippings. The blade lengths are 26 - 38 cm on average, the longest in a kitchen.
What do you use herb knives for?
The professional uses the salmon knife to cut the finest wafer-thin slices from a salmon or fish fillet that require a long cut. This is particularly necessary with marinated fish fillets such as gravlax or smoked salmon, where the structure can easily be damaged. Of course, this type of knife can also be used for fine pieces of ham, similar to the Serrano di Parma or Jambon de Bayonne, in which wafer-thin slices are cut from the whole ham.
Which salmon knife should I choose?
Since most manufacturers equip their blade with very flexible steel and hollow edge, the choice in terms of blade structure is small. Decide whether you would like to carve large pieces of ham with the fish fillet. At TYPEMYKNIFE we have also grouped the slicing knives in this category to offer you the widest possible selection.