Butcher KnifeA butcher knife is a knife designed and used primarily for the butchering and/or dressing of animals. The butcher knife is used throughout the world in the meat processing trade. The heftier blade works well for splitting, stripping and cutting meat. The French chef's knife is a derivation of the butcher knife, and is used as a general utility knife. Other similar meat-cutting knives include the carving knife and the cleaver.
The carving knife usually is designed for slicing thin cuts of meat and
often has a blunt or rounded point, with a scalloped or granton
blade to improve separation of sliced cuts of meat. The cleaver is
similar to the butcher's knife, but has a lighter and thinner blade for