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Knife Know-How for Every Aussie Kitchen

June 20, 2024

Any busy Aussie kitchen would be complete with a troop of honourable sharps ready for duty. From the harsh outback to metropolitan spaces, Knives Australia is synonymous with toughness and durability.

The Best Equipment Yields the Best Results 

Chefs and home cooks alike are empowered in their cooking when they know the touch of their exotically shaped knives.

From the razor-sharp thin edge of skinning knives, designed to remove the skin from meat – a difficult task – to the tough all-rounder blades of our butcher knives – meat is easily broken down – plenty of knives out there are of the highest standard.

It is a knockout on the shelf of any big-budget Australian kitchen hardware revolution. If you are looking at the highest level and skillset in the business with durability and functionality in a meat knife –  Then you may be talking  Giesser.

For complicated jobs, a boning knife with a thin blade, designed to work around joints, bones, even inside joints, or around a chicken, is invaluable. 

Another must-have for meat preparation is a true all-purpose kitchen knife. Yes, that knife you often use for chopping or slicing onions, chiles or herbs! This is regarded as the workhorse utensil of the kitchen.

What should young chefs and home cooks look for when starting their culinary journey?

Cooking is an exciting journey; it’s all about having the right gear. Here’s what should be on every young chef and home cook’s list in Australia: 

Essential Knife Selection

  • Kitchen Knife: Start with a general-purpose kitchen knife for basic cooking tasks such as chopping vegetables and cutting meat.
  • Meat Knife: A meat knife is essential for perfectly preparing portions of meat.
  • Boning Knife: Thin blades on boning knives make it easy to slip up next to the bone and remove meat when separating joints and working in tight spaces.

Quality and Craftsmanship

The knives must be of good quality, so you should look for Australia Knives. You should expect certain additional features in this balance …

  • Quality: A good knife manufacturer must pass the test of time.! The Australian knives market is well known for the performance of its knives.
  • Geisser: Consider investing in Geisser knives, which are known for their exceptional craftsmanship and lasting sharpness.

Specialised Knives

  • Butcher Knife: Inexpensive butcher knives are essential for butchery if you’re going to be cutting through meat and tendons regularly.
  • Skinning Knives Australia: A sharp skinning knife is aimed at the slaughterhouse or abattoir or meat-preparation folks in general who want to be able to clip the skin off meat expediently and cleanly.
  • Cutting Knives: Carry a set of cutting knives with differently shaped blades, and you’ll make short work of any task thrown your way.

Comfort and Safety

Double-check that the blades have a comfortable, balanced grip to reduce injuries such as dropped blades or fatigue-induced slip-ups. 

Armed with these basics, a young chef or home cook will be well-prepared to handle any recipe that crosses their path. After all, a sharp knife makes everything better. Cook well. 

What Basic Personal Protective Equipment PPE Should an Aspiring Chef Need?

Essential PPE for Aspiring Chefs

Just as important as training your knives is training your uniform. This is your must-have protection kit when you throw your hat into the proverbial kitchen for a new home.

  • Chain Mesh Gloves Australia: Mesh chain gloves are many people’s first defence against cutting ‘nicks’ when preparing food or cooking in the land down under.
  • Protective Clothing: Wear a chef’s jacket made of heavy-duty, flame-resistant material to protect against splatters, spills and heat. Jackets with long sleeves and snug cuffs (sleeves that go to your wrists) help protect your arms.

A durable apron such as a TPU apron protects your clothes from spotting and provides extra insulation between you and hot liquids and oils. 

  • Blade Guards: Most knives and grinder blades come with a blade guard so that you can safely store them.
  • Footwear: Comfortable and slip-resistant shoes are a must-have. Not only do they protect your toes from falling cutlery, but they also help you avoid slipping in a bustling kitchen environment. 
  • Headgear: Hair and sweat on your face and food don’t mix; a chef’s hat or bandana will keep it out. Your personal comfort is important, too.

Always keep it in mind that while we think of the kitchen as a creative space alight with passions, it’s still a site of labour that must render safety a paramount concern – whether that means wearing protective clothing that ensures the meat arrives in as good a shape as the chef that cooked it – or chain mesh gloves that let your hands run free with meats. 


When it comes to choosing a butcher knife, you’ll want to consider the thick handgrips and sharp cutting blades that are hallmarks of Australian products. We like ’em strong and sharp. With the right knife, you can fillet a barramundi or dice veggies for an Aussie Barbie. A knife by Australia Knives is more than just steel in your hand. It stands for tradition, quality, and the Australian spirit.