Knives are an important part of every kitchen. Investing in high quality carbon steel knives can last you a life time and make your chopping, dicing and mincing faster and easier. The Chef’s knife is my personal favorite and to accompany it is a paring knife which comes handy in cutting many softer items. Caring for the knives is very important. Avoid jumbling them up in a drawer; instead use a magnetic knife holder or a wooden block stand to store your knives.