Professional cutler Jean Dubost

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Anatomy of the Pradel Chef knife by Jean Dubost

Anatomy of the Pradel Chef knife by Jean Dubost

 

Anatomy of the sommelier millésime Laguiole Jean Dubost

Anatomy of the sommelier millésime Laguiole Jean Dubost

 Glossary:

Tang: extension of the blade into the handle. A knife whose tang extends into the full length of the handle is called a “full tang”.
A knife whose tang stops half way through the handle is a “half tang knife”. 
Bolster: intermediate part between the handle and the blade.
Neb: angle formed at the bottom end of the handle so as to give the knife the best possible ergonomy.
Guard: blade stop guaranteeing user safety.