Chef knives are designed for any commercial kitchen use. They can be used for cooking, baking, dicing, chopping, slicing, peeling and more. Also known as a cook's knife, chef knives come in different size and shape blades to accommodate various tasks. For example, a forged blade is a stronger, thicker blade and gives more balance and strength to the knife. A stamped blade is less expensive, thinner and lighter, and does not have the same balance that a forged blade has.