I recently stumbled across this very cool Google video, The School for Knives, where Alton Brown discusses the anatomy of a knife, the proper knife to use for the job, how to properly and safely hold a knife and various slicing techniques. He is doing this for Shun, the king of knives, but it is highly educational in his major geeky, fun way. I learned that my grip is “rude” and that what I should be doing is “pinching.” Enjoy!

Alton Brown

Click here to view Alton Brown’s School for Knives