Forged Knives
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“To create the forged knife," a thick billet of steel is heated to an extreme temperature and pounded into shape by a forging hammer and die.  The forged knife is further differentiated by a bolster (a thick piece of metal) that adds balance between the handle and blade.  Based on their construction, forged knives tend to be heavier and thicker, and many cooks feel the heavier weighted knives (9 or 10 oz) ease the Chopping of food.