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Good quality modern knives are made from high carbon stainless steel. This combines the softness of carbon steel for ease of sharpening with the strength of stainless steel.
Look for sturdy construction with the tang (handle end of the blade) running inside the handle and attached solidly with rivets.
The heel at the wide end of the blade reinforces the blade and protects the fingers.
Choose the right knife for the job. Flexible or rigid, long or short bladed.more about knives