Cutlery encompasses a range of cutting and serving utensils that make the kitchen set up more functional. In cutlery, the knives can be designed to serve either the purpose of spreading, slicing, carving, dicing, tearing or striking. Interestingly each of these functions has a different requirement for the knife. Either the blade needs to be sharp or dull, the length has to be specific to the function. While making a decision to purchase cutlery it is, therefore, necessary to identify the function of each knife.