The type of metal your blade is made of will affect both the price and the performance of the knife, so it’s worth taking into consideration before you buy.
This type of blade has a low amount of carbon the in the steel which means it will need sharpening more frequently.
Carbon steel knives are more expensive than their stainless steel counterparts and have a higher carbon make-up, which means it’s easier to maintain the sharpness of the blade.
Ceramic blades are much harder than carbon steel, and also a lot lighter. They stay sharper for longer so hardly require sharpening, but are more likely to chip.
Damascus blades are mottled to create a highly stylish effect. They have a core of carbon steel surrounded by layers of soft and hard stainless steel, giving them extremely sharp edges.
Very strong and lightweight, titanium knives have tend to have a dark silver colouring and are combined with other materials such as ceramic and silver, which give the blade its durability.