The Knife

In the Middle Ages they used knives for stabbing the food and taking it to their mouths. This brought the element

of danger to the dinner table. They would be prepared for a fight because the knife they ate with was the knife they

fought with. But when the fork came to be the knife became obsolete in the stabbing of food. Soon King Louis XVI

of France declared that all knives that had sharp edges were illegal in the dinning room and on the street. He also had

all knife points filed down to cut down on violence. Those who made the knives started making them wider and rounder

so that the knife could cut the food that the fork had captured. This was the birth of the butter knife that changed the

way the world ate food.
Butter knife
Steak knife
Chef's knife
Filet knife
Carving knife
Oyster Knife