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CCI takes pride in our material quality and rigorous manufacturing process to create professional tools for chefs, students and the public. To improve customer satisfaction and knowledge, we have developed detailed documentation to educate our customers on the proper usage and functionality of the items we carry.

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Culinary Glossary

What is a bolster?

It's the raised thick part between the blade and the handle, which usually distinguishes the knife as fully forged.

The bolster acts as a guard providing safety balance, sturdiness, and comfort.

Beware of companies that manufacture knives with an imitation bolster as these knives are invariably cheaper in quality compared against a “one piece fully forged” knife.

Read more glossary terms in our Education Section.

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