Kitchen knives are available in various shapes and sizes.
Lets look at the types and what they used for. A Salmon knife is useful for slicing meat into thin slices. Spatulas are used for cooking and applying spreads. A Granton knife has air pockets along its edge that prevent food from sticking to it.
Pantry loaf bread has serrated edges that help slice bread. Chef's knife is the most popular one and useful in chopping and slicing. Its Japanese version is called Santoku. Bread knife is useful for slicing bread and juicy soft vegetables like tomatoes.
Filleting knives are useful in boning meat. Carving knives are used to hold roast meat and slice it. Choppers are useful in chopping through bones while cutting meat.
Utiltity knife, steak knife, paring knife and peeling knife are a few others used regularly in the kitchen.