Butcher knives are necessary kitchen tools. If they are kept sharp, a butcher knife will cut flesh and sever cartilage with ease. Generally, butcher knives have broad and often upswept blades. Professionals look for a high quality butcher knife with good steel blades. You can shop for and find the best butcher knife models here at the Knife Center of the Internet from companies including Victorinox Forschner, Old Hickory Knives and Messermeister Kitchen Cutlery.