Many Chinese home cooks rely exclusively on one knife for multiple tasks, and this wide blade knife fits the bill. This Chinese cooking knife is a most versatile tool, able to effortlessly slice and dice meats and vegetable. The side of the blade can easily crush garlic, and you can use the flat blade to transfer the chopped material straight to the wok. The lightweight hollow steel handle lets you wield the knife with increased control.
Here is an educational resource for Maintaining Knife Quality.