This here is a large santoku knife, an Asian-style knife with a straight blade. Like a cook's knife, a santoku knife is a fantastic multipurpose kitchen knife with a thinner blade than a cook's knife. The santoku knife is great for precision cutting, like slicing a capsicum into even size batons. Now, to do that, hold the stem of the capsicum in one hand, then slice from top to bottom. Slice all around by turning the capsicum until you're left with a centre membrane and seeds attached, which you can then just toss into your compost. Working with one piece of capsicum at a time, place it skin-side down and press gently to flatten it slightly. Keeping the tip of your knife on the board, slowly lift the knife up and down to thinly slice the capsicum, just like this, which we chefs call julienne. These lovely thin batons are then perfect for sauteing or using to top pizzas before baking. For more tips on knife skills, click on the videos below.