Do you ever watch professional chefs working their magic with a kitchen knife on TV or at a restaurant and wonder why they make chopping look so easy and effortless, and when you try to cut up a carrot you’re constantly worried you might lose a finger? First of all, let’s be clear, sharp objects should always be handled with caution; especially if you’re not as skilled as you’d like to be. Second of all, you’re probably doing it wrong, and making a few small tweaks to your chopping technique could make a big difference in the kitchen. Thirdly, it’s important you do know how to properly use your knives, for the sake of your appendages, and the sake of your food.