4. Focus on Different Parts of the Blade
Most people cut using the center of the blade, which is usually the correct choice. But depending on what you are cutting, certain parts of the blade may be better suited to your needs. The tip of the knife has far less cutting power, so use that when you want to make detailed incisions, while the heel of the blade (closer to the handle) has more power, so it’s best to cut there when you’re dealing with tough materials such as hard vegetables or meat.