There are different ham knives for each cut, either boning filleting or peeling
It is very difficult to say which one is the best ham knife. There are many brands, from our point of view, the Arcos ham knife is one of the most complete ones. Its length and cutting edge make it ideal for filleting different types of ham.
To peel the ham, a rigid knife with wide blade is ideal. This knife will allow you to remove the rind of the ham in a comfortable and precise way
Secondly, we will need a puntilla knife, this is a rigid knife with a very short blade. This knife is ideal to profile the bones of the ham and it facilitates filleting.
Finally, we need a ham knife. This is the knife we use to fillet the ham. It is an elongated knife, with a thin and flexible blade.
How to sharpen a ham knife?
The ham knife, just like the other knives that we will use to cut a ham, is sharpened with a wet water sharpening stone. We have to place the stone in front of us and hold the knife with both hands with the edge. The movement of the sharpening has to be from side to side encompassing the entire edge and pulling the knife away from our body, against the edge.