There is no single knife to do everything in the kitchen, over the course of time have been developed, in the Italian tradition, at least twenty different knives for the various cutting functions. In reality there are many more, but about twenty are the main ones. However, there are some knives which, due to their shape, lend themselves well to multiple functions and are intended for families of one or two people who do not need to set up Lucullian banquets every day. One of these is the Pontormo which, in addition to being a cultural testimony, appears in the painting of the Pontormo, expounded at the Uffizzi "Cena in Emmaus", but it is also a knife full of functions. You can use it for cheese, but it is also ideal for meat and vegetables: its blade is inclined compared on the handle to to make may force, it has the curved cutting edge to use it as half-moon and with its blade width you can easily collect what you have cut . There is also a steak version called Valdichiana.