We searched for knives that are made in the USA and found a large variety to choose from. He eventually found his magic formula while tempering steel blades and not long after that, he made his first kitchen knife.
The Farther’s are now in their third and fourth generation of knife makers, all continuing the family business of producing quality kitchen cutlery using the same techniques and fine craftsmanship developed 110 years ago. Farther makes every kitchen knife from CPM S35VN martensite stainless steel and tempers the knives to a hardness of Rockwell C 58-60 (HRC).
To ensure stability and balance, each “full tang” blade runs completely through the handle. The Farther Cutlery 3 Paring Knife has just received the Seal of Approval from the Cooking Club of America magazine with a 96% member recommendation.
Take note of the slightly raised hump on the back of the blade which is designed to give you more support in addition to preventing the knife from slipping from your hand. This paring knife is great for general peeling or specific tasks like digging the eyes out of potatoes.
Farther Cutlery 7 French Chef Knife The Farther Cutlery 7 French Chef Knife is specially designed with a very thin edge for slicing, chopping and dicing vegetables. The curved blade creates an easy rocking motion and is, of course, handcrafted like all the other Farther knives.
This is when the four Case brothers began selling handcrafted knives from the back of a wagon in upstate New York. Case Household Cutlery has made military knives for U.S. servicemen and women from the beginning of World War I.
During NASA’s Gemini Mission in 1965, astronauts included special Case knives in their survival packs. All subsequent Gemini and Apollo missions included Case Astronaut Knives, making it the only knife to reach the moon.
Constructed with wooden handles and Tru-Sharp steel, the blades don’t stick to food while slicing. This American made kitchen knife set comes with a beautiful hardwood counter-top storage block.
Cuzco is the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery in the United States and Canada. Cuzco’s product line includes kitchen knives and utensils, shears, flatware, cookware, and sporting knives.
The Double-D edge provides a clean, smooth cut every time and will stay sharp longer than straight-edge knives. The ergonomic handle has a universal fit for large or small, left or right hands.
The fatigue-resistant design provides a thumb and forefinger lock for more safety and better control of the knife. Lawson & Good now is the oldest cutlery manufacturer in the United States, having been established in 1837 in Melbourne Falls, Massachusetts.
For nearly two centuries, the name Lawson has been synonymous with some of the finest handcrafted cutlery made in the USA. In 1869, newly elected U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant received a rather “cutting edge” gift from the small manufacturer.
Pieces of this extraordinary gift remain in the nation’s capital on display at the Smithsonian Institution. The company rapidly became known around the country and the world due to its well-founded reputation for crafting White-House-worthy dining implements.
From that day until now, Lawson’s talented artisans have handcrafted each piece in western Massachusetts. Due to a disastrous flood in 2011, the base of operations was moved from Melbourne Falls to Westfield but the legacy is still present in Melbourne Falls where an outlet store and select manufacturing exists in the original location.
Its broad blade dices, slices, and chops fruits, vegetables, and meats while protecting knuckles from hitting the cutting board. Full tang blades with triple riveted handles ensure the ideal balance and weight.
A curved and recessed bolster provides a seamless transition from handle to blade, as well as comfortable thumb support for better control and safety. Yes, there are a total of 9 knives in this 10-piece set as Lawson counts the 9-Slot Block as an individual piece.
The blades in this incredible set are precision-forged and made from the finest grade 4116 high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany. Lawson is using a traditional hot-drop forge process which results in a harder, sharper blade that is highly elastic and corrosion-resistant.
Each knife features full tang blades with triple-riveted handles for the perfect balance and weight. The exceptional balance and safety are due to the curved and recessed bolster which provides a seamless transition from handle to blade while supporting the thumb.
For these full tang precision forged knives, Lawson uses high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany. Before they are packed, the Lawson knife makers sharpen, polish and hone each edge by hand one final time.
Radar cutlery is famously easy to spot in high-end kitchens by the unique solid aluminum handles. For over 7 decades, Radar Knives have been 100% made in the USA and carry a Lifetime Guarantee.
Everything you need to prepare the perfect meal for the people you love is included in this set, which is why we often recommend it to anyone interested in buying only the best. By choosing this set, you’ll be supporting the American economy while also being sure that your purchase will last for decades to come, thanks to the lifetime guarantee.
The Radar Cutlery S38 Knife Set includes a variety of the 7 most used knives in the kitchen. It features a 3 ½-inch blade that makes it ideal for a vast range of cutting tasks.
The Radar Super Parer is a paring knife ideal for when you prefer a larger blade. Its hand-sharpened blade makes cutting foods ranging from fruits to potatoes an absolute breeze.
All handles on the knives in this starter knife set are made from permanently cast silver brushed aluminum with a satin finish. Radar Cutlery Ultimate Collection The incredibly priced Radar Cutlery Ultimate collection 15-piece gift set includes some few kitchenknivesmade in the USA that come with black stainless steel resin handles.
Hollow-ground blades ensure a precision concave surface for maximum edge retention and sharpness. The set is actually dishwasher safe, but we still recommend washing & immediately drying by hand to avoid dinging the blades.
This ultimate collection contains virtually everything you need to equip your kitchen with the necessary cooking tools and is considered one of the most economical sets of knives made in the USA. Radar knives are famous for their surgical quality, high carbon stainless steel blades which are super sharp and handcrafted in the USA.
Radar’s mission is all about “providing our customers the best value of kitchen knives for their dollar” and this set proves that statement. The stainless steel blades come in a variety of sizes and will cut through fruits, vegetables, and herbs with ease.
It is best suited for small or medium tasks such as peeling apples or preparing garnishes. Radar’s Regular Paring features a 3 ¼-inch blade ideal for everyday tasks, such as trimming skin from a chicken or dicing an onion.
Then there’s the Heavy Duty Paring, which has a slightly larger handle that provides more leverage when cutting. The compact size and 4-inch blade mean that it is your ideal paring knife when you need to cut a large item such as a whole chicken.
The thick and comfortable silver brushed aluminum handles create a truly gorgeous knife. The small paring knife is unbeatable when it comes to cutting tasks that require finesse, such as strawberries and apples.
The company calls it a Utility/Steak knife because you want it even at the kitchen counter when preparing your favorite meals. It features a long, sturdy blade that effortlessly cuts through substantive foods such as ribs or pineapple.
You need a Heavy Duty Paring Knife that is suitable for a wide range of kitchen tasks. Radar has included a 3 ¼-inch blade in this set that is great for cutting, slicing, and coring vegetables and fruits.
This large knife features serrated edges that make it a breeze to get perfect cuts of any food you can put in its way. The hybrid metal handle (Stainless Steel Resin + Cast Aluminum) assists the 7-inch Surgical Quality T420 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade slice effortlessly through large, tough foods.
Founded in 2014 this small company from Virginia makes Knives, Cutting Boards, and Serving Trays. Virginia Boys Kitchens use only wood from forests growing at least 2.4x faster than the harvest and mortality rate.
As a final reminder applicable to all the knives above, it’s worth covering a couple of critical issues that are especially valuable when dealing with quality cutlery. Hand washing prevents unnecessary microscopic dings on the cutting edge of the blades, prolonging the sharpness of your knives.
The German classic is fully forged and has a full tang, which helps it feel perfectly balanced and ergonomic in your hand. It's dishwasher safe (a rarity for cutlery), but we recommend hand-washing to extend its lifespan.
The handle sits in the center of your palm, making this knife a true extension of your hand. This fully forged, high-carbon German steel knife cut through almost every task very easily.
One of the sharpest knives we've tested, Global's Santos is all stainless steel, so there aren't crevices along the handle that trap food. This Japanese knife excelled at all tasks but wowed us with its ability to power through chicken bones.
Super sharp to power through any task Entirely stainless steel Notched blade prevents food from sticking Shun's beautiful chef's knife literally glides through ripe tomatoes with its sharp edge.
The rounded black Lakewood handle is comfortable even for small hands to get around, and if an 8-inch size (the most common length of a chef's knife) feels excessive and heavy, we think the 6-inch blade on this one will be a perfect fit. Heckles Chef's Knife is one of the top-selling knives on Amazon.
We've been using the same one for years and can vouch that it stays sharp a long time between honing. It does just as excellent a job at slicing through delicate ribbons of basil as it does plow through a rough-and-tough butternut squash.
Stays sharp between sharpening Reviewer favorite Great across delicate and tough tasks In our testing, it made quick work of chopping parsley, slicing tomatoes, dicing onions, and even boning a chicken.
The knife's gorgeous rosewood curved handle gives you a comfy, ergonomic grip. This 8-inch chef's knife is lightweight and super sharp, which made it very easy to cut through all off the veggies in our test without tiring our hand or wrist.
Its Lakewood handle is smooth, strong, and easy to grasp with a full tang that helps it feel balanced in your hand. 8-inch Chef's Knife Made In madeincookware.Cohen there's a product everyone's talking about on the internet, we know we have to get our hands on it.
The Made In 8-inch Chef's Knife did not disappoint: In addition to being very pretty to look at, it performed every cutting task well. It comes in cute packaging that is not only safe and easy to open, but also instructs you how to hold the knife and how to use the entire blade like a pro.
The type of material affects the weight of the knife, the feel of it, as well as the price. Our best words of advice: Look for a knife that feels like an extension of your hand and keep it sharp.
Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping Institute Senior Editor & Product Analyst, Kitchen Appliances & Technology Lab Betty Gold earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Studies and Nutrition from New York University, and prior to joining Good Housekeeping, she worked with the James Beard Foundation and other leading food media brands like Bon Appétit, Food Network Magazine, and The Martha Stewart Show. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping Institute Senior Testing Editor & Producer Nicole is a recipe developer trained in classic culinary arts and culinary nutrition who specializes in testing and developing kitchen appliances; she currently runs the Good Housekeeping Kitchen Appliances Lab.
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And while we could’ve scoured the Internet for top-rated knives, we made the smart play and asked brilliant chefs who’ve worked their way up through the world’s most demanding kitchens to reach the top of the restaurant game. These culinary aficionados have the knowledge, skills, and background to help you justify spending a few hundred dollars on a hunk of (exceptionally sharp, hand-crafted) metal that’ll change your kitchen routine.
And the handle is crafted from wood sourced from Arizona and mated to a unique Marta bolster. And that superb blade is mated to a walnut handle sourced from Miller’s childhood farm.
Over the years their lineup has expanded to include everything from some of the world’s best -regarded EDC knives for people who just want a trustworthy tool to shove in their pocket (Reptilian, 940) all the way to automatic and out-the-front knives that see duty in some of the harshest areas in the world in the military daily. The Warren Osborne -designed 940 series is one of the most popular Bench made lines and is widely considered by knife enthusiasts to be one of the best everyday-carry knivesevermade.
The 940-1 is an upgraded model that’s the priciest of the bunch at about $260 retail, with contoured carbon fiber scales, anodized blue standoffs, and a satin finished CPM-S90V blade. The 940 is one of those just-right EDC knives that does something for everyone: top shelf materials, light, great in the pocket, a strong lock, and choices for every preference.
It’s also a huge knife, stretching more than 9 ¼” open with a 4” blade and weighing nearly five and a half ounces. The blade is impressive: made from CPM S30V, it has a dramatic clip point profile with a unique two-tone finish: satin on the primary grind and stonewashed on the flats.
A splash of bright orange on the G10 backspace and the collar for the pivot brings some visual interest, as does the contrasting aluminum bolster. The Buyout (model 535) is a new mid-year offering from Bench made in 2017, and the biggest draw is the weight…or more accurately, the lack thereof.
The full-titanium At 0450, a slim and sleek Sinkevich design, is more than an ounce heavier with the same blade length. Part of its lightweight package comes from the super-thin (0.42”) Gr ivory handles that forego steel liners for weight reduction.
The blade is a supremely useful Sheepfold shape, with a gentle curve to the belly and a medium flat grind. For the time being its available in four variants: satin finished or black coated blade (an extra $15) and plain edged or serrated.
It’s an imminently practical EDC knife, on the slightly larger end with a 3.6” blade but only weighing 3.70 ounces. Made from CPM-S30V steel, the Free has a high hollow grind for optimal slicing ability and a “chunky” blade profile that’s vaguely reminiscent of the old Doug Ritter Risk Reptilians, offering good piercing ability as well as a strong tip.
The outer edge (black portion) is a stiffer Versa flex material to create a strong backbone. Like all other Axis lock knives, the Free is ambidextrous tip down carry with Bench made’s “split arrow” clip, and a thumb stud does blade deployment duties.
The blade shape is unique, a combination of a clip point with the concave spine and a reverse tango like the 940. Make no mistake, this knife is made for heavy-duty use : the high flat grind originates from chunky 0.16” blade stock.
The Cont ego also includes a carbide glass breaker on the butt of the handle for when you just really need to rescue a dog. The Adams is another huge Bench made, which was also featured on our guide to the Best Hard Use Folding Knives a while back.
Designed by Shane Robert who also penned the charming but sadly discontinued 755 MPR, the Adams is no lightweight knife, tipping the scales at 7.70 ounces. To avoid corrosion, Bench made applies a black DLC coating to the blade which also gives the Adams an imposing appearance.
The G10 handles are drilled to allow debris to flow through the knife, and the Adams features a deep-carry split arrow clip in ambidextrous tip up carry. You have a few options when choosing an Adams: tan or black G10 handles, plain edge or partially serrated, or (if permitted by law) you can upgrade to an automatic action for another $40 retail.
Plus, a portion of every Adams sale is donated to Three Rangers and the Navy SEAL Foundation which (according to Bench made) benefits the members and families of special operations. The big headline here is that the Anthem is an integral knife, meaning the handle is machined out of a single block of metal rather than two halves joined with screws.
Since the normal Axis lock uses twin omega springs that sit in between the liners and the scales (requiring a two piece handle for assembly) the Anthem instead uses a single coil spring on a guide bar, which is mounted in place by two screws that pass through the spine of the knife. The combination of the single-piece frame, super smooth Axis lock, and bearings make the Anthem easily one of the smoothest opening and closing knives I’ve personally ever handled.
While the market for Bali songs is admittedly fairly limited, Bench made’s history as a maker of these elaborate knives is undeniable, and they make some of the best in the business. The new Model 87 Ti Bali song is the Cadillac of butterfly knives, with titanium scales, thrust bearing washers, a magnetic latch, and a cool S30V blade in a Wharncliff pattern.
Cons: Knife tip isn't factory sharpened Serrated version only comes in one size Some wish it had more clearance for chopping The Victorinox Fibrous Pro is priced for home chefs, but with an edge that even a professional would covet.
Cons: Pricey Doesn't come with a storage sleeve Not designed for cutting through bone or similar surfaces Author has a solid reputation for its durable and robust products, and this kitchen knife is no exception.
Its versatility makes the eight-inch blade an especially popular choice, but you can find this knife in sizes ranging from six to 10 inches. The blade is precision forged from high carbon stainless steel for durability and stability.
Having a comfortable and ergonomic handle is crucial if you plan to spend a decent amount of time in the kitchen. Not only is the handle comfortable over a longer period of time, it’s appropriately balanced for prolonged use without causing hand fatigue or discomfort.
Strong describes its Gladiator Series as “battle ready culinary tools,” and this knife doesn’t disappoint with its durable high-carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel. This knife is hand sharpened 14-16 degrees on each side and is designed for effortless super-fine slicing and dicing.
Despite its ability to finely chop food, the blade is wide enough to allow ample knuckle clearance. Not only is the handle made with eye-catching and durable Lakewood imported from Spain, but it’s also designed to accommodate right- and left-handed users.
Cons: Could be balanced better Loses its sharpness relatively quickly Food tends to stick to the blade The Hakka handle is not only ergonomic, it also helps reduce numbness and pain in the fingers and hands from holding the knife for a prolonged period of time.
The blade features a combination of carbon and chrome, which keeps the finish glossy and ensures it won’t fade or tarnish over time. The blade is razor sharp out of the box and is corrosion resistant, meaning it won’t rust when it comes in contact with fruits, veggies and meat.
This chef’s knife features a VG-10 Damascus steel construction, which provides optimal sharpness and edge retention. The multi-functional knife stands up to a wide range of kitchen tasks, including chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing.
The hand-polished Marta handle adds a stylish look to the knife without compromising comfort, control or agility. The blade is made with high-carbon steel, which adds an element of durability and won’t rust over time.
Pros: Smooth blade to handle transition High-quality German stainless steel construction Ideal for chopping ingredients This classic chef’s knife stands out for its precise, fine-edge blade, which is expertly honed for long-lasting sharpness.
The Classic series consists of some of the more moderately priced items, but that doesn’t mean quality is lacking. The broad blade coupled with a curved cutting edge makes chopping particularly effortless.
Pros: Designed to cut through squash, melon and other large food items Equally suited for home and commercial kitchens Carbon stainless steel construction Ease of use is the main draw of this kitchen knife, from its versatile blade to a handle designed for precise movements.
The blade is made with carbon stainless steel, which is resistant to rust and won’t tarnish over time. Another bonus is the ABS handle, which is ergonomically designed to help keep cramps and aches at bay.
This vegetable knife has a single bevel design and is sharp enough to expertly cut delicate veggies without causing damage. Its combined ergonomic handle and distinctive blade shape make the knife well suited for cutting, dicing and mincing.
This Wingnut Chef Knife stands out for its overall value, between its high-carbon stainless steel blade and an ergonomic wood handle. This is due in large part to the ergonomic Hakka wood handle, which is mirror polished for added style.
Most cooks agree that the best kitchen knives have a full-tang construction, and this chef’s knife is included in that category. However, most cooks find that pricier knives offer better stability and comfort, not to mention sharper and more capable blades.
Whether your budget is limited or you're set to splurge on the right knife, these kitchen knives have all made the cut for various reasons. Dull blades tend to be more dangerous than sharp ones, as they require more pressure to use and have a greater risk of slipping, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center.
Preparing the perfect meal can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience for some, while a cumbersome chore for others. Having the bestkitchenknives and other tools on hand can make a drastic difference, in your private or professional kitchen.
Choosing the bestkitchenknives can seem overwhelming due to the vast choices of styles, colors, materials and endless other options available. To simplify that process, I’ve done considerable research to create lists for the ten bestkitchenknives as well as the best kitchen knife sets along with various other cutlery and kitchen tools so you’ll be able to make a more informed purchasing decision.
Its broad blade dices, slices, and chops fruits, vegetables, and meats while protecting knuckles from hitting the cutting board. The blade is forged from the finest high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany (Grade 4116).
This makes it easier to temper them to the perfect hardness, resulting in a harder, sharper blade that is both corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Full tang blades with triple riveted handles ensure the ideal balance and weight.
A curved and recessed bolster provides a seamless transition from handle to blade, as well as comfortable thumb support for better control and safety. It supplies a lifetime of complimentary professional sharpening on every knife Lawson makes.
Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Serif you are looking for the bestkitchenknives you should take a look at this set first. The Mercer Culinary Genesis Set comes with a beautiful Tempered Glass knife holder.
The blades are made from high carbon, no-stain German X50 Cr Mo V15 cutlery steel. 15-Piece Emo joy Knife Set with Rose Wood Blockade first thing you will notice if you look at the 15-Piece Emo joy Knife Se t are the beautiful triple-rivet Lakewood handles, the forged bolster and full exposed tang.
Heckles Twin Signature 3-piece starter knife set is made at the source of the best German knives. This is quite hard and helps the knives to stay sharp longer as well as retain an excellent edge. The ergonomic polymer handle with the traditional three rivet design is nicely bonded on this full tang knife.
Heckles Twin Signature Knife Block SetT his set is a steal! Spent an additional $20 and you will get this set with a knife block, sharpener and kitchen shears.
Chicago Cutlery calls the color Espresso and I love it as well as the rounded corners. The stainless steel blades are strong and resistant to rust, stains, and pitting.
They are full metal tang which means the blade stretches all the way to the end of the knife. Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18pc Block Settle Chicago Cutlery fusion forged 18-piece block set is one of the bestkitchenknives sets when it comes to stainless steel finishes.
The knives are made from professional high-carbon stainless steel with forged blades. High-carbon stainless steel creates a stronger, harder blade that is resisting stains, rust, and pitting.
Chicago Cutlery exclusive Taper Grind edge technology provides optimum sharpness for the blades. Chicago Cutlery stands behind the Fusion Knife Block Set with a limited lifetime warranty.
The Victorinox Fibrous 8 Inch Chef’s Knife is capable of replacing many knives as one of the very bestkitchenknives on the market. The high carbon stainless steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention.
Each individual blade is conical ground lengthwise and crosswise for maximum cutting effectiveness and then laser tested to ensure razor-sharp slicing, chopping, mincing and dicing. The ergonomic Fibrous Pro handle is non-slip and fits well in any sized hand, minimizing wrist strain.
This professional quality chef’s knife is truly made for any situation and competes with options costing many times as much. As with any Victorinox product, this knife comes with a lifetime warranty that guarantees superior quality.
An attractive pine woodblock comes included to ensure the safe storage of all the pieces and to keep the collection within easy reach on the countertop. The knives feature an ergonomically designed, triple-riveted POM (plastic over-molded) handle for a secure, comfortable grip and enhanced control.
The included knives all feature high-quality stainless steel blades which offer an excellent slicing ability. The unique color-coding of each knife in the set greatly reduces the risk of cross-contamination, especially if preparing a variety of foods in your kitchen.
The knives come with matching blade guards to ensure safety from accidents. Ergonomic handles are becoming more common on more than just the most expensive knives, but these might somehow feel almost like they were custom-made just for you.
Besides the strength, the main advantage of a ceramically coated knife is that you rarely, if ever, need to sharpen it. Depending on the purpose and task at hand, I recommend this type of knife over many other options in the kitchen.
We have a lot of favorite recipes for juicy pieces of beef but often find ourselves sampling the cuts right from the grill instead of waiting until it hits the plate. The problem is not all steaks are made equally and if you don’t have a sharp utensil to cut it with you’re not going to get very far, possibly even ruining your meal.
Some of our most recent reviews for knife lovers have been ceramic options which have been performing remarkably well. But why not take a look at a knife block set? If you’re like most people, you want an all-inclusive solution for your kitchen that saves you time and energy.
Wasting time running around looking for various knives and other tools can take away from the enjoyable experience of preparing tasty meals. Being organized is one key to saving time, and that’s exactly what Knife Block Sets are designed for.
The company has been based in Switzerland since 1884 and has made quite a name for itself by crafting high-quality blades of all sorts as well as bayonets, watches and many other tools. The owners decided to change the name to give it a more Japanese feel and a likeness to Samurai swords and being knives made for their razor-sharp edges.
The different colored plastic cutting boards can improve cleanliness and lessen contamination by the ability to keep track of which are used for raw meat, vegetables, cheese, and other items. What is becoming popular are two-sided magnetic knife holders which are great for commercial kitchens and professional chefs.
Most knife blocks are made out of wood and although traditional models are vertical which means sliding the knife in/out from the top, there are a few new options that you can lay on their side to make storing much more practical than the traditional standing kind in some situations. A dull blade requires substantially more pressure in order to cut an object, especially if round or slippery.
Control of the knife can easily be lost while attempting to cut with a dull blade. It’s also possible to spend incredible amounts of time and money to create an elaborate ordeal.
We want the chef, the home cook, and the outdoors man to have the best American- made tools available, and we stand behind our work with an unconditional, lifetime warranty and free maintenance.