It's dishwasher safe (a rarity for cutlery), but we recommend hand-washing to extend its lifespan. It's a quintessential, all-purpose tool that does an ace job of blitzing parsley into dust, dicing onions, or defining a chicken.
It practically guides you to hold the knife exactly how you should (by pinching the bottom of the blade.) 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. It also comes with a protective plastic covering, making it extra safe to store.
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.
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.
Durable but not overly heavy Super sharp for effortless cutting 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.
At the end of the day, finding your go-to chef's knife is largely based upon personal preference. 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.
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The three winners earned points for great maneuverability, aesthetics and included extras. The knives stayed sharp through our multitude of tests, and we were big fans of the cushion-grip handles that kept them from slipping, as well as the classic look of the chestnut-stained wood block.
If you’re looking for a complete knife set you’ll be proud of at a price that won’t put a dent in your savings account, this is the clear winner. If you’d like to step things up a few notches, it’s hard to go wrong with the Willing Pro 7-Piece Knife Block Set.
Complete with four knives all forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, the precision-honed blades are extra-sharp, stylish and just feel really nice in your hand. But if you’re looking to make an investment in your kitchen tools, we can’t think of a better place to start.
At first blush, we didn’t think we’d like the poly padded handles, but they were actually extremely comfortable and kept the knives from slipping, even after they had just been hand-washed. Plus, it is exceptionally sharp and took practically zero effort to drag through a few-days-old loaf of crusty bread, take the rind off a cantaloupe or slice berthing pieces from a tender tomato or peach, earning it more points than the Willing or Author versions.
After plenty of chopping, slicing and dicing, the Chicago Cutlery knives remained as sharp as their brand-new counterparts. Also putting Chicago over the top were all the extras: The steak knives performed great while slicing through grilled filet Mignon and the two Santos knives were handy for slicing cheese, mincing garlic and scooping everything off the cutting board.
They’re great for chopping soft or sticky things like meat, veggies, herbs and cheese and for scooping food off your cutting board, thanks to their wide blade.) When you’re seeking out knives that are super sharp, durable, ergonomic and will last a lifetime, we highly suggest you stop and give this standout set a good look.
Heckles, which was founded back in 1731, also takes into account the benefits of both Western and Asian knife design. For example, the chef’s knife blade has a broad curve to allow for a Western-style rocking motion, but a straight back that aligns with the Asian chopping style.
They’re forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, making them harder and sharper than many other models. Lasers are then used to angle the edges of the blades for precision sharpness, and the process seems to have succeeded.
The chef’s knife, which was our favorite from the Willing set, for one, practically dropped through a head of lettuce, and easily sliced through carrots, onions, herbs and more. In fact, it seemed more like a utility knife, and the oversized blade, while very sharp, made it difficult to core a tomato or hull a strawberry.
Thinner than other knives we tested, the handles fit perfectly in a woman’s hand, but our male tester wished they were a smudge more substantial. It glided through onions, potatoes and tomatoes, took the corn off the cob with ease and sliced through the tough rind of a pineapple like it was nothing.
The paring and utility knives fit comfortably into our hands and easily sliced everything we tested them on: limes, oranges, strawberries, carrots, zucchini, radishes, you name it. The serrated bread knife drew right through our baguette loaves, making us dream of a second career as an apprentice in a French boulangerie.
The fact that the set includes just four knives and comes with a $450 price tag kept it from being our overall winner or runner-up. If you have the money to invest, however, we think the classic, elegant set will not only look like a crown jewel on your kitchen counter, but also continue to dazzle for a lifetime.
We spent weeks testing these knife sets, comparing each model by the same criteria, including overall performance, build quality, added accessories and warranty, taking detailed notes on how specific knives functioned based on everything from sharpness and materials to heft and hand-feel to how they looked and the usefulness of any included extras. We ordered two of each set so that after spending several days slicing and dicing our hearts out, we were able to compare the used knive’s sharpness to their just-out-of-the-box twins.
As avid home cooks, we already spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen, but as our dining room table became overtaken with woodblocks filled with knives to test, we quickly found ourselves continually looking for things to chop. Chef’s knife: This standard tool is made to take on most of the bigger jobs in the kitchen.
Its weight makes it easier to chop uploads of ingredients in one go, say, for a big pot of soup or to roast a bounty of potatoes and vegetables. We tested chopping through meat, onions, carrots, herbs and more, noting the knife’s design, grip, weight and general feel.
We noted the ease of drawing the blade through different food items, and also whether the knife glided through paper or snagged. So, for this knife, we cored and peeled apples and tomatoes, and minced shallots and garlic to evaluate its performance and feel.
Too many items to list, including tomatoes, hard cheese, oranges, carrots and salami, were used to test how easily this knife could live up to its name. We looked at ease of cutting through difficult foods, as well as how thin we could slice something softer, such as a tomato.
Forged knives, for example, are typically stronger than stamped, which are cut from a flat metal sheet. Full tang, meaning the blade extends through the handle, helps create balance and overall heft.
Feel: So much of handling a kitchen knife rests on how it feels in your hand, so we paid special attention to the heaviness of the blades and handles, maneuverability, weight distribution and ease of sliding the knives in and out of their blocks. While we realize taste is subjective, we noted our general reaction to how nice they looked.
Build had a maximum of 35 points: quality (15); knife feel (10); room for knuckle clearance (5); appearance (5). Handcrafted in Semi, Japan, the durable, beautiful and razor-sharp Damascus stainless steel blades had us oohing and aching at their ability to perfectly slice through everything.
The paring knife, for instance, was so sharp that as we used it to core a tomato, we found it was shaving skin off our finger from the slightest touch. Admittedly, we thought the claim that the block’s built-in ceramic sharpeners would work with each use was a gimmick, but we were quickly impressed that the knives really did seem to get sharper every time we chopped and sliced.
As far as performance, the all-stainless steel, full-tang knives handled well and felt balanced, although they did feel overly heavy in our hands. We also appreciated the fact that the handles are labeled so you can quickly grab the correct knife.
These knives scored lower on performance than most models: They weren’t as sharp, the hollow metal handles felt too light, causing an imbalance, and they tended to get slippery when wet. Besides the value price, it features lightweight, dishwasher-safe stainless steel blades that will cover your cutting needs.
We must admit, when we unboxed this midnight black set noted by the company for its “menacing design,” we were prepared to be underwhelmed. Our aesthetic biases had us thinking these would prove to be more flash than performance, though we know some will dub the highly stylized look as awesome.
The geometric design of the military-grade G10 handles actually fit really comfortably into our hands and their slight texture made slippage a non-issue. The full-tang titanium nitride-coated German steel blades were razored sharp and excellent at chopping and slicing everything we threw at them.
The curved blade of the chef’s knife was helpful in chopping, but its thinness made it feel a bit light. In fact, the heavy handles, paired with thin blades, seemed to affect the balance of the knives.
And, at a rather hefty price, it includes just five knives (chef’s, paring, utility, serrated and Santos) plus a honing steel. Then again, if your home decor is Kylo Men meets Jacques Pepin, put these on your wish list immediately.
If you know a college student who has made the move from their dorm to their first apartment, this colorful set of kitchen knives would make a fine housewarming gift. They’re BPA-free and come with matching sheaths, so they can be easily stored in a drawer, saving precious counter space.
They didn’t feel especially sharp out of the box, our fingers smashed against the cutting board as we chopped and the blades felt heavy compared to the plastic handles, which threw off the balance of the knives in our hands. Its unique, vertical tempered glass block had one family member wrinkling his nose with distaste, two teenagers dubbing it “sick” (a good thing) and one who kept waffling between “so cool” and “trying too hard.” But whether you like the looks of the glass block, no one can argue that these are great knives.
Nice and sharp out of the box, they’re made using high-carbon German steel, a bolster for support and neoprene handles with full tang, offering fairly even weight distribution. With the set, you get five knives : 8-inch chef’s, 8-inch bread, 6-inch boning, 5-inch utility and 3 1/2-inch paring, plus that controversial holder.
Made of honed, stainless steel blades and plastic curved handles with full tang, the chef’s knife was our favorite, although it felt a bit light in the hand. Overall, the knives were sharp out of the box, look nice in their wood block and come with an affordable price tag when on sale (which seems to be most of the time at most retailers).
Therefore, a decent knife should have not only a sharp edge, but also a comfortable hold, a nice balance, and durability. A standard chef knife is suitable for most of the tasks you need to do in the kitchen, including dicing vegetables, cutting meat, slicing herbs, mincing cloves of garlic, disjointing cuts, or chopping nuts.
Meanwhile, chef knives are generally strong enough to cut through more robust vegetables' butternut squash and turnips. If you’re familiar with Western chef knives, you are probably aware of the fact that the majority of them have a bolster to protect your hands from slipping.
To help you get a general idea of what products I will be recommending and what their key features are, I’ve compiled a comparison chart down below. With its full-tang design knife handle, the product is extremely robust, making it suitable to deal with even solid and hard food.
A personal favorite of many famous chefs, the Author classic is forged from a single block of high carbon stainless steel, giving it a seamless design and a robust profile. Being a full tang knife, the Author classic has a contoured triple-riveted handle that offers a comfortable and ergonomic grip.
Fine honing the knife with a horizontal rotating sharpening stone Polishing the edge with a leather strop Furthermore, the blade is cooled by nitrogen for improved hardness, corrosion resistance ability, and flexibility.
Understanding that, Strong has implemented the edge with a delicate hammered scheme finish to reduce drag and minimize sticking food. If you need to tackle a lot of hard food in the kitchen, you will need the product’s full tang blade and triple-riveted handle that will offer you an exceptional robustness.
Arriving in an elegant gift box, the German stainless steel chef knife boasts a well-balanced design and weight. With its ergonomic Hakka handle that can provide superior comfort, the product offers excellent maneuverability.
Product Dimensions 13.2 × 1.8 × 1 inches Item Weight 15.8 ounces Manufacturer Aroma House Blade Material Premium German high carbon stainless steel Blade Length 8 inches Pros The product’s presentation is superb The knife’s handle is easy and comfortable to hold Outstanding craftsmanship Great value for money The blade offers excellent maneuverability The edge of the knife can cut through meat like butter Unlike most other conventional knives in its class, the Quickly contains up to 0.6%-0.75% carbon, making it a lot more sturdy and durable.
Product Dimensions 14.4 × 3.2 × 1.3 inches Item Weight 5.6 ounces Manufacturer Quickly Blade Material High carbon stainless steel Blade Length 8 inches Pros Ergonomic, comfortable, easy-to-hold handle Nice presentation Excellent value for money Razor-sharp edge However, with this product from Utopia Kitchen, you will be able to get a professional blade with superb quality at a very low price.
Additionally, this 8-inch blade has an exceptionally sharp edge that can easily cut through food and ingredients. To make sure that users’ hands will not tire out quickly during use, Utopia has implemented an ABS + 430 handles for a comfortable grip.
However, with the nimble design of the Shun classic 6-inch chef knife, even people with small hands can easily use this product. Despite its small size, this Japanese blade offers exceptional cutting power thanks to its special VG-MAX steel that is formulated from extra carbon, tungsten, cobalt, chromium, and vanadium.
This Japanese blade boasts a round spine handle that allows chefs to get a professional pinch grip comfortably. Furthermore, the knife has a dimpled blade that is designed to minimize food from sticking to the edge while cutting.
Even with its small size and nimble design, this Santos blade is a versatile product that is suitable for cutting, dicing, slicing, mincing, julienne, and so on. Moreover, this handcrafted blade arrives in a seamless design that makes cleaning and maintaining it a breeze.
An excellent starter kit for little kids and children, the knives are made of durable nylon that is 100% BPA-free. In addition, the knives arrive with serrated blades that enable children to cut through soft food easily.
Another outstanding choice if you like dimple chef knives, this hollow-edged blade from Mac Knife has an amazingly sharp edge that can cut through almost any type of food quickly. With a thickness of 2.5 milliliters, the blade has a strong, robust profile that makes it suitable to cut even hard ingredients like butter.
With its single bevel design, the blade is most suitable for jobs that require utmost precision. Understanding this, Ego has designed their handle to be as ergonomic as possible with an extra protective bolster for a non-slip grip.
Cons The product requires careful maintenance; otherwise, it will be prone to rust Some people might need to sharpen the blade regularly Upon purchase, the product arrives in an exquisite black box that boasts an elegant presentation.
This classic chef knife arrives in a nimble design that should be able to fit perfectly into the palms of those with little hands. The product’s full tang blade should also give users a sense of perfect balance in the edge.
Made of high carbon stainless steel A razor-sharp edge that cut through food easily An ergonomic handle that provides a comfortable, secure grip Nimble design, suitable even for people with small hands Lightweight but still heavy enough to tackle harder food Well-balanced Meanwhile, the surface of the blade has stunning water ripple patterns that many people immediately fall in love with upon first glance.
If you don’t know what the major differences between Western chef knives and Santos are, you can scroll up and read my comparison of them at the beginning of this article. A carbon steel will react with the environment, meaning that it will patina over time and might potentially rust as well.
However, one drawback of a thin knife is that it is often more delicate, making it not an ideal option to cut more robust food. The benefit of a hard blade is that it can maintain its edge for a longer time, which means that it does not require as much maintenance.
However, a softer blade usually means that it doesn’t retain its edge as well as a hard one, and as a result, requires more frequent sharpening. This type of blade is a sushi chef’s favorite because of how excellent it is at cutting through raw fish.
If you’re a left-handed person, when buying a single bevel knife, you need to make sure that it is designed for left-handed people. Furthermore, if you’re tired of having food stick to the surface of the knife, you should find one with a non-stick coating or one with a dimpled blade.
However, it does not necessarily mean that you should blindly buy the type of knives that this famous Scottish chef use. Carving knives usually have a narrower and thinner belly that enables you to cut thin slices of meat and poultry.
Furthermore, a flatter belly usually means less resistance when you slice the knife across the meat, resulting in a smoother cut. However, you need to keep in mind that there are specific tasks that a chef knife is not designed for, such as carving, cleaving, or peeling.
It has an exceedingly sharp edge, an ergonomic handle, an excellent durability, and an exceptional performance. From the most popular brands of knives to the lesser known but more efficient ones, you will find the bestkitchenknives enlisted here.
So, if you are a keen cooking enthusiast and want to know more about which sharp kitchen knife you should buy next, this buyer guide is for you. Keep reading to find some bestkitchenknives and knife sets options.
The knives in this set vary not only and size but also in the levels of sharpness. The knives in this set are fine-edged and are honed well to make their sharpness last.
The fine edge of the blades makes the task of cutting with precision a child’s play. The quality and quantity that this 15-piece budget knife set gives the buyer makes it a good purchase.
The sharp, strong and long-lasting knives which come with this set makes this our top recommendation for anyone aiming to get their hands on the bestkitchenknives. This bestseller professional chef’s knife by Victorinox would certainly impress anyone who has any idea about identifying good kitchen knives.
This 8-inch knife can help you carry out big or small cutting tasks with ease and precision. This professional knife is crafted by Swiss experts and has a tapered, ultra-sharp edge.
The handle is made with thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) which gives it a stable, non-slip grip. Balancing and working with this knife is super easy because of its professional quality.
This is the best kitchen knife for those looking for a professional quality, highly efficient blade at a budget-friendly price. The set comes with a wide variety of kitchen knives with which you can make your time in the kitchen easier and more pleasant.
This knife set is manufactured with premium quality German stainless steel X50Cr15 because of which the knives stay rust-proof and stain-proof for a considerable amount of time. The added 0.5% carbon and 15% chrome in the knives keeps them strong, sharp and durable.
The blades come hand-polished by experienced craftsmen and will stay sharp for a long time. The ergonomic, triple-rivet Lakewood handle on each knife provides a comfortable and steady grip.
This knife set is equipped to take care of all you're slicing, paring, boning and peeling needs. Overall, with a quality that you can rely on and a range of knives which will prove useful, this knife set guarantees to give its buyer immense satisfaction.
However, it is advised to not chop through bones with this knife as it can result in a damaged edge. At the same time, the durability and efficiency of this knife cannot be questioned as it is forged from a single piece of high carbon German stainless steel.
The Author Classic is a best-selling series and has been a customer’s favorite since years. The handle is made from a synthetic material which helps to resist discoloration and fading.
This is a durable knife which would help you cut your meal preparation time in half. We can confidently say that this Author chef’s knife is a kitchen tool worth buying.
The Fríður blade on all the knives in this set is engineered as a careful blend of premium steel. The blade is precision stamped from German steel, is absolutely light and is durable.
Each handle is curved and provides a steady grip to give you a comfortable experience in cutting. This set is dishwasher safe but recommends hand washing to make it retain its quality for long.
In all, this is a versatile kitchen set which promises good quality and durability. This set is definitely worth emptying your pocket over because it will make for a good investment.
This one-of-a-kind Santos knife by Mercer is designed to give the user a premier experience in cutting. The blade is forged from a single piece German stainless steel and is durable enough to resist wear and tear for a long time.
The quality of the steel also helps the blade resist corrosion and discoloration. The design of the handle ensures comfort in holding and helps maintain balance while cutting.
The Neoprene handle also provides a steady grip and is NSF certified. Hand wash and surface care is recommended for this knife to ensure durability.
You can safely place your trust in this functional kitchen knife and undoubtedly invest in it. This cost-efficient set of 8 steak knives by AmazonBasics will sit well upon any dinner table.
These durable knives are crafted from a single piece of premium quality stainless steel. The comfortable handle is light and offers stability and good control while cutting.
The only con about this 8-piece steak knife set is that the knives need to be hand washed every time. Apart from that minor inconvenience, any potential buyer can expect excellent usability from this knife.
The blade of this Mercer Culinary knife is forged from high carbon German stainless steel. You can use this knife while maintaining even balance because of its full-tang blade which goes into the Neoprene handle.
You will experience a comfortable and steady grip over the handle and it will seldom slip from your hands while you work with it. However, for Mercer’s promised quality, getting hands on this knife would make for a good decision.
The professional quality knives are made out of stainless steel and are laser-finished to give them an appealing smooth grain texture. Although the sharp edges of the knives are meant to last for a long time, a unique, two-stage knife sharpener is also included in this set.
The ergonomic handles on the knives also guarantee a non-slip grip and ensures comfort and stability. Made out of high quality German stainless steel, this multi-purpose cleaver knife will be able to cut through all kinds of meats and fish.
The full-tang blade of this knife passes through a vacuum heating and cooling treatment separately to make it hard and durable. The blade is fixed upon a sturdy, ergonomic Lakewood handle which allows a steady grip over it.
The sharp blade is honed at 15 degrees per side and cuts through different textures with ease. This razor-sharp cleaver knife can also make precision-cutting an easy task even for an amateur.
This cleaver knife can be used by at-home cooks and professional chefs alike. You should definitely try to get your hands on this knife if you want to reduce your time in the kitchen while cutting meat and fish.
The blade of this knife is forged from premium 5Cr15MoV stainless steel and is superior in strength, sharpness and durability. With a sturdy, sandblasting ergonomic handle, this knife becomes even easier to balance while cutting.
With a mirror finish which makes the edges of this knife razor sharp, the task of cutting with precision becomes easier. The Damascus steel with which the blade is made keeps it rust-free, helps prevent discoloration and makes it durable.
This is a multi-purpose knife and can be used for various kinds of cutting including chopping, slicing, mincing, pealing, etc. The blade is manufactured using a special 3-step Honbazuke method along with 12 other manual processes.
Every inch of this blade promises durability, efficiency and absolute comfort. This knife is professional’s choice, will definitely impress the buyer and is absolutely worth buying.
This 22-piece professional knife block set consists of a range of full-tang knives which come with beautiful, white handles. The blades are forged with X50Cr15 high carbon German stainless steel.
These blades won’t rust or stain easily and are extremely durable. The only problem buyers face with this knife set is that the knives come in white color.
The color may please some buyers aesthetically, but it tends to catch stains. Anyone who eyes this knife set would be able to tell of its quality through its professional look.
This knife set comes with a lifetime warranty and guarantees satisfaction to the customer. These professional knives require good care as putting them in the dishwasher or leaving them soaked in the water could cause them to rust, stain and even make the edges dull.
Even after handwashing, these knives require you to wipe them dry with the help of a cloth. However, a professional knife set like this one is bound to receive some extra care anyway.
The blade and the shank have an integrated design which makes them durable. These knives come with a beautiful light brown beech wood storage block.
This knife set comes with all the essential kitchen knives and will make your time in the kitchen extremely satisfying. This Nan fang Brothers 9-piece knife set is definitely worth purchasing.
The handle is made from a combination of neoprene and polypropylene which makes it comfortable to use and highly durable. The blade of this knife is fabricated from the highest quality one-piece, high carbon Japanese steel.
This is a durable knife which would last you for years if you take proper care of it. Talking about care, this knife is to be hand washed and not put into the dishwasher.
Dishwashing this knife can lead to unwanted rusting and dulling of the edges. The quality, durability and performance of this chef’s knife by Mercer Culinary is incomparable.
These knives are made with high carbon stainless steel and resist stain, corrosion and rusting alike. The edge on these knives are developed using a combined technique from Japan and Germany.
Experts use German 1.4116 high carbon stainless steel to forge this ultra-sharp knife. The sharp edge of this knife is attained through an automatic grinding machine which gives the knife an angle of 11-12 degrees per side and retains its edge for a long time.
The design of the handle is made not just to make the knife look ultra-modern in its look but to also provide the holder a comfortable experience. The handle reduces the risk of the knife slipping away from your hand.
If you have any idea about kitchen knives, you would know that Ginsu as a brand is on top of the game. These knives are forged with a single piece of Japanese stainless steel.
The Japanese stainless steel which the knives are fabricated with prevents them from rusting and corrosion and keeps them shining and sharp for a long time. This knife set also comes with a honing steel with which you can re-sharpen the knives anytime you want.
You will be able to maintain your balance while cutting with these knives as they come with a handle which gives you a sturdy and no-slip grip. This knife set is rated good and is definitely worth purchasing.
This knife set contains high-quality, professional knives which would make for a perfect gifting option to people who like cooking. Every knife in this set is made from high carbon stainless steel.
The blades are hand-polishes to give them a fine edge that will help you cut sharp and precise. The blades are cutlery grade which rank 58 in Rockwell hardness and are extremely durable.
The blades do not rust or corrode due to its premium quality and cuts efficiently. The blades sit upon wooden handles which provide comfortable and non-slip grip.
You would not have to worry about the knife slipping away from your hands if you are using these knives. This knife set comes with a lifetime warranty and will definitely make for a satisfactory purchase.
This provides the knives with exceptional strength and durability while keeping them light. The high carbon special formula stainless steel with which the knives are forged gives them the quality to resist stain, rust and corrosion.
The Fri dour blades on all the knives are ice hardened to give them strength and excellent resilience. The ergonomic handles of these knives are bonded to full tang to add strength to the structure of the knife.
These knives are meant to last long and give good performance. They do not rust or corrode, when taken care of properly as they are made with high quality stainless steel.
These knives come with protective blade guards to keep them as well as the holder safe. The design of these knives minimizes tension in the wrist, and gives you a comfortable and steady grip.
This is another knife set, purchased which would not burn a hole in your pocket. This knife set promises quality, strength and performance, all in one.
The knives are made from X50Cr15 superior high carbon stainless steel blades and come with an ergonomically designed, wood grain handles. The blades also don’t rust or corrode easily as they are made from stainless steel.
This knife set is worth investing your money in to make your life easier and cooking fun. This Japanese style Santos knife by Brave edge is an excellent performer in the kitchen.
The PP sheath and ergonomic wooden handle also add to the durability of this knife and make this a favorable item for purchase. This knife is easy to hold, light in weight and provides quality performance and is one of the best cooking knives.
This premium silver knife by Elite infinity is for those who take the art of cooking seriously. This knife is a multi-functional tool and can be effectively used to chop, dice, slice or mince vegetables, fruits or meat.
The design of this knife is made to provide the holder optimum comfort and balance while using it. The military grade G10 ergonomic handle is crafted by specialists in Japan.
The 67 layer real high carbon Japanese AUS-10 stainless steel is one of its kind and promises efficiency. The fun tang knife is fabricated using the 3 step Honbazuke method, which is the ideal standard in the industry.
This knife can be used for multiple functions and will only require a one time investment to take care of your major kitchen needs. The premium blade of this knife is made from Japanese AUS-10 Damascus steel.
This steel is regarded as one of the best for kitchen knives and makes strong, durable knives. The ergonomic Lakewood handle of this knife provides comfort and stability to the holder.
The standards of this knife set matches restaurant and culinary school quality. The ergonomic handle of the knives provide optimum comfort to the user and also manages balance.
This knife set by Master Madison is exclusively curated for the everyday at-home cook. The knives included in this knife set will prove useful to you every day in the kitchen.
Every knife in this set is forged from a high-quality, single piece German stainless steel, which gives it a strong structure and durability. The ergonomic handles on the knives distribute balance in an even manner to assist you in cutting safely and precisely.
This knife set comes with some best knives for cooking and also with a light-weight, portable storage block to keep all the knives at one place. The quality of this knife set in terms of performance is excellent.
The blade of these knives are hand polished to give them that extra sharp, fine edge. The full tang German stainless steel assures rust and corrosion resistance and keeps the knives sharp and shining for a good time.
The ultra-sharp Bill. F 18-piece knife block set comes with taper grind-edge technology which keeps the sharpness of the knives intact for a long period of time. The handles of these knives come in a shiny silver color with a mirror finish.
This handy utility knife is perfect for slicing, peeling and cutting vegetables, fruits and meat. The 5.5-inch blade is made out of stainless steel to keep it rust-free and to prevent corrosion.
If you are looking for the best quality knives to buy, this handy Bliss utility knife would be the perfect one for you. Cook knife sets are good in quality and in performance as well.
This eye-catching knife block set in red will sit well in any kitchen top. The knives retain their sharpness with the exclusive taper grind technology.
With its carefully forged, scalpel sharp stainless steel blade made by expert blade smiths, you can rest assured of its performance and quality. The blade goes full tang into the exquisite Lakewood handle of the knife.
You should get your hands on this knife to make your cutting, shopping, slicing and dicing experience a little easier and more fun. This professional kitchen knife by Allegory is fabricated with German 1:4116 steel which comes straight from Solingen in Germany.
The blade of this knife is laser tested and has a tapered edge to make it super sharp and pointy enough to cut through all kinds of textures. This gives the holder a non-slip grip on the knife and helps avoid accidents.
Only a brand which is confident about the quality of its product will provide a lifetime guarantee. The quality of this Allegory kitchen knife makes it worth investing in.
This 8-inch chef’s knife by Quickly is fit for professionals and at-home cooks alike. The blade and the handle distribute weight evenly and provides you a comfortable grip over it.
The blade is extremely sharp as it is forged from high carbon stainless steel and is given a satin finish. It retains its sharpness for a long duration and cuts fruits, vegetables and meat with precision.
The daily kitchen tasks of chopping, cutting and slicing can be performed with ease with his professional chef’s knife. The structure of these knives is focused on providing optimum comfort and fine grip to the holder.
This is a classic stainless steel chef’s knife which can be used for all purposes in the kitchen. The blade of this knife is made with 100% stainless steel, making it rust-proof and tarnish resistant.
The handle and the blade distribute weight evenly and gives the chef a hassle-free experience. This 8-inch Sou full kitchen knife is made of top quality Japanese stainless steel.
The surgical grade steel with which the blade is made consists of 0.6-0.75% of carbon which makes it harder and more durable. The handle is full tang G10 and is light and comfortable in grip.
The handle is also triple riveted which supports the structure of the blade and keeps it strong. You will be able to easily operate with this knife as the design is meant to provide comfort.
However, according to some customers, this knife is not as sharp as it should be and is not very ideal to make precision cuts. This 12-piece kitchen knife set by Cuisinart is unique in every sense.
The high quality stainless steel blades are sharp and cut efficiently. Color coding of these knives is also helpful in avoiding cross contamination of food during meal preparation.
Having this one knife set in your kitchen will definitely solve all your cutting woes. The blades of these knives are made with high carbon Japanese stainless steel which prevent rusting and corrosion and make the knives strong and durable.
This knife set does not allow dishwashing and you will have to wipe them dry with a cloth after hand washing before you put them back into the stand. The small 6-inch blade is easy to control and gives precise results.
The blade of this knife is forged with an exclusive VG max steel which contains extra carbon, cobalt, tungsten, vanadium and chromium. The genuine wood is infused with resin which makes it durable and water resistant.
A good quality steel usually contains high carbon levels. You will obviously want your blade to be rustproof too, so it is important that you make stainless steel your top priority while buying kitchen knives.
A triple-riveted handle is also a good option to consider as it adds strength to the structure of the knife. A curved handle will provide a nice base for you to mold your hand upon and will help you adjust.
Sometimes, people get deceived by big brand names and settle for a product that is not worthy. This guide presents you with a lot of varieties of kitchen knives and some advice on what to look for in a kitchen knife as well.
The sharpest kitchen knives are made out of premium quality stainless steel and are usually hand-polished to give them a mirror finish. Some of the sharpest kitchen knives come from brands like Mercer Culinary, Shun and J.A.
Santos knives have a flat blade which does not rock on the cutting edge. You can fulfill your cutting, slicing, mincing, dicing and roughly chopping needs all from just one chef’s knife.
The truth is that what makes the perfect knife for you will depend on many factors, including your comfort level with knives, the size of your hands, and what sort of food you like to cook. The chef's knife is capable of dicing veggies, slicing meat, chopping herbs and nuts, and, in a pinch, it'll even go through small bones without too much trouble.
There's a bewildering range of chef's knives available, from dirt-cheap to very expensive specialty blades. To help you make sense of it all, we sliced and diced with dozens of knives until a simple truth emerged: A poorly-made $10 blade you sharpen every day is more useful than a $200 blade that's dull.
Much of the price difference in knives comes down to the quality of materials, which in turn often translates into how well the blade holds its edge. We stuck mostly with 8-inch blades, the sweet spot for the classic chef's knife.
If you're just starting out on your cooking journey, this makes a great first chef's knife and will serve you well for years. It holds an edge very well for a knife at this price and makes a great first step into the world of Japanese knives.
It's a bit longer than many of the blades here, but unlike a lot of Japanese knives, it has a western-style handle. They're dirt-cheap, and the quality of the blade reflects that, but if you regularly sharpen them, they'll perform just as well as knives costing hundreds of dollars more.
For a few dollars more you can grab a set of them ($13 at Amazon), which includes a small cleaver that I love for chopping herbs. Again, take the money you save and invest it in a good set of sharpening stones and you'll have knives that will serve you well for a long time.
All you really need to do is wipe down your knife every time you use it (but especially with highly acidic foods, like lemons and tomatoes). Regularly wiping your knife is a good habit to be in from a cleanliness standpoint as well, and it will ensure your carbon steel blade doesn't rust.
It's easier to get a fine edge on this than on other stainless blades I've tested, and it holds it for a long time. A couple of quick swipes on honing steel and the edge is back.
The Author is definitely a larger, heavier knife, but it's very comfortable to hold and will easily handle anything you throw at it. Tojo's DP You is a solid performer at a great price.
It holds an edge nearly as well as blades twice its price, and it has a wonderful, solid feeling in your hand. The only thing to watch out for with this one is the handle height, which is a little on the low side.
It's not carbon steel soft, but it's much thinner and softer than most European-style knives and therefore easier to sharpen. Keep that in mind when sharpening on a stone, as you'll want to hold it a bit differently to get that great edge back.
NoB ox markets this knife as perfect for “the backcountry chef or traveling cook,” but really it's great in any kitchen, on the trail or off. One distinctly backcountry appeal is that, in a pinch, you can clean fish with this one thanks to its thinner shape.
Knife sets often cost twice as much as buying those three knives separately and don't offer anything else useful. The large wooden storage blocks also steal useful counter space.
A dull knife is not only useless, it's more dangerous, because you will make up for that lack of a sharp edge with more pressure. I have spent enough time in the ER reflecting on this to become somewhat religious about sharpening my knives.
In particular, many modern stainless steel blades are too hard to effectively be sharpened by traditional water stones. And if you want to make things a little easier for yourself, buying a powerful knife is worth the splurge.
“Having a good knife makes cooking so much more enjoyable,” says Relish's Food Director Lauren Miyashiro. With a sturdy, easy-to-grip handle and a solidly sharp blade, this knife is a great place to start.
It doesn't have quite as much strength or sharpness as other blades on this list, but it's a reliable all-purpose knife. Hearty German-made knives are traditionally heavier, with thicker blades that excel at cutting through meat and bone, exemplified by this Author knife.
You'll see this knife topping many lists of bestkitchenknives, probably because the hefty blade can cut through just about anything. Unlike like their German counterparts, these knives are known for their lightweight and super thin blades.
Global's Santos knife has that signature sharp, dull-resistant blade and excels in precision-based slicing tasks. As long as you've got a quality knife sharpener by your side, these knives can perform just as well as the most expensive blades on this list.
This mini knife packs a lot of punch for its size, with a sharp blade and a sturdy handle. Amazon reviewers loved this funky, clear holder and the easy-to-use knives that came with it.
This ornate, 6-inch blade will fit comfortably in your hands, with all the sharpness and power of a larger knife. If your little one is expressing interest in helping out in the kitchen, you can set them up with this non-slip, plastic knife without the need to guide their hands as they cut.
The serrated edges will slice through bread and tomatoes easily, while protecting their little fingers. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses.
A good set of kitchen knives is an indispensable working tool that must not be missing from the outfit of any cook from the beginner to the professional. With a good kitchen knife, cooking becomes a more fun task and you get a better result.
A high-quality kitchen knife can last a lifetime if it is properly taken care of, a worthwhile investment in other words. A good knife set is a wise investment for long time use.
In the kitchen they always serve, and then they are also a pretty sight on the shelf in their block ready to be used when needed. Our selection of the top 10 best kitchen knife sets ensures that all kitchen knives are of high quality, but there is some variety to suit all of your needs.
Their kitchen knives have been around for years, and the 18-Piece kitchen knife set with block wooden is known for being one of the best. The 18-piece set is the seventh iteration in the series which has enjoyed much success.
The handles and whole set are very pretty and there’s a good selection for whatever you might need to cut or slice or dice. The dark wood block is a perfect color and the handles of the blades look classic with the black look.
Although Emo joy can be pricier than other competitors, they justify prices by delivering some great features. Emo joy knives contain 15% chromium, which prevents the formation of iron oxides (rust).
It is a super-thin barrier that resists water and in turn prevents the formation of iron oxides. Due to the weight and balance of the knife, it is also perfect for heavy-duty work such as cutting thicker vegetables and all types of meats.
On our website, some people have complained that we always look at high-end stuff and end up missing out on some oriented high-value products which really important. The good thing about these kitchen knives set is that they don’t cost a lot.
You Chef Knife adopts proprietary BO Oxidation Tech which has great effect on anti-rust, and we are approved by FDA. Because the heat may damage the metal construction whatever kind or brand the knife is.
The closed molecule on the blade surface will make it resist rust and corrosion. These knives are magnetic because its metal alloy to improve hardness and sharpness, not stainless steel only.
The stainless steel blade is easy to sharpen and is characterized by low flexibility. But don’t worry about the handle will fall down because the knife is full tang blade which fastened with 3 nails.
Now, this may seem like an exaggeration, but they are famous in the knife industry for creating some of the finest kitchen knives. This knife set is National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Approved, and limited lifetime warranty.
For those who are curious, ANVIL & HAMMER is a relatively old company in the market that is aimed at providing quality cutting at a lower price point. The company prides itself on being great because they want to deliver a cutting experience to general consumers without them breaking the handle.
The Japanese have over been making knives dating back as early as 1200 BC, so they are very experienced, and they only use top quality materials and technicians to construct their products so the fact that this knife’s final origin is Japan should not be a deterrent for purchase. To help keep costs down, the handle is made from African Rosewood and is crafted by skilled technicians and fitted in China.
Their lightweight design and comfort also make them easy to use regularly. This chef knife blade is a unique expression of form that precisely follows function, it’s versatile yet absolute.
The Japanese auto knife shape and belly allow for an easy rolling action that demands little of the beholder & makes the X Series chef knife your all-rounder in the kitchen and a chef’s best friend. With that said, the ANVIL & HAMMER kitchen knives are cheap, they weight good, and their big size may make them not easy to lose.
Super comfortable to hold Doesn’t slip when you cut with it High grade67 layer Damascus steel Balanced and perfectly weighted Very nice looking piece of cutlery The Strong 8-piece series slice surprisingly good when compared to some other knives in the same price range.
The edge is painstakingly hand sharpened to 16-18° per side, maintaining the perfect balance between achieving ultra-thin slices and maximum resilience. Tall blade height gives knuckle clearance to assist with food preparation and chopping activity.
Each blade is precision forged, ultra sharp, wear-resistant, single-piece, high carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel at 55 Rockwell. They will not rust as a carbon steel blade would, but they can become stained if they are not cleaned soon after use.
Beautiful hand-polished satin finish blade Award-winning design, with satisfying heft Precisely tempered for added durability Cleans easily for low maintenance Incredibly razor-sharp knives Now, this isn’t the first time a Tangshan has released kitchen knives, so we were excited to see how they work.
These knives are absolutely beautiful and extremely sharp, so they’re a dream to use, gliding through meats, fruits and vegetables. The wood block is a very nice finish and the white handles will match any type of kitchen very well.
The vertical position of the knives does pose a problem if you want to keep them under the cabinets but it isn’t a big issue. A honing steel is great to use periodically to remove small burrs and realign the knife’s edge back to optimal sharpness.
6-piece knife set includes 8-inch chef’s, 7-inch for Santos, 8-inch for bread, 5-inch for serrated utility, 3.5-inch for paring and block. The vertical position of the knives does pose a problem if you want to keep them under the cabinets.
They are extremely sharp Amazing quality for the price Comes with nice finish wood block Super strong construction The handle is awesome The quality and craftsmanship of the knives ensure they precisely and effectively perform their cutting functions giving the user like you a responsive and refined tactile experience that enhances and augments their skills and process.
They take great care, knowledge and pride in this design and manufacturing process, and these blade smiths have lifetimes of experience making their high-end knives. Remake knife is famous for its sharpness and the ideal balance of the weight.
A good thing about this kitchen knife is they are dishwasher safe and have one of the best handles we’ve seen on this list thus far. You got great efficiency at butchery of whole fish with this sharp thick and heavy Remake 6.5 inch Debt knife.
Debt Knife is designed not only to excel in the preparation of fish, including chopping, gutting and filleting with precision but also fairs excellently to part out poultry or for use as a vegetable cleaver. The handle is made of high-density G10 material, well-balanced the heavy thick blade.
It has an ergonomic size, excellent property of anti-slip and never cracks in cold and hot temperatures. Firm copper-nail riveted, stainless steel caps are covered on both booster and butt-ends.
You know that You is committed to researching, manufacturing and marketing high-quality kitchen products like knives, knife racks, cookware, cutting boards, scissors, etc. It could satisfy your multi-purpose tasks such as cutting, chopping, dicing and slicing vegetables, fruits, fish, meat and other products as well as removing flesh from bones.
No matter what kinds of knives, heating will impact the construction of metal and shorten its service life. We recommend you to use a bonus knife sharpener, it’s perfectly suitable for You Knives.
It is Going to rust if you don’t dry out The blade is thin but strong The blade material is made from Japanese VG10 Super Steel and is honed to 12-15 degrees per side which is typical for Asian knives so from the perspective of blade material and sharpness, definitely Asian style.
After heat treatment and liquid-nitro cooling the Rockwell hardness is HRC61 and the cutting edge is around 12 degrees per side. When you first open up a Elite knife, you get the chills and your heart flutters like it’s Christmas day.
The knives are extremely sharp and work well for any cooking task they are used for. It will last for years if you don’t leave them in dishwater; dry them immediately after washing.
Finding knives that deserve the title of kitchen knife best in test is not an easy task. In addition to find the best knife set, here are some important points that should be considered.
A set sold on the market is generally made up of ten or even thirty knives, some of which go double. It is good to have a wooden or plastic cutting board to use these knives.
Now, if you still want to widen your set, think of the following types of knives to complete your collection: a boner for boning meats, a bread knife to cut the bread perfectly without sagging it, a roast fork and a rat-tail or gun. Before looking for where to buy a new set of kitchen knives, it’s important that you recognize the quality of a knife.
Otherwise, knives whose blades are made with light metals such as aluminum are also suitable. It is recommended to prefer one stainless steel blade to another for hygienic reasons.
Both blades and handles must be made of high quality, long-lasting materials that are easy to maintain. This should be made of wood or plastic and attached to the blade with a good device to ensure its longevity and better grip.
With a very sharp blade, a fillet knife is useful if you want to cut a whole fish into portions. There are plenty of high-quality stainless steel knife sets at a cheap price.
Before storage, it is important to wash the knife immediately after use and to allow it to dry properly. Preferably use a wood cutting board (plastic can work well).
Avoid glass, porcelain, stone and other hard materials that can destroy the knife. Also do not cut into materials that can make the knife dull such as aluminum, hard plastic, frozen goods, etc.
As a rule of thumb, you can remember that the more special the kitchen knife, the more complex it is to use. That said, you need some experience to master the handling of certain kitchen knives, such as a filleting knife.
If you have the opportunity, we and many other experts recommend adding a few hundred, or a thousand, to get a good kitchen knife. An expensive, high-quality kitchen knife can last a lifetime and bring much joy and better results regularly.
An expensive knife will almost always give a finer result, be comfortable to use, last a long time and be a worthwhile investment. Although many people overlook the knife they are working with; it can make a big difference.
Fortunately, the best Santos knife will serve as the perfect kitchen companion. Creating this type of knife is a real art form, and a lot of attention to detail goes into the blade, the handle, and even the edge.
Let’s take a close look at Santos knives to discover what makes them so special and find the perfect one for you… While larger knives provide a decent weight for precision cutting, they can be rather unwieldy.
While the blade on this model is still the standard size, the handle is significantly shorter. However, the stainless steel blade is very sharp and ideal for making all sorts of cuts.
Even if your knife skills need a little work, this is the perfect companion for slicing and dicing. The elegant and modern design of this Santos knife is sure to look great in any kitchen.
Due to the beautiful balance between handle and blade, you will become a kitchen samurai in next to no time. Not only will this take extra time and trouble, but constant sharpening can also actually weaken the blade.
Fortunately, this will not be an issue with the Shun Cutlery Premier 7” Santos Knife. The finish on this special blade has been hand hammered to help reduce friction and food from sticking.
The edge is fine and bright and is designed to stay that way without the need for sharpening. The walnut finish on the handle of this knife perfectly complements the steel blade.
With constant use, it is possible that the blade of the knife develops small chips or scratches. However, because this model comes with a lifetime warranty, any minor defects that do occur will be taken care of.
In addition to being impervious to heat and moisture, they also withstand the cold remarkably well. In fact, they are the handle material of choice for military service knives.
This means that if any minor imperfections do occur, you can have them taken care of free of charge. But, once you get a feel for this beautiful knife, you will always want to keep it close to hand.
The blade of the Audio 3.5 Inch Kitchen Knife comes with a stylish pattern that really makes it stand out. The precision forged blade is made of top-grade German steel for enhanced durability.
This knife comes with a beautiful wooden handle that boasts an ergonomic design. Because this model measures just 3.5 inches, it will be the perfect fit for small hands.
There will be no need to worry about marring the beautiful pattern due to constant sharpening. Although the Audio 3.5 Inch Kitchen Knife is not dishwasher safe, it can be cleaned quickly and easily by hand.
It is compatible with dish detergent, and a quick wipe and a rub with a dry cloth are all that’s needed. However, the full length seven-inch blade of the Author WU4182 4182 Santos knife is designed to make this task especially easy.
The special rear bolster on this model helps to counterbalance the weight of the blade. The ergonomic shape of the handle fits well in the hand and provides you with a good grip.
In order to preserve the pristine edge on this knife, it will need regular honing and sharpening. If you are to sort of person who takes pride in top quality tools, you are likely to enjoy this process.
If you’re looking to get your knives in perfect shape, then please check out our best honing steels reviews. As any chef knows, choosing the right knife for finely slicing fish and vegetable s is essential.
The Mercer Culinary Genesis Forged Santos Knife boasts a blade that is tapered to be especially thin and sharp. Even if you are still honing your knife skills, this blade will make you feel like a professional.
The special handle has been designed to be ergonomic and gripped easily, even in wet and slippery hands. This helps you to glide the blade through fish, meat, and other items with pure confidence.
The handle is designed to withstand heat, moisture, cold temperatures, oils, and just about anything else life throws at it. The blade is also especially durable and strong and is designed to withstand all types of stains.
As an added bonus, the Mercer Culinary Genesis Forged Santos Knife comes with a lifetime warranty. It is worth taking a little care over the maintenance to keep it in top slicing form.
When working in the kitchen, it is only natural that your knife will get wet regularly. Cutting through fruits and vegetables with a high moisture content can affect the blade and handle.
Fortunately, this will not be a problem if you choose the Mercer Culinary M22707 Millennia 7-Inch Grafton Edge Santos Knife. The issue of food sticking to the blade of the knife can slow down the cooking process dramatically.
The Grafton edge on this model has been specially designed to tackle this problem. The blade is slightly curved to help made food slide right off it.
This means that food preparation tasks can be completed much more quickly and smoothly. If you suffer from pain in your wrists, you are likely to find getting a good grip on knives is a challenge.
The formerly pleasurable pastime of creating delicious dishes in the kitchen can easily become a painful chore. This handle has been specially designed to provide users with a secure grip during use.
It also helps to minimize wrist tension while delivering extra support when preparing food. Even if your hands are slick with oil, you should find it very easy to get a good grip.
If you don’t want to have to spend too much time with maintenance, you are sure to love this knife. Because this knife comes out of the box very sharp, it should stay that way for a long time.
When choosing the best Santos knife for professional chefs, it is all about the blade. However, it should also be slightly flexible to make it easy to produce very precise and thin cuts.
This helps to provide you with the flexibility you need, coupled with enhanced hardness. Because so much attention has been paid to the cooling process, you can be sure that this blade will require little or no maintenance.
It should be noted that this knife is not dishwasher safe and should only be washed by hand. This knife is so useful and stylish that you will want to make sure that it always stays in top condition.
The beautiful pinewood lined gift box that this model comes in makes it the perfect present for any chef. Of course, the Tatar Santos Knife VG10 Damascus is so stylish that you may end up keeping it for yourself.
Comes in pinewood lined gift box Can create paper thin cuts. This authentic Japanese kitchen knife has a very distinctive and striking design.
It must be able to slice through a wide range of different types of foods with ease. However, the exact length and thickness of the blade you choose will depend largely on personal preference.
It is also important to pay plenty of attention to the handle of the knife you choose. If chips or scratches do occur, you will be able to have your knife repaired free of charge.
However, if you are not keen on this, you will need to make sure that the knife stays sharp for as long as possible. When searching for the best Santos knife, you will need to make sure that the blade is sharp and durable.
This helps to provide you with a little extra flexibility to slide the blade between even thin slices of fish and meat. As an added bonus, this knife is very easy to care for and especially durable.
The Strong 7 Inch Shadow Black Cleaver Knife is not just another cutting Series tool but one that delivers effective, efficient and thrilling outcomes for the admiration of all. All in all, it sports an aggressive design that is sleek, tough in outlook, sufficiently lightweight and extremely sharp.
With an aerodynamic flair that gives it the ability to strike its target from any angle, this shadow black cleaver provides all the satisfaction needed throughout your culinary job. This material is vacuum treated and heat molded to ensure that the knife meets all professional standards.
More boastful features include its black non-reflective titanium nitride finishing which fortifies its resistance to rust whilst also enhancing toughness, durability, and appearance at the same time. More so, the G10 military-grade handle is made from fiber resin, giving it the ability to resist all heat, cold, moisture and abrasions.
Every single knife is carefully hand sharpened to assure an ultra-sharp cutting edge. As such, it will not place undue pressure on your hands but ensures you get that efficiency and high performance in every stroke.
And even better is the fact that the spine is equally hand polished to give a smooth and comfortable feel anytime you pick it up. It further sports a tall blade to give perfect clearance to your knuckles; thereby helping you through all food chopping and preparation sessions.
For more than 20 years, To has employed the choicest raw materials combined with consistent exploration and production techniques to make it stand out. Experienced designers have always relied on trusted materials all these years to ensure the standard set by the manufacturer is always maintained and even exceeded.
It’s no surprise that the To Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Meat Cleaver is an award-winning specimen in the collection of products offered by this company and is practical in performance and beautiful in outlook. It consists of a narrow blade with agile maneuverability that makes it suitable and ideal for a wide range of culinary and kitchen activities, whether big or small.
This expertly crafted knife is derived from German X50Cr15MOV chromium toughened stainless steel and slices through meat and other food products with ease and competence. It also comes with an innovative Lakewood handle set in yellow and black with an exclusive Damascus dragon keel pattern.
This entire design is perfectly blended with the Japanese AUS-10 Steel core material it is made from; whilst the steel core has been forged many times over with up to 67 alternating SUS410 layers to firmly establish its prominence, superiority, and performance. Furthermore, you’ll like the fact that the ergonomic design affords you comfort and a perfect grip.
As such, the chopping, slicing, and dicing of vegetables, fruits, and small cuts of meat becomes an easy task because of the To knife. Every single knife here has been manually sharpened using the traditional Japanese honzabuke technique that inclines the razor-sharp blade to an angle of between 13 and 15 degrees to make sure the cut is quick, easy and fine.
On top of this, the stylish design is made to facilitate stealthy motion and the Japanese AUS-8 steel coupled with the Strong brand is a perfect marriage altogether. Carefully etched along is the Strong brand as well as the Japanese kanji (meaning phantom).
This shape equally ensures a perfect grip in the palm to achieve maximum impact. There’s even a red spacer created quite close to the bolster and together with the copper and brass incorporated, which both sync well to enhance the refinement and beauty of the knife.
Tying it all together, the knife comes with a strong high-quality Strong DragonLock sheath with a soft suede studded interior which perfectly locks the blade into place for total protection and safety. Amazon’s top choice and our number one pick coincide, fortifying what nearly one-thousand people already know to be true: Utopia peaks at the top of the meat cleaver game, giving you a perfectly even weight distribution, coupled with a dishwasher safe body (more on dishwashers and cleaver care in our comprehensive buying guide below).
Crafted of ABS+430 stainless steel, this 7-inch blade is prime to chop, cut through bone, and works very well as a vegetable smasher if you use it properly. Okay, so hearing the name “Dexter” associated with a cleaver may not have been the best idea, but once you hold this top-quality blade in your hands, you’ll wonder how you ever used anything else.
With a firm rosewood handle, this 8” carbon steel blade sharpens nicely, while retaining an edge for longer than standard cleavers. You can avoid unnecessary accidents with a flat blade tip, and utilize this perfectly weighted, powerful cleaver to fine-chop more delicate meats, such as lamb or Alaskan salmon, all with a clear and clean cut to avoid fraying.
With an ergonomic handle designed to maintain control over this beastly 7” carbon steel cleaver, you’ll be able to hang it proudly (though it doesn’t come with an integrated hook hole), showing off that you’re a master of fine cutlery in your kitchen. If you’re not satisfied (which would genuinely surprise us), Skylight offers a 100% money-back guarantee.
Crafted of a thirty-four layer SUS410/SUS5431 stainless steel body, the fantastic metallic designs and Chinese character on the blade give you enough show, while the ebony Lakewood handle and lifetime warranty promise control and durability. Shun Classic 7” comes handcrafted straight from Semi City in Japan, giving you a story along with your flashy, functional new cleaver.
Command the food and lore in your kitchen when entertaining guests, or simply show-off how much of a badass you are at the grill this summer. Just like Japanese steel is known for, this blade comes at a precise 15-degree angles to give you a sharper cut, and more defined presence in the kitchen.
To give you a perfect weight distribution, the handle comes hollow, allowing you to literally balance this on one finger just under the space where the blade meets the hilt. You haven’t experienced full dominating control of your kitchen until you can perform agile moves with this cleaver.
Come on, Gear Hungry doesn’t make a lot of guides without a Victorinox product. The handle comes with a distinct grip and command over the blade, while the 3” of height give you enough room to properly smash vegetables, and use the blunt side to tenderize thin chops as well.
Made exclusively in Solingen, Germany, Author’s classic butcher cleavers have been a staple in German culture for years. Let’s break down which type of steel you should be using, explain a few questions you’ve always been wondering about, and talk about technique.
For one, Germany has been crafting the most reliable engineering for as long as anyone can remember, and that generally involves steel. On the flip side, Japan has an ancient history of steel crafting from samurai swords, a method that’s still used today to make their epic blades.
When a blade is razor sharp from tip to the height of the hilt, that’s called a full tang. Butchers used meat cleavers in the past to cut straight through bone when hacking off pieces of a large animal, but since most men don’t have a dead cow in the next room, it’s also good for other features.
This is essential when preparing or cutting and serving delicate meats, like veil or filet Mignon. On top of that, the broad, rectangular shape is excellent for crushing-up tough foods, such as a head of garlic (most common use).
Even if you command an exemplary set of cutlery, this one sharpening stone will be more than enough to last you for over a decade. They didn’t want to hang it by the handle on a leather strip or piece of rope, because back then, they were still ultra sharp knives, but with no modern conveniences/safety protocol to put in place.
And so, butcher’s hung them by the holes that were specifically requested when they ordered blades, and it’s just become a staple and signature look. You’re going to run into three types of cleavers: heavy, light, and somewhere in the middle to serve multiple purposes.
When you’re constantly aware of your digits, you’re focusing on keeping them safe instead of taking a mishit with the cleaver. While most meat cleavers are going to be evenly distributed and not force any weight issues, the last thing you want is the blade swinging sideways and smashing onto your hand.
Hold it tight, curl your fingers in, and never take your eye off the cleaver until it’s safely put away again. It preserves the sharpness on the blade, and prevents hard water building from getting in anywhere that a small screw or crevice may be.
Jordan Carter is Gear Hungry's resident Editor-in-Chief with a genuine love and passion for all things tech. Jordan works diligently to ensure only the best products ever make it onto the platform and are showcased in Gear Hungry's carefully curated, tested and expertly researched, informative buying guides.