As any good chef will tell you, the first step to cooking a good meal is to acquire your tools. There are many items that can help keep you efficient in the kitchen. But the most important tool, without a doubt, is a sharp, well-made knife.
Used properly, a good knife is a multifunctional tool. Chopping your vegetables? Check. Slicing up ham or some other meat? A good knife has you covered.
Not all knives are created equal, though, so a high-quality chef knife is worth the investment. Whether you’re looking to spend for the best or pinch your pennies, there’s a chef’s knife to suit every budget.
The handle is crafted from pakkawood, infused with resin. The handle is also held firmly together by three nickel silver rivets, providing you with a comfortable grip.
While the handle of this knife looks and feels like plain wood, it is far more durable than it appears. It has a curved, recessed full bolster. This provides a smooth transition from the handle to the blade; giving the knife a balanced feel in your hands.
This 8-inch knife was precision forged from a single piece of grade 4116 stainless steel, straight from Germany. The knife consists of a thoroughly polished, hand-edged convex-ground blade.
The handle of this knife is of an interesting fiery color and is made from a long-lasting and waterproof acrylic material. The handle is held firmly together by three silver rivets to provide the perfect weight and balance.
The blade of the knife is also tapered for sharpness. It is available in either a full-tang or half-tang construction.
The hilt is built with remarkably tough Walnut. The color of this material varies from one knife to the next, but the quality remains the same. The handle is held together by double rivets. These are of a brass material, which contrasts well with the look of the wooden handle.
The blade of this knife is broad and long (10 inches). This makes it useful for cutting meats and veggies, all while protecting your fingers from the cutting board. It is also made from high-quality stainless steel, imported from Germany.
The blade is made from a single sheet of steel, which increases its strength. It is very finely polished and well-honed for sharpness.
The handle of this knife is built from natural rosewood, complete with a mineral oil layer for preventing a slippery grip.
It is characterized by a broad blade, which makes it very useful for chopping fruits, veggies, and even tough meat. The broad blade keeps your fingers away from the cutting board, preventing damage to your knuckles.
As is common with Lamson’s knives, this blade is made from high-quality steel coming from Germany; the blade is well-polished and hand-edged.
The handle is crafted from natural rosewood, and it is held firmly together by three rivets.
The knife features a black handle that was built with ergonomics in mind for ease of use and comfort. It is a double-rivet handle, held together by two silver-colored rivets.
Once you have purchased this knife, you are eligible for Cutco’s “forever guaranteed” warranty. You are also entitled to free factory sharpening for the life of the knife.
The blade is made with 440A high-carbon stainless steel. The blade is more of a square shape instead of the usual convex shape found on many knives.
The handle has a very sleek design. It comes in a classic brown color that is often mistaken for black. It has a triple-rivet build; the rivets are made from top-quality nickel-silver alloy, which holds the knife firmly together.
This knife is also covered under the Cutco forever guarantee agreement, where you are able to get free repairs and replacements, along with sharpening.
It features a classic brown handle (often confused as black) that measures almost as long as the blade itself: 5.1 inches in length.
Its highly engineered ergonomic handle was built to completely resist cracking, chipping, and fading. Better still, the material used does not absorb what’s on your hands or in your dishwater.
The handle has a triple-rivet build, with the rivets being made from high-quality nickel-silver.
The knife features a highly- engineered thermos-resin ergonomic handle. This was built to resist chipping, fading, or cracking. It also does an excellent job of not absorbing any material on your hands or in the sink.
The handle has a triple-rivet construction, with the rivets made from-top quality alloy. And the knife is covered under Cutco’s forever guarantee. This means you get free repairs, free replacements, and free sharpening indefinitely.
The knife’s handle is very well made, keeping ergonomics in mind. It is made from a dark brown material that is often mistaken as black. The handle measures in at 5 ½ inches in length. It was also built to resist cracks and fading.
This is a triple- rivet, full-tang construction knife. The rivets are made from high-quality alloy.
The blade of the knife measures in at 9 inches. This makes it very easy for you to chop large amounts or wider vegetables all at once. The edge of the blade is filed very thin. So, using this to slice vegetables is a breeze.
The overall length of the knife, including the handle, is 14 inches.
As is characteristic of many Warther Cutlery products, the blade is handmade from top-quality CPM S35VN steel, making it a very sturdy tool. The overall length of the knife is 12 inches, including the handle.
The handle is made from a traditional brown wooden material. It is a double-riveted handle, which holds the knife firmly together. The rivets are made from a silver metallic material.
This blade is made from top-quality stainless steel, helping you make quick work of whole birds, hams, and any other large cooked meats.
It comes in two colors: black and silver. The black handle is stainless steel and dishwasher friendly, while the silver handle is brushed aluminum and should be hand washed.
The blade of this fillet knife is made from stainless steel. The handle is black rubber. This provides an excellent, non-slip grip, even when your hands are wet.
The overall length of the knife is 12 ¼ inches and it comes with a leather scabbard for safe storage.