Best Kitchen Knife

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A good set of knives is something every cook needs. Prices on individual knives range from downright cheap to astronomically expensive, but you don't have to pay through the teeth to pick up a quality blade that will last a number of years. Whether you prefer the strength of a forged steel blade, the value of a stamped steel blade, or the incredible sharpness of a ceramic blade, there are plenty of excellent knives to consider.

When you're building a collection of knives, you'll want to start with a great utility knife, like a classic chef's knife or an Asian style santoku. These knives are great for many different types of tasks, including chopping vegetables and mincing herbs. A paring knife that can make intricate cuts, skin fruit, and core berries is another must in every kitchen. You'll want a long knife with a serrated edge to cut bread, and you'll want to be sure to pick up a set of steak knives for the table. Once you have these basic knives, it's a good idea to add some specialty knives to your collection. From fillet knives to carving knives to butcher knives to boning knives, using the right knife for the right task makes a big difference.

Once you pick out a few knives, you'll want to be sure to follow the manufacturer's care guidelines. Some knives should be hand washed, while others can stand up to the high temperature and humidity in the dishwasher. All knives benefit from routine sharpening, but you'll want to be sure to follow sharpening directions to the letter because not all knives are honed to the same angle.

Best Chef Knife:

If you could only have one knife in your kitchen, a good chef's knife would be the one to own. When choosing a new knife, especially one that you'll use as frequently as a chef's knife, the most important consideration is how the knife feels in your own hand. Before you buy a new knife, especially if you're thinking of buying an expensive one, it's a good idea to try it out at the store. While we couldn't take your own personal grip into consideration when we picked out the best chef's knives, we did consider how satisfied most people were with the feel of these knives. We also chose knives that were a good value, with strong, sharp blades that will last for years with proper care. All of the knives on this list are 8 inches long, though most come in 6 or 9 inches as well, for cooks who prefer these sizes.

Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Black Fibrox Handle

The 8-inch Chef's Knife by Victorinox Swiss Army outperforms most other chef's knives, even those that cost two, three, or four times as much. It's sharp, durable, and, with its Fibrox handle, comfortable to hold. While this isn't the most elegant knife on the market, it's one of the best deals around and will last just as long as pricier knives on the market. Read Full Review

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    Victorinox Cutlery 8-Inch Chef's Knife, Black Fibrox Handle

    Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's Knife

    The Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's Knife is a superior-quality knife that is made to last. The edge of the forged steel blade is finished in such a way that it can retain its sharpness 30 percent longer than other knives. It also comes with a lifetime warranty. Read Full Review

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      Wusthof Classic Ikon Cook's Knife

      Yoshikin Global 8-Inch 20cm Cook's Knife

      If you're looking for a high-quality chef's knife that will impress anyone coming over for dinner, the Global G-2 is a great knife to splurge on. It's attractive, well-made, and comes with a lifetime guarantee against breaking. The knife is also relatively lightweight, making it comfortable to use for long periods of time. Read Full Review

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        Yoshikin Global 8-Inch 20cm Cook's Knife

        Chicago Cutlery Essentials 8-Inch Chef Knife

        Chicago Cutlery, one of the leading names in affordable knives for casual cooks, has created an excellent chef's knife that's an incredible value. The blade is strong, durable, and finished with a "Taper Grind" to make it incredibly sharp. The handle is made of a polymer that's comfortable to hold, even for tasks that require a bit of time. Read Full Review

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          Chicago Cutlery Essentials 8-Inch Chef Knife

          Mercer Cutlery 8-inch Forged Rivited Chef's Knife

          With a high-quality, incredibly sharp forged steel blade, and a price tag that won't break the bank, the Mercer Cutlery 8-inch Forged Rivited Chef's Knife is a Best Pick in chef's knives. This knife is well-balanced and made to last. It comes with a lifetime warranty and, with proper care, will cut through just about anything in the kitchen for years to come. Read Full Review

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            Mercer Cutlery 8-inch Forged Rivited Chef's Knife

            Best Steak Knife:

            Owning a good set of steak knives is a must if you plan on eating any type of meat that needs to be cut up on the plate. These knives come in sets of varying sizes, though for ease of comparison, we have chosen knives that come in sets of four for our list. While the vast majority of steak knives have serrated blades, it's also perfectly fine to use a straight blade, as long as it's nice and sharp, so we've included both types here. Steak knives that made the cut and got a place on this list are all high quality, reasonably priced, and made to last for years.

            Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Steak Knife Set

            The Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Steak Knife Set is beautiful set of knives made by one of the best names in affordable cutlery. These knives have sharp, serrated edges that don't need to be sharpened very often. The handles are also made of a beautiful oak that won't slip while you use the knives. Read Full Review

            Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Steak Knife Set

            Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Piece Steak Knife Set, 4-1/2-Inch Serrated Blades with Round Tip

            For a quality set of steak knives at a great price, the Victorinox Steak Knife Set is a Best Pick. This set of four incredibly sharp knives is made of a high-quality stamped stainless steel that can cut through just about anything with ease. The handles have been ergonomically designed for added comfort and the knives can be run through the dishwasher at the end of dinner. Read Full Review

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              Victorinox Swiss Classic 4-Piece Steak Knife Set, 4-1/2-Inch Serrated Blades with Round Tip

              Wusthof Gourmet 4-Piece Steak Knife Set

              One of the best sets of steak knives you can buy is the Wusthof Gourmet Steak Knife Set. These knives are very sharp, with a straight edge that slices right through even a tough cut of meat. They are also backed by a lifetime warranty and can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Read Full Review

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                Wusthof Gourmet 4-Piece Steak Knife Set

                J.A. Henckles Gourmet 4-Piece Black Stamped Steak Set

                With a reputation for making some of the best knives around, the J.A. Henckles Gourmet 4-Piece Black Stamped Steak Set is an excellent set of knives at a good price. These knives are made from stamped steel and the edge has numerous, tiny serrations that make these knives incredibly sharp. Read Full Review

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                  J.A. Henckles Gourmet 4-Piece Black Stamped Steak Set

                  Global Cutlery GSF-4023 4 Piece Steak Knife Set

                  If you're looking for a steak knife that will make a statement on your dinner table, the Global GSF-23 is a great choice. Though they are more expensive than many other steak knives, the extra price is made up for by the value of owning a well-crafted, stunning set of knives that will last for many years. Read Full Review

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                    Global Cutlery GSF-4023 4 Piece Steak Knife Set

                    Best Santoku Knife:

                    More precise than a classic chef's knife, the santoku knife, which is also sometimes called an Asian chef's knife, is a handy tool to have in the kitchen. This is known as a multi-purpose knife, and is very good when it comes to thinly slicing vegetables and butterflying cuts of meat. When shopping for a good santoku knife, you can pay an arm and a leg but you don't need to. The knives that have made this list were chosen because they are sharp, strong, maneuverable, and a good value. Expect a better overall performance and a longer lifespan from higher-end knives, and that you may need to replace a less expensive knife after a few years.

                    MAC Superior Santoku Knife

                    The MAC Superior Santoku Knife is a favorite among professional chefs and home cooks. This knife is lightweight, comfortable to hold, and features an incredibly thin blade that slices through just about anything with very little force. It's also a little bigger than many other santoku knives on the market, which makes it possible to use this knife instead of a standard chef's knife. Read Full Review

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                      MAC Superior Santoku Knife

                      Shun VB0718 Sora Hollow Ground Santoku Knife, 7-Inch

                      One of the best names in santoku knives has created an innovative blade that keeps the cost of this high-quality tool within reach. The edge of the knife is made from a super-sharp material that makes Shun knives stand out from the competition, while the top of the blade is a stainless steel that's durable and easy to care for. The handle is also made in a classic Japanese design, which feels right on this Asian style utility knife. Read Full Review

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                         Shun VB0718 Sora Hollow Ground Santoku Knife, 7-Inch

                        Wusthof Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku

                        The Wusthof Classic Santoku is a Best Pick when it comes to these versatile Asian-style knives. At 6 1/2 inches long, it's short enough to give cooks greater control, while still long enough to handle any chopping task. This knife is also well balanced and comfortable to hold, making this a great choice if you're going to spend all day in the kitchen.
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                          Wusthof Classic Hollow-Ground Santoku

                          Zwilling Henckels TWIN Four Star II 7" Santoku Knife Hollow Edge

                          The Zwilling Henckles Four Star Santoku Knife can handle most tasks that the traditional chef's knife is normally used for. This knife is thicker than many santokus so it can chop through tougher foods, yet still features a 10 degree angle preferred on Asian-style blades to provide greater precision. Read Full Review

                          Zwilling Henckels TWIN Four Star II 7" Santoku Knife Hollow Edge

                          OXO Good Grips MV55-Pro Santoku Knife

                          With a sharp blade that's well designed and excellent for slicing vegetables, the OXO Good Grips MV55-Pro Santoku Knife is one of the best deals around. This knife is much less expensive than many others out there and yet is able to perform nearly as well as its more expensive counterparts. The handle is also incredibly comfortable to hold and completely non slip, even if you're cutting with wet hands. Read Full Review

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                            OXO Good Grips MV55-Pro Santoku Knife

                            Best Carving Knife:

                            A carving knife is a great tool to have around. These knives have long, thin blades that are ideal for slicing thin cuts of meat off a roast. There are a few things we looked for when choosing the best carving knives. The first is that they need to be made from a high-carbon steel that's durable and incredibly sharp, especially at the tip of the knife. The second is that the handle is comfortable to hold and solidly attached to the blade. The last thing we looked for were knives that offer you a lot of bang for your buck. This list features some knives that are a little on the pricier side, but all of these will last for years and years with minimal care.

                            Wusthof Classic 8 inch Carving Knife

                            A hand-honed blade with an incredibly sharp tip has helped to land the Wusthof Classic 8 inch Carving Knife its place as the Best Carving Knife. This knife is ideal for carving up any type of roast, and with the sharp tip, it's adept at cutting between bones. Like all of Wusthof's superior-quality knives, this one comes with a lifetime warranty. Read Full Review

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                              Wusthof Classic 8 inch Carving Knife

                              Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star II 2-Piece Carving Set

                              Zwilling J.A. Henckles is a company with a reputation for making some of the best knives in the world. The J.A. Henckles Twin Four Star II 2 Piece Carving Set is a Best Pick because of its superior construction and beautiful blade that holds its sharp edge for a long time. It also comes with a meat fork, which is handy to hold a roast in place while you carve. Read Full Review

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                                Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star II 2-Piece Carving Set

                                Victorinox Classic 2-Piece Carving Set

                                Victorinox has been a leading name in knives for years. The Victorinox Classic 2-Piece Carving Set is one of our favorite carving knives because of its high-quality blade and great price. Both the knife and the carving fork included in this set have ergonomic handles that are comfortable to hold, even if you have to spend a long time in the kitchen. Read Full Review

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                                  Victorinox Classic 2-Piece Carving Set

                                  Shun Classic 8-Inch Carving Knife

                                  Though Shun knives may be a bit more expensive than many other brands, they make up for their higher prices by being easy to care for and lasting a lifetime. The Shun Classic Carving Knife has an incredibly sharp blade that only needs to be resharpened once every few years. It's backed by a lifetime warranty and is one of the most elegant knives on the market. Read Full Review

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                                    Shun Classic 8-Inch Carving Knife

                                    Mercer Cutlery Renaissance 10" Carving Knife

                                    An 8-inch blade may be standard for home cooks, but many find that a longer, 10-inch blade offers more control and the ability to create thinner slices. The Mercer Cutlery Forged Riveted Carving Knife is a Best Pick for its longer-than-average blade and it's excellent construction. It also has an ergonomic handle that's comfortable to hold and is backed by a lifetime warranty. Read Full Review

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                                       Mercer Cutlery Renaissance 10" Carving Knife

                                      Best Paring Knife:

                                      Aside from a chef's knife, the most important knife a cook can own is the paring knife. There are three main varieties of paring knives: all purpose, bird's beak, and sheep's foot. We chose only all-purpose varieties for this list, which is the most versatile since it can be used like a bird's beak to carve fruit that's held in hand, or to slice food on a cutting board like a sheep's foot, though it lacks the precision of either. We also chose knives with 3 to 3 1/2 inch long blades, though there are shorter and longer blades available. The knives on this list are also well-priced, maneuverable, and comfortable to hold.

                                      Wusthof Classic 3 1/2 Inch Paring Knife

                                      If you're looking for a high-quality, traditionally made paring knife, the Wusthof Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife should be at the top of your list. This knife is razor sharp and stays that way with minimal care. It's also perfectly balanced, heavy enough to feel substantial, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Read Full Review

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                                        Wusthof Classic 3 1/2 Inch Paring Knife

                                        Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Slant Tip Paring Knife, 3-inch

                                        The extra long handle of the Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Slant Tip Paring Knife makes this the perfect paring knife for detail work. The blade is short, though its plenty sharp to handle most kitchen tasks. This knife is also made with "Taper Grind" technology which helps it keep its sharp edge for longer. Read Full Review

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                                          Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Slant Tip Paring Knife, 3-inch

                                          Kuhn Rikon 4-Inch Nonstick Colori Paring Knife, Set of 2

                                          Eye catching and festive, the Kuhn Rikon Colori Nonstick Paring Knife is a Best Pick when it comes to paring knives. This little beauty is made from carbon steel and then coated with a colored non-stick layer that allows food to slip effortlessly off the blade as you're cutting. The knife also comes with a handy sheath to keep the blade safe between uses. Read Full Review

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                                            Kuhn Rikon 4-Inch Nonstick Colori Paring Knife, Set of 2

                                            Victorinox Fibrox Paring Knife, 3 1/4-inch

                                            The Victorinox Fibrox Paring Knife is one of the highest quality paring knives on the market. The blade is made out of stamped, stain resistant, high-carbon steel that keeps a very sharp edge and the handle is a made out of a synthetic polypropylene that won't slip even if your hand gets wet. Read Full Review

                                            Victorinox Fibrox Paring Knife, 3 1/4-inch

                                            Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II 3-Inch Stainless-Steel Paring Knife

                                            The J.A. Henckels Four Star Paring Knife is one of the best paring knives on the market. It's handle has been ergonomically designed so that it's very comfortable to hold, and the blade, thanks to a special hardening process, remains razor sharp for a long time. Read Full Review

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                                              Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star II 3-Inch Stainless-Steel Paring Knife

                                              Best Fillet Knife:

                                              Fillet knives are used by home cooks, professional chefs, and fishermen to cleanly separate a fillet from the body of a fish. They vary considerably in length, though most are between 4 and 9 inches long. There's no one-size-fits all when it comes to fillet knives, as the size of knife you should use depends on the size of the fish you need to fillet. We chose knives between 6 and 7 inches long for this list, though the companies that made the list also offer knives in other sizes. All of the knives on this list were also chosen because they are incredibly sharp, built to last for years, and offer a great deal of control, which is especially important when performing the intricate task of filleting a fish.

                                              Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Fish Fillet Knife

                                              The durable yet flexible stainless steel blade of the Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Fish Fillet Knife is ideal for the delicate work of filleting just about any medium-sized fish. This knife holds its razor sharp edge for a long time and can be easily resharpened to its factory standards. It also sports a sleek handle that's designed to give the user great control. Read Full Review

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                                                Wusthof Classic 7-Inch Fish Fillet Knife

                                                Victorinox 6-Inch Flexible Blade Boning Knife

                                                For a great fillet knife at a great price, look no further than the Victorinox 6-Inch Flexible Blade Boning Knife. The design of this knife means that it can be used to fillet fish or to cut around the bones of other meats, making this knife a great multi-tasker. Since it's made from high quailty stamped steel, it's also much less expensive than many other comparable knives on the market. Read Full Review

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                                                  Victorinox 6-Inch Flexible Blade Boning Knife

                                                  J.A. Henckles Twin Signature 7-Inch Fillet Knife

                                                  Known for creating high-quality knives with blades that stay sharp for a long time, J.A. Henckles has landed itself a spot as a Best Pick in fillet knives. The J.A. Henckles Twin Signature 7-Inch Fillet Knife offers great maneuverability and has a slender handle that makes it possible to fillet a fish with ease. Read Full Review

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                                                    J.A. Henckles Twin Signature 7-Inch Fillet Knife

                                                    Shun DM0743 Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet, 6-Inch

                                                    For professional chefs and serious home cooks, an investment in an incredible knife such as the Shun Classic Boning/Fillet Knife is a must. This knife is one of the best around, and features an extremely thin and razor sharp blade that keeps its edge for years. The design also gives cooks better control when they're handling it, which is essential when performing delicate tasks such as filleting a fish or deboning a chicken. Read Full Review

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                                                      Shun DM0743 Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet, 6-Inch

                                                      Dexter Sani Safe 7-Inch Narrow Fillet Knife

                                                      Whether you prefer your fish fresh out of the lake or conveniently purchased at a supermarket, the Dexter Sani Safe 7-Inch Narrow Fillet Knife is a great knife to add to your collection. This knife was made to endure hot and cold extremes of temperature, so it won't warp or discolor when you take it out on a boat. The handle features one of the best non-slip grips around, making it safe to use on fish you just pulled out of the water. Read Full Review

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                                                        Dexter Sani Safe 7-Inch Narrow Fillet Knife

                                                        Best Butcher Knife:

                                                        Butcher knives are so named because they have been traditionally used to butcher cuts of meat, hacking through meat and bone. Butcher knives with wider blades are often called meat cleavers, and are really only useful for chopping through whole cuts of meat. Butcher knives with slimmer blades, on the other hand, are often referred to as vegetable cleavers and are useful for butchering meat and for chopping large quantities of meat. We reviewed knives of both styles when picking out the best butcher knives. The knives on this list were chosen because they are well made, strong enough to cut through bone, and maneuverable enough to chop and dice veggies.

                                                        MAC Japanese Series 6 1/2-Inch Japanese Vegetable Cleaver

                                                        For an excellent all-around butcher knife, the MAC Japanese Series 6 1/2 inch Japanese Vegetable Cleaver tops this charts. This knife is easy to control, strong enough for most kitchen tasks, and double-beveled for right or left handed use. In Japan, this style of knife is prized for its ability to make extremely fine slices. Read Full Review

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                                                          MAC Japanese Series 6 1/2-Inch Japanese Vegetable Cleaver

                                                          Shun Classic Nakiri Japanese Vegetable Knife

                                                          For a great butcher knife that can handle a variety of tasks, the Shun Classic Nakiri is an excellent option. This knife is quite heavy and very sharp, so the weight of the knife can do most of the work. It's ideal for chopping and slicing vegetables or for butchering poultry. Read Full Review

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                                                            Shun Classic Nakiri Japanese Vegetable Knife

                                                            Kasumi Damascus 7-Inch Vegetable Knife

                                                            One of the most elegant knives around, the Kasumi Damascus 7-Inch Vegetable Knife is a great butcher knife. This knife is technically a type of vegetable cleaver, and while it works best when chopping and slicing veggies, it's also a good all-around knife that can tackle a number of meat-related tasks that are difficult to do with a chef's knife. Read Full Review

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                                                              Kasumi Damascus 7-Inch Vegetable Knife

                                                              Global G-12 6-Inch Meat Cleaver

                                                              For a traditional, meat cleaver style butcher knife, the Global G-12 is an excellent choice. This knife is 6 inches long, which makes it plenty big for anything you'd need to cut up in a home kitchen. It's razor sharp, lightweight, and even features a non-slip grip that keeps the knife from slipping out of your hand when you use it. Read Full Review

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                                                                Global G-12 6-Inch Meat Cleaver

                                                                LamsonSharp Pro 33100 7" Meat Cleaver

                                                                A wide blade and heavy construction make the LamsonSharp 7-Inch Meat Cleaver an excellent traditional meat cleaver. This style of knife is really only good for one thing: hacking apart meat and bone and that's just what this knife does. Though it lacks the versatility of the other butcher knives on this list, if you're looking for a traditional, heavy duty meat cleaver, this should be at the top of your list. Read Full Review

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                                                                  LamsonSharp Pro 33100 7" Meat Cleaver

                                                                  Best Boning Knife:

                                                                  A boning knife is a great knife to have on hand for a number of tasks. It's the perfect knife for removing the meaty breasts and thighs from a chicken, trimming a cut of beef, and can even be used to filet meaty fish. Boning knives can be as long as chef's knifes, but not nearly as wide, making them ideal for intricate cutting tasks. When picking out the best boning knives, we chose knives with a six-inch blade that was strong and maneuverable. We also looked for knives that were comfortable to hold and a good value for the price.

                                                                  Victorinox 6-Inch Flexible Blade Boning Knife

                                                                  You simply can't find a better boning knife than the Victorinox 6-inch Straight Boning Knife. The blade is razor sharp, the handle lightweight and comfortable to hold, and the price well within reason. Made by the same company that produces Swiss Army knives, this boning knife is the perfect choice for home cooks and professional chefs. Read Full Review

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                                                                    Victorinox 6-Inch Flexible Blade Boning Knife

                                                                    Wusthof Classic Boning Knife

                                                                    Like other Wusthoff knives, the Wusthof Classic Boning Knife is one of the best kitchen knives available. This knife is sharp, flexible, and quite heavy, making it ideal for large and small tasks. Like all Wusthoff knives, this one is backed by a lifetime warranty. Read Full Review

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                                                                      Wusthof Classic Boning Knife

                                                                      Mundial 5100 Series 6-Inch Boning Knife

                                                                      Though it might not be as well-known a company as some of the others featured on this list, Mundial nevertheless makes some of the highest quality knives and all of them are backed by a lifetime guarantee. The Mundial Boning Knife has a flexible, 6-inch blade, a solid, heavy handle, and a razor sharp edge that will cut through just about anything. Read Full Review

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                                                                        Mundial 5100 Series 6-Inch Boning Knife

                                                                        Global G-21 - 6 1/4 inch, 16cm Flexible Boning Knife

                                                                        One of the most beautiful, highest quality boning knives on the market is the Global G 21. This 6-inch boning knife has an incredibly sharp blade, a comfortable handle, and has been double-beveled to accommodate right and left handed users. Though it's made from steel from handle to tip, it's much lighter than it looks, making it comfortable to use for long periods of time. Read Full Review

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                                                                          Global G-21 - 6 1/4 inch, 16cm Flexible Boning Knife

                                                                          Victorinox 6-Inch Forged Boning Knife

                                                                          With a forged steel blade that's as flexible as it is strong, the Victorinox 6 inch Forged Boning Knife is one of our favorites. This knife blade is made from a high-carbon stainless steel that holds a sharp edge for a long time and the handle is a high-quality plastic that's strong and comfortable in the hand. Read Full Review

                                                                          Victorinox 6-Inch Forged Boning Knife

                                                                          Best Bread Knife:

                                                                          Bread knives come in a variety of shapes and sizes but all of them have a serrated blade instead of a straight edge. These knives are used with a sawing motion and very little downward pressure as compared with straight edged knives. Since they have teeth on the blade, they need to be sharpened with a specialty sharpener that's specially designed to accommodate serrated knives. No matter what size and style you prefer, the most important things to look for when buying a bread knife is that it has a long-lasting sharp edge and that it's comfortable in your hand. The knives on this list were chosen because they are all incredibly sharp, comfortable to hold, and built to last.

                                                                          Wusthof Classic Bread Knife

                                                                          Whether you're slicing through a big loaf of crusty pain levain or cutting a soft sandwich in half, the Wusthof Classic Bread Knife is a great knife to use. This knife keeps its sharp edge very well and is comfortable to hold. It also comes in 8, 9, or 10 inch sizes, so you can choose a length that works best for your needs. Read Full Review

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                                                                            Wusthof Classic Bread Knife

                                                                            Victorinox 10 1/4-Inch Bread Knife

                                                                            A tall, heavy duty blade and a light weight, comfortable handle makes the Victorinox 10 1/4-inch Bread Knife one of our best picks. This knife will last a long time and doesn't need to be sharpened very often. It's also comfortable for both right and left handed cooks. Read Full Review

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                                                                              Victorinox 10 1/4-Inch Bread Knife

                                                                              Mac SB-105 - Superior Series 10 1/2" Bread/Roast Slicer

                                                                              The versatile design of the Mac SB-105 Superior Series 10 1/2 inch Bread/Roast Slicer makes it an excellent knife for slicing bread, carving meat, or cutting tomatoes. This knife has an extra long, slightly curved blade that's tipped with incredibly sharp scalloped serrations that carve through food with ease. Read Full Review

                                                                              Mac SB-105 - Superior Series 10 1/2" Bread/Roast Slicer

                                                                              Chicago Cutlery Belmont 8 inch Bread Knife

                                                                              If you're looking for a high-quality bread knife that won't break the bank, the Chicago Cutlery Belmont 8 inch Bread Knife is a great choice. This knife is strong, sharp, and made of extra-thick stamped steel that keeps the price down without compromising on the strength or durability of the blade. Though it's a little shorter than professional quality bread knives, it's plenty long for most home cooks. Read Full Review

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                                                                                Chicago Cutlery Belmont 8 inch Bread Knife

                                                                                Global G-9 - 8-3/4 inch, 22cm Bread Knife

                                                                                There's no doubt about it, Global makes some of the most elegant, high-tech knives around. The G9, Global's 8 3/4 inch bread knife, features the same incredibly strong and durable steel that makes all this company's knives light weight and powerful. This knife is strong enough to slice through crusty bread and sharp enough to cut soft bread or tomatoes without tearing them. Read Full Review

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                                                                                  Global G-9 - 8-3/4 inch, 22cm Bread Knife

                                                                                  Best Ceramic Knife:

                                                                                  Ceramic knives may not be as common as carbon steel blades, but the well-made ones are excellent investments and sport some of the sharpest blades there are. These knives are also praised because they don't leave any metallic residue on food, which means that they won't cause fruits and vegetables to brown. There are many different types of ceramic knives, from paring knives to fillet knives to serrated knives. For this list, we focused on chef's knives, which are great at many tasks. We looked for knives with quality construction and blades so sharp they could slice right through a piece of paper with very infrequent sharpening.

                                                                                  Kyocera Legend Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                  The blade of the Kyocera Legend Ceramic Chef's Knife is the sharpest knife on the market and it stays sharp fifteen times longer than its steel counterparts. This is a knife that will last a lifetime and one that comes with a lifetime of free sharpening, making it the last ceramic chef's knife you'll ever need to buy. Read Full Review

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                                                                                    Kyocera Legend Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                    Oneida Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                    For a sturdy ceramic knife at a great price, the Oneida Ceramic Chef's Knife fits the bill. The blade is made from a strong and very sharp zirconia and the handle is coated with a soft rubber that forms to a cook's hand ergonomically. This knife will last for years without ever needing to be sharpened. Read Full Review

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                                                                                      Oneida Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                      Victorinox 6-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                      The Victorinox 6-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife is a great knife at a great price. The blade is made in Japan, which has been creating ceramic knives for a long time. The ergonomic handle also makes this knife comfortable to hold and easy to control, which is critical with a blade this sharp. Read Full Review

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                                                                                        Victorinox 6-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                        Shenzhen Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                        The Shenzhen Ceramic Chef's Knife is made from an incredibly strong ceramic that is capable of remaining sharp for a long time. It's strong, sturdy, and great for almost any kitchen task. Since it's only 6.5 inches long, this chef's knife is also relatively compact and easy to control, even for beginner chefs. Read Full Review

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                                                                                          Miyako 7-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife

                                                                                          The bright white Miyako 7-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife may not look like a heavy-duty blade but it can out cut most of the competition. This knife is incredibly sharp, lightweight, and easy to use, even for beginner cooks. Read Full Review

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                                                                                            Miyako 7-Inch Ceramic Chef's Knife
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