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The Best Kitchen Knives Review

Updated on September 11, 2018

Best kitchen/Chef knives Review

Best Kitchen Knives Review
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What Are The Best Kitchen Knives?

What are the best kitchen knives?

Sharp ones!! And ones you feel comfortable using,

I am not going to start telling you that you need loads of really expensive knives, or trying to sell you things that you don't need, because the truth is YOU DON'T NEED LOTS OF EXPENSIVE KNIVES!
I probably use about four different types of knife in a day, and I am cooking and preparing all sorts of food and dishes every day. I do have more than four kitchen knives which I use occasionally, but for you at home, having four types of kitchen knife will be more than enough.

So in this review I am going to tell you which kitchen knives I recommend. Ok so lets start with Well the 'chef knife' or 'chopping knife' as it is sometimes known, is probably used the most out of all the knives. It will do most kitchen jobs if you look after it. This is a must have knife. This is my first choice however different knives suit different people and I have given you some other options below.
Your first Kitchen Knife, most chefs would agree with us, should be a good 8 -10 inch chef's knife. You can do most kitchen jobs with it peeling, chopping, slicing It can handle most kitchen tasks on its own. Most chefs consider the traditional chef's knife more Most versatile.
You will need other types of knife too to make things easier, Like bread slicing, ect;

The Best Chef Knives


Best Chef Knife Review #1

Victorinox Chefs 7.5-inch Narrow Stiff Blade Rosewood Handle This is the chef knife I use all day, and have done for years, its still going strong. I tell you its prepared so many great meals. And A few bad ones! :-) Anyway this knife is my first choice, I find this knife easy to sharpen and it stays sharp too, It is lightweight too so can be used for long periods of time. Victorinox (Forschner) Chefs Knife Rosewood Handle Manufactured by: Victorinox, Forschner Model: 7.5-inch Narrow Stiff Blade Rosewood Handle 5 based on 4 reviews $46.92 New

Best Chefs Knife #2

Best Chefs Knife #2

J.A. Henckels International Classic 8-Inch Stainless-Steel Chef's Knife

This is a man`s man knife and very popular with chefs . I find it a little big as I have small hands, Its not heavy but just substantial, however if you have larger hands you will get on with this knife.

Best Chef Knives #3 Bob Kramer 8" Carbon Steel Chef's Knife

This is a good knife. It's a little heavy for me but not to heavy it's a man`s knife, This is a knife that seems to just stay sharp with very little sharpening needed.It's a good Replica of Hand crafted Bob Kramer design chef knife but a third of the price but this is the same steel he uses and its licensed under his name.

Best Chef Knife #4

Masanobu VG-10 Damascus Santoku 7.0" (18cm)

This knife is a little expensive but well worth the money and looks and uses lovely,

Damascus steel is a type of steel used samurai sword making. These swords have distinctive patterns of banding and patterning like flowing water. Blades made with this type of steel are known to be tough and resistant to shattering and can be honed to a sharp edge.

Best Chef Knife #5

Shun Reserve ND0718 Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife, 7-Inch

A good all round knife, You will love this knife. it feels good in the hand. This knife is low maintenance holds a good edge, easy to use, and a pleasure to use all day at all cooking tasks. This chef knife seems to hold a razor like edge for ages.

The SG-2 steel blade and Pakka Wood handle are a work of art and with the inlaid mosaic Samurai family crest on the Damascus patterned blade.

Best Kitchen Paring Knives

Now The Best Kitchen Paring Knives

We say one or two flexible paring knives would be a good addition to your collection for peeling veggies. Typical blade lengths range from 2.5 to 4 inches, but you can go for a slightly longer blade around 4.5 inches they are useful for tasks like slicing fruit and cheese

Best Kitchen Paring Knives #1

Victorinox Paring Knife, Rosewood Handle

I have 2 of these they are serrated stay sharp for long periods, And very versatile, These great little knives are like friends to me that will never let me down, i would not be without one in the kitchen.

Best Kitchen Paring Knives #2

Japanese Stainless Steel Paring Knife with Scabbard- Brown Handle

This paring knife is lovely looks good, Which is why I used it for a lot of things at work and it works well to and also very cheap, The down side it will need replacing after a few years in a domestic kitchen and will need replacing yearly in a commercial kitchen,

Best Kitchen Paring Knives #3

Bob Kramer 3 1/2 inch Carbon Steel Paring Knife by Zwilling JA Henckels

A great bob kramer knife design , I have one of these and the only downside to it is, I have to go looking for it all the time as everyone borrows it as its so good. A great looking High carbon steel knife that will last for ever if looked after,

Best Kitchen Paring Knives #4

Shun Premier Paring Knife, 4-Inch

This shun knife is a work of art and has razor sharp edge with a layered Damascus steel with a hand-hammered finish (known as 'Tsuchime' in Japanese) A little bit more expensive but you will not be disappointed as this knife will also last a lifetime if taken care of.

Best Kitchen Knives Review

Ok this Is probably a good time to point out that kitchen knives are not screwdrivers, tin can openers or meant for chopping the firewood! :-)

They will last you a long time if you take care of them.

The Best kitchen Flexible knives

The Best kitchen Flexible knives are not too big but still big enough to carry out vegetable preparation. Most people use knives that are too small when preparing all types of food, Like filleting fish, Boneing out meat and many other tricky things,

The Best kitchen Flexible knives#1

Shun Premier Utility Knife, 6-1/2-Inch
Shun Premier Utility Knife, 6-1/2-Inch

A great knife and stunning to use and look at. A Handcrafted Damascus steel with hand-hammered finish all-purpose knife that has many uses and stays very sharp. ...


The Best kitchen Flexible knives#2

Friedr. Dick Premier Plus HACCP 7-Inch Fillet Knife, Flexible
Friedr. Dick Premier Plus HACCP 7-Inch Fillet Knife, Flexible

The dick knives are lovely because they are well balanced and not too heavy, my butcher has been using dick knives for years,


The Best kitchen Flexible knives#3

Victorinox 6 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife
Victorinox 6 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife

I have this knife with a rose wood handle its easy to sharpen and has many uses around the kitchen


Top Chef Knife Tips

Knives should always be kept sharp. Working with a blunt knife makes you use more pressure, which increases the risk of the blade slipping while your cutting and result in an accident.

And in need for a blue plaster.
We always work on a wood or plastic cutting board.

One Last Little Chef Tip: Put a damp cloth or paper towel under your board it will stop the board from slipping,

Best Kitchen Knives Sets

We hand wash and dry our own knives instead of using the dishwasher.
The wood handles of your knives can not go in to the dishwasher machine.
This makes sure that your knives are not damaged, Or The Pot washer should they come in contact with other objects or them.
Never leave your kitchen knives in the sink, Some poor unexpected person might come along and cut themselves,


Best Kitchen Knives Sets

Best Kitchen Knives Sets
Best Kitchen Knives Sets

Best Kitchen Knives Sets #3

Best Kitchen Knives Sets #4

Best Kitchen Knife Review

5 stars for Best Kitchen Knife Review

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      3 years ago

      nice knives

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      3 years ago


      It is indeed a very complete list. Good to read it.

      I've also reviewed several kitchen knives on my blog at

      Do check it out.


      Best Regards,


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      4 years ago

      nice article you have on knives. it is good knowing that sometimes the most expensive knives aren't necessarily the best quality of knives. voted up.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great selection of knives. I have a Victorinox quite easy to work with.

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      4 years ago

      I was looking at buying new knives not sure what to buy but this helps


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