Top 10 Best Japanese Kitchen Knives 2020

Tojiro DP Gyutou Knife

Tojiro DP Gyutou - 8.2

Gyutou Japanese kitchen knives are becoming more and more popular and the Tojiro brand is at the top of the list of high-quality knives. The Tojiro DP is a beautiful 8.2-inch stain resistance chef’s knife produced by Fuji Cutlery. The even edge provides a great cut for left or right-handed users. For professional chefs or just an average home cook, the quality of this knife is worth every penny. The knife comes very sharp and holds the edge wonderfully and it’s one of the best Japanese kitchen knives you can buy.

Japanese Chef’s Knife with 101 Layers of Steel!

200 mm (8 inch) - Japanese Chef's Knife with 101 Layers of Steel! Yaxell Gou

If you are looking for the perfect traditional Japanese chef’s knife, you’ve found it. The Yaxell Gou 9 inch chef’s knife includes a grand total of 101 layers of steel heated and joined to make this beautiful knife. The blade contains an intricate Damascus pattern, a design often seen on traditional Japanese swords. This knife isn’t just beautiful though, it is sharp enough to cut through any fruit or vegetable making it the perfect tool for your kitchen.

Chef’s Knife by Royal

Chef's Knife by Royal - 8 inch Blade - Full Tang Kitchen Knife- Black Piano Wood Handle

A chef’s knife is an important tool for any kitchen since it handles most of the daily kitchen tasks – slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing of fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish. This chef’s knife by Royal is the perfect addition to your kitchen. It is very versatile for a number of kitchen tasks from slicing meat to mincing onions, this tool is the one for you. The combination of the Japanese 420 stainless steel blade and the black piano wood handle create a beautiful and balanced tool. The full tang blade gives you perfect control of the knife for an easy cut every time.

Professional Stainless Steel Butcher Knife

Professional Stainless Steel Butcher Knife. Heavy Duty Japanese Meat Cleaver Slicing Knife.

Not everyone knows the benefit of a heavy-duty meat cleaver. But once you use this professional stainless steel butcher knife, you will understand. This 7-inch heavy-duty knife is built to last – it is perfect for cutting fruits, vegetables, meats and even herbs. The single-piece seamless bonded design of this multipurpose chef’s knife results in a beautiful addition to your cutlery drawers. With a lifetime guarantee, this is the last kitchen knife you will need to buy.

Victorinox 7-Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife

Victorinox 7-Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife, Rosewood Handle

Victorinox is a name knife lovers know and admire. When looking for a santoku knife, knife connoisseurs turn to the Granton Edge by Victorinox. Everything from the 7-inch blade to the beautiful rosewood handle comes together to create the perfect knife. A multipurpose tool in any right, the Granton is a cleaver and chef’s knife in one. It can be used for chopping, slicing or even mincing. And with a lifetime guarantee, you will never need another knife again.

Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef’s Knife

Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef's Knife, 8-Inch

No kitchen is complete without a quality chef’s knife. The Mac Knife brand provides the perfect hollow edge chef’s knife to add to your cutlery drawer. Made in Japan of quality steel, this Mac Knife Professional Hollow Edge 8-inch knife is an excellent knife for any professional or home kitchen. The super-thin blade is great for thin cutting and slicing of almost any food from meat to fruits and vegetables. Each blade is made of superior steel, extra hard for long life.

Victorinox Forged 7-Inch Santoku Knife

Victorinox Forged 7-Inch Santoku Knife

When you think of an uncomplicated knife, think Victorinox. The Forged 7-inch Santoku Knife is the last knife you will ever need to buy. This unique knife combines amazing features from a cleaver and a chef’s knife so it can be used for a variety of functions. The high carbon stainless ensures maximum sharpness and edge hold. The single piece, full tang design leads to seamless cutting every time and easy sharpening as you continue to use your knife for every kitchen need.

Revolution Series 8-inch Professional Chef’s Knife

Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Revolution Series 8-inch Professional Chef's Knife, Black Blade

A Japanese style knife is a must-have for any professional or home kitchen. The unique shape and size of the Kyocera Advanced Series knives make slicing and dicing a breeze. The long, deep blade is perfect for a chef with larger hands and the lightweight feel creates the perfect balance to the blade. Not only the size and style of this knife make it stand out but it is also resistant to acids, juices, oil, and salt leading to a long and happy knife life.

Tojiro DP Santoku 6.7″ Knife

Tojiro DP Santoku 6.7

Japanese knives are becoming an essential tool for every kitchen. The Tojiro DP Santoku knife is the perfect example of a knife to add to your cutlery collection. The entire 6.7-inch blade is stain resistant and made for slicing and dicing a variety of foods. Tojiro knives are made using the Hon Warikomi method – a traditional Japanese style that ensures stain-resistant, strong steel. Hon Warikomi style guarantees an easy to maintain knife while still keeping the beauty of the design.

Santoku Knife 7 Inch by Zelite Infinity

Santoku Knife 7 Inch by Zelite Infinity. Best Quality Japanese VG10 Super Steel 67 Layer High Carbon Stainless Steel - Razor Sharp, Superb Edge Retention, Stain & Corrosion Resistant! Ideal Gift

Every kitchen needs a quality chef’s knife and Santoku knives provide the versatility and durability that you need for a long-lasting knife. The Zelite Infinity Santoku knife boasts 67 layers of imported Japanese Takefu high carbon stainless super steel that comprises a razor-sharp, 7-inch blade. The triple-riveted handle ensures a strong grip with every use. Impress your guests at any social gathering with the visually pleasing, powerful knife.

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I'm Ivan - living and recently working in Southern California as a sous chef at various leading hotel chains. I’ve been fascinated by knives since my childhood in the Rocky Mountains. My career has made me passionate about all aspects of knives and I love sharing what I discover.