Top 10 Best Cutlery Knife Sets 2020

J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio 19-piece Knife Set with Cherry Block

We got many emails from people that moved to a new place and are looking for the best cutlery knife sets. But is there such a thing as the Best Cutlery Knife Set? One thing is sure – there are many good Cutlery Knife Blocks on the market so this post should give you some ideas. Please take a look at our Top 10 Beginner Knife Sets as well.

Best High-End Knife Set

J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio Knife Set

J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio 19-piece Knife Set

This Zwilling J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio knife set is highly durable with extremely balanced blades. It comes in an 18-slot wood knife block with Cherry finish. The knives in this set (except the steak knives which are stamped) feature a fully forged blade. They are full tang and have a triple-riveted handle. I do like the stainless steel end cap with the Henckels Logo on it. The Chef knife is really good balanced and so are the other knives. You will enjoy working with them every day you use one tool of this set.
The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Premio Set has very good edge retention and it is quite easy to re-sharpen.

Included in this set:

  • 3-inch Paring Knife
  • 3-inch Hollow Edge Paring Knife
  • 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • 5.5-inch Boning Knife
  • 6-inch Utility Knife
  • 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife
  • Eight 4.5-inch Serrated Steak Knives
  • 9-inch Sharpening Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 18-slot Wood Knife Block with Cherry Finish

Zwilling offers a lifetime warranty for the set.

Cangshan Z Series 17-Piece Knife Block Set

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The Cangshan Z Series 17-piece Knife Block Set combines some of the best from the East and the West. The bolster less design encourages a professional pinch grip. It also allows the blade to be sharpened from heel to tip and provides improved cutting precision, and safety.
The handcrafted full-tang knives are forged from tight-grained, X50Cr15MoV German Steel. This ensures good durability, stain resistance, and very good edge retention. Each blade goes through a 6 stage heat treatment ensuring every blade maintains its strength. The knives are sharpened to a 16-degree angle per side. They come with an HRC 58 +/- 2 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. The knives are hand polished and hand sharpened. The set is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Cangshan gives a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer defects.

Included in this Set:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 6-inch Boning Knife
  • 5-inch serrated Utility Knife
  • 5-inch Tomato Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 2.75-inch Peeling Knife
  • 6×5-inch Steak Knife
  • 8-inch honing steel
  • Forged 9″ Shears
  • Walnut block

Wüsthof Gourmet 16 Piece Set

Wüsthof 18-Piece Knife Set 8516-6

The Wüsthof Gourmet 16 Piece Set is the second set from Solingen in Germany that made it to our Best Cutlery Knife Sets list. The laser-cut blades are quite lightweight which makes it easy to work with them for a long time but they still offer great performance. The final buffing of these full-tang knives is done by hand. The tripel riveted seamlessly molded handle is made from a highly durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM). POM has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration compared to other synthetic materials used for handles.
I do like the spreader that comes with this set. You can cut your Bagle and spread your favorite topping with only one tool.

Included in this Set:

  • 2.5-inch Spear Point Paring Knife
  • 2.75-inch Trimming Knife
  • 2.25-inch Peeling Knife
  • 4.5-inch Utility Knife
  • four 4.5-inch Steak Knives
  • 5-inch Spreader
  • 5-inch Santoku
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Cook’s Knife
  • 9-inch Hooning Steel
  • Come-Apart Kitchen Shears
  • 15-Slot Block

DALSTRONG Gladiator Series 18-Piece Colossal Knife Set

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The Dalstrong Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set Block does look very different from the other knife blocks. Usually, the knife blocks are square but this one is wide. This way it is easier to grab the knife you need when working in the kitchen. I do like it!
The Gladiator Series blades are precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel. This steel ensures an ultra-sharp edge with excellent wear and stain resistance. The full-tang knives are hand polished and have a 56+ Rockwell hardness and the edge is 14-16 degrees per side. The knives have a black Pakkawood handle imported from Spain. A traditional design with triple rivets ensures that the handle will last a very long time.

Included in this Set:

  • 9-inch Carving Knife
  • 9-inch Bread Knife
  • 8.5-Inch Kiritsuke Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 7-inch Nakiri Knife
  • 6-inch Boning Knife
  • 6.5-inch Utility Knife
  • 6-inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • Six 5-inch Straight Edge Steak Knives
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 2.75-inch Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • 10-inch Gladiator Series Honing Steel
  • Walnut Wood Block

Best Knife Set under 200 Dollar

OXO Good Grips 17 Piece Knife Block Set

OXO Good Grips 17 Piece Knife Block Set

The OXO Good Grips 17 Piece Knife Block Set features knives with a fully forged blade, bolster and tang for superior balance, strength, and durability. OXO uses German stainless steel with high carbon content for long-lasting sharpness and edge retention. OXO thought hard about the handles for this knife line. Of course, a good knife should feel like an extension of the hand. The contoured handle and rounded bolster are quite nice and make the knives easy to control.

Included in this Set:

  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • 4.5-inch Santoku Knife
  • 6.5-inch Santoku Knife
  • 8-inch Slicing Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • Honing Steel
  • Kitchen Shears

Best Knife Set under 100 Dollar

McCook MC25 14 Pieces Kitchen Knife Set

McCook MC25 Kitchen Knife Set

The McCook 14 Pieces Kitchen Knife Set comes with a knife block that has a built-in sharpener. McCook uses high carbon stainless steel for the knives. They use their taper grind edge technology to make the blades sharp for precise cutting. With the built-in sharpener in the knife block, they are easy to re-sharpen. The knives are full tang which makes them very stable. The grip has a nice ergonomic design so it fits good in the hand.
All the knives are FDA approved and the set comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee from McCook.

Included in the Set:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Slicing Knife
  • 5-inch Santoku Knife
  • 5.5-inch serrated Utility Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch paring Knife
  • Six 4.5-inch serrated Steak Knife
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Knife block with built-in sharpener

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Block Set

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Block Set

Chicago Cutlery decided for their cutlery knife set to use two different materials for the handle. The working knives of the Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Block Set have a black polyester handle. The Steak knives have a steel handle. The black Asian-influenced, cushion-grip handles provide a sturdy, non-slip grip.
For the blades, Chicago Cutlery uses it’s signature 26-Degree taper grind edge technology. It provides very good sharpness for precise cutting and is easy to re-sharpen. They are forged from high-carbon stainless steel with metal bolsters for added balance and safe handling.

Included in this Set:

  • 3.25-inch Parer
  • 3-inch Peeler
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 8 4.25-inch Steak knives
  • 7.75-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Slicer
  • 7.75-inch Bread Knife
  • 5-inch Partoku Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 8-inch stainless Sharpening Steel

Emojoy 15-Piece Knife Set

Emojoy 15-Piece Knife Set

The Emojoy 15-Piece Knife Block Set stands out with the blue handles.
Emojoy uses X50Cr15 High Carbon stainless steel for the blades. The knives have a strong and durable bolster that increases stability and gives you better control. The ABS handle feels good in the hand while using the knives. The Oakwood block keeps your knives safe and does not need a lot of space on your kitchen counter.

Included in the Set:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Slicing Knife
  • 8-inch Santoku Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • Kitchen Scissors
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Six 4.5-inch Steak Knives

Alltripal Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Alltripal Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

The Alltripal Premium 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Set is proof that you do not have to spend an arm and a leg for a good Cutlery Knife Set!
For this set Alltripal uses German X50Cr15 high carbon stainless steel. The full-tang knives are very sharp and stay sharp for long. Triple rivetted Pakkawood handles ensure a good grip. I like the feeling of wood but some people do not like the extra effort that comes with a wood handle. After use, you should clean your knife and wipe it dry. This way the handles will last forever.
Alltripal gives a 30 days return and a 1-year quality warranty.

Included in this Set:

  • Chef Knife
  • Bread Knife
  • Slicing Knife
  • Santoku Knife
  • Utility Knife
  • Fruit Knife
  • Peeling Knife
  • Boning Knife;
  • Paring Knife
  • Six Steak Knives
  • Knife Sharpener
  • Knife Block
  • Kitchen Scissor

Best Self-Sharpening Knife Set

Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 15-Piece Knife Block Set

Calphalon Cutlery Classic Stainless Sharping Cutlery Block Set

This nice set from Calphalon is forged from high-carbon stainless steel and features a full tang and bolster. The Steak Knives are stamped.
The knife block is designed with Calphalon’s “SharpIN Technology”. This are built-in ceramic sharpeners that automatically sharpen knives each time you pull them out or stick them back in the block.

Calphalon Cutlery Classic Stainless 5in Santoku Knife

The Calphalon Classic 15-Piece Knife Block Set has another interesting detail the other cutlery knife sets on this page do not have. Each of the big knife handles is labeled for easy identification in the knife block! No more guesswork when choosing the right knife. Here you see the handle of the 5-inch Santoku knife. I do like that.

Included in the Set:

  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 6-inch Utility Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 8 Steak Knives
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Rubberwood Self-sharpening Block

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Top 10 Best Granton Edge Knife Reviews 2020

Kessaku 7 Inch Santoku Knife - Samurai Series

Some people call a Granton Edge Knife a Hollow Edge or Fluted Edge Knife. The blade features hollowed-out dimples or grooves on one or both sides on the blade. Depending on what is being cut, these grooves will fill with juices or create pockets of air. This prevents food from sticking to the blade. On top of that, it creates less friction between the knife and the food.

Most of the Granton Edge knives on this page are similar in the way they look. Their bolster allows easy sharpening of the entire blade down to the blade heel. Good knuckle clearance gives room for use without knuckle interference. But this is where the similarities end.

POKALEE 7 Inch Santoku Kitchen Knife with Granton Edge

POKALEE Santoku Kitchen Knife

The POKALEE Santoku Kitchen Knife looks like a serious tool and if you pick it up it feels like one as well. The blade is made of high carbon German stainless steel. It is not too hard with a 58 Rockwell Hardness and the edge is hand polished at 15 degrees per side. The knife is very safe to work with, it has a protective bolster and triple rivets reinforce non-slip handle with a steel end cap. The handle is very comfortable to work with. The knife is full tang and has a perfect balance. I really love to work with it.
This knife comes with a lifetime money-back guarantee.

Mercer Culinary Genesis 7 Inch Forged Santoku Knife

Mercer Culinary Genesis 7 Inch Forged Santoku Knife

The Genesis 7 Inch Forged Santoku Knife is a typical Mercer Culinary knife. For the blade, they use high carbon X50 Cr Mo V15, no-stain German cutlery steel. It does a very good if not the best job to resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. The knife is precision-forged for better strength and durability. The taper-ground edge adds stability, easy honing, long-lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping. You can not really see this on the picture but the knife has a full tang that runs the entire length of the handle. Together with the bolster, it makes the knife very balanced.
The Santoprene handle is very comfortable and ensures a safe grip. And it is NSF certified as well.

Victorinox 8 Inch Swiss Classic Chef Knife

Victorinox 8 Inch Swiss Classic Chef Knife

A lot of bang for your buck: The Victorinox 8 Inch Swiss Classic Chef Knife. Made from lightweight European steel in Switzerland. The blade is laser-tested and is ground in two directions. The tapered knife edge holds its sharpness for a long time. It features dimples on both sides of the blade. The overall shape of the blade, with a long, sloping curve, is good for a rocking motion. You can mince and chop easily. This knife features an ergonomic Fibrox Pro handle for a non-slip grip. Even when wet you feel safe. The thermoplastic elastomer handle works for big and small hands. The handle makes the knife very light.
The knife meets the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards.
Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.

Oxford CHEF 7 Inch Damascus Santoku Chef Knife

Oxford CHEF 7 Inch Damascus Santoku Chef Knife

The Oxford CHEF 7 Inch Santoku Chef Knife is a fine example of a Granton Edge Damascus blade. The blade is forged with an authentic Japanese VG-10 “Super-Steel” cutting core. This ensures flexibility and maximum edge retention without dulling or chipping. This core layer is forged from one piece of steel. It is clad with 33 layers of high carbon stainless Damascus steel on each side. Hardened with Oxfords cryogenic nitrogen cooling process, this blade is solid with a 62+ on the Rockwell hardness scale. The blade is sharpened to an 8-12 degree angle per side using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method.
This knife is full tang and has a steel cap at the end of the G-10 handle which helps with the balance. The rounded handle and tapered pinch-grip bolster encourage natural handling.
The knife comes with Oxford CHEF “no questions asked replacement or money-back guarantee“. If you ask me – this knife won the Best Looks contest on this page for sure!

OXO Good Grips Pro 6.5 Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife

OXO Good Grips Pro 6.5 Inch Santoku Knife
OXO Good Grips Pro 6.5 Inch Santoku Knife

The OXO Good Grips Pro 6.5 Inch Santoku Knife looks and feels good. Constructed with high carbon German X50 Cr Mo V15 steel. The knife features a fully forged blade, bolster, and tang. The full-tang blade adds strength and in combination with eh steel knob at the end of the handle a very nice balance. The contoured handle and curved bolster provide optimal control with or without pinch grip.
This knife comes with the OXO Better Guarantee. OXO will repair or replace the knife if you have any problem with it.

Kessaku 7 Inch Santoku Knife – Samurai Series

Kessaku 7 Inch Granton Edge Santoku Knife - Samurai Series
Kessaku 7 Inch Santoku Knife – Samurai Series

Kessaku means Masterpiece in Japanese and that is how this knife looks. The pure high carbon 7CR17MOV stainless steel blade sets the Kessaku 7 Inch Santoku Knife – Samurai Series apart from the German steel knives. It has a 58+ Rockwell Hardness and is very resistant to corrosion and rust. The forged blade is hand sharpened with a 16° angle per side. This should give the thin knife blade a sharper, longer-lasting edge.
The Pakka Wood handle is moisture-resistant and has a full tang for added strength. The bolster together with the steel end cap balance this knife Japanese style.
The knife shippes in a nice gift box if you want to give it away. Better do not try it before you give it away – you might just keep it!

Victorinox Fibrox Santoku 7-Inch Granton Edge Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery Fibrox Pro Granton Edge Santoku Knife

Victorinox combined a Granto Edge Knife and a Santoku Knife and it works. The Victorinox Swiss Army 7-Inch Fibrox Granton Edge Santoku Knife is part cleaver, part chef’s knife. On top of it, you can use it as a spatula to scoop up whatever you are chopping. The flat cutting edge doesn’t rock, creating a highly efficient chopping motion.

This knife features an ergonomic Fibrox Pro handle for a non-slip grip. Even when wet you feel safe. The thermoplastic elastomer handle works for big and small hands. I never had a problem and my wife is quite happy with the knife as well. She loves the weight. This knife is light and she can work with it for a long time.
The blade is ground in two directions to create long-lasting sharpness.
The knife meets the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) standards.
Victorinox provides a lifetime guarantee against defects in material and workmanship.

TUO 7 Inch Granton Edge Santoku Chef Knife

TUO 7 inch Santoku Chef Knife

Another Santoku knife on this 10 Best Granton Edge Knives page. The TUO 7 Inch Granton Edge Santoku Chef Knife. It features High Carbon German stainless steel with a vacuum heat-treatment and nitrogen cryogenic tempering. 56+ Rockwell hardness ensures flexibility and lasting performance of the knife. TUO hand sharpen the edge with the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method to be 14-16 degrees per side. The knife is full-tang with triple rivets and a steel cap at the end of the handle. This helps to balance the knife really well.
The handle is made from Pakkawood and it fits well into the hand which makes the knife good to work with.
The knife shippes in a nice black gift box if you want to give it as a present.

Cutluxe 12 Inch Granton Edge Slicing Knife

Cutluxe 12 Inch Granton Edge Slicing Knife

You can slice your Melons with the Cutluxe 12 Inch Granton Edge Slicing Knife. But where it really shines is at the table when you slice you Sunday roast, ribs, turkey, prosciutto or other meat. Cutluxe uses German high carbon stainless steel that is tempered to 56+ Rockwell for good edge retention. The blade is hand-honed and sharpened at 14-16° per side. The full-tang knife has a laminated Pakkawood handle. It is triple-riveted with engraved a Cutluxe rivet next to the steel cap at the end. The tapered bolster provides a good finger guard so you can work safely on your meat. The knife feels surprisingly balanced even with the long blade.
The knife comes with a lifetime warranty against material or workmanship defects .

Update International (KGE-07) 12″ Forged Granton Edge Carving Knife

Update International (KGE-07) 12

The Update Internationa 12″ Forged Granton Edge Carving Knife is a hand-honed knife which has a rounded blade tip as well as a Granton edge. Measuring a full 12 inches long, this carving knife is made with a combination of high carbon stainless steel as well as forged Granton steel on the cutting edge. The handle is durable as well as slip-resistant and has a contoured shape that better fits your hand, allowing for comfortable use of longer periods.

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Top 10 Best Trimming Knives 2020

Wüsthof Classic 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

Wüsthof Classic 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

Wüsthof Classic 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

This small 2.75-inch long Wüsthof Classic Trimming Knife with its narrow curved blade moves smoothly along the bones for clean cuts. It is ideal for trimming the fat from chicken. The knife is precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. It is tempered to 58⁰ Rockwell. The full tang knife has a triple-riveted handle. The handle is made from polyoxymethylene or POM as some call it. The knife has a full bolster for more safety and it is superbly balanced and makes your job easy. This is a very durable synthetic material that has a tight molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The handle is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. This is the best trimming knife for ribs.
Hand washing recommended for long-lasting quality. The Wüsthof Classic Knives are made in Solingen, Germany. They are in the knife business for over 200 years. This gave them a lot of time to perfect their knives.

Lamson 2.75 Inch Signature Forged Series Trimming Knife

Lamson 2.75 Inch Signature Forged Series Trimming Knife

Lamson knives are Made in the USA but for the steel, they trust the Germans. The heart of the Lamson 2.75 Inch Signature Forged Series Trimming Knife is high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany.
This full tang trimming knife is forged from a single piece of steel and tempered to 58° Rockwell hardness. The blade has a 20° blade angle and are polished, hand-edged and honed. The triple-riveted handle with nickel silver rivets is from resin-infused Pakkawood. The full bolster secure your hands so you really can work with it. The handle is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping.
The Lamson knives are Made in the USA. We have a whole page dedicated to US-made knives.

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

The second knife is also from a German manufacturer. ZWILLING is in the business for over 280 years. The ZWILLING J.A. Henckels 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife is made of proprietary special formula steel. Precision-forged from a single piece of solid steel with a 57 Rockwell Hardness. Combined with ZWILLING’s FRIODUR ice-hardening technique, these blades are harder, sharper, and they retain their sharpness longer.
The knife is honed and hand-finished before the edge is laser-controlled. The full bolster provides the right balance and acts as a finger guard.
This full tang knife has a three-rivet handle made from polymer. The handle is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping.
I like the Wüsthof a bit more because of its design. But both knives work really well.

Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife – Semi-Stiff Blade

Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife

The Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox Pro 6 Inch Curved Boning Knife has a carbon steel semi-stiff blade. The curved-edge allows for smooth, clean cuts close to and around the bone. Thick meats like beef or pork require a less flexible knife, but this knife’s slight bend allows for a delicate touch. Think best of two worlds. In my opinion, this is the best fat trimming knife out there. The handle is from Fibro Pro for a non-slip grip. It is a light knife and you can work quite easily with it.
The knife is National Sanitation Foundations (NSF) approved. Victorinox provides a lifetime warranty.

Mercer Culinary Genesis 6 Inch Forged Flexible Boning Knife

Mercer Culinary Genesis 6 Inch Forged Flexible Boning Knife

The Mercer Culinary Genesis 6 Inch Forged Flexible Boning Knife features a high carbon forged steel blade from Soligen, Germany. The x50 Cr Mo V15 steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. A taper-ground edge adds stability, provides easy honing, ensures long-lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping. The full tang knife has a Santoprene handle that is quite comfortable. The full bolster with finger guard makes working with this knife very safe. The handle is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping.
The knife is National Sanitation Foundations (NSF) approved.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery 6 Inch Rosewood Curved Boning Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery 6 Inch Rosewood Curved Boning Knife

The Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery 6 Inch Rosewood Curved Boning Knife looks a bit similar to the other Victorinox knife on this page but is a bit different. Technically they perform the same but this knife looks not so much technical like the one with the plastic handle. It looks better in a knife block for example. The pointed tip easily pierces meat. The curved-edge of the knife allows for smooth, clean cuts close to and around the bone. The steel is the same European stell Victorinox uses for all the knives.
The handle is made from Rosewood and tripel riveted to the blade.

Zelite Infinity Alpha-Royal Series 6 Inch Boning Knife

Zelite Infinity Alpha-Royal Series 6 Inch Boning Knife

The Zelite Infinity Alpha-Royal Series 6 Inch Boning Knife features Japanese AUS10 “Super Steel” with 67-layer high carbon stainless steel Tsunami Rose Damascus pattern. Zelite uses liquid nitro cooling to get to a Rockwell Hardness of 61. The blade is hand finished using the traditional 3-step Honbazuke method. The blade is sharpened with 12 degrees per side and the cutting angle is mirror polished. The knife has very good edge retention as well as stain and rust resistance.
The round G10 black handle is triple riveted to the forged full Tang for increased strength and durability. The tapered bolster and steel end cap help to balance this knife.
Think the best from both worlds. An Asien style blade with the strength and balance of a western knife.

Hammer Stahl 6 Inch Boning Knife

Hammer Stahl 6- Inch Boning Knife

The Hammer Stahl 6 Inch Boning Knife stands out on this 10 Best Trimming Knives page. It is the handle that is different. The knife has a thin, flexible German X50CrMoV15 High Carbon Stainless Steel blade. It is forged and tempered and has a Rockwell hardness of 55 – 57. This provides a good edge and lasting durability. Each cutting edge is measured by laser and later sharpened to a 20-degree bevel angle. It makes it easy to sharpen the knife at home as well.
The Pakkawood handle is infused with phenolic resin. This way Hammer Stahl combined the look of wood with the durability of plastic.
I do not like the design of the knife too much but I do like the performance of it. Nicely balanced and with the full bolster and little extra curve at the end of the handle it is very safe to work with the knife.

Hammer Stahl provides a lifetime guarantee against any defects in materials or workmanship.
This knife is shipped in a nice black box. If you want to give somebody a gift you are almost done wrapping it.

Cutluxe 6 Inch Boning Knife

Cutluxe 6 Inch Boning Knife

The Cutluxe 6 Inch Boning Knife features a Tapered bolster and a solid handle. Cutluxe designed the knife with a flexible blade so it is easy to cut around the bone. The knife is forged from a single piece of high-carbon German steel. Tempered to a 56+ Rockwell hardness for a long-lasting edge. The blade is hand sharpened edge at 14-16 degrees per side. The knife is rust and stain-resistant.
I am sorry you can not really see the Pakkawood handle on the picture above. It is laminated, polished, and triple-riveted for a good grip and the full tang adds stability. The knife is quite well balanced and easy to maneuver. A steel end cap on the butt of the knife helps to achieve the balance.

The Cutluxe knife comes with a lifetime warranty against material or workmanship defects.

Jasni 6 Inch Damascus Steel Boning Knife

Jasni 6 Inch Damascus Steel Boning Knife

The Jasni 6 Inch Damascus Steel Boning Knife will look good in any kitchen. But do not get fooled by its looks. This knife is a serious workhorse that just happens to look very good. The blade is made from 76 layers of VG-10 high carbon steel.
The hand-polished wooden handle is very good to work with. The hand fits really good and I never slipped while working with it. The finger guard behind the bolster is just another safety stop.

What is a Trimming Knife

Wüsthof Classic 2.75 Inch Trimming Knife

Only 2 to 3 inches long, a trimming knife has a small, curved blade that is shaped somewhat like a boning knife. The trimming knife is useful for removing excess fat where a larger knife is too big to manuver.

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Top 10 Best Oyster Knife & Shucking Knives 2020

Best Oyster Knife

What is an Oyster Knife and why do you need one

Best Oyster Knife

The Oyster Knife is a special type of knife to pry open oysters and separate their meat from the shell. This is also called shucking and the knife is sometimes called an Oyster Shucking Knife.
It has a short, thick blade and usually a thick and short but bulbous handle. This kind of handle is best for the grip-and-twist motion you need to do when opening an oyster. Some Oyster Knives come with a shield after the handle. This way your hand can not slip easily from the knife. But more important, it prevents the blade to go too far into the shell. Typically, the knife will have a sharp pointy tip that you insert into the tightly closed shell to pry the shell apart. After the oyster is open you cut through the muscle and oyster membrane to separate the meat from the shell.

Of course, you could use a normal knife or a screwdriver to open an Oyster but you might not only break part of the shell or the whole shell if you do it this way. It is also dangerous because you could easily hurt yourself. So if you are going to enjoy preparing your own oysters you should get a proper knife for it. And they are really not expensive and should last a lifetime.
Experienced oyster lovers usually own more than one oyster knife. Although you can open an oyster with any kind of oyster knife some do a much better job on certain oyster types and sizes than others.

What are the different Blade Styles for Oyster Knives:

The French Oyster Shucking Knife

DALSTRONG Oyster Shucking Knife

The DALSTRONG 2.75″ Oyster Shucking Knife is a perfect example of a French Oyster Knife. They have a straight, thin blade that is sharp on both edges. These knives are strong and made for hard work.

Chesapeake Stabber

Original Chesapeake Bay Oyster Shucking Knife

The Original Chesapeake Bay Oyster Shucking Knife is a perfect example of a Chesapeake Stabber with a tapered blade. It does allow the easy penetration of the shellfish. It has little if any flex to the blade. The knife also cuts the adductor muscle easily.

Boston-Style Oyster Knife

Dexter-Russell (S134PCP) - 3" Boston-Style Oyster Knife

The Dexter-Russell 3″ Boston-style Oyster Knife is a perfect example of a Bosten Oyster Knife. The names Boston, Boston stabber, Cape Cod stabber describes a famous American oyster knife design. They feature long, moderately narrow stainless or high carbon steel blades. The blade is slightly convex and strong with rather dull edges. The handles are long oval-round or pear-shaped and wooden or synthetic. You can use any shucking method with this knife, except the side-knife method.

Providence Pattern Oyster Knife

Providence Pattern Oyster Knife

The Dexter Providence Pattern Oyster Knife with Polypropylene Handle is a good example for a Providence Oyster Knife. It has a narrow slightly rounded tip. It is easier to spit oyster shells with a straight flat blade than using thicker ones. The shorter blade provides a bit more of a manageable angle as well. These knives are good for oysters of all sizes but especially medium-sized oysters.

Galveston-Oyster-Knife

Dexter-Russell - 4" Galveston-Style Oyster Knife

A Galveston Oyster Knife is sometimes referred to as a Southern or Gulf Knife. In general, Galveston’s feature a long, very strong, and broad blade. In general, the blade is flat and only a little bit convex and the tip narrows to a rounded point. The handle is the same as the ones you find on Boston knives. A good example is the Dexter-Russell 4″ Galveston-Style Oyster Knife.

New Haven-Oyster-Knife-Shucker

R Murphy New Haven Oyster Knife Shucker

If you like to open your oysters with the classic hinge method you should try this kind of knife. The blade is fairly wide and blunt. The convex tip can travel high inside the oyster. The upward angled tip makes it easy to move inside the oyster but away from the meat. The convex shape of the blade makes it easy to cut the adductor muscle without puncturing the meat. The R Murphy New Haven Oyster Knife Shucker is a fine example of such a knife. It is versatile and works well on most small to medium East, West & Gulf Coast oysters. It is light-weight and perfectly balances in your hand.

Our Top 10 Oyster Knives

PUT ‘EM BACK Oyster Shucker by Toadfish

Oyster Shucker by Toadfish

The PUT ‘EM BACK Oyster Shucker by Toadfish is a bit different from the rest. Toadfish looks at it more like a tool than the other manufacturers. Made from Japanese stain-free and rust-resistant stainless steel the full tang blade gives you more control when working with it. The tip of the blade is bend which allows for easy opening from the hinge of the Oyster. For the Handle Toadfish counts on recycled materials. It features a thumbprint on one side. This way you will not slip and have a better grip which results in a safer opening process. The tip section of the blade is sharp to cut the oyster out of its shell.

Toadfish does not recommend that you use this knife on raw large ‘rock’ Gulf Coast oysters. The knife comes with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee. If you do not love the knife they replace it or offer you a refund.
Toadfish plants 10 sq. feet of new oyster habitat for every knife they sell!

Dexter New Haven Style Knife

Dexter-Russell New Haven Style Oyster Knife

The Dexter Russel New Haven-style oyster knife has a bent tip to help you open oysters easier. You guessed it – the name of the knife told you already. Dexter uses high carbon, high alloy stain-free DEXSTEEL for the 2.75″ blade. For the handle, they use their own Sani-Safe material. It is a textured, slip-resistant, easy-to-clean polypropylene. The knife is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified.

Victorinox Oyster Knife

Victorinox Oyster Knife 2-3_4-Inch Hooked Tip New Haven Style Blade, Red SuperGrip Handle

Victorinox is the world’s best-known brand for multi-tools and pocket knives and their knives are made in Switzerland. But for many years Victorinox is making kitchen knives and tools as well. On vacation with the misses, I took her out to a nice restaurant for her birthday. This was in France and they opened the Oysters at the table. Curious what tools they use I asked and Victorinox it was. In fact, it was the Victorinox Oyster knife hooked tip New Haven-style blade.
The knife has an ergonomic, super grip handle that is slip-resistant even when wet. The high carbon steel blade is rustproof and you can wash it in the dishwasher. This Oyster Knife is NSF approved. Victorinox guarantees all knives and tools to be of first-class stainless steel and also guarantees a life time against any defects in material and workmanship.

Like a different Blade?
If you like this knife but you need another blade – no problem! Victorinox has this knife with different blades.
They feature the same NSF approved slip-resistant super grip handle. You can get it with

So everybody can find his favorite knife for his favorite type of oysters.

OXO Good Grips Oyster Knife

OXO Good Grips Oyster Knife

The OXO Good grips oyster knife] is the perfect knife for eating oysters in your home. It is one of the best oyster knives on the list. The sturdy stainless steel blade has a bent tip that makes prying open oyster shells easier than ever. The soft comfortable handle ensures that you won’t slip even when it is wet. If you want to wash it in your dishwasher you definitely can. If you are on a budget, do not hesitate to make this purchase! You get a great Oyster knife for under 10$.

Swissmar Shucker Paddy Universal Oyster Knife

Swissmar Shucker Paddy Universal Oyster Knife

The Swissmar-Shucker-Paddy-Universal-Oyster-Knife is one of the most unusual oyster knives around. I have to admit it took me a few Oysters to get used to this knife. You see – the usual Oyster Knife has only one axis like all the other knives in your kitchen. This Shucker has two. One down the blade and another down the length of the grip. This dual-axis gives you a lot more leverage.
Once you get the hang of it you will love it!
The Shucker Paddy has an ergo-dynamic dual-axis pistol grip with finger guard. The knife’s 135-degree angle keeps the forearm in alignment with the blade for maximum transfer of power. It features a 3″ blade. The tip is sharpened on both the top and bottom, for ease of use on all types of oysters. Swissmar gave it a perfect sharpness for all types of oysters. This knife is dishwasher safe and you can use it with both hands.
After testing it for this review I gave it to a friend. I have quite large hands (Glove Size XL) and if you have large hands the handle is a bit too small. You are better off to get another Oyster Knife from this page.

HiCoup Oyster Knife

HiCoup Oyster Knife

The HiCoup Oyster Knife is one of my favorite Oyster Knife looks a bit different than the rest. It has a fine Pakka Wood-handle with an oversized hand guard to keep your fingers safe. You will work the Oyster with a 420 stainless steel full tang blade. The handle is secured with 3 rivets which are compression riveted in order to hold wood and steel strongly together.
The Hi Coup comes with a Lifetime Guarantee and a leather holster to store the knife when you do not use it.
If you do not like the handle of the HiCoup Oyster Knife take a loot at the DALSTRONG Oyster Shucking Knife.

Zyliss Oyster Tool and Knife Set

ZYLISS Oyster Tool and Knife Set

I know what you are thinking – at last, some of you. How can the Zyliss Oyster Tool and Knife Set end up in this Top 10 List? When I saw it the first time I was skeptical but I got one to give it a go. And it does work! The silicone oyster pocket has non-slip feet so you put one oyster in it and hold it from the top. No need for a glove or towel you can now open the oyster easier. It provides leverage while keeping hands safe during use. The non-slip handle is quite big and fits nicely in the hand. This combination makes it super easy to open your favorite oysters. I gave it to my mother since she never liked to open oysters. Now she is very happy with her toolset.
The Zyliss Knife set has 5 years guarantee and is dishwasher safe.

R. Murphy Duxbury Oyster Knife

R. Murphy Duxbury Oyster Knife

The R. Murphy Duxbury Oyster Knife is my friend’s favorite oyster shucker tool. It is Made in the USA as well. The 2-1/8 inch blade is made from commercial grade stainless steel. It has a tough pointy tip and requires only a bit of force to ease in the oyster hinge. The tip is a bit bent which is called a New Haven Tip which makes it easy to work into the oyster hinge. For the handle, they use a polypropylene plastic that is very ergonomically shaped. I do like the way it feels in the hand and it is great to work with it. They call the color “Murphy Green”.

Melocean Oyster Shucking Knife Set of 2

Melocean Oyster Shucking Knife Set of 2

The Melocean Oyster Shucking Knife Set is similar to the knife above for the experienced oyster lover. I would not recommend it to someone that is a beginner. For the blade material, Melocean chose 3CR13 German stainless steel. That makes the blade very strong and it is rust-proof. It has a strong tip with a sharp edge so you can penetrate the hinge easily. The blade ends in a forged bolster that adds to the durability of the knife. The blade extends all the way to the end of the handle to increase strength and leverage. We call that a full tang knife.
The 2.5″ blade will not bend so you “feel” what you do and you can work fast end efficiently without chipping the shell. The handles are made from non-slip French wood and reinforced with two rivets. Melocean gives a lifetime warranty for the set.
The knife comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is Made in the USA.

Winco – 7 1/2″ Clam Knife

Winco - 7 1/2" Clam Knife

The Winco 7 1/2-Inch Clam Knife is a Classic single-edged blade clam knife. The wood handles are triple-riveted and guarantee a firm grip. The stainless steel blade is stiff and you can open a lot of Oysters quick and easy with it. The blade is not really sharp but sharp enough to part the shell from the flesh of the oyster.
I would recommend this knife only to people that have a bit of experience. Since there is no finger guard you should know how to work with this knife to avoid injury.

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Top 10 Best Chef Knives 2020

Best Chef Knives
We could not work with the handle – This knife did not make it to the Best Chef Knife list

The 10 Best Chef Knives

A modern Chef’s Knife is a multi-purpose knife. It is designed to perform well at many different kitchen tasks, rather than one specific task in particular. It can be used for mincing, slicing, dicing, and chopping vegetables or fruits, slicing meat, or disjointing large cuts.
It is the Swiss Knife and the “workhorse” of the Kitchen. Here you find our 10 Best Chef Knives!

Lamson Fire Forged 8-inch Chef Knife

Lamson 59950 Fire Forged 8-inch Chef Knife

The Lamson Fire Forged 8-inch Chef Knife is the workhorse of the kitchen. Its broad blade dices, slices, and chops fruits, vegetables, and meats while protecting knuckles from hitting the cutting board. The blade is forged from the finest high-carbon stainless steel from Solingen, Germany (Grade 4116). The sleek, sturdy handles come in different materials. The pictures show the Acrylic handle of the Fire Series. You can also choose the resin-infused ebony handle (Earth Series) or a natural wood handle. (Rosewood Series, Silver Series).

The blades are precision-forged using the traditional hot-drop method. This makes it easier to temper them to the perfect hardness, resulting in a harder, sharper blade that is both corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Full tang blades with triple riveted handles ensure the ideal balance and weight. A curved and recessed bolster provides a seamless transition from handle to blade, as well as comfortable thumb support for better control and safety. This knife is backed by the Sharp for LifeTM program. It supplies a lifetime of complimentary professional sharpening on every knife Lamson makes. This makes the Lamson Fire Forged 8″ Chef Knife “the best knife made in the USA” for Mike. He owns the Lamson Earth Forged 10-Piece Block Set and he swears he never will have another block in his kitchen.

Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife

For the enthusiast that loves a classic heavy German Chef Knife

Solingen in Germany has been the home of master blacksmiths for over 2000 years. And Wüsthof is part of it for over 200 years. A lot of time to perfect the Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife.
The knife is forged from a single piece of chromium-molybdenum-vanadium steel. It is tempered to 58⁰ Rockwell and finally buffed by hand.
Each knife is sharpened to precision with a laser technology Wusthof calls PEtec to achieve the ultimate sharpness.

The full bolster helps to balance the knife and makes working with it very safe. The knife is full tang and is triple riveted to the handle for superb control of it. The black handle is made from Polyoxymethylene. This is a very durable synthetic material that has a tight molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration. The handle has is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. The knife is approved by the National Sanitary Foundation (NSF).
As you might know by now – I am a huge fan of the Wüsthof knives and particular of the Classic line. My Wüsthof Classic knives are old and have the old design. But they are still so good that I really can not replace them with the new line. This is a knife you will give to your children and their children can still use it.

ZWILLING Professional “S” 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

For the Chef that loves a German knife that is a bit lighter

ZWILLING Professional "S" 8-Inch Chef's Knife

The ZWILLING Professional “S” 8-Inch Chef’s Knife is from one of the two bigger manufacturers in Solingen, Germany. The knife is made from one-piece precision-forged high carbon steel. Zwilling calls its method Sigmaforge. It does provide a great geometry, high precision, and improves the stability of the blade and steel structure. This improves the edge retention for long-lasting sharpness. The blades are ice-hardened. This improves the no-stain properties and adds more blade strength as well as improved resistance to corrosion and pitting. The bolster provides weight, insures safety, and adds balance to the knife. The fully visible tang construction provides proper balance and strength. The knife is a bit forward weighted thanks to the light handle. The handle has is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. The Triple-riveted Novodur handle is dishwasher safe but we do recommend that you hand wash knives only.

The blade has a 57 Rockwell hardness and holds the edge quite well. The edge angle is 15 degrees per side. The knife weighs 9.8 ounces and is one of the heavy knives on this page.

Enso HD 8-inch Chef’s Knife

For the enthusiast that is willing to spend a bit more time caring for the knife

Enso HD 8-inch Chef's Knife

The first thing you notice when looking at the Enso HD 8-inch Chef’s Knife is the hammered finish of the blade. This reduces sticking which is good. But that does come with one downside: it requires more care because those pits, if not cared for could conceivably allow bacteria to grow under certain conditions. But this should not be a big problem since you should clean and dry your knife after every use anyhow.

This knife is made by the famous Yaxell company in Seki, Japan. Yaxell is known to make some superb professional quality knives. The Enso HD is very similar to a Yaxell Gou. But it costs only half of what the Yaxell Zen costs.

Yaxell uses Japanese VG10 steel for the cutting core. The steel has a Rockwell Hardness of 61 and ensures excellent edge retention. Packed around the core are 37-layer stainless Damascus layers with hammered (tsuchime) finish. The blade is hand ground to a 12° cutting angle. It has a double bevel (50/50) edge for right or left-handed use.
These knives are full tang for added strength and durability. The knife has a black canvas micarta handle with three stainless steel rivets, a bolster, and a steel end cap. The black canvas micarta has a similar look and feels like wood but will last longer. The balance of the knife is fantastic.
All Enso chef’s knives come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.

Global G-2 8-Inch Classic Chef’s Knife

If you love a thin and flexible blade

G-2 Global Classic Chefs Knife

For the knives, Global only uses stainless steel called CROMOVA 18 (Chromium, Molybdenum, and Vanadium). This steal was designed exclusively for Global. The blade of the Global Classic Chef Knife is constructed of a single piece of steel. It has a unique convex edge for a really good performance. It is sharpened on both sides, like Western knives, but to a 15-degree angle. The blade is very light and super thin and the whole knife weighing in at only six ounces.
The blade is ice tempered and hardened to Rockwell C56 – C58 degrees which hold the edge of the blade quite long.
Usually, Japanese knives are more balanced toward the blade. That is why most come with a light wood handle. Not so the Global knives! Global knives are perfectly balanced so you will have optimal control of the knife. To achieve this the hollow handles are filled with sand to the desired weight. The handles are quite ergonomic and made from stainless steel with the Global signature dimple pattern. They offer a comfortable, slip-resistant grip.

If you have bigger hands as I have you might want to try the knife first. I have no trouble working with it for a few hours. But if you use this knife for your job you might look for an alternative with a bigger handle.

Shun Cutlery Classic 8-Inch Western Cook’s Knife

For the experienced cook

Shun Cutlery Classic 8" Western Cook’s Knife

In Japanese, “Shun” (shoon) is the word used to describe local, seasonal food when it is at the peak of its flavor and freshness. When it is at the peak of its perfection. This is what they aim for with their knives as well. And this knife might be just the right one to fit the name.
Shun combined for this handcrafted knife classic style Western Chef’s Knife blade with its Japanese construction style of the blade and handle. They call it the Shun Cutlery Classic Western Cook Knife.
The knife has a full-tang, which means that the blade extends through the handle. This allows for better control and together with the bolster for a great balance of the knife. The blade is thin and fragile if you compare it with a knife made in Germany. You should not use this knife for heavy-duty tasks.

Shun knives are constructed of 2 types of metal. They use VG-Max for the core of the blade. 34 layers of Stainless Damascus Cladding on both sides of the VG-Max blade core adds more stability to it. Stain and corrosion resistance of the blade is also improved. This Shun Chef Knife has a 22° cutting angle instead of the 16° cutting angle of the rest of the Shun Classic series. The moisture-resistant Pakkawood handle provides a comfortable grip so you can control the knife very easily as you cut.

DALSTRONG Shogun 9.5-Inch Chef’s Knife

For the chef that loves a Damascus knife with a G-10 handle

DALSTRONG Shogun 9.5-inch Chef's Knife

The DALSTRONG Shogun 9.5-inch Chef’s Knife is a bit longer and has a slight curve to its belly. The blade is 2.2 mm thick and the whole knife is quite light for its size. The knives of the Shogun Series are precision-forged from a single piece of Japanese high-carbon AUS-10V steel with 66-alternating layers of SUS410 Damascus cladding. They get a vacuum heat treatment for stain-resistance and durability. And cryogenic tempering with liquid nitrogen increases the steel’s crystalline structure, enhancing strength, flexibility, and hardness. The blade reaches 62+ Rockwell hardness.

The knives are hand-polished and hand-finished in the Honbazuke 3-step method. This creates a beautiful mirror polished edge at 8-12 degrees per side. Since the knife has only a small bolster you can use the full length of the blade to work.
The full tang knife has an ergonomic G-10 Garolite handle. The handle has is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. Even after hours of working with this knife, you will have a smile on your face. That is how good I find that handle. It is Triple riveted for even more resilience.
The knife is super balanced with a stainless steel end cap.

Mac Knife MTH-80 Professional 8-Inch Hollow Edge Chef’s Knife

If you want some nonstick with your Chef Knife

Mac Knife MTH-80 Professional 8-Inch Hollow Edge Chef's Knife

The Mac Knife MTH-80 Professional 8-Inch Hollow Edge Chef’s Knife is very different from the other knives on this page. The blade features dimples and is made from high-carbon Chrome Molybdenum Vanadium alloy, with Tungsten. They help the knife to glide easier through sticky foods such as potatoes, apples, and summer squash. Similar to the Global the Mac knife has a really thin blade. This means less wedging into cuts. The added bolster on the handle adds weight and balance to this full tang knife.
Triple-riveted Pakkawood handle that is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. The knife is made in Japan.

Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chefs Knife

Excellent value for your money

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife

For most people, Victorinox stands for its world-famous Swiss Army Knife. But they do make a lot of other knives as well. The Victorinox Fibrox 8 Inch Chef’s Knife is made in Switzerland with a tapered straight stainless steel edge that cuts with ease and efficiency. The handle is made from thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) and is non-slip. It does work well for small and bigger hands. The handle has is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. The National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) approved knife is weighted and balanced for easy handling. The knife is quite light with only 6.1 oz. It is quite easy to work with. It is dishwasher save but we still recommend to hand wash and dry after use.

Victorinox gives a lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

Mercer Culinary Genesis 8-Inch Chef Knife

Very good Beginners Chef Knife

Mercer Culinary 8-Inch Chef Knife

The Mercer Culinary Genesis 8-Inch Chef Knife is in the same price range as the Victorinox Chef knife. And you do get a lot for your dollars!
Made from high carbon x50 Cr Mo V15 forged steel from Soligen, Germany. This saves the knife from stains, rust, corrosion, and discoloration. With the full tang that runs the entire length of the handle, the knife has a nice balance. Mercer Culinary taper-ground the edge for added stability, easy honing, and long-lasting sharpness. On the Rockwell scale, the blade is HRC 56 +/-1 and the blade angle is 15 degrees. Since the knife has only a small bolster you can use the full blade and it is easy to sharpen as well.

The knife has a Santoprene handle that is curved slightly downwards at the heel to avoid slipping. The Mercer Culinary Genesis is NSF certified.

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Top 10 Best Titanium Kitchen Knives 2020

High Quality 6 Pc Titanium Knife Set

Titanium is as strong as steel but less dense. To use it in a knife you mix it with alloys, just like steel. A titanium knife is harder but also more brittle than a steel knife. This means it is more likely to break if you use it for prying or anything that will put a lot of force on the blade. It does not keep an edge as well as steel and will need to be sharpened more often.
Is there such a thing as Titanium Kitchen Knives? As far as I know, there are none of the big manufacturers that sell a kitchen knife made from titanium. They all coat the knives with Titanium to add extra strength and make food less stick and keep rost away.

Kuro-Obi Black Titanium 8 Inch Chef Knife

Kuro-Obi Black Titanium 8 Inch Chef Knife

The Kuro-Obi Black Titanium 8-inch Chef Knife is made from German High Carbon 1.4116 Stainless Steel with a black titanium coating for maximum edge and knife durability. The German stainless steel used is rated between 55-57 Rockwell and is one of the best metals for everyday kitchen knives. It has excellent strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. In order to save the blade from easy chipping, it is sharpened with a 13-degree angle per side. Kuro-Obi claims that this is the optimal balance between sharpness and chipping resistance. The titanium coating adds an extra layer of toughness to the durable German stainless steel. The ergonomically shaped handle is hollow, which makes the knife much lighter than full-tang knives with a heavy handle.
Since the whole knife is made from one piece of steel you have no joints between the blade and the handle. That makes the cleaning of the knife very easy.

DALSTRONG – 8-inch Chef’s Knife – Shadow Black Series

Dalstrong Shadow Black Series

The Shadow Black Series from Dalstrong features an exceptional grip, a sharp cutting edge, and is engineered for optimal maneuverability. The design of the grip of the Dalstrong 8-inch Shadow Black Chef Knife is inspired by the F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter. Strangely enough, it does fit for me with my big hands and for my better half with her much smaller hands.
The high-carbon German steel has 58+ on the Rockwell scale honed by expert craftsmen to 16-18°– ensuring clean, precise cuts and excellent edge-retention. It is heat-treated followed by a deep-freeze nitrogen cooling process which enhances hardness and flexibility.
The fiber-resin military-grade G10 handle is nearly impervious to heat, cold and moisture. A black, non-reflective titanium-nitride coating adds corrosion resistance and toughens to the blade. It enhances the non-stick properties and adds to the dark appearance.
Each blade is engineered and weighted for the perfect balance to minimize hand fatigue and optimize function.

Cuisinart Classic Titan Collection 8-inch Chef Knife

Cuisinart Classic Titan Collection Titanium Coated 8-inch Chef Knife

The Cuisinart Classic Titan Collection 8-inch Chef Knife is part of the Titan Collection. They feature stainless steel high-carbon blades coated with titanium. The protective titanium coating is bonded to the blade for better non-stick and long-lasting use.
The handle is non-slip and it is quite nice to work with. The bolster adds a nice balance to the knife. Impressive what you get for just a few dollars nowadays.

Marco Almond 14 Pieces Black Titanium Knife Set

Marco Almond Black Titanium Knife Set

The Marco Almond Black Titanium Knife Set is made from stainless steel. Each knife is coated with Titanium that creates a very nice color effect. The handles are made from ABS and have a hand-friendly form. They are safe to work even when wet.

We do recommend to only hand wash these knives and dry quickly after washing.

Included in this Set:

  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 3.25-inch Bird’s beak Parer
  • 6 x 4.5-inch Steak Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 5.5-inch Serrated Utility Knife
  • All-purpose Kitchen Shears
  • Hard Woodblock

Hampton Forge Knight Cutlery Block Set

Hampton Forge Knight Cutlery Block Set

The Hampton Forge Knight Cutlery Block set will add a bit of gold and glitz to your kitchen. Here the titanium finish is golden and not black like the two knives above. The full-tang knives are made from stainless steel. Two rivets secure the ergonomic handles.

Included in this Set:

  • Slicing Knife
  • Bread Knife
  • Santoku Knife
  • Utility Knife
  • Steak Knife
  • Paring Knife
  • Bird’s Beak

Wanbasion 6 Pieces Matte Black Titanium Plated Knife Set

Wanbasion 6 Pieces Matte Black Titanium Plated Knife Set

The Wanbasion 6 Piece Matte Black Titanium Plated Knife Set includes the most important kitchen knives you need. The knives have nice ergonomic handles and are dishwasher safe. We still recommend to wash by hand only.
If you look for a Knife Block we have a list of recommended Knife Blocks.

The Set includes:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 8-inch Carving Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife

Cambridge Silversmiths Nero 12 Pieces Cutlery Set

Cambridge Silversmiths Nero Cutlery Set

Each knife in the Cambridge Silversmiths Nero Cutlery set features a titanium-coated high-carbon steel blade with Stainless Steel handle. Cambridge sharpens the blade taper ground to 13 degrees.
The handles sport a hammered black matte finish. The knives are well balanced and nice to work with.

Included in this set:

  • 6 Steak Knives
  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 1 Ashwood Storage Block

LuxHomewares 6-piece Rosegold Knife Set

LuxHomewares 6-piece Rosegold Knive Set

The LuxHomewares 6-piece Rosegold Knife Set comes with a transparent, kitchen knife holder with rose-gold slots for each of the knives.
The bolster of the knives is rose-gold plated which gives the knives a luxury touch. The stainless steel blades are jet-black titanium coated so your food will stick less to the blade. The handles are made from polypropylene and rubber and provide a soft grip. They do not slip easily and you will find them comfortable to work with.

Included in this Set:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 8-inch Carving Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • Transparent Knife Stand with Rose Gold Plating

Tomodachi by Hampton Forge – Rainbow Titanium 5 Piece Knife Set

Tomodachi by Hampton Forge - Rainbow Titanium 5 Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Make a statement in your kitchen with these beautiful colorful retro knives. This 5 piece set from Hampton Forge is called Tomodachi, the Japanese word for friend. The blades are made from stainless steel and are non-stick Titanium plated. I have big hands and for me, the handles of the small knives are almost a bit too small. My wife loves to work with them. The knives are quite light so you will not get tired quickly.
Almost as much fun to clean as they are to use, they are dishwasher safe and carry an iron-clad twenty-five-year warranty.

Included in the Set:

  • 3.5-inch Santoku Knife + Blade Guard
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife + Blade Guard
  • 5-inch Serrated Utility Knife + Blade Guard
  • 6-inch All Purpose Knife + Blade Guard
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife + Blade Guard

SiliSlick Kitchen Knife Set

SiliSlick Kitchen Knife Set

The SiliSlick Kitchen Knife Set is the second colorful set on this page. The blades are stamped from stainless steel and later titanium coated. The knives are dishwasher safe. But like with any other knife we recommend hand washing only. The handles are quite comfortable even when you work longer with the knives.

Each knife comes with a protective sheath that is designed to ensure safety when handling. This way the edge can not be damaged if you keep them in a drawer with other kitchen tools.

Included in this Set:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 8-inch Bread Knife
  • 7-inch Santoku Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
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Top 10 Best Cuisinart Knives Review 2020

Cuisinart C77TR-3P Triple Rivet Collection 3-Piece Knife Set
Top 10 Best Cuisinart Knives Review

Before we get to our Best Cuisinart Knives Review some history of the company for you.

Carl Sontheimer and his wife saw a demonstration of a restaurant food preparation machine in France when in the summer holiday. They were convinced they can adapt this technology to a useful home appliance for Americans. The founded Cuisinart soon after their return to the US.

Cuisinart introduced its brand in January 1973 at a trade show in Chicago. The main product at the time was a food processor. Since than Cuisinart developed many more products and started with the design of kitchen knives as well.

We took a closer look at their knives and narrowed it down to the Top 10 Best Cuisinart Knives for you.

Cuisinart Triple Rivet 3-Piece Knife Set

Cuisinart C77TR-3P Triple Rivet Collection 3-Piece Knife Set

The top spot in the Best Cousineart Knives Review: Cuisinart Triple Rivet set comes with high-carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy.
It is forged with a durable extra-wide safety bolster. This gives you perfect stability and control. The extra-wide forged safety bolster and the stainless steel rivets securing the blade to the handle help to safely use the knives. Each ergonomically handles is secured with 3 stainless steel rivets to the full-tang blade. The 3 rivets gave the knives their name.
The precision-tapered ground blades that narrow gradually to an extremely sharp, fine edge. You will love these knives when you work with them in your kitchen.
The set includes:

  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 5.5-inch Utility Knife
  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife.

This set comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

Cuisinart 15-Piece Graphix Collection Cutlery Knife Block Set

Cuisinart C77SS-15P Graphix Collection 15-Piece Cutlery Knife Block Set

No Cuisinart knives review would be complete without this fine set of knives. The 15 piece cutlery knife block set is the perfect addition to a modern kitchen.
What you will notice first is the handle which is actually quite ergonomically and has an unusually textured surface for comfortable control. Of course, the knives feature the Cuisinart superior stainless steel blade for precision cutting.
The 8″ Chef Knife is a multipurpose knife for mincing and slicing vegetables. The 7″ Santoku Knife is a perfect multipurpose knife for dicing and mincing. The 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife ideal for cutting slices of bread and vegetables. The 3.5″ Paring Knife is ideal for a variety of small cutting tasks.
The 15-Piece block set includes

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 2.75″ Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • a8″ Sharpening Steel
  • All-Purpose Household Shears
  • 6 x a 4.5″ Steak Knife
  • Knife Block

We do not recommend washing your knives in a dishwasher but Cuisinart states that this set is not dishwasher safe. The set comes with a Lifetime Warranty

Cuisinart 17-Piece Artiste Collection Cutlery Knife Block Set

Cuisinart C77SS-17P 17-Piece Artiste Collection Cutlery Knife Block Set

The 17 pieces Artiste Collection sports a unique design for the handles. Optimized for strength and control when using the knives. The Chef Knife is a multipurpose knife for mincing and slicing vegetables. The Santoku Knife is perfect for dicing and mincing. The Serrated Utility Knife ideal for cutting pieces of fruit and vegetables. The 3.5″ Paring Knife is ideal for a variety of small cutting tasks so you will use it every day. The set comes with a wooden knife block.

The set includes:

  • 8″ Chef’s Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 5.5″ Santoku Knife
  • 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife,
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 2.75″ Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • 8″ Sharpening Steel,
  • 8 x 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Knifeblock

Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set

Cuisinart C55-01-12PCKS Advantage Color

The Cuisinart Advantage 12-Piece Knife Set includes 6 knives and 6 knife covers. The professional-quality stainless steel knives have a cutting-edge, nonstick coating that makes slicing easier. But the best thing is the color-coding of the knives. It reduces the risk of cross-contamination during food preparation. You can use one color for meat and another one for vegetables for example.

The set includes

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 8″ Serrated Bread Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 6.5″ Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife

Cuisinart gives a Lifetime Warranty for this set! And it is very affordable!

Cuisinart 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

Cuisinart used its famous superior high carbon stainless steel for this Hollow Handle 15 piece set. This makes the knives very precise and accurate cutting and slicing. The precision-tapered ground blades that narrow gradually to an extremely sharp, fine edge The knives have a strong durable bolster for perfect stability and control. The stainless steel handle is ergonomically designed and provides comfort and support.
This set includes:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 3.5″ Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • 8″ Sharpening Steel
  • All-Purpose Household Shear
  • Knife Block
  • six 4.5″ hot-forged steak knives to use at the table

The set comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

Cuisinart Classic Triple Rivet Block Set

Cuisinart C77TR-15P Triple Rivet Collection 15-Piece Knife Block Set

The knives in the Cuisinart Classic Triple Rivet Block Set are made with superior high-carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy. With a tapered ground blade that narrows gradually to an extremely sharp, fine edge you can manage all the tasks in the kitchen. These knives come with an extra-wide forged safety bolster and stainless steel rivets securing the full-tang blade to the ergonomically and comfortable handle. The knives are stored in a block made from wood.

The set Includes:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Serrated Bread Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 5″ Santoku Knife
  • 4.5″ Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 6 x 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • All-Purpose Household Shears
  • 8″ Sharpening Steel
  • Woodblock

Cuisinart gives a Lifetime Warranty for this set.

Cuisinart 12-Piece Ceramic Coated Color Knife Set

Cuisinart C55-12PCER1 Advantage Color Collection 12-Piece Knife Set with Blade Guards, Multicolored

Another set we had to include in the Cuisinart knives review. The Cuisinart Advantage Color Collection might look similar to the knife set above but it is not!
The high-quality stainless steel blades have a ceramic coating for easy non-stick slicing. The ceramic nonstick coating makes slicing even easier and the blades stay sharp longer. The coating of the knives is colored. This will allow you to easily choose the right knife while preparing your food. This way you avoid cross-contamination.
The knives come with matching blade guards to keep you and your family safe and the blades longer sharp.

The set includes:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 8″ Serrated Bread Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 6.5″ Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife

The 8″ Chef Knife is a multipurpose knife for mincing and slicing vegetables. The 7″ Santoku Knife is the perfect multipurpose knife for dicing and mincing as well. All the knives in the set come with a Lifetime Warranty.

Cuisinart 7-Piece Nonstick Cutlery Knife Set with Acrylic Stand

Cuisinart C77NS-7P Classic Nonstick Edge Collection 7-Piece Cutlery Knife Set with Acrylic Stand

The Cuisinart Nonstick Edge Collection offers blades with grooves. The grooves will keep food from adhering to the blade and make slicing easier.
The blades have also a protective nonstick coating for long-lasting use. Premium high-carbon stainless steel is used for the finely honed and tapered blades. The comfortable soft-grip with an anti-slip handle makes handling quite easy.

The set includes:

Cuisinart 12-Piece Printed Color Knife Set with Blade Guards

Cuisinart C55-12PR1 12-Piece Printed Color Knife Set with Blade Guards, Multicolored

Not your normal set of knives. A playful and nice colored set it is. This Cuisinart C55-12PR1 12-Piece Printed Color Knife Set includes 6 knives and 6 knife covers. The professional-quality stainless steel knives have a nonstick coating that makes slicing easier. The color coding reduces the risk of cross-contamination during food preparation. You can use one color for meat and another one for vegetables for example.

The set includes:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 8″ Serrated Bread Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 6.5″ Utility Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife

Cuisinart 11-Piece Arista Collection Cutlery Knife Block Set

Cuisinart C77SS-11P 11-Piece Arista Collection Cutlery Knife Block Set

The last one for this Cuisinart knives review is the 11 pieces Arista Collection from Cuisinart is the perfect gift for any new homeowner. The beautiful block set includes tools made of superior stainless steel and soft-grip handles for precise and controlled cutting.

The set includes:

  • 8″ Chef Knife
  • 8″ Slicing Knife
  • 8″ Serrated Bread Knife
  • 7″ Santoku Knife
  • 5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • 5″ Paring Knife
  • 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • 3″ Potato Knife
  • 8″ Sharpening Steel
  • All-Purpose Household Shears
  • Woodblock

The 8″ Chef Knife is a multipurpose knife for mincing and slicing vegetables. The 7″ Santoku Knife is a perfect multipurpose knife for dicing and mincing. The Serrated Utility Knife ideal for cutting loaves of bread and vegetables. The 3.5″ Paring Knife is ideal for a variety of small cutting tasks.
The brightly colored soft-grip, non-slip handles provide easy recognition of the different knives when you’re busy slicing and dicing and will be a great addition to your kitchen counter. Cuisinart gives a Lifetime Warranty for this set.

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Top 10 Best Fruit Knives 2020

Fruit Knife
Fruit Knife

Anyone who likes to cook needs good tools. We do know that. But even when we just want to enjoy a few fruits we need good tools. The preparation of fresh fruit can be done quickly by hand. With a fruit knife, you can peel and chop the delicious fruit in no time at all. But what are fruit knives?

Definition of fruit knife. : a small knife usually with a fancy handle and a blade sharp enough to pare and cut fruit at table.

Merriam-Webster

What is a fruit knife?

It is the ideal tool for the gentle processing of all kinds of fruit. Whether for a delicious buffet or a simple fruit salad you need a knife that is up to the task. The peel of apples can also be removed easily with a fruit knife. It is about the same size as a vegetable knife or fluting knife and is easy to handle.

How do you recognize a good Fruit Knife?

There are several characteristics. The cutting edge of fruit knives is relatively short. A typical fruit knife blade usually has a length of 3 to 5 inches. It is narrow, straight and slightly rounded at the tip. A stainless or coated stainless steel makes the knife stable and easy to cut. In other words, it is characterized by an excellent sharpness.

Why must Fruit Knives be so sharp?

Sharp knives have numerous advantages. They glide effortlessly through the cut material. This makes work much easier. Especially when cutting fruit, the sharpness is necessary to peel and slice even the most delicate fruit cleanly. A sharp cutting edge does not just glide gently through. When peeling apples or pears, it also separates the skin from the fruit almost by itself. The risk of injury is therefore much lower than with a dull knife.

Top 10 Best Fruit Knives

Sky Light Damascus Series Fruit Knife

Sky-Light Damascus Series Fruit Knife

The Sky Light Damascus Fruit Knife is one of these knives that you use one time and you know it will become your favorite fruit knife. The blade is made with Japanese stainless steel. It is high temperature heated, laminated and nitrogen cooled. It is later hammered into a 67 layer Japan Tsunami Rose Damascus Pattern to get better strength, durability and stain resistance. This also minimizes drag and the blade will not stick on your fruit as much while maximizing your slicing efficiency.
The Rockwell hardness rating is 62 HRC which is very hard. This ensures good performance and edge retention.
The knife is designed as a full-tang for more balance and control. The G10 are quite ergonomically and very comfortable to work with. Since you usually do not need a lot of force when working with fruits you will love the sensitive control of the knife.
The knife comes in a nice gift box. You also can store it in the box!

Kuhn Rikon 11 Inch Melon Knife

Kuhn Rikon 25900 Melon Knife

Last summer I was at a pool party at my friend’s house. Of course, they had ice-cold watermelons and I helped to cut them. He only had a bread knife to do that. It works on small melons but on large ones it is not the best tool. And usually, they are quite thick on the top of the blade. I recommended the Kuhn Rikon Melon Knife to him. He actually called me when he cut his first melon with it.
The Kuhn Rikon knife is made from Japanese stainless steel with a silicone-based nonstick coating. The handle fits really well in my hand and will help you with leverage. There is a safety sheath included which is great if you go for a picnic.

Greatwell Japanese Damascus Fruit Knife

The 3.5-inch Greatwell Damascus Fruit Knife is made from Japanese VG10 Damascus steel. The taper-ground edge adds stability. The knife is easy to hone and stays sharp for long. The handle feels good in the hand and it is really easy to like this knife.

Greatwell Japanese Damascus Fruit Knife

J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio Paring Knife

J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio Paring Knife

The J.A. Henckels International Forged Premio Paring Knife is made from high-quality German stainless steel. The 3-inch fine-edge blade produces precision cuts and the pointy tip can cut away any unwanted imperfection from your fruits.
The forged bolster construction seamlessly transitions from blade to handle for durability and balance. The full tang knife has a curved handle. The triple-rivet handle is a bit thicker in the middle so it is better to hold. The knife is great to work with. A stainless steel endcap with the famous Henckels’ logo makes it easy to find it in your knife block.

Sunnecko 3.5-inch Japanese Damascus Fruit Knife

Sunnecko 3.5-inch Japanese Damascus Fruit Knife

The Sunnecko Japanese Fruit Knife is another Damascus Steel knife on this page. The knife is forged with the ancient 3-step Honbazuke method. As you can see in the picture above the Gyutou blade is very thin. Only 2 mm thin and with a sharp tip point, this kitchen knife is not only good for peeling fruits or cutting small items but also tasks like fruit carving, deveining, digging and trimming.
Made of 73 layers Japanese VG10 Damascus steel and between 59 and 61 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale makes it very durable. The blade has a cutting angle between 12 and 15 degrees and will keep sharp for a long time.

Linoroso 4.5-inch Paring Knife

Linoroso Paring Knife

The Linoroso Paring Knife is very different from the rest of the knives on this page. But do not let the fancy design fool you. This knife is full tang with German 1.4116 high carbon, stainless steel which makes it very stable. It is vacuum heat treated and rapidly cooled to harden the blade. It fetches 58plus on the Rockwell hardness scale. The blade has an 11-12 degree angle per side for sharpness and edge retention.

The handle of this Linoroso paring knife is made of 430 stainless steel. The handle is made from anti-slip ABS material so you can hold the knife firmly, regardless of moisture. The knife is very well balanced and looks good.

The fruit knife comes with an Oak knife box. The knife tray easily fits into drawers or can be placed on a kitchen counter without the worry of an exposed blade.
Linoroso gives a lifetime, 100% money-back guarantee for this knife.

Dalstrong Gladiator Series 3.75-inch Paring Knife

Dalstrong Gladiator Series Paring Knife

The Dalstrong Gladiator Series Paring Knife full-tang is forged from a single piece of imported premium quality, high-carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel. The blade has a hand-polished edge at 14-16 degrees per side. The blade comes to a 56+ Rockwell hardness. It is tapered for improved hardness, flexibility, and minimal slicing resistance.
The knife sports a black Pakkawood handle that is triple-riveted. I like the grip, it is comfortable and you maneuver the knife quite easy. The Pakkawood handle is laminated and polished to last long even when you use the knife every day.

Zelite Infinity Paring Knife 4 Inch – Comfort-Pro Series

Zelite Infinity Comfort-Pro Series 4 Inch Paring Knife

Zelite used German ThyssenKrupp X50CrMoV15 Stainless Steel for the Zelite Infinity Comfort-Pro Series Paring Knife. It has a Rockwell Hardness of 56±2 HRC which ensures excellent edge retention for a low maintenance blade.
The knife is hand finished using the traditional 3-Step Honbazuke method, the knife blade has a satin finish for low slicing resistance. The full blade has been sharpened to a 15-18° edge per side. After that, the cutting angle is mirror polished for even better sharpness. The knife is very nicely balanced and sturdy thanks to its full tang construction. To complete it Zelite fave it a triple-riveted Pakkawood handle.

ORMEPHYM 3.6-inch Damascus Fruit Knife

ORMEPHYM 3.6-inch Fruit Knife

The ORMEPHYM 3.6-inch Fruit Knife is made from German stainless steel. It is only 2.5 mm thick and has 67 layers to make it stronger and protect the steel core. The handle is made from Rosewood and it does feel as good as it looks. It is a nice little knife to work with.
ORMEPHYM offers a 100% Money-Back and a Lifetime Guarantee.

OOU High Carbon Stainless Steel Black Fruit Knife

OOU High Carbon Stainless Steel Black Fruit Knife

The OOU Fruit Knife is another one of those Designer Knives – but do not let the design fool you! Made from German X50CrMoV15 high carbon steel with OOU’s anti-rusting and anti-corrosion BO Oxidation Tech. The coating makes the knife also non-stick and is quite durable. The full-tang blade is sharpened to a 16-degree angle and has an ergonomic handle. The one-piece design is easy to clean and quite good balanced.

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Top 10 Best Bob Kramer Knives 2020

Original Bob Kramer Knives are legendary works of art that are often priced in the $1,000’s for being unique, hand-made works of beauty and function. Even at those prices, they’re not able to be directly ordered without time on a waiting list. Most recently, to acquire these handmade originals it seems you can only buy Bob Kramer knives at auctions! Luckily, there are more options readily available from other sources and at more reasonable prices as you’ll discover below.

Every knife features:

  • Full tang tapered to Bob Kramer’s precise specifications
  • Triple-riveted for strength and control
  • Traditional 3-step hand finishing on each edge
  • 15° angle on each side for super sharpness
  • Ergonomic design for hours of comfortable use

The signature decorative center pin on each knife is still handcrafted by Bob Kramer himself. Skilled Japanese knife-makers hand finish each knife using a traditional honbazuke honing technique. The blades are sharpened twice on whetstones with custom grits, followed by mirror polishing on a leather wheel.

About the Bladesmith:
Bob Kramer worked in professional kitchens for over 10 years, including Seattle’s Four Seasons Olympic Hotel while studying at the University of Washington. He realized during that time that many chefs in the industry were encountering the same issue with dull knives that he was experiencing. He became obsessed with solving the problem of keeping knives sharp, which lead him to attend a two-week course at American Bladesmith Society’s school to become an apprentice knifemaker in 1992. He received the Master Bladesmith recognition in 1997. His first knife shop in Seattle, Bladesmiths, opened in 1993.

Types of Steel used for Bob Kramer Knives

Carbon Knives

The carbon knives are made from 52100 carbon steel which will result in a nice patina after continuous use. The knives are heat-treated to a hardness of 61 Rockwell and feature an African blackwood handle while the bolster is made from brass.
Bob said, “The magic happens when the right steel combines with the right heat treatment. Carbon steel has an extremely fine grain structure and with a meticulous heat treatment that allows for the ultimate edge: maximum sharpness, edge retention, ease of sharpening; and thus, the best performance.
The angle of each blade is honed to 15° on each side for super sharpness.
Please only hand-wash and hand-dry these knives after each use. Since carbon does react with acid, you should wipe the blades after cutting each ingredient when you cook. When carbon steel is exposed to different elements, it will begin to naturally oxidize. This is normal and it is called a patina. Over time, this patina will act as a protective layer against rusting and discoloration.

Damascus Knives

The Damascus knives consist of 50 alternating layers of nickel and stainless steel, which is referred to as SG2 or “Super Gold 2.” The end result in a 101-layer deep-etched Chevron Damascus blade. The knives are Ice-hardened to 63 Rockwell. They feature a Linen Micarta handle which resists wear, even after prolonged use.
The angle of each blade is honed to 15° on each side for super sharpness and most recently produced from Bob Kramer’s designs by Zwilling in Seki, Japan.

Meiji Knives

The Meiji Collection combines a Japanese-styled knife with the performance of a Western-style blade. The knives are made from FC61 fine carbide corrosion resistant steel. The thin blade profile is authentic Japanese and mirror-polished. 100 layers of etched ladder Damascus blade with a charcoal Pakkawood handle. A beautiful work of art that feels good when you hold it in your hands. And works even better!
Like the other variants of Bob Kramer knives, this series is also handcrafted in Seki, Japan

Essential Collection

The knives in the essential collection are influenced by traditional European designs. Each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use. The blades are made from FC61 steel and have a 61 Rockwell hardness. Double Friodur hardening improves the microstructure of the steel for better cutting performance, corrosion resistance, and increased durability. They hold their sharp edge for a long time and are incredibly durable.

Sharpening your Bob Kramer Knives

As far as sharpening goes – if you are the lucky owner of a genuine Kramer Custom Knife, you can send your knife in. 1 hour of reconditioning will set you back $375. The average time it takes to get the knife and blade back to “as good as new” is 4-8 hours.

If you have one of the Zwilling knives you will be surprised how long they stay sharp. You might hone them from time to time, but if you feel the need for sharpening you should find a good professional shop to recondition your knife.

The 10 Best Bob Kramer Knives

Bob Kramer 10″ Stainless Damascus Chef’s Knife

Bob KRAMER by ZWILLING

This is one of the most appealing and finest kitchenware tools I had ever in my hands. Its performance is outstanding.
Bob’s design has an extremely wide blade to maximize knuckle clearance for larger hands. This comes in handy as well when you are cutting through large produce and piles of food.
This Bob Kramer stainless steel knife features extreme sharpness and long-lasting durability. Made from Sg2 (Mc63) micro-carbide powder steel and ice-hardened to 63 Rockwell. This steel treatment technique performed only on superior quality knives. The SG2 super steel core is protected by an exceptionally beautiful 100-layer Chevron Damascus pattern. The triple-riveted handle provides an ergonomic design for phenomenal control and balance.
IF you are serious about your Chef Knife – this is one you might consider!

Bob Kramer by Zwilling Stainless Damascus 7-Piece Block Set

KRAMER by ZWILLING 34952-003 Knife Block Set

If you can’t decide which of these incredible knives you love the most, this 7-piece Bob Kramer knife set includes 5 of the most popular Bob Kramer Knives of all time. Each knife is hand-made in Seki City, Japan and includes a lifetime warranty.

Included in this set:

  • 3½-inch Paring Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 8-inch Chef’s Knife
  • 10-inch Bread Knife
  • 9-inch Slicer
  • Kramer’s double-cut Sharpening Steel
  • Dark-Walnut Knife Block.

Easily, the best “single” choice on this list!

Bob Kramer Meiji 9-inch Slicer by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Meiji 9″ Slicer by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

The Ice-hardened FRIODURx2 blade of this Bob Kramer Meiji 9-inch Slicer offers exceptional durability, cutting edge retention, and corrosion resistance. The core of the blade is made of FC61 fine carbide stainless steel. It is protected by 100 layers of nickel and stainless steel. Bob Kramer’s distinctive etched ladder Damascus pattern provides added durability.

Bob Kramer Carbon Collection 6 Inch Chef Knife

Bob Kramer Carbon Collection 6 Inch Chef Knife

The Bob Kramer Carbon 6-Inch Chef Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels is made with 52100 carbon steel. It will discolor over time and develop a patina. If you do not like this – you must get another knife! But if you like this you will love this knife. It is the small chef knife so it is light and you can work longer with it. You can get this knife with an 8-inch and 10-inch blade as well. Whether it is for professional or amateur use, this cutting tool can upgrade your culinary experience to the next level.

Bob Kramer 7″ Stainless Damascus Santoku Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Bob Krame Santoku Knife

The appealing and fine design of this Bob Kramer Santoku Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels is striking. Similar to the 10-inch Chef knife the Santoku design has an extremely wide blade to maximize knuckle clearance for larger hands. The Chef knife and the Santoku knife are general-purpose knives used for a variety of cutting tasks such as chopping, slicing, dicing, and mincing.
The word “Santoku” translates to the ‘three virtues’ or ‘three uses’ of chopping, dicing, and mincing. It handles all of these jobs perfectly. But you should avoid chopping large meat bones, slicing bread and precision tasks (such as peeling).  Santoku knives are particularly good at creating very thin slices of foods. This also improves the overall aesthetics of the completed dishes.
This knife feels like an extension of your arm.

Bob Kramer 7-inch Carbon Steel Santoku by Zwilling J. A. Henckels

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The santoku knife is often claimed to be a fusion between a chef’s knife and a vegetable cleaver or Nakiri, giving you the benefits of both.
Straight carbon steel requires knowledge and care to maintain. In return, owners will be rewarded with a sharp edge that only straight carbon can deliver. This Santoku knife has a typical Bob Kramer wide blade so you have ample knuckle clearance.
It will discolor over time and develop a patina. This is completely normal.

Bob Kramer Essential Collection 8-inch Chef Knife

Bob Kramer Essential Collection 8-inch Chef Knife

The knives in the essential collection are influenced by traditional European designs. Each knife in the Essential Collection has been optimized for kitchen use. The Bob Kramer Essential Collection 8-inch Chef Knive has a wide blade for increased knuckle clearance and a rounded spine for comfort while using a pinch grip. The knife features an ergonomic triple-riveted handle for secure, easy cutting. The brushed polymer handles together with the polished bolster and full-tang construction result in a perfectly balanced knife. It is a joy to use. The edge angle is 9-12 degrees on each side.
But be careful – this is the gateway drug to Bob Kramer knives. You might want more after you get this one.

Bob Kramer 10-inch Stainless Damascus Bread Knife

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It’s a bit of an overkill but it is a really good bread knife. If you can afford it you will not regret it! It cuts to every kind of brad as a warm butter knife cut through butter. The Stainless Damascus Bread Knife is made with the same love to detail and high-quality materials as all the other Bob Kramer knives from the Damascus collection.

Bob Kramer Essential 4-inch Paring Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Bob Kramer Essential 4-inch Paring Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Like the other knives in the Essential line, the Bob Kramer Essential 4-Inch Paring Knife is made in the knife-making capital of Seki, Japan. The knives undergo a 100-step, 42-day manufacturing process during which they pass through the hands of 45 expert artisans. Perform all of your small cutting tasks with ease and a smile on your face!

Carbon 7-Piece Block Set by Zwilling J.A. Henckels

Bob Kramer 7 Piece Carbon Block

We do like this set and the nice magnetic block it comes with. You can enjoy your knives even when you do not use them. And when you work with them you always have the right knife since there is no guesswork involved anymore when you can see the knife before you take it out of the knife block.
The blades will develop a blue-gray patina which I, many knife lovers and professional chefs really like. These quality knives are easy to care for. Just keep them clean and dry for a lifetime of unparalleled performance.

Included in this Set:

  • 3.5-inch Paring Knife
  • 5-inch Utility Knife
  • 8-inch Chef Knife
  • 10-inch Bread Knife
  • 9-inch Slicer
  • 12-inch Steel
  • Upright Magnetic Block

Never put these knives in a dishwasher! Always wash by hand and dry immediately.

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Top 10 Best Grapefruit Knives 2020

Best Grapefruit Knife
There are better knives to cut your citrus fruits!

If you ever used a Paring Knife to cut you grapefruits for breakfast you know the mess you made. But you should not give up to easy. Give the Best Grapefruit Knives a chance. If you wonder what the best knife for cutting grapefruits is – take a look at our list. They are all made especially for grapefruits and you will have no problem choosing the best grapefruit knife for you.

HIC Squirtfree Serrated Twin-Blade Grapefruit Sectioning Knife

HIC Squirtfree Serrated Twin-Blade Grapefruit Sectioning Knife

Tired of your grapefruit fighting back? The HIC Squirt Free Serrated Twin-Blade Grapefruit Knife is specially designed to section grapefruit effortlessly with less mess. You will enjoy a more pleasant, squirt less grapefruit experience. First, you slice the grapefruit in half. Now you use the twin blade to separate the membrane from the flesh in a single swipe. Finally, you use the curved blade to free the single grapefruit sections from the rind. It is that easy. The knife has a wood handle so we recommend only hand wash in warm, soapy water.

Messermeister Pro-Touch Grapefruit Knife

Messermeister Pro-Touch 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife

Bring some color to your breakfast table with the Messermeister Pro-Touch 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife. This is a lightweight, serrated edged knife that is designed to separate the pulp sections of grapefruits and other citrus fruits from the pith gently and with minimal waste. The blade is serrated on both sides and is slightly curved at the tip to allow the knife to separate the usually hard to reach bits at the bottom of the fruit with ease. The blade is made from a quality, thick gauge 18-8 stainless steel that will not rust, bend, or deform.
But what I like most is the comfortable non-slip, soft-grip handle. It works well for both left and right-hand users.

Norpro Twin Blade Squirtless Grapefruit Knife

Norpro Twin Blade Grapefruit Knife

The color matches a red Grapefruit but I can assure you that the Norpro Twin Blade Grapefruit Knife does work well on yellow Grapefruits as well. The stainless steel blades are coated with nonstick material. You can separate the membranes and the flesh in one easy motion with the twin blades. After that, the curved blade quickly frees the sections from the rind.
The knife is dishwasher safe and works well for left and right-handed users.
If you ask my wife about the best grapefruit knives – she will point you to this one. And not just because she loves the color!

Deglon 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife

Deglon 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife

What’s the most important meal of the day? Breakfast! Get your day off to a good start. And with the Deglon 4-Inch Grapefruit Knife, you can have a quick, easy and healthy breakfast. You guessed it – the knife has a high-quality 4-inch stainless high-carbon and hard-chromed surface steel blade. The blade is notched on both sides with a slightly curved end to suit the fruit’s shape. With the serrated and curved blade, it is easy to separates the rind from the pulp. The handle is made of durable, resilient and long-lasting acrylic. The knife is dishwasher safe. Each Deglon knife comes with a lifetime guarantee against any fault of fabrication.

Better Houseware Grapefruit Knife

Better Houseware Grapefruit Knife

Trying to eat better and get your day off to a great start? Grapefruit is a delicious morning meal. Quick and easy to serve with this Better Houseware Grapefruit Knife. It has a double serrated stainless steel blade that is easy to keep clean. The angled tip of the knife effortlessly separates the membrane from the pulp. The comfortable, ergonomically-designed nylon handle offers a non-slip grip and is easy to hold. Dishwasher safe. Better Houseware remains committed to the quality standards that we have been maintaining since 1939: quality houseware products and quality service.

Two Grapefruit Knives and 4 Grapefruit Spoons

Grapefruit Knife and Spoon Set

This is an interesting set! You get 2 Grapefruit knives and four special Grapefruit spoons. The knives have a double segregated blade so you can cut both ways. The spoons have a segregated edge as well which makes it very easy to get the juicy flesh out of the Grapefruit.
But the spoons do not only work well with Grapefruits or Kiwis – you can use them for way more in your kitchen!
They are the best thing to scrape out the seeds from jalapeños and other small peppers.

Rada Cutlery Grapefruit Knife

Rada Cutlery Grapefruit Knife

You would not expect anything less but a surgical grade, T420 high carbon stainless steel blade from your Rada Cutlery Grapefruit Knife. It has a serrated edge top and bottom so you can cut in both directions. The tip is angled and the 7-inch blade is both double-sided and serrated with small teeth.
The handle is made of black resin and the knife can be washed in the dishwasher. I would still recommend washing every knife by hand!
The knife is Made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.

HIC Stainless Steel Grapefruit Knife

HIC Stainless Steel Grapefruit Knife

Ready for a healthy breakfast? Grapefruit is a quick and easy food to prepare. This HIC Grapefruit knife has a stainless steel 3.5-inch blade with serrated edges that make it easy to separate out the membrane and the rind. The riveted wooden handle is smooth and easy to grasp.

Norpro Twin Blades Grapefruit Knife

Norpro 1270 Twin Blades Grapefruit Knife

Similar to the colorful knife above this Norpro knife has two blades as well. It comes with a rosewood handle and a silver blade which a lot of you folks might favor over the red and yellow knife. With the Norpro 1270 Squirtless Grapefruit Knife, you can get a clean squirt free cut. The serrated stainless double steel blade separates the fruit from the interior membranes and the curved blade separates the grapefruit from the rind. For both left and right-handed users. Hand washing recommended because of the wooden handle.

Trudeau Stainless Steel Grapefruit 5-Piece Set

Trudeau Stainless Steel Grapefruit 5-Piece Set

Here are our second Grapefruit preparation and service set on the best Grapefruit knives site. The knife has stainless steel dual-sided and serrated blades with a nice yellow grip in the middle. The Grapefruit spoons come also with serrated edges. Even when you never need four spoons at a time you might have one or two in the dishwasher and are happy you have a spare one. By the way – I eat my Kiwi’s and Passion Fruits with this spoon as well. Trudeau gives a 5-year warranty.
The knife is dishwasher safe and easy to clean.

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