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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.