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Ranked List Of The Best Chef Knives

What are the best Chef Knives on the market today?” We looked at 85 of the top Chef Knives, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

 

The top 19 Chef Knives, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Chef Knife” product lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 60+ items, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

 

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Top 19 Best Chef Knives



19 .) Calphalon Katana 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

	Calphalon Katana 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Fine Cooking

Calphalon katana cutlery 8-inch vg chef’s knife. Features: knife construction: VG-1 Japanese steel for exceptional sharpness and ultimate edge retention; Key performance: exceptional sharpness, rigidity and edge retention; hand wash. Blade: Clad with 33 stainless steel layers for distinctive style, exceptional rigidity and rust-resistance; Traditional blade shapes enhanced for ease of use and precision. Bolster: Integrated bolster design provides secure, comfortable grip; Offers increased control; Encourages proper technique; Facilitates full blade involvement for smooth, efficient slicing. Handles: Patented, ergonomic polyresin, contoured for comfort and balanced for control and precision; Will not chip, crack or peel.



18 .) Imarku Professional 8-Inch Chef Knife

	Imarku Professional 8-Inch Chef Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cut It Fine
  • Knives Sensei

High-carbon stainless steel blade-It is manufactured from high-quality stainless steel that maintains its functionality for a long time. And to boost its sturdiness, the steel contains 0.6-0.75 carbon. This makes it two times as hard as other knives in its class as they contain about 0.3% carbon. Multi-functional knife-The gyutou knife is classified and designed to be multipurpose knife for professional applications .It cuts,dices,slices,chops and also cuts meat off bones. It comes with a HRC( Rockwell Hardness Scale) of 56-58 which makes it among the tough knives in its class. Ergonomic pakka handle- To make it more professional and minimize any fatigue, finger numbness or aches after holding it continuously for an extended time the knife’s handle is made from Pakka. This is material that originates from Africa and its known for its comfort, strength and stability. Ultra-sharp edge- Sharpness is key to achieving the best cuts and this is evident in the knife’s blade which is quite sharp and will remain this way even after tough tasks such as cutting tough meat or removing flesh from bones. The sharpness is further boosted by use of the latest German engineering. Corrosion and anti-tarnish blade- In addition to carbon, 16-18% chrome is also included in the blade’s metal composition.



17 .) Mac Professional Series 8″ Chef’s Knife With Dimples (MTH-80)

	Mac Professional Series 8

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kitchen Knife Guru
  • Reviewed

Razor-sharp edge that made MAC knives famous over 40 years ago. Completely tapered from spine to edge, creating a V-shaped blade that glides through cuts with ease. Perfectly balanced weight distribution creates a sense of comfort when holding the knife and keeps you in control of the blade.



16 .) Mercer Culinary Millennia Chef’s Knife

	Mercer Culinary Millennia Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Knives Sensei
  • Serious Eats

Ergonomic handle – a combination of Santoprene for comfort and polypropylene for durability. Textured finger points provide slip resistance, grip, and safety. Protective finger guard. The highest quality Japanese steel allows for easy blade maintenance and rapid sharpening for a razor-sharp edge. One-piece high-carbon, stain-free Japanese steel.



15 .) Misono UX10 Chef’s Knife

	Misono UX10 Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Serious Eats
  • Wiki.Ezvid

Stain resistant chef knife^asymmetrical edge grants the knife sharper than even edges^UX10 is Misono’s top of the line knife made with Swedish steel^size 8.2″ inches.



14 .) Tojiro DP Gyutou 8.2″ (F-808)

	Tojiro DP Gyutou 8.2

Lists It Appears On:

  • Reviewed
  • Wiki.Ezvid

Stain resistant chef knife. Usable to both left and right handed users as it’s even edged. size 8.2″ inches.



13 .) Mac Knife Chef Series Slicing Chef’s Knife

	Mac Knife Chef Series Slicing Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Self
  • Serious Eats
  • Yahoo

2mm Blade, rust-resistant, exceptionally sharp, made out of high carbon and keeps the edge for a long time. Original Molybdenum steel has better edge-retention. Pakka wood handle. Hand wash is recommended Not dishwasher safe.



12 .) MAC Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef Knife

	MAC Knife Professional Hollow Edge Chef Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cut It Fine
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Knives Sensei

2.5mm blade. The added dimples help the knife to glide through sticky foods such as potatoes, apples, and summer squash. Lightweight. Knife Length- 12.63 inches. Pakka wood handle. Hand wash is recommended Not dishwasher safe.



11 .) Mercer Culinary Genesis 8” Forged Chef’s Knife

	Mercer Culinary Genesis 8” Forged Chef’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chef Knives
  • Foodal
  • Serious Eats

Ergonomic Santoprene handle offers superior comfort and a non-slip grip, even with wet hands. Will not break down from exposure to kitchen oils and is able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.. Bolster strengthens the knife, adds durability, and provides excellent balance for better handling when cutting food. Available in short bolster.. High-carbon, no-stain German cutlery steel resists rust, corrosion, and discoloration. Precision forged construction for better strength and durability.. Taper-ground edge allows for added stability, easy honing, long lasting sharpness, and increased efficiency when cutting and chopping.. Tang provides excellent balance.



10 .) Wusthof Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife

	Wusthof Classic Ikon 8” Cook’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Foodal
  • Reviewed
  • Wiki.Ezvid

Versatile, workhorse 8-inch cook’s knife, ideal for slicing, mincing, and dicing all kinds of food. Precision forged from single piece of high-carbon German stainless steel; laser-controlled and tested cutting edge. Double bolsters provide heft and balance for effortless cutting; full tang extends through the handle. Triple-riveted black handle with innovative contoured design for comfortable, secure grip.



9 .) Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8″ Chef-Knife

	Dalstrong Gladiator Series 8

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chef Knives
  • Cut It Fine
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Reviewed

Outstanding craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, stunning design elements, and premium materials. Peak performance has never looked so good at this price.. Incredibly razor sharp, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a hand polished edge at 14-16 degrees per side. Precisely tempered and stain resistant.. Award winning design, with satisfying heft, premium materials and quality feel. Luxury imported black pakkawood handle is triple-riveted with a grip that ensures comfort and maneuverability. Laminated and polished for a sanitary build, perfect for busy kitchens. Engineered to perfection at 56+ Rockwell hardness and hand polished to a satin finish. Carefully tapered for improved hardness, flexibility, and minimal slicing resistance.



8 .) Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife

	Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Fine Cooking
  • Foodal
  • Kitchen Knife Guru

The German 1.4116 high-carbon, stainless alloy blade resists stains and corrosion, exhibits toughness and durability, holds its edge retention, and is easy to re-sharpen to a razor-like edge.. This knife line is one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged, which produces the strongest blade from heel to tip. The blades are heat treated and cooled to achieve a Rockwell of 57-58.. The three-step, 15 degree “Elite” edge is hand stropped on a cloth wheel, creating the sharpest possible cutting surface on an edged tool.. The bolsterless heel simplifies all cutting, sharpening & honing tasks, making use of the entire blade from heel to tip.. Handcrafted in the historic cutlery capital of Solingen, Germany.. The Knife for Life guarantee provides a lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects..



7 .) Wüsthof Pro 8″ Cook’s Knife

	Wüsthof Pro 8

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chef Knives
  • Reviewed
  • T3
  • Wiki.Ezvid

Designed for the demands of the commercial kitchen. Nsf approved. Ergonomic handle. Poly handle. Rust-resistant steel.



6 .) Shun Classic 8″ Chef’s Knife (DM0706)

	Shun Classic 8

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Reviews
  • Cut It Fine
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Kitchen Knife Guru
  • Reviewed
  • The Kitchen Professor

8-inch chef’s knife for versatile slicing, chopping, dicing, and more. Made from VG-10 stainless steel clad with 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel. Patterned, layered surface; stunning look of Damascus steel with added rust resistance. Black laminated PakkaWood D-shaped handle provides maximum comfort. Hand-sharpened 16° double-bevel blade (32° comprehensive). Measures approximately 12 by 2 inches; dishwasher-safe;



5 .) Global G-2 – 8 inch, 20cm Chef’s Knife

	Global G-2 - 8 inch, 20cm Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Reviews
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Fine Cooking
  • Idea Hacks
  • NY Mag
  • Reviewed
  • Wiki.Ezvid

Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-inch or 20cm chef’s knife. Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well. Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip. Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage.



4 .) J.A. Henckels International Classic 8-inch Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife

	J.A. Henckels International Classic 8-inch Stainless Steel Chef’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Best Reviews
  • Cut It Fine
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Idea Hacks
  • Knives Sensei
  • Reliable Knife
  • Reviewed

Made in Spain. Fabricated from high-quality German stainless steel. Fully forged construction offers durability and a seamless transition from blade to handle. Professional, satin-finished blade boasts precision cutting and is finely honed for long-lasting sharpness. Ergonomic, traditional triple-rivet handle gives balance and comfort. Dishwasher safe. Large-sized 8-inch multipurpose chef’s knife for chopping, mincing, slicing and dicing. Product assembled in Spain. Blade sourced from Germany. Made of stain-resistant carbon steel that’s hot drop forged for durability. Triple riveted handle surrounds a full tang. Full bolster provides weight and ensures safety.



3 .) Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife

	Victorinox Fibrox Pro Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chef Knives
  • Foodal
  • Knives Sensei
  • Reviewed
  • Self
  • Wiki.Ezvid
  • Yahoo

8-inch multipurpose chef’s knife designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing. High-carbon stainless steel blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention.Handle material : Thermoplastic elastomers



2 .) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Chef’s Knife

	Zwilling J.A. Henckels Chef's Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Foodal
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Reviewed
  • Reviewed
  • Self
  • The Kitchen Professor
  • Yahoo

Curved bolster encourages cutting with improved precision, safety and Comfort. POM handle is durable and resilient.



1 .) Victorinox Swiss Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife

	Victorinox Swiss Classic 8-inch Chef’s Knife

Lists It Appears On:

  • Cut It Fine
  • Easy Recipe Depot
  • Idea Hacks
  • Knives Sensei
  • Reliable Knife
  • Self
  • Serious Eats
  • Yahoo

Multipurpose chef’s knife designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing with razor sharp, laser-tested, tapered knife edge, which is ground to form an exacting angle, to hold a sharp edge longer and ensure maximum cutting performance and durability. Contemporary handle inspired by our Fibrox Pro line is textured, ergonomic, and slip-resistant and is paired with lightweight European steel for a perfectly balanced design. “Recommended” by a leading gourmet consumer magazine that features unbiased ratings and reviews of cookware and kitchen equipment. The same blade used by professionals with a handle that suits the needs of home chefs. Expertly crafted in Switzerland since 1884; designed for professionals who use knives all day, every day; lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.




The 60+ Additional Best Knives For Any Chef



# Chef Knives Lists
20 7-Inch MoiChef Chef’s Knife Idea Hacks
21 9-inch Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife
The Kitchen Professor
22 Aicok USAFF76668 Chef Knives
23 Artaste 59052 Knife Idea Hacks
24 Cangshan D Series 59120 German Steel Forged Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch Best Reviews
25 Chroma Type 301 Fine Cooking
26 Cuisinart C59CE-8CF Chef Knives
27 Curious Chef Three-Piece Nylon Knife Set Reliable Knife
28 Dalstrong Shogun Series X Gyuto Knives Sensei
29 Daniel Boulud — Michael Bras collection Mens Journal
30 Equinox Professional 8-Inch Knife Cut It Fine
31 Eric Bromberg — Cary Thomas Knives Mens Journal
32 Eric Ripert — MAC chef’s knife Mens Journal
33 Faberware 5160714 Chef Knives
34 Global G-46 – 7-inch Santoku Knife
The Kitchen Professor
35 Global Ni Series chef’s knife T3
36 Global Santoku (G-48), 7-Inch
Kitchen Knife Guru
37 Henckels Professional S Chef Knife, 8-Inch
Kitchen Knife Guru
38 Ikea 365+ 16″ Cooks Knife
Good Housekeeping
39 Imarku 10-inch Chef Knives
40 Japanese Versus Western Chef’s Knives Serious Eats
41 Jose Garces — 9.4″ Masamoto VG-10 Chef’s Knife Mens Journal
42 Kai for Williams-Sonoma Santoku Knife NY Mag
43 Kai Little Chef Club Knife
Steel Blue Kitchen
44 Kai Stainless Steel Chef Knife
Steel Blue Kitchen
45 Kershaw Shun Classic Fine Cooking
46 Kitchen Galaxy Chef Knife (KA016) Reviewed
47 KitchenKnifeGuru eBook— Kitchen Knife Basics
Kitchen Knife Guru
48 Kuhn Rikon Colori Titanium Chef’s Knife T3
49 Kutt Chef Knife, 8-Inch Blade
Easy Recipe Depot
50 Mac Knife Chef Series Hollow Edge Chef’s Knife
The Kitchen Professor
51 Mac Mighty Professional Wiki.Ezvid
52 MAXYGIFT 8-inch Chef Knives
53 Mercer Renaissance Collection 8″ Forged Riveted Chef’s Knife (M23510) Reviewed
54 Michael Solomonov — Bob Kramer 8″ Stainless Damascus Chef’s Knife by Zwilling J.A. Henckels Mens Journal
55 Misono 440 Molybdenum Chef’s Knife Serious Eats
56 Misono Swedish Wiki.Ezvid
57 Misono UX10 8.2″ Gyutou (HMI-UXGY-210) Reviewed
58 Miyabi Birchwood Chef’s Knife 6” NY Mag
59 Miyabi Gyutoh 5000MCD 200mm
Good Housekeeping
60 Miyabi Kaizen II Paring Knife, 3.5-Inch
Kitchen Knife Guru
61 Newild 8-inch Professional Kitchen Knife Knives Sensei
62 Non-stick Sushi Chef’s Knife Reliable Knife
63 Okami Knives Chef Knife Idea Hacks
64 Oliva Elite Stealth Wiki.Ezvid
65 Opinel le petit Chef Knife
Steel Blue Kitchen
66 OXO Good Grips Knife Idea Hacks
67 Robert Welch Signature Cooks Knife 16cm
Good Housekeeping
68 Royal Chef’s Knife Idea Hacks
69 Sabatier Forged Carbon Steel Vintage 6” Chef Knife Foodal
70 Shun Premier Chef’s Knife Cut It Fine
71 StarPack Nylon Kitchen Knife Set
Steel Blue Kitchen
72 Stellar James Martin IJ Cook’s Knife, 20cm
Good Housekeeping
73 Suisin Inox Wiki.Ezvid
74 Tog Santoku T3
75 Wusthof Classic 32cm Chef’s Knife 4582/32 T3
76 Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife 6” NY Mag
77 Wusthof Classic Ikon 5-Inch Santoku Hollow Edge Knife
The Kitchen Professor
78 Wusthof Classic Ikon Santoku, 7-Inch
Kitchen Knife Guru
79 Wüsthof Grand Prix II 8″ Cook’s Knife (4585-7/20) Reviewed
80 Wüsthof-Trident Classic Fine Cooking
81 Zelite Infinity 8-Inch Chef’s Knife Cut It Fine
82 Zelite Infinity Comfort-Pro Series X50 Knives Sensei
83 Zwilling Four Star Chef’s Knife T3
84 ZYLISS 31392 Chef Knives
85 Zyliss Chef’s Knife Idea Hacks


21 Best Chef Knife Sources/Lists



Source Article
Best Reviews 5 Best Chef’s Knives – Aug. 2018 – BestReviews
Chef Knives Best Chef Knives under 50 Dollars to Buy in 2018 – Chef Knives Expert
Cut It Fine Best Rated Chef’s Knife 2018 – Our Top 10 Chef Knives – Paring Knives
Easy Recipe Depot Best Chef Knife For 2018 – Easy Recipe Depot
Fine Cooking How to Choose a Chef’s Knife – FineCooking
Foodal The Best Chef’s Knives Available in 2018 | A Foodal Buying Guide
Good Housekeeping The best chef’s knives for 2018 – Good Housekeeping
Idea Hacks Top 10 Best Chef Knives Reviewed in 2018 – IdeaHacks
Kitchen Knife Guru Best Chef Knives – Six Recommendations | KitchenKnifeGuru
Knives Sensei Best Chef Knives: Reviews & Top (9) Deals for Your Money 2018
Mens Journal Best Chef’s Knives According to 10 of the Best Chefs in America
NY Mag Best Chef’s Knife and Cutlery Review 2018 – NYMag
Reliable Knife How to Pick the Best Chef Knife for the Kitchen? | Reliable Knife
Reviewed The Best Chef’s Knives of 2018 – Reviewed
Self The Best Affordable Chef’s Knives and How to Keep Them Sharp | SELF
Serious Eats The Best Chef’s Knives | Serious Eats
Steel Blue Kitchen Best Kids Chef Knife | SteelBlue Kitchen
T3 Best chef’s knife 2018: what you need to know and what to buy | T3
The Kitchen Professor What is the Best chef knife for under $100 – The Kitchen Professor
Wiki.Ezvid Top 10 Chef’s Knives of 2018 | Video Review – Ezvid Wiki
Yahoo The Best Affordable Chef’s Knives and How to Keep Them Sharp

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