Best chef's knives available in 2020: Our picks

A chef’s knife, or cook’s knife, is a large bladed tool used in a variety of food preparation techniques. In general, it will have a blade length of 8” and a height of 1.5 – 2”, although many models will range in length from about 6 – 14” and can measure up to 3” in depth. The actual shape of the blade is determined by the style it’s meant to emulate. If you’ll visualize a straight line from the base of the heel to the point of the tip, the area below this imaginary line is where the main difference lies. Now let's see our picks for the best chef's knives available in 2020.


  1. The MAJIME™ - 8 Inch Professional Japanese Chef's Knife

 


 

Available affordably, the MAJIME™ - 8 Inch Professional Japanese Chef's Knife is a decent quality option for those who want a decent quality blade with some pop to it thanks to the real wood handle. It’s a knife that no kitchen should be without! A culinary perfection combining award-winning craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, awe-inspiring design & the absolute best materials available.


The MAJIME™ - 8 Inch Professional Japanese Chef's Knife has several things going for it:


  • Razor Sharp: the edge is hand finished to a mirror polish 12 degrees per side for maximum sharpness
  • Non-Stick: exquisite 67-layer Damascus pattern minimizes chances of food sticking to the blade
  • Stain & Rust Resistant: 7cr17 440C stainless steel core  
  • Weight: 0.54 lb ( 243 g )
  • Hardness: HRC 58-60
  • Robust & Durable Handle: full-tang & ergonomically designed. Moisture, heat & impact resistant
  • Tapered Bolster provides a perfect ‘zero-balance’, finger protection & encourages a natural, comfortable grip 

 

      2. Altomino Hand-Forged Chopping Knife


 

Altomino's latest creation, which is this strikingly unique knife, captured the attention of many professional chefs, hunters, and regular cooks. 

This Chinese style multipurpose butchering knife will be your lifelong companion when you are up to heavy-duty cutting, such as slaughtering meat. It is conveniently practical in any situation, including, outdoor camping and hunting. 

The creation of this chopping knife is even more exciting than the rustic tough look of it. It was hand-forged and hammered by professional blacksmiths with ancient smithing techniques, which are proven to be the best way to make high-quality and longlasting knives. 


    1. Promaja™


Artisan Crafted With Signature Sarchach Serbian Steel, Designed To “Replace” Virtually Every Knife In Your Kitchen. This versatile blade will replace virtually every knife in your kitchen and will quickly become your favorite tool to cut, slice and chop nearly anything in front of you. The large blade acts as a useful “scoop” to enhance your performance in the kitchen. Simply sheath the blade and take it anywhere. Feel confident knowing you have a multifunctional cutting tool to handle any job.

  1. The Altomino Tungsten Steel Slicing Knife


Cutting even and thin slices is all chefs need from knives, especially for delicate meals that require perfect slices. That is why this slicing knife is a new favourite for them. 

The blade of this gorgeous knife is made out of German Tungsten steel, which is famous for being extremely strong and durable. It has even been used as a material for rocket engine nozzles. That is how tough this steel is. Imagine it as a knife; It will smoothly slice through anything. The edge of the blade is extremely sharp and keeps its sharpness for a long time. The beautiful wooden handle is designed to be very comfortable for the handgrip and it balances out the blade perfectly.


  1. MIYAJI™ - Ergonomic Cleaver Chef's Knife

The curve of this cleaver knife allows precise separation of meat and bones like you have never seen before. It can handle a wide range of ingredients, including trimming the breast, lamb legs, peeling or breaking down the whole chicken, even separating the pork ribs from the pork loin. 

The curved blade features high hardness, excellent edge retention, rust and corrosion resistance, and it can easily be sharpened with different sharpening tools. The shape of the blade makes cutting an effortless task. 

The hand-finished stainless steel blade is thin and it features an extremely sharp edge that keeps its sharpness for a long time. The back of the blade is thicker making it balanced and durable. 



In conclusion: Thanks to its unique design, Chef’s knife has become very popular as more of a general-purpose knife and serves a variety of functions. A chef’s knife is the home cook’s equivalent of a Swiss Army knife – it’s ready and willing to perform any task given it. Choose yours according to your needs.

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