Top 5 Chef's Kitchen Knives: Our picks

The chef’s knife is the most important kitchen tool for any cook, therefore, the buzz around finding the right one. If you are one of those people who are struggling to find their right one, then our list of top-quality chef’s knives is just for you. But first and foremost, we need to find out what chef’s knives are and what are they used for. 

The most versatile knife in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is designed to perform a variety of kitchen tasks, from slicing and chopping fruits and vegetables to mincing herbs to cutting through large slabs of meat and disjointing bones. That is what is great about Chef knives, you buy one and use it for cutting everything. The blades of these knives are carefully designed to guarantee the versatility; the pointed tip is used for detailed work where the heavier heal of the blade handles tougher cuts. 


Let’s have a look at our top 5 Chef’s kitchen knives: 


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

 

The blade is crafted over 60 days using Damascus steel...the same material used to make ultra-sharp Japanese samurais and katanas. With the MAJIME™ Knife, you'll feel like a slicing, dicing, filet mincing Ninja in your kitchen. Exquisite 67-layer Damascus pattern minimizes chances of food sticking to the blade. This Knife cuts meat better than an electric knife. It goes through frozen food as though it were melted butter! It is so sharp it can cut through a tin can & still perfectly slice a tomato! It can even chop wood & still remain razor-sharp. 

Tapered Bolster provides a perfect ‘zero-balance’, finger protection & encourages a natural, comfortable grip.


Key Features and specifications


Razor-sharp

Non-Stick 

Stain & Rust Resistant 

Edge Retention at 62+ 

Rockwell Robust & Durable Handle

Moisture, heat & impact resistant 

Tapered Bolster 

Comfortable grip

Blade Material: Damascus Steel 


  1. The Altomino Damascus Steel Knife

 

Each handle of these beautiful knives is unique by its colours and patterns. They are made out of hand solidified wood and are heat-resistant. The Damascus steel blade was artificially crafted by lens processing forging technique in a factory. The knife is well balanced and easy to use for both professionals and cooking enthusiasts. The top-grade blade is super sharp, strong and anti-rust, which is a phenomenal thing for a handmade knife.


Key Features and specifications


Blade Material: VG10 Damascus steel

Handle Material: Hand solidified wood

Full length: 33 cm (8 inches) 

Blade length: 20.5 cm 

Blade width: 4.8 cm (The widest point) 

Blade thickness: 1.5 mm


  1. The Altomino Tungsten Steel Knife

 

This one is on a more larger side, which is actually perfect because not only it is multipurpose but also very tough.  

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.


Key Features and specifications


Blade Material: German tungsten steel clip steel 

Handle Material: High-quality Color wood

Full length: 29 cm 

Blade length: 18 cm 

Blade width: 4 cm (The widest point) 

Blade thickness: 3 mm 

Hardness: 57-58 HRC. 


  1. The AKIJIN™ - 67 layer Damascus Steel Chef's Knife


Yet again, Damascus steel, which is not surprising considering the greatness of it. 

The beautifully thin blade is made of Damascus steel. It is extremely sharp and durable. It operates quickly cutting up perfect slices of veggies and meat. Damascus steel is a combination of many pure metals and it is famous for being the greatest steel for weaponry in past and for knives, now. It creates gorgeous patterns on the blade, which is an exquisite detail to showcase the craftsmanship behind it. The slick and stylish handle is designed to be very comfortable for the handgrip. It balances out the blade perfectly and makes cutting a breeze. 

This Damascus steel knife was handcrafted by professional blacksmiths with traditional Japanese knifemaking techniques, which are known as one of the best ways of making professional chef knives.


Key Features and specifications


Blade Material: Damascus Steel 

Handle Material: Ebony Wood 

Total length: 320 mm 

Blade length: 195 mm 

Thickness: 2.0 mm 

Hardness: 60 ±2HRC


  1. The Coltello Knife


The phenomenal Coltello knives have come a long way to earn their place rightfully by using techniques and materials of ancient traditions. Each Coltello knife is made individually by a professional master through a vacuum hot and cold treatment. The blade is made out of Damascus steel and features a water-cooled secondary blade in a cloud pattern, which is a stunning touch and makes the knife even more unique. The mesmerizing handle is made of Olneya tesota wood. Every single handle is unique since every piece of wood has a different shape, texture, colour and size. The glowing handle is shaped to fit in your hand perfectly and make the experience smooth and comfortable.


Key Features and specifications


Handle Material: Olneya tesota wood 

Blade Material: Damascus steel 

Sheath Material: Leather 

Length: 32CM 

Blade width: 4.7CM 

Blade length: 19.3CM 

Blade Thickness: 3mm 

Hardness: 60-62 HRC


In conclusion: When choosing your chef’s knife pay attention to the size, the style, the steel, and the handle. These things should match your needs perfectly especially if you're investing and you want a longlasting knife. But no matter how high quality your choice is, it will definitely need good care. Follow our guide on how to make your kitchen knives last longer and you are good to go. 

2 comments

Coolina

Hello PAUL LOGAN, That must have been an amazing experience :)

Coolina
PAUL LOGAN

MY SENSA FROM JAPAN TEACHED ME FINE WAYS TO USE JAPANESE KNIVES, AND TO HOLD THEM IN WAY THAT YOU WILL NEVER CUT YOURSELF. THAT WAS FROM MY MASTER MR. ITO

PAUL LOGAN

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