A high quality and durable kitchen knife can be found for any budget and price range. Below is a list of the 10 best kitchen and chef’s knives that all come highly rated for their quality and sharpness. Whether you’re the sous chef at a top restaurant or simply cutting some fresh vegetables, the humble kitchen knife is the root of all delicious dishes.

Utopia Kitchen 8 Inch Chef Knife

An incredible knife for the price. Very sharp and made with high quality materials with a nice heft to it. The handle is made from ABS+430 for a strong grip and easy maneuvering. Just make sure to dry it after use so it doesn’t develop rust spots.

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Farberware 6-Piece Stick-Resistant Cutlery Set

This 6-piece set of resin knives includes an 8 inch chef knife, a 5.5 inch serrated utility knife and a 3.5 inch paring knife. Each knife comes with its own protective sheath. These knives are very sharp and produce clean cuts while food liquids and oil roll off the non-stick surface. They are also very light and easy to clean and keep sharp as long as you only cut on a wood or plastic cutting board. Also dishwashers safe.

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Imarku Pro Kitchen 8 Inch Chef’s Knife

This best-selling chef’s knife features a high-carbon stainless steel blade for an ultra sharp edge with a Rockwell Hardness scale (HRC) of 58-60. It also features an ergonomic pakka handle and a 16-18% chrome composition for corrosion and tarnish resistance. This helps keep its glossy finish over the years. The Imarku Chef’s Knife offers some of the best value for a high quality, sharp and durable knife.

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Allezola Professional 7.5 Inch Chef’s Knife

Another best-selling chef’s knife, this time produced from German Quality 4116 High Carbon Stainless Steel for extremely high sturdiness and hardness. Well-balanced with an ergonomic, moisture-resistant MICARTA handle. This knife is extremely sharp and can be used for very fine cutting and slicing.

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DALSTRONG Gladiator Series 7 Inch Santoku Knife

This is a 7 inch, precision forged, ultra sharp, wear resistant, single-piece high carbon ThyssenKrupp German steel knife with 55 HRC. Triple riveted for better durability with a laminated pakkawood handle from Spain for superior strength and comfort. Also has a tall blade height for extra knuckle clearance.

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Victorinox 8 Inch Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife

Hands down the most popular chef’s knife you can buy online. This is a well-priced multipurpose knife that has been highly recommend for over 20 years. It features their patented Fibrox Pro handle for a secure grip and easy handling even when wet (albeit it is plastic). The blade itself is razor sharp, with a laser-tested, tapered knife edge and a perfected angle for maximum cutting performance and durability. This is the best knife in this price range.

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Mercer Culinary Renaissance 8-Inch Forged Chef’s Knife

Mercer Culinary offers a range of exceptional knives in different styles and lengths. Anything you purchase from them will be a high quality, highly durable and well-designed blade. Each knife is forged from one-piece construction and is triple riveted to a Delrin handle.

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Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife

 

Considered one of the best chef’s knife you can buy and produced by one of the ‘Big Two’ German knifemakers. Perfectly sized and balanced with a heavy 8-inch high-carbon stainless steel blade, hand-honed for incredible sharpness. Finger guard for safety and a seamless synthetic black handle.

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Global G-2 8 Inch Chef’s Knife

Similar to traditional Japanese high-performance knives, this knife is extremely light with a thin, razor sharp edge. Global utilizes a blade made from high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel. Their knives are considered a hybrid between Japanese and Western knife design. The knife is also tempered (not forged) with a completely stainless steel contoured handle with dimples for a better grip.

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Messermeister Meridian Elite 9 Inch Chef’s Knife

This hand forged chef’s knife stands toe to toe with some of the best knife makers on the market. The blade is produced from German 1.4116 high-carbon, stainless alloy for exceptional sharpness, durability and edge retention. The Meridian Elite knife line is entirely one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged and heat treated and cooled for a Rockwell hardness of 57-58. This is a workhorse of a knife and it is a slightly longer than the typical 8 inch knife without costing much more.

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