In this review, we will feature the top 10 chef knife sets that can be purchased online.
As any professional chef will attest, preparing a great meal means working with the right tools, and the right set of knives is a top priority. Most of the sets on this list feature chef’s knives, paring knives, bread knives, and utility knives, and many have added extras like sharpening stones, kitchen shears, and more. The best set of chef’s knives will be ergonomically designed, sharp and durable, and have a warranty in place. Our list features a variety of knife sets at different price points that work for culinary students and kitchen professionals as well.
1. 6-Piece Set of High-Grade Damascus Steel Knives by BGT
Crafted of Japanese Damascus VG10 steel, this 6-piece set by BGT is hand-forged, super-sharp, and feature 67 layers. The set includes a 3.5-inch paring knife, a five-inch utility knife, a seven-inch santoku knife, an eight-inch bread knife, an eight-inch chef’s knife, an eight-inch honing rod, and a carrying bag. Designed to be hand washed in warm water and dried with a clean cloth, you can keep these blades sharp by using a sharpening stone. This inexpensive set of chef’s knives makes chopping, dicing, and slicing a real pleasure, and they are perfect for gift-giving too.
2. Five-Piece Professional Chef Knives Set With Gift Box by Yarenh
This five-piece professional set of chef’s knives is made in Yangjiang, China, a city known for producing some of the best knives in Europe. With 73 layers of Damascus steel, the set is both stylish and durable, and makes precision cuts every time. Well-reviewed, it features an eight-inch chef knife, a seven-inch santoku knife, a 6.5-inch nakiri knife, an eight-inch sashimi knife, and a five-inch kitchen utility knife. Ergonomically designed, these knives have excellent balance and a terrific cutting edge. The set comes in an attractive gift box that can also double as storage when the knives are not in use.
3. Professional Japanese Style Premium Stainless Steel 9-Piece Chefs Knife Set by Ross Henery
This inexpensive chef knife set from Ross Henery is perfect for culinary students, traveling chefs, and even as an everyday set for the home. Each piece is forged from one solid piece of ultra-sharp stainless steel. The set includes a 10-inch carving knife, an eight-inch chef’s knife, an eight-inch filleting knife, a seven-inch cleaver, 12-inch sharpening steel, a 10-inch meat fork, a six-inch boning knife, and a four-inch paring knife. The set comes with its own convenient canvas carrying case and is dishwasher-safe.
4. Classic Ikon 26-piece Ultimate Knife Block Set by Wusthof
If you are looking for the ultimate performance in a set of chef’s knives, look no further than this classic ion set by Wusthof. The 26-piece collection also features eight steak knives and is precision forged with high-carbon stainless steel that gives each knife perfect weight and balance. This high-tech German set has a computer-controlled, 14-degree cutting edge on each side to ensure precision and accuracy, and they cut effortlessly through anything. Hand-polished, the collection includes a beautiful wood knife block for storage in your choice of colors and comes with a lifetime warranty. If you want to spoil yourself with some of the best knives on the market, this is the set to have.
5. Swiss Army Cutlery 14- Piece Rosewood Knife Set by Victorinox
This classic professional set of knives from Victorinox features all the tools any chef needs. The set includes a sharpening steel, spatula, bread knife, chef’s knife, melon baller, lemon zester, lemon peeler, potato peeler, shaping knife, boning knife, paring knife, chef’s knife, chef’s fork, and kitchen fork all housed in a hard carrying case with handles and latches. The mid-priced set is made in Switzerland and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Perfect for a culinary student or professional chef, this set of tools will prove invaluable for years to come.
6. Gladiator Series 18-Piece German Steel Chef’s Knives with Walnut Stand by Dalstrong
Dalstrong offers this 18-piece German steel set at a very reasonable price for what you are getting. Crafted from full-tang high-carbon German steel, each knife features a hand-polished edge from 14-16 degrees on each side of the blade. The triple-riveted black pakkawood handles have a maneuverable and comfortable grip, and they are polished and laminated for an extra measure of sanitation in busy kitchens. The set includes a nine-inch carving knife, a nine-inch bread knife, n 8.5-inch kiritsuke chef knife, an eight-inch chef knife, a seven-inch santoku knife, a seven-inch nakiri knife, a six-inch boning knife, a 6.5-inch utility knife, a six-inch serrated utility knife, six straight-edge steak knives, a 3.5-inch paring knife, a 2.75-inch bird’s beak paring knife, and a honing steel. The entire set is housed in a gorgeous walnut wood block and comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
7. Classic eight-Piece Student Set by Shun
The Classic eight-piece student chef knife set by Shun is the ideal knife set to send your aspiring culinary art student off to school with. Each knife offers excellent precision and control and is crafted from 68 layers of Damascus-Clad Steel. The Japanese made VG-MAX blades are not only light and thin, but they are also extremely durable and ready to take on any culinary challenge. The set includes an eight-inch chef’s knife, a 3.5-inch paring knife, a six-inch utility knife, a boning and fillet knife, a nine-inch bread knife, a hollow-ground slicing knife, and a shun honing steel. The whole collection can be rolled up in the accompanying nylon bag for easy transport between jobs and classes.
8. Three-Piece Kitchen Knife Starter Set by Shun
If Shun’s eight-piece set seems a little out of reach, the cheaper three-piece professional knife set by Shun can set you or your favorite cooking school student up with the basics. These knives feature the same 68-layer of Damascus-clad steel workmanship but include just the four-inch paring knife, the 6.5-inch utility knife, and the eight-inch chef’s knife. A hand-hammered Japanese ‘tsuchime’ finish makes this set as attractive as it is functional, and the stylish Pakkawood handles add to its beauty.
9. 22-Piece Professional Chef’s Cutlery Set by Slitzer Germany
This 22-Piece German-made set of professional knives and gadgets is affordable enough to purchase as a starter kit when you are on a budget. Forged from durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, they won’t give you the same functionality as some of the more expensive sets on our list, but they will get the job done and are the perfect introductory set. Included is a pair of poultry shears, a meat fork, three utility knives in varying sizes, a carving knife, a cleaver, a meat slicer, a long knife, a chef’s knife, a fillet knife, and a boning knife. The eight included gadgets like a vegetable peeler and melon baller can be helpful in any kitchen as well. The whole set comes in at under $150 and is housed in a convenient aluminum case for easy transporting.
10. Millennia 8-Piece Knife Roll Set by Mercer Culinary
Crafted from high-carbon Japanese steel, Mercer Culinary’s professional quality knives offer an affordable option. The set features a paring knife, boning knife, santoku knife, bread knife, slicing knife, honing steel, and a chef knife. An eight-pocket carrying roll is included for easy transportation. Ergonomically designed, each piece has textured finger points, protective finger guards, and the handles are made with santoprene and polypropylene for durability and comfort. The millennia set comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
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