The best kitchen knives in the world are produced by the manufacturers who use the best material and the latest methods in their manufacturing process. There are many best kitchen knives available in the market which are produced by various prominent manufacturers across the globe. The type of materials used and the method of manufacturing applied distinguishes each manufacturer from the other. Each geographical area has its own speciality in terms of the materials used.
The most important part of any knife is its blade. The type of steel used is very critical in terms of identifying its properties. The steel used in Japanese knives is a high carbon steel which makes the blade very hard and extremely sharp. Since it has high carbon it’s more prone to rusting and hence it needs to be cleaned and wiped after the immediate use. Where as German or French blade is usually stainless steel as it has Chromium contents in it, hence it’s more resistant to rust and easy to maintain. Also the other aspects of knives will need to be considered such the cutting edge, handle, weight, length etc.
We have highlighted some of the best knives that can serve great purpose in your kitchen.
This Classic 8 inch knife is a multi-purpose knife which can be used for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. It’s more durable as its blade is fully tanged in its handle. Since the blade is held strongly in its handle it can be used for heavy tasks such as cutting meat, chopping hard vegetables etc. Its forged blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel and it’s hand-honed for razor-like sharpness. The blade must be cleaned and wiped after its each use in order.
The serrated bolsterless edge allows use of the entire blade, piercing crusty loaves with ease or slicing easily through everything from bread to melons to small delicate fruit and veg without squashing interiors. The high-carbon stainless blade provides maximum sharpness and edge retention. Its Fibrox handle is slip-resistant and ergonomically designed for balance and comfort and to reduce wrist tension. It’s perfect for heavy usage and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
This traditional beauty with wooden 5-inch handle is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel and will enhance any traditional-looking kitchen. At 15 ounces, it feels solid and easy to grip in the hands, and is great for daily use. Definitely at the budget end of the scale, but it’s very popular with people who are looking for an affordable cleaver.
This multi-purpose straight edge knife serves several purpose such as garnishing, mincing, peeling, slicing and dicing. Its sharp pointed edge enables piercing the skin of fruits and vegetable with an ease. Its length is perfect as it gives better control when you are on task. The Polypropylene handle is dishwasher safe, durable and ergonomically designed for a non-slippery grip.
Looking almost like a bonsai samurai sword than a simple boning knife, this six-inch stain-free Japanese steel blade is high in carbon with a handle designed for comfort, ambidexterity and durability, and is rust and corrosion-resistant. It can manage everything from a huge cheese wheel or watermelon, cucumber or getting into tough areas near bones. Textured finger points and a protective finger guard provide good grip and safety, with a razor-sharp easy-to-maintain edge.