There are hundreds if not thousands of good quality kitchen knives that all serve a purpose in the everyday kitchen.

However finding the best kitchen knives can be a tough – do you want a forged knife, a stamped knife, a kitchen knife with a full tang, a hardwood handle or a polypropylene handle?

All of these knife terms can be confusing for some so we’ve put together this one-stop quick guide to the 13 best kitchen knives and knife sets to help you make the right choice when choosing to purchase your next knives for the kitchen that will stay razor sharp and last for years to come.

The Best Kitchen Knife Guide

KnifeTypePricing RatingVisit
KnifeTypePricing RatingVisit
Chef KnifeLow★★★★★
Chef KnifeMedium ★★★★★
Asian KnifeHigh★★★★
Serrated KnifeMedium ★★★★★
Paring KnifeMedium ★★★★★
Knife SetLow★★★★
Fillet KnifeLow★★★★★
Boning KnifeMedium ★★★★★
Chef KnifeHigh★★★★
Knife SetMedium ★★★★★
Chef KnifeMedium★★★★★
Knife SetMedium★★★★★
Knife SetMedium★★★★★

Types of Kitchen Knives

When choosing knives for your kitchen you should really focus on a handful of the best kitchen knives for each kitchen task. If you invest in a good quality knife it will last you a lifetime, you could spend double if not triple the amount if you purchase inferior kitchen knives that only last a few months, investing in good knives from the get-go is the your best option.

The basic types of kitchen knives you should really have as a solid foundation would be a good quality Chef’s knife, see the Best Chef Knives for 2015,  an Asian knife or Japanese knife, a Serrated knife like a Bread knife, a Paring knife, Boning and Fillet knives, or invest in one of the best knife sets which will hold all of the basic everyday knives that you’ll need.

Reviews of the top 5 Best Kitchen Knives

Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife

Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knife

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The 8-inch Chef’s knife is a multipurpose knife from Victorinix which is designed for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing. The high-carbon conical ground stainless steel blade provides maximum sharpness.

This Chef’s knife is a favorite with professional Chefs and culinary students due to its affordability and hygienic construction.

The Fibrox handle is easy to keep clean and offers superior grip, even with wet hands. This Chef’s knife can be placed in the dishwasher after use along with your other kitchen utensils.

This knife is a great buy and the affordable price should fit almost everyone’s budget. The durability and affordability make this one of our best knife picks for the home kitchen.

Wusthof Classic Multi-Prep Cook’s Knife

Wusthof Classic Multi-Prep Cook’s Knife

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This is a great knife for tackling those everyday kitchen tasks, it’s smaller, lighter and agile enough to be used for paring, intricate peeling jobs and is also large enough to cut, trim, and prep vegetables and fruit.

This multi-prep knife is a solid kitchen knife and has been forged from high-carbon stainless steel and offers a solid triple riveted black synthetic handle which has been designed and manufactured to offer superior strength, grip, and durability.

Because of the many tasks this multipurpose  knife can tackle in the kitchen and the excellent build quality, we have placed this knife at the number two spot for must have kitchen knives.

Shun Classic 7-Inch Santoku Hollow Ground Knife

Shun DM0718 Classic 7-Inch Santoku Hollow Ground Knife

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If you’re going to invest in a good quality Asian knife look no further than the Shun Classic 7-Inch Santoku Hollow Ground Knife. This Santoku knife looks the part and slices, dices, and trims effortlessly with its scalloped edge blade which prevents the food from sticking to the blade helping the food you are prepping fall cleanly with every cut.

The knife is extremely well-balanced, although you may find that the location of the balance will take a little getting used to if you use a standard Chef’s pinch grip.

Durable D-shaped Pakkawood handle and comfortable offset steel bolster looks great; you’ll be the envy of all of the chef buddies when they lay their eyes on this knife and when they pick it up you may not get it back!

This knife is not your everyday budget knife, but it’s a onetime investment as the Shun knives come with a lifetime warranty.

Global 8-3/4 inch Bread Knife

Global G-9 – 8-3/4 inch, 22cm Bread Knife

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The Global knives are probably some of the sharpest best kitchen knives I have in the kitchen, and believe me have cut myself a few times whilst prepping food.

Apart from their sharpness and durability the Global knives do look great. If you have a few from the Global range on a magnetic knife rack in your kitchen you’ll look like a pro!

This Global G-9 – 8-3/4 inch, 22cm bread knife is razor sharp and makes light work of a fresh crusty bread loaf. The serrated knife blade is made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel with a long taper rather than a short bevel so edges remain sharp longer.

The cost of this serrated knife is about the same as any other good quality kitchen knives in the market, but what makes this serrated bread knife stand out from the rest for me is its razor sharp blade, good balance, funky modern looks, overall durability and the dimple effect handle is easy to keep clean and offers great grip.

Wusthof Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife

Wusthof Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife

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We all have a small utility knife or Paring knife in the kitchen right? But have you got one like this? The Wusthof Classic 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife is another of those knives that is worth spending a little bit of money on.You’ll use it practically every day and with the lifetime guarantee this knife investment is money really well spent.

The Wusthof paring knife has a small pointed blade which makes it one of the best knives for peeling vegetables and for all small cutting jobs in the kitchen. Each blade has been forged from high-carbon stainless steel ensuring a long lasting durable blade and each knife has been hand-honed to give razor-like sharpness straight from the packet.

Like all the kitchen knives in the Wusthof Classic line, this paring knife is fully tanged and bolstered. The traditional looking composition handle is triple-riveted for extra strength and control.

The tang extends into the handle and offsets the weight of the blade, and the bolster sits nicely on your index finger for greater control.

If you are looking for a new Paring knife this one comes highly recommended from us – great buy!