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What is the best chef's knife?

Buying the right chef's knife is difficult for many people. There are different qualities and features you need to take into account. We'll make things easy for you! Look at our top-10 list of best chef's knives according to Knivesandtools!

  1. Eden Classic Damast chef's knife 20 cm
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    Eden Classic Damast chef's knife 20 cm

    • Retains its sharpness for a really long time thanks to the AUS-10 steel core
    • Beautiful damascus blade finish
    • Great price/quality ratio
    • Can’t go in the dishwasher (like any other good knife)
    €74.95
    In stock
  2. Zwilling Pro chef's knife 20 cm, 38411-201
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    Zwilling Pro chef's knife 20 cm, 38411-201

    • All-rounder
    • Full-tang construction
    • Made in Germany
    • Ice-hardened Friodur steel
    €98.00
    ± 1 month
  3. Eden Kanso Aogami, Chef's knife 20 cm
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    Eden Kanso Aogami, Chef's knife 20 cm

    • Crazy sharp
    • Great sharpness retention thanks to 63 HRC
    • Aogami Blue Paper steel
    • Beautiful red sandal wood handle
    €149.00
    In stock
  4. Eden Hammered Damast 2031-020 chef's knife 20 cm
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    Eden Hammered Damast 2031-020 chef's knife 20 cm

    • Luxurious look
    • Remains sharp for a long time, but easy to sharpen if necessary
    • Wooden storage box included
    €99.00
    In stock
  5. WMF Spitzenklasse Plus 1895486032 chef's knife, 20 cm
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    WMF Spitzenklasse Plus 1895486032 chef's knife, 20 cm

    • German reliability
    • Perfectly balanced
    • Durable handle
    • X50CrMoV15 steel
    €85.95
    In stock
  6. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star Cook's knife 8"
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    Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star Cook's knife 8"

    • Designed for the professional kitchen
    • Seamless Novodur handle
    • Traditional look
    • Ice-hardened FRIODOR steel
    €75.95
    In stock
  7. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 31021-200 Cook's knife 20 cm (8")
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    Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional "S" 31021-200 Cook's knife 20 cm (8")

    • An effective and functional chef's knife
    • Stylish traditional German design
    • Ice-hardened FRIODOR steel
    €84.95
    In stock
  8. Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer DM1706 chef's knife 20 cm
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    Kai Shun Premier Tim Mälzer DM1706 chef's knife 20 cm

    • Designed by top chef Tim Mälzer
    • Crazy sharp VG-MAX steel blade
    • Damascus layered metal construction
    • Beautiful walnut handle
    €235.00
    In stock
  9. Eden Sugoi Olive 2090-020 chef's knife 20 cm
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    Eden Sugoi Olive 2090-020 chef's knife 20 cm

    • Stylish olive-wood handle
    • High-quality VG10 steel with printed damascus finish
    • Comes with wooden storage box
    €94.00
    ± 3 weeks
  10. Kai Seki Magoroku Redwood chef's knife 0200C 20 cm
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    Kai Seki Magoroku Redwood chef's knife 0200C 20 cm

    • Kai quality at a competitive price
    • Razor-sharp Daido 1K6 steel blade
    • Handy and comfortable
    • Without a bolster, so you have more of the blade to cut with
    €92.50
    ± 1 month

Which is the best kitchen knife?

Kitchen knives come in all shapes and sizes. But which is the best one? Is there such a thing? Simply put: no! Which knife will be best for you, is a completely different story. The first thing you need to ask yourself is: 'What type of user am I?' It is important to check out the reviews of different knives to find out.

When, however, you ask us what the best chef's knife is, the question is easier to answer: that depends on what you expect from a chef's knife. Indeed, a chef's knife (and every other kitchen knife for that matter) is a compromise between cutting properties, robustness and how often it needs to be maintained.

What do you need to pay attention to when purchasing a chef's knife?

There are many different types of chef's knives. The shape is basically always the same, but the length, the material and the hardness are different. A chef's knife has a length between 15 and 35 cm. The length that is used most often is 20 cm. Professional chefs often use a length of 23 cm.

There are also differences in the materials used to produce kitchen knives. Stainless steel knives, for instance. These knives are easy to clean and easy to sharpen. Also: the higher the hardness of the steel, the longer a knife will stay sharp. A razor-sharp knife is a pleasure to work with.

Which brand produces amazing chef's knives?

Knives produced by Zwilling and Victorinox are, for many users, an excellent compromise between cutting qualities, robustness and how much maintenance they require. As such they are excellent chef's knives. If, however, you are looking for more sharpness and know that you always carefully take care of your knives, you can opt for a thinner knife. Think of knives produced by KAI or Robert Herder, for instance. Do, however, make sure you don't accidentally use the knife to chop through a chicken bone, because it could irreparably damage the knife.

We also sell our own brand of knives: Eden Quality. These knives are more affordable than the knives from, for instance, Zwilling, but they offer a lot of value for money. The Classic Damast knives, for instance, are made from rock-solid AUS-10 steel which is corrosion and wear and tear resistant. They are, however, a little less thin. Fortunately, because of the hard steel you can also use a sharpening stone to sharpen the knife at a sharper angle.

What do you use a chef's knife for?

A chef's knife is very versatile in use. You can use it to cut vegetables, meat and fish. There are different ways on how to use the chef's knife, but also how to hold it. On the page how to use a chef's knife you can read more about how to use this type of knife. Looking for a kitchen knife? Here you can find them all!