Okami Knives CHEF KNIFE 8" Japanese Damascus Stainless Steel
We picked this knife for its balance of functionality, quality, and price. It's the best all-purpose knife we tested and the custom-handled chef's knife is the second-best.
Okami Knives OKAMI Knife Chef's 8 Inch
The OKAMI chef's knife set is only as good as the chef, but it's a great value for size. The blade is easy to sharpen and the heavy duty handle was more comfortable to use than the competition.
Paring Knife 3.5 inch by Okami Knives
Our paring knife pick is the sturdiest and most aggressive, and it should stay sharp for a long time, thanks to the high percentage of steel in the blade.
NANFANG BROTHERS Kitchen Damascus Knife Set
This set contains all the essential knives that would whet any chef's appetite, plus a bonus sharpening stone.
Emojoy Knife Set with Block
The Chef's Knife is our favorite, but the rest of the German stainless steel knife set is just as useful and well-constructed as that knife.
Soffiya Kitchen Knife Sets 5 piece
Soffiya knife set is the best value for the money: its quality blades, sharp enough to cut through anything, and comfortable handle make it the best knife set we tested. The 6-Piece Set includes a 5" Paring Knife, 6.5" Santoku Knife, 8" Chef Knife, 7" Santoku Knife, 6" Santoku Knife, and 7" Cleaver Knife.
Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
This 15-piece set of Cuisinart knives, as durable and sharp as the ones in the higher priced sets we tested.
FineTool Kitchen Knife Sets
The knives were sharp out of the box, but the handle was too thin. It didn't take long before it split, and after it got good use, the blade started to bend.
Knife Set TICWELL 19 Pieces Kitchen Knives Set High Carbon Stainless Steel Knife Block Set with Acrylic Stand Includes 15 Knives
Excellent knife set from TICWELL, with 18 knives to choose from. Each knife is constructed with high carbon stainless steel, making them up to three times harder and sharper than stainless steel. The polished matte handle is extremely comfortable to hold, eliminating slippage and providing great grip. This knife is well designed, and feels solid and durable, with a well balanced feel.
ACOQOOS Knife Sets for Kitchen with Block
We liked the overall quality and finish of this Chef's knife set, which has multiple blades and a comfortable, ergonomic handle. But its hefty price tag puts it out of reach for most users.