Best Chef’s Knives

For the amateur cook to the professional, these are the highest-quality Japanese chef’s knives for every skill level and cutting task. Expertly dice, chop, slice, and mince with these comfortable, ergonomic knives. You’ll be amazed by how the right knife can transform your culinary skills.

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Best Lightweight Chef’s Knife

Tojiro DP Gyutou 8.2”


User-Friendly, Lightweight 

This 8.2-inch knife from Tojiro is comfortable for small hands and easy to maneuver.

What We Liked

Weighing in at only 4.5 ounces, this Tojiro Gyuntou is an excellent choice for those looking for a light, dexterous chef’s knife. Despite its weight, the knife doesn’t lack size. An 8.2-inch blade is even longer than the standard eight inches that most other chef’s knives have, making this an excellent choice for chefs who want a small, but prolific tool. Order Online.

Most Socially Responsible Purchase

Japanese Damascus Steel Chef Knife and Magnet Holder by GreaterGoods


High-Quality Chef’s Knife 

This well-made knife from GreaterGoods comes with a commitment to fund charity partners with each purchase.

What We Liked

Not only is this attractive, Japanese Damascus steel chef’s knife excellent for cutting and displaying in a sleek, modern kitchen, it also carries GreaterGoods’ promise of donating a portion of each purchase towards funding the Global Orphan Project. The knife comes with its own magnetic strip knife holder, making it an eye-catching addition to any kitchen. You can proudly display this eight-inch knife, knowing that your purchase helps care for children in need. Get Yours Today.

Best for Gifting

Japanese Chef Knife-Full Tang Unbroken Soufull Kitchen Knife


Stunning and Functional

This high-carbon, stainless-steel chef’s knife comes in its own beautiful gift box to wow your favorite home cook.

What We Liked

Long-lasting, easy to maneuver, and beautiful, this Japanese kitchen knife from Soufull comes in its own gift box that’s made to be presented to the chef in your life. Whether it’s their first chef’s knife or just a stunning addition to an existing collection, this knife will be a welcome gift to any avid cook. Buy Now. 

Most Comfortable Chef’s Knife

Pro Kitchen Knife High Carbon Stainless Steel Ergonomic Equipment


Fully Ergonomic Handle

Chop comfortably with this smooth handled, eight-inch chef’s knife from Pro Kitchen.

What We Liked

Pro Kitchen’s classic wood handled, eight-inch knife is made for comfort in the kitchen. With a high carbon, stainless-steel blade, there’s no need to worry about rust or dulling. But the true star of this knife is its pakkawood handle, which is designed for comfort, strength, and stability. Even novice cooks can feel confident with this blade in hand. Get It Today.

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