Top 10 Best Chef Knives with Handcrafteds
for July 2022

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Kyocera Limited Series Ceramic 6

Kyocera Limited Series Ceramic 6" Chefs Santoku Knife with Handcrafted Pakka Wood Handle

Black

by Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
What We like

Lightweight and easy to clean, Kyocera ceramic blades will not brown food, are rust-proof and resistant to acids

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Product Features

  • Elegant, hand-finished ceramic blades are made from Kyocera's proprietary zirconia material produced in Japan for exceptional quality and beauty
  • Hand-crafted by expert artisans in Seki Japan
  • Ultra-sharp, pure advanced ceramic blades will maintain their edge up to 10x longer than steel blades
  • Stainless steel bolster and rivets represent the traditional style of Japanese cutlery

Hand-crafted by expert artisans in seki japan Stainless steel bolster and rivets represent the traditional style of japanese cutlery Ultra-sharp, pure advanced ceramic blades will maintain their edge up to 10x longer than steel blades Elegant, hand-finished ceramic blades are made from kyocera's proprietary zirconia material produced in japan for exceptional quality and beauty

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Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife with VG-MAX Cutting Core and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; All-Purpose Blade for a Full Range of Cutting Tasks with Curved Blade for Easy Cuts; Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan

Shun Classic 8” Chef’s Knife with VG-MAX Cutting Core and Ebony PakkaWood Handle; All-Purpose Blade for a Full Range of Cutting Tasks with Curved Blade for Easy Cuts; Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan

by Kai
What We like

Handle is ebony PakkaWood; PakkaWood is a hardwood infused with resin for a durable, water resistant finish, perfect for easy cleaning and tough enough for constant use

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Product Features

  • For proper slicing, push the knife forward and down while cutting through food and then pull it up and back, repeating the process in a locomotive motion; this prevents chipping for smooth cuts
  • VG-MAX steel is a formula exclusive to Shun with extra tungsten for a sharper edge, more chromium for corrosion resistance and additional cobalt and carbon for strength and durability
  • Shun the Japanese word indicates a foods peak ripeness; Shun draws on its Japanese roots and traditional blade-making practices to produce knives that perform excellently
  • The 8-inch Chefs Knife is a staple kitchen utensil and a great gift for newlyweds, homeowners, parents, grandparents, cooks, aspiring chefs, hostesses or to keep as a personal kitchen tool

For proper slicing, push the knife forward and down while cutting through food and then pull it up and back, repeating the process in a locomotive motion; this prevents chipping for smooth cuts The 8-inch chefs knife is a staple kitchen utensil and a great gift for newlyweds, homeowners, parents, grandparents, cooks, aspiring chefs, hostesses or to keep as a personal kitchen tool Vg-max steel is a formula exclusive to shun with extra tungsten for a sharper edge, more chromium for corrosion resistance and additional cobalt and carbon for strength and durability Shun the japanese word indicates a foods peak ripeness; shun draws on its japanese roots and traditional blade-making practices to produce knives that perform excellently

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MARION - LE VOYAGEUR - Waxed Canvas with Genuine Calf Top Grain Leather - Handcrafted Professional Chef's Knife Storage Roll Bag - 8 Pockets - (Brown)

Lynx Soul MARION

LE VOYAGEUR, Waxed Canvas with Genuine Calf Top Grain Leather, Handcrafted Professional Chef's Knife Storage Roll Bag, 8 Pockets, (Brown)

What We like

Le Voyageur Roll Bag design adds a Contemporary Feel and it is Ideal for storing or transporting your knives in a classy and secure way. This bag features eight stiched and riveted pockets, one interior and one exterior zippered pocket and a leather shoulder strap.

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Product Features

  • With its clean design, Le Voyageur Knife Bag is the very definition of Foodie Business Chic, and is part of a Special Edition Collection which was beautifully designed by Ernest Marion.
  • You will receive your Knife Roll Bag inside a protective drawstring cloth bag, which also makes it a PERFECT GIFT. Knives Not Included.
  • This Handcrafted Professional Premium Waxed Canvas Chef Roll Bag has 100% Real High End Calf Top Grain Leather straps, with finely crafted details and is part of the Marion Artisans Contemporary Collection. This Top Quality Leather Will Protect Your Knives From Dents, Scratches Or Moisture When Not In Use.

This handcrafted professional premium waxed canvas chef roll bag has 100% real high end calf top grain leather straps, with finely crafted details and is part of the marion artisans contemporary collection. this top quality leather will protect your knives from dents, scratches or moisture when not in use. With its clean design, le voyageur knife bag is the very definition of foodie business chic, and is part of a special edition collection which was beautifully designed by ernest marion. You will receive your knife roll bag inside a protective drawstring cloth bag, which also makes it a perfect gift. knives not included.

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Chef Kitchen Knife - Professional Japanese Damascus 8 inch Blade with VG-10 Stainless Steel, Beautiful Handcrafted 67 layer Ultra Sharp

Nunchi Chef Kitchen Knife

Professional Japanese Damascus 8 inch Blade with VG-10 Stainless Steel, Beautiful Handcrafted 67 layer Ultra Sharp

by Nunchi
What We like

UNLEASH THE CHEF WITHIN; Weve designed our professional knives for chefs; yet they are functional and durable enough to be used by the aspiring home chef or weekend grill warrior; Our steel kitchen knife is perfect for slicing, chopping and dicing with precision; Regardless of your technique youll find the Nunchi stainless steel chef knife perfectly balanced; Give yourself the tools you need to impress your dinner guests and master your craft

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Product Features

  • HAND-CRAFTED, SUPER SEXY; Yes, we just called our knife sexy; Youll first notice the stunning design of the custom box; like you are unboxing the iPhones of knives; As you remove the damascus steel chef knife you'll notice attention to detail at every step; Featuring an ergonomic pakkawood handle for a comfortable non-slip grip; Our knife makes the perfect present on any occasion. Or, just be awesome and surprise that special someone on a random Tuesday
  • BALANCED TO PERFECTION; You know that a great chefs knife improves your cooking experience; Whether you're planning to add another premium chef knife to your collection or it's your first time investing in a quality kitchen knife; you know that a cooks best friend is a durable incredibly sharp well-balanced and easy to care for Japanese Chef Knife
  • RAZOR SHARP CHEF'S KNIFE; This asian hybrid 8 inch blade is comprised of 67 layers of VG-10 Japanese stainless steel giving it a incredibly sharp 12-15 degree angle; rating 60-62 on the hardness scale; You'll slice through any meat, vegetable or fruit with ease and delicately cut paper thin straight lines like a rock star Top Chef (Chef Josie in our photos has been on Top Chef 4 times)
  • YOUR HAPPINESS IS OUR COMMITMENT; Weve crafted a premium gyuto knife for the home that is as beautiful as it is functional; With proper care, Nunchi knives are rust stain and corrosion resistant and are uncompromisingly sharp straight out of the box; We want you to develop an almost unhealthy love affair with your Nunchi knife

Razor sharp chef's knife; this asian hybrid 8 inch blade is comprised of 67 layers of vg-10 japanese stainless steel giving it a incredibly sharp 12-15 degree angle; rating 60-62 on the hardness scale; you'll slice through any meat, vegetable or fruit with ease and delicately cut paper thin straight lines like a rock star top chef (chef josie in our photos has been on top chef 4 times) Your happiness is our commitment; weve crafted a premium gyuto knife for the home that is as beautiful as it is functional; with proper care, Nunchi knives are rust stain and corrosion resistant and are uncompromisingly sharp straight out of the box; we want you to develop an almost unhealthy love affair with your Nunchi knife Balanced to perfection; you know that a great chefs knife improves your cooking experience; whether you're planning to add another premium chef knife to your collection or it's your first time investing in a quality kitchen knife; you know that a cooks best friend is a durable incredibly sharp well-balanced and easy to care for japanese chef knife Hand-crafted, super sexy; yes, we just called our knife sexy; youll first notice the stunning design of the custom box; like you are unboxing the iphones of knives; as you remove the damascus steel chef knife you'll notice attention to detail at every step; featuring an ergonomic pakkawood handle for a comfortable non-slip grip; our knife makes the perfect present on any occasion. or, just be awesome and surprise that special someone on a random tuesday

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Shun Classic 8-Inch Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife; Chef’s Knife With 68 Layers of Stainless Damascus Steel Cladding; Handcrafted in Japan; Multi-purpose Knife Handles Full Range of Kitchen Tasks

Shun Classic 8-Inch Kiritsuke Kitchen Knife; Chef’s Knife With 68 Layers of Stainless Damascus Steel Cladding; Handcrafted in Japan; Multi-purpose Knife Handles Full Range of Kitchen Tasks

by Kai
What We like

D-shaped handle offers comfort and control; lightweight but powerful, the Kiritsuke is easy to maneuver and delivers professional results; whether working in a pro kitchen or enjoying dinner at home with friends, the Shun Classic Kiritsuke is an excellent tool for all meal prep needs

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Product Features

  • The Shun Classic Kiritsuke features Shun's proprietary high-performance VG-MAX stainless steel and 68 layers of Damascus cladding for a blade with a razor-sharp edge, incredible edge retention, and striking beauty
  • A versatile, multi-purpose knife, the Shun Classic Kiritsuke is known for its variety of uses; use it just like a chefs knife; Shun added a slightly rounded belly to make even rocking cuts easy
  • Handle is crafted from PakkaWood with a beautiful ebony finish; PakkaWood is natural hardwood infused with resin for moisture resistance and durability
  • In Japan, the kiritsuke is known as a master chefs knife; Shuns version is perfect for cooks of all kinds, from master chef to aspiring cook

The shun classic kiritsuke features shun's proprietary high-performance vg-max stainless steel and 68 layers of damascus cladding for a blade with a razor-sharp edge, incredible edge retention, and striking beauty Handle is crafted from pakkawood with a beautiful ebony finish; pakkawood is natural hardwood infused with resin for moisture resistance and durability In japan, the kiritsuke is known as a master chefs knife; shuns version is perfect for cooks of all kinds, from master chef to aspiring cook A versatile, multi-purpose knife, the shun classic kiritsuke is known for its variety of uses; use it just like a chefs knife; shun added a slightly rounded belly to make even rocking cuts easy

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Shun Kanso 5-Inch Asian Multi-Prep Knife; Stainless Steel Double-Bevel Blade and Contoured Tagayasan Handle Handcrafted in Japan with Heritage Finish and Triangular Shape for Easy Maneuvering

Shun Kanso 5-Inch Asian Multi-Prep Knife; Stainless Steel Double-Bevel Blade and Contoured Tagayasan Handle Handcrafted in Japan with Heritage Finish and Triangular Shape for Easy Maneuvering

by Kai
What We like

A traditional knife with a modern twist, the knife features a Heritage finish that is scratch-resistant as well as a contoured handle made of tagayasan wood, sometimes called iron sword wood

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Product Features

  • Japanese-style boning knife is made of AUS10A stainless steel with high-carbon, vanadium for a blade thats a cut above the rest; hand-sharpened, double-bevel blade for precision every time
  • The triangle-shaped tip is ideal for separating meat, fish or protein from skin, ligament, joint or bone; enjoy using a knife that is more efficient, saving time in the kitchen for leisure
  • The Kanso series is named after the idea of simplicity, focusing on the most important aspects of a knife; Shun has achieved perfect balance, a razor-sharp edge, durability and easy control
  • The stainless steel blade is durable and long-lasting, requiring little maintenance; also perfect as a smaller prep knife for preparing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices

Japanese-style boning knife is made of aus10a stainless steel with high-carbon, vanadium for a blade thats a cut above the rest; hand-sharpened, double-bevel blade for precision every time The stainless steel blade is durable and long-lasting, requiring little maintenance; also perfect as a smaller prep knife for preparing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices The kanso series is named after the idea of simplicity, focusing on the most important aspects of a knife; shun has achieved perfect balance, a razor-sharp edge, durability and easy control The triangle-shaped tip is ideal for separating meat, fish or protein from skin, ligament, joint or bone; enjoy using a knife that is more efficient, saving time in the kitchen for leisure

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Shun Cutlery Kanso 8-Inch Stainless Steel, All Purpose, Durable, Essential, Handcrafted Japanese Gyuto Style Chef’s Knife; Scratch Resistant Heritage Finish for Kitchen Food Preparation Tasks at Home

Shun Cutlery Kanso 8-Inch Stainless Steel

All Purpose, Durable, Essential, Handcrafted Japanese Gyuto Style Chef’s Knife; Scratch Resistant Heritage Finish for Kitchen Food Preparation Tasks at Home

by Kai
What We like

Wood handle is slightly contoured, enabling an easy chefs grip; chop, slice, dice, peel, carve, mince and pare in comfort; ideal for culinary enthusiasts and beginners alike.

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Product Features

  • Kansos Heritage Finish hide scratches and gives the knife a rustic and traditional look, while the wooden handle gives it a contemporary aesthetic.
  • Modeled after the traditional Japanese gyuto, this all-purpose kitchen knife is handcrafted and hand sharpened in Japan. This knife is a must-have tool in every kitchen.
  • High-carbon, vanadium stainless steel blade takes a razor-sharp edge, holds it longer, 8-inch blade is easy to maneuver; full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and cutting control.
  • Kansos simple, minimalistic design makes it suitable for any kitchen dcor; the Kanso Chefs Knife will make preparing every meal, from breakfast to brunch to dinner easier and more enjoyable.

Kansos simple, minimalistic design makes it suitable for any kitchen dcor; the kanso chefs knife will make preparing every meal, from breakfast to brunch to dinner easier and more enjoyable. Modeled after the traditional japanese gyuto, this all-purpose kitchen knife is handcrafted and hand sharpened in japan. this knife is a must-have tool in every kitchen. High-carbon, vanadium stainless steel blade takes a razor-sharp edge, holds it longer, 8-inch blade is easy to maneuver; full-tang construction provides strength, balance, and cutting control. Kansos heritage finish hide scratches and gives the knife a rustic and traditional look, while the wooden handle gives it a contemporary aesthetic.

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Shun Premier Grey Chef Knife, 8 inch VG-MAX Steel Blade, Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan

Shun Premier Grey Chef Knife

8 inch VG-MAX Steel Blade, Cutlery Handcrafted in Japan

by Kai
What We like

Very comfortable and easy to use with a beautiful, eye catching finish

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Product Features

  • Premier 8-inch Chefs knife will quickly become the most used knife in the kitchen; lightweight, agile and offering an extremely comfortable grip, users never want to set the knife down
  • Contoured, PakkaWood handle rests comfortably in any hand; hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting for a smooth clean cut
  • Shun Cutlery knives make prep work fun and takes a typically mundane task from boring to exciting; Shuns knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and have a strong Japanese heritage
  • Razor-sharp edge of blade is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables and other foods; thinner, lighter blade makes this knife less tiring to use

Contoured, pakkawood handle rests comfortably in any hand; hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting for a smooth clean cut Shun cutlery knives make prep work fun and takes a typically mundane task from boring to exciting; shuns knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and have a strong japanese heritage Premier 8-inch chefs knife will quickly become the most used knife in the kitchen; lightweight, agile and offering an extremely comfortable grip, users never want to set the knife down Razor-sharp edge of blade is perfect for slicing, dicing and chopping a full range of fruits, vegetables and other foods; thinner, lighter blade makes this knife less tiring to use

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Shun Cutlery Premier 10” Chef’s Knife; Light and Agile Blade, Handles with Ease, Longer Cutting Edge, Use with Wide Range of Foods from Small to Large, Beautifully Designed, Handcrafted in Japan

Shun Cutlery Premier 10” Chef’s Knife; Light and Agile Blade

Handles with Ease, Longer Cutting Edge, Use with Wide Range of Foods from Small to Large, Beautifully Designed, Handcrafted in Japan

by Kai
What We like

Hammered tsuchime finish helps release food easily when cutting while the wide blade provides easy transferring of cut food from board to pan; contoured handle rests easily in any hand

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Product Features

  • Increased blade length allows users to handle an increased volume of product and improve efficiency in the kitchen; the 10-inch blade handles all foods no matter large or small
  • Shun Cutlery knives make prep work fun and take typically ordinary tasks from boring to enjoyable; Shuns knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and backed by a strong Japanese heritage
  • Premiers light, agile blade ensures even this larger Chefs Knife handles with ease; perfect for the cooks who prefer a larger chefs knife that still maneuvers easily
  • Quality kitchen knife for use at any occasion: holiday, family dinner, vacation, restaurant, house party, wedding, neighborhood party, birthday party, supper club, Thanksgiving and more

Increased blade length allows users to handle an increased volume of product and improve efficiency in the kitchen; the 10-inch blade handles all foods no matter large or small Quality kitchen knife for use at any occasion: holiday, family dinner, vacation, restaurant, house party, wedding, neighborhood party, birthday party, supper club, thanksgiving and more Shun cutlery knives make prep work fun and take typically ordinary tasks from boring to enjoyable; shuns knives are hand-sharpened, handcrafted and backed by a strong japanese heritage Premiers light, agile blade ensures even this larger chefs knife handles with ease; perfect for the cooks who prefer a larger chefs knife that still maneuvers easily

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Shun Kanso 6.5-Inch Boning/Fillet Knife; Stainless Steel Blade Handcrafted in Japan; Tagayasan Wood Handle; Tradition Meets Innovation with Every Slice; Optimal Control for Delicate, Precision Cuts

Shun Kanso 6.5-Inch Boning/Fillet Knife; Stainless Steel Blade Handcrafted in Japan; Tagayasan Wood Handle; Tradition Meets Innovation with Every Slice; Optimal Control for Delicate

Precision Cuts

by Kai
What We like

Handle is crafted from tagayasan wood, which is sometimes called iron sword wood in Japan for its strength; tagayasan is not only an artistic design element, but is also incredibly durable

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Product Features

  • Whether removing bones from meat, trimming silverskin from a roast, making your own cutlets or filleting fish, the Kanso Boning/Fillet Knife is a versatile companion
  • The Kanso series of Shun is based on the Japanese concept of simplicity, and places emphasis on what matters in a knife: precision, durability, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and a comfortable grip
  • Hand-sharpened stainless steel blade is curved to make it easy to cut around bones or ligaments; its compact 6.5-inch blade is ideal for culinary projects requiring precision and skill
  • Preparing for a meal will be a breeze when utilizing the ease of movement afforded by the nimble blade; delicate work that was once grueling is simple and efficient with the Kanso Boning/Fillet Knife

The kanso series of shun is based on the japanese concept of simplicity, and places emphasis on what matters in a knife: precision, durability, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and a comfortable grip Whether removing bones from meat, trimming silverskin from a roast, making your own cutlets or filleting fish, the kanso boning/fillet knife is a versatile companion Preparing for a meal will be a breeze when utilizing the ease of movement afforded by the nimble blade; delicate work that was once grueling is simple and efficient with the kanso boning/fillet knife Hand-sharpened stainless steel blade is curved to make it easy to cut around bones or ligaments; its compact 6.5-inch blade is ideal for culinary projects requiring precision and skill

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