Best Chef Knives Overview The kitchen knife brands in the list above—Henckels, Wusthof, Messermeister, Global, MAC, and Shun—all have proven track records and lifetime warranties. Some have been making knives for hundreds of years. The first three brands are centered in Germany, the last three in Japan.
So, what is the best chef knife on the market?
The Best Chef's Knife
Best Overall: MAC MTH-80 Professional Series 8-inch Chef's Knife with Dimples (available at amazon.com)
Best Tough Workhorses: Wüsthof Classic 8-inch Cook's Knife (available at amazon.com) and J.A. Henckels International Classic 8-inch Chef's Knife (available at zwilling.com)
That being so, what chef knife does Jamie Oliver use? santoku knife
For good measure, what should be in a Chefs bag?
A Swiss-style vegetable peeler. “A quality tool can make a big difference,” says Cameron. ...
A sturdy can opener. ...
A medium-sized chef's knife and a small paring knife. ...
A thin, flexible cutting board. ...
A server's wine and bottle opener. ...
A Microplane zester. ...
A collapsible salad spinner. ...
Measuring spoons and cups.
What knives does Gordon Ramsay recommend?
Gordon Ramsay's Essential Kitchen Knives
Boning knife (You'll see Gordon use Henckles brand knives in his MasterClass, but feel free to research brands and purchase what feels best for you. ...
Flexible chopping knife.
Microplane for zesting.
Bread knife with serrated edge.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
Chefâ€™s Knife Roll Bag (14 slots) Holds 10 Knives PLUS Meat Cleaver, Utility Pocket, AND 4 Tasting Spoons! Our Durable Knife Carrier Includes Shoulder Strap and Name Card Holder. (Knives Not Included)
HOLDS WIDE ASSORTMENT OF KNIVES – Knife carrier holds up to 15 knives/tools: 10 slots for knives ranging from paring knives up to 18” knives PLUS a large pouch for your meat cleaver, scissors, or larger tools, PLUS 4 slots for tasting spoons or utensils! KNIVES NOT INCLUDED.
EASY TO CARRY – Knife bag includes both a handle AND shoulder strap (removable) for your convenience and preferred method of transport.
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KEEP TRACK OF YOUR KNIFE ROLL: A slot for your name tag or business cards means you can easily identify your knife roll from other chefs’. Also throw in some extra business cards for referrals!
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BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
Knife Case(4 Slots), Heavy Duty Chefâ€™s Travel Knife Roll with Durable Handles, Portable Waterproof Knife Bag for Men Women for Meat Cleaver, Japanese Knife for Working, Camping
▶ 4 POCKETS KNIFE CASE: This knife roll up bag comes in a heavy-duty Waxed Canvas case bag, up to 4 pockets to carry knives,such as paring, carving, ceramic, scissors, and other chef utensils or tools.
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BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
Chefâ€™s Knife Roll Bag, Waxed Canvas Knife Cutlery Carrier, Portable Chef Knife Cases, Knife Pouch Holders With 10 Slots Plus 1 Zipper Pockets Can Hold Home Kitchen Knife Tools Up To 18.8â€ (Army Green)
CONVENIENT ACCESSIBILITY CHEF KNIFE ROLL BAG:11 knife sleeves holds 11 kitchen knives and accessories, such as paring, carving, ceramic, scissors, and other chef utensils or tools.
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UNROLLED MEASUREMENTS &100% RISK FREE BUY&AMAZON SHIPMENT: 27.5" wide x 18.8" can holds knives up to 18.8" in length. Design with two secure buckles which allows convenience and portability to carry your knives with ease and safety when going to work, culinary school, camping, or barbequing. We are confident with our knife roll quality, if you are not satisfied with our product in any time, feel free to contact us, you will get a full refund with no question asked.
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
Tosnail Chef Knife Case Roll Bag with 21 Slots & 1 Large Zipper Pocket, Easy Carry Handle and Shoulder Strap - Black
Heavy duty nylon/polyester construction.
Features 21 slots to holds 12 knives, 1 meat cleaver, 3 utensils and 5 other accessories. Plus 1 large zipper pocket.
Easily carried by durable handle or single shoulder strap.
Great way to store and transport your knives safely.
Bag is black with red thread. Please refer to the pictures for SIZE DETAIL.
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
Chef Knife Bag (8+ Slots) is Padded and Holds 8 Knives PLUS Your Meat Cleaver, Knife Steel, 4 Utensils, and a Zipped Pouch for Tools! Durable Knife Carrier also Includes a Name Card Holder. (Bag Only)
HOLDS WIDE ASSORTMENT OF KNIVES AND TOOLS– Knife roll has 8 slots for knives ranging from paring knives up to 18” knives plus a covered slot for your knife sharpening steel, 4 slots for tasting spoons, AND a zippered pouch for extra tools! KNIVES/TOOLS NOT INCLUDED.
EASY TO CARRY – Our chef knife bag includes both a handle AND shoulder strap (removable) for your preferred method of transport.
DURABLE – Padded for extra protection and designed to withstand many years of daily use. Instead of fragile fabric that punctures and cuts easily, we specifically chose a 600 Denier Canvas woven out of tough, sturdy polyester to give you a knife roll you can rely on.
EASILY ID YOUR KNIFE STORAGE BAG: A slot for your nametag or business cards means you can easily identify your knife roll from other chefs’. Also throw in some extra business cards for referrals!
SAFE AND SECURE – Our chef’s bag features a tough canvas cover flap as extra protection for your knives, a zipper to secure the knives safely inside, and adjustable straps to make sure they stay put. Roll it up, zip it up, and you’re safely on your way!
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
EVERPRIDE Chef Knife Bag Holds 20 Knives PLUS Large Zipper Compartment for Kitchen Tools â€“ Durable, Large Knife Bag for Chefs â€“ Knives Not Included
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PREMIUM QUALITY, DURABLE MATERIALS: Our professional chef knife bag is a great choice for everyone looking for a well-made knife carrying case to keep their cooking knives and kitchen utensils safely protected at all times. Made from durable and resistant 600D Polyester fabric you can be rest assured that our heavy-duty knife roll bag will prevent your knives from sliding or ripping your bag and provide the utmost safety, durability and lasting use.
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BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
Chef Knife Bag Roll Bag Case | 8 Pockets for Knives & Kitchen Utensils | 2 Protective Flaps with Butcher Knife Pocket & Mesh Pocket | Durable Knife Case for Chefs & Culinary Students (Denim Grey)
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BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
Leather Knife Roll Storage Bag, Elastic and Expandable 10 Pockets, Adjustable/Detachable Shoulder Strap, Travel-Friendly Chef Knife Case Roll By Aaron Leather Goods
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BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
Chef Knife Convertible Backpack| Transforms to Messenger Bag to Shoulder Sling Crossbody Bag | 21+ Pockets Pockets for Knives & Kitchen Utensils | 3 Large Pockets for Laptops Tablet & Notebook (Black)
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Chef Knife Bag Vintage Backpack | 30+ Pockets for Knives & Kitchen Utensils Tools | Large Pockets for Tablets & Notebooks | Great Gift for Executive Chefs & Culinary Students (Heather Grey)
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🔪LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY CARRY – Convenient adjustable backpack shoulder straps to carry comfortably. Weighing less than 3 pounds, this strong bag is long lasting and dependable for your kitchen & culinary arts needs. A refreshing, visual pleasing & creative aesthetic bag, brings style & high fashion into the kitchen.
🔪EXPERT DESIGN & CRAFTSMANSHIP – The Chef Sac is chef inspired & designed to create the perfect and ultimate knife carrying case. Reinforced double stitching & heavy-duty zippers are built to last through years of kitchen wear and tear. We want our Chefs, Cooks & Culinary Experts to be set up with the best possible gear. We love the knife bag and we hope you will too!
🔪PERFECT FOR PROFESSIONALS & STUDENTS – For the head chef, sous chef, line cook or the student starting out, this is the ultimate chef bag to carry your money-making tools. The discrete design shows no knives, so no one will know the expensive knives you’re carrying inside. Holds more than just knives and has pockets and compartments to hold all your working tools!
Shun blades are thinner, lighter, and made of harder steel than Wusthof blades. Due to the harder composition of their steel, Shun edges are more likely to chip than Wusthof's edges. Wusthof edges are more durable and will retain their edge for longer periods.
In higher-end, more professional restaurants, each chef works at their own station and brings their own knives. They clean and sharpen them personally. One does not touch another person's knives or any part of their station without their express permission. When a chef leaves employment, they pack their knives and go.
There is some overlap as boning knives can be used for filleting and there are some all-purpose, boning/fillet knives. While some boning knives are flexible, it's more common for a fillet knife to be flexible.
Luckily Guy Fieri, the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives star we all love, can relate — so much so that he's designed a set of luxury knives that have ergonomic features to offer comfort and support. There are two knives to choose from: the Knuckle Sandwich 8-Inch Chef's Knife and the 7-Inch Santoku.
Equipped with German high-carbon steel blades and handles from G10 fiberglass resin, the new set includes a nine-inch chef knife, a six-inch chef knife, a six-inch serrated utility knife, a six-inch vegetable cleaver, a three-and-a-half-inch paring knife and a four-piece steak knife set.
But it is pricey. If you're looking for pure cutting power, there are better values to be had. Otherwise—if you're seeking a kitchen knife that's well-made, stylish, and most of all comfortable, the Wusthof Epicure santoku is highly worth investigating.