This is a simple, well-made, unadorned knife set with a decent variety and a good price. Overall, it's a perfect choice for our “reference model” to compare other sets with. This combination of high-end steel and relatively extreme heat treatment means that these knives hold their sharpness longer than almost any other production knife set. While the Cuisinart C77TR-15P 15-piece knife block set from the triple riveted collection can't rival some of the super-expensive sets when it comes to sharpness, it makes up for it in value and design.
If you've ever browsed the kitchen section of any home goods store, you know that a deal with many pieces may seem appealing initially, but if you look closely, there are unnecessary parts that will inevitably die in your cutlery drawer. This knife roll set can be used by amateur or professional chefs, and includes five different knives, including an offset wavy bread knife, a steel sharpener and a handy polyester bag to store everything without taking up too much space. This three-piece set includes an 8-inch chef's knife, a 6-inch utility knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife, and high-end products are backed by a lifetime warranty. It's easy to like the Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-piece forged knife set with tempered glass block.
This is a great mid-range knife set for an amateur kitchen enthusiast, or just someone who wants a good knife set around the house without breaking the bank. However, the paring knife was impressive: in the test it was agile and cut a chicken and chili leg to perfection. This block set is part of Zwilling's Four-Star line, which was designed in collaboration with professional chefs to bring expert-level tools to home kitchens. The double rivet handles (available in black or blue) are a bit heavy, but they worked with the light blades to create a good balance while using the knife.
A Santoku knife is similar to a chef's knife in that it is an extremely versatile utility knife. By far the most popular style, it is designed with slots to store a variety of blades and comes in a range of materials and colors to complement your kitchen decor. Each knife comes in an adorable package complete with one band-aid per knife, instructions on how to use each knife, and details on how and why the blade was designed.