Here are just a few (and some of the best) deals out there in kitchen-knife land. These are all high-quality kitchen knives—many of them on my recommended Best Chef Knives list, and if not on the list, comparable quality. They are designed to hold an edge, come back to their primal sharpitude time and time again if properly sharpened (and honed), and. . .last a lifetime.
Global Santoku, 7”
NOW ONLY $79.96 (was $122.95) / Sur La Table and Amazon
I own this knife and it’s also on my Best Chef Knives list. It’s stylish, practical, and will slice through a pineapple like butter. The santoku style is compact, yet matches the width of a much longer blade. It’s got knuckle room and is great for scooping up diced onions!
Henckels Four Star 3-piece set
NOW ONLY $99.96
Sur La Table / Amazon
Incredible value—three knives for the price of one. A super way to kick-start your first, serious cutlery set. Just add a longer serrated bread knife and you’ll have the Core Three—all the knife-power you need to accomplish almost any kitchen task. For more info about the Core Three, read How Many Kitchen Knives Do You Really Need?
Wusthof Classic Anniversary Chef Knife, 8”
NOW ONLY $89.96 (was $129.95) / Sur La Table and Amazon
This blade will never go out of style as long as Wusthof continues to keep their standards as high as they have for the past 200 years. (Mentioned on my Best Chef Knives list as well.)
Miyabi Kaizen Santoku, 7”
NOW ONLY $119.96 (was $169.95)
Sur La Table / Amazon
Miyabi is not as well known as other Japanese knife brands (i.e. Shun), but just as well-made and engineered. Maybe better. Seki-City quality and famous for coming from the factory wickedly sharp with a gorgeous hand-honed edge.
Shun Classic Chef Knife, 8”
NOW ONLY $99.96 (was $139.95) / Sur La Table and Amazon
Beautiful, yet scintillatingly sharp—a classic Japanese hybrid at an unusually low price. Hard Japanese steel sandwiched between 34 layers of Damascus-patterned softer steel. (On “the list”.)
If you want to learn more about why these are top-notch knives and about kitchen knives in general, be sure to check out other articles on the KKG site such as How to Buy Great a Chef Knife and Knife Edges 101. And feel free to post a question on my KitchenKnifeGuru Facebook page!