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The Chef's Knife

One of the most important tools used to prepare a good meal is the Chef's Knife. You could spend thousands of dollars on one knife but for the sake of your pocketbook, we've selected a few that get the job done. These are in no particular order on which are my favorites but I've added comments that may help you, depending on the application. You should always try to get your hands on the knife you are trying to buy to ensure the weight and feel are to your liking. We've shopped for some deals and have included links to purchase each of our choices. Let's cut to our selections.


Mac Mighty Professional Hollow Edge 8-Inch Chef's Knife

MAC knives are very popular with professional chefs and are slowly gaining notoriety in consumer and home gourmet circles. These knives are lightweight and excel at cutting sticky foods like potatoes.

About this item

  • 2.5mm blade. The added dimples help the knife to glide through sticky foods such as potatoes, apples, and summer squash

  • Lightweight. Knife Length- 12.63 inches

  • Pakka wood handle. Blade thickness - 2.5 mm

  • Hand wash, not dishwasher safe

  • Made In Japan


Global shook things up a few decades ago by creating incredibly light, traditional Japanese knives with a thin, razor-sharp edge at an affordable price. What truly stands them apart is their beauty. They are pieces of functional art. We've included the 8-inch Chef's Knife and the equally capable 7 inch Hollow Ground Santoku Knife.

Global 8-Inch Chef's Knife

About this item

  • Lightweight, precisely balanced 8-inch or 20cm chef's knife

  • Blade made of high-tech molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel

  • Edge retains razor sharpness exceptionally well

  • Stainless-steel handle molded for comfort, dimpled for safe grip

  • Lifetime warranty against defects and breakage

Global 7-Inch Hollow Ground Santoku Knife G 80

About this item

  • This stainless steel kitchen knife has an elegant design with a modern and distinctive look.

  • Dimensions: blade: 7"


WÜSTHOF Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife

If lightweight Japanese-style knives are not your cup of tea, look no further. This beast packs some serious heft and will easily take on the most taxing jobs.

About this item

  • KITCHEN WORKHORSE – The WÜSTHOF 8" Classic Chef's Knife is essential for preparing any meal. This all-purpose cook's knife can be used for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing

  • WÜSTHOF CLASSIC SERIES – The full Tang, Triple Riveted handles of the classic line offer the broadest range of cutlery that can satisfy every home cook or professional chef. The WÜSTHOF classic series has been our best-selling series for generations

  • CHEF'S KNIFE – Features an 8" long blade, 4.5" long handle, and weighs 8.5-ounce Full Bolster and Finger Guard, German Made Cook's Knife. Ergonomic handle design made from a long-lasting synthetic material to resist fading and discoloration

  • PRECISION FORGED – The 8" Chef's Knife is forged from a single block of high carbon stainless steel and tempered to 58-degree HRC. The Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention than previous models

  • CENTURIES OF TRADITION – Family owned for seven generations, WÜSTHOF was founded in Solingen, Germany, over 200 years ago. WÜSTHOF's cutlery carries the Solingen name, a designation reserved for products that meet the strictest quality standards


ZWILLING Professional "S" 8-Inch Chef's Knife

Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in the 1700s, is one of the largest knifemakers globally. They produce over two dozen different lines of knives

About this item

  • Manufactured in Germany

  • Unique formula high carbon no-stain steel

  • Sigma forge knife is forged from a single piece of solid steel

  • Ice hardened Friodur blade starts sharper stays sharper longer, and has superior resilience

  • Precision honed blade and laser-controlled edge ensures ideal cutting angle for sharpness and durability

  • Ergonomic polymer three rivet handle is perfectly bonded to the full tang

  • 57 Rockwell hardness is equal to excellent edge retention

  • Edge angle 15 degrees per side


On A budget? Try this selection:

Victorinox Fibrox Pro Knife, 8-Inch Chef's FFP

About this item

  • For home chefs & professionals. This Fibro Pro chef's knife has been the top choice of both home chefs and professionals alike and expertly crafted with a tapered stainless steel edge that cuts with ease and efficiency.

  • Fit for all tasks. Designed to handle kitchen tasks both big and small, This durable knife's razor-sharp and laser-tested blade effortlessly chops, minces, slices, and dices. An essential for every kitchen.

  • Easy handling. Each knife features an ergonomic handle made from thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) for a non-slip grip - even when wet. This exceptional knife is weighted and balanced for easy handling.

  • Knife Dimensions. Blade made out of stainless steel material - 7. 9 inches in length. Dishwasher safe materials for an easy clean.

  • Trusted Swiss quality. Expertly crafted in Switzerland in 1884, Victorinox provides a lifetime against defects in material and workmanship. Making a Lifetime commitment has never been so easy.


Any one of these fine pieces of cutlery will get you through the prep of a large meal for guests. With all of these Chef's Knives priced under $150, I'm confident you can find one that fits your particular use, style, and hand. Remember to try and get your hands on the knife that you are thinking about buying. Like a good pair of shoes, a good knife has to fit.


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