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Best Knife Set Under $200

The average home chef wants an affordable quality knife set.  We’ve put this list together to help you find the best kitchen knife set that can be purchased  …

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Best Self-Sharpening Knife Sets

A self-sharpening knife set requires no time, no effort, and absolutely no skill at all to keep your kitchen knives sharp.  The knife blocks themselves have …

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Best Set for Culinary Students

A chefs knife set is an essential tool for any culinary school student. Here we help you choose a good set that will not only get the job done, but last you for years …

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nakiri knife laying over vegetables

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These two rectangular vegetable knives have no point, literally.  They are often confused for one another, especially in our Western culture.  However, if you’re considering purchasing one of these knives, it’s critical that you don’t mix them up.  One is perfect for anyone to use, while the other requires a …

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person cutting salmon with a Japanese slicing knife

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salmon sashimi being dipped in sauce

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serrated knife and honing steel laying on cutting board

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sheet of steel rolling off an assembly line

Best Steel For a Kitchen Knife

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rows of passenger seats on an airplane

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close up picture of a damascus steel kitchen knife laying on a table

How Strong is Damascus Steel

Damascus steel is known for its strength and durability but just how strong is it and how hard is it to maintain?  Though it's been around for centures, Damascus isn't really a type of steel but a process by which multiple steels are patterened together.  Understanding the process and steel used...

Japanese Meat Cleavers

Japanese meat cleavers serve an exciting purpose in your kitchen.  Though hard to find, they are perfect for chopping meat as their name touts and capable of performing several other tasks as well.  Becase they are difficult to find, it's hard to know how to choose a quality Japanese meat...

small plates sitting on the table with forks and serrated steak knives sitting on top

Should Steak Knives Be Serrated

There's long been a debate on which is better, a non-serrated or serrated steak knife.  Obviously there are pros and cons to both and at the end of the day it really comes down to personal preference.  However, if you're still on the fence about which is right for you, we've listed the...

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close up of butchers hands as he cuts apart a piece of meat with a breaking knife

What is a Breaking Knife

Breaking knives, not to be confused with butcher knives, are becoming more and more popular in professional kitchens.  This type of knife makes the process of breaking down meat easier and less time consuming.  It's designed specifically for the task at hand and...

knife handle made out of pakkawood

What is Pakkawood

If you’ve been around knives much, you’ve likely heard about Pakkawood, but might not be sure what it is really. Some think it’s natural wood because it looks so real, but others can’t believe real wood would come in so many crazy colors.  The truth is, it's a combination of materials that...

meat cleaver and piece of raw steak laying on a round cutting board

Why Meat Cleavers Have Holes

Meat cleavers have long had a hole in the blade and there have been many guesses on what its purpose may be.  The answer is actually more simple than you may think.  In this article we discuss what the real reason for the hole, how to use a meat cleaver, and talk a bit about our favorite...

prime day deals link

Amazon Prime Day Deals (July 12-13)

Amazon's Prime Day is a great time to buy kitchen knives at great prices.  Two days out of the year (July 12th and 13th 2022) Amazon will run hourly and daily deals on many popular brands.  Check our Prime Day page often as we provide updates throughout the day to ensure you never... 

link to black Friday deals

Black Friday Deals 2022

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and offers some of the best deals on kitchen knives and knife sets.  We track down the best deals available and post them here for our readers.  As the holidays approach check out our deals page to make sure you're getting the best price of the season on.... 

wusthof logo with knife and word deals

Wusthof Black Friday Deals 2022

Wusthof is one of the best known kitchen knife brands on the market.  They produce quality, fully forged knives that appeal to both home and professional chefs.  If you've been wanting a Wusthof knife, there's no time better than Black Friday to find the deal you've been....

cyber Monday graphic link

Cyber Monday Deals 2022

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