We’ve got new CRKT pocket knives leading the way this week, but the fun doesn’t stop there. New releases from Rick Hinderer and Castillo Knives also make an appearance and we’ve got some great deals on Okapi machetes and some Blackjack Fixed Blades to share as well.
With 2019 drawing to a close, we ask ourselves what was the best knife of the year? Turns out, that depends on how you slice it, as there were a ton of great new knives across a range of categories and price points. From pocket knives to kitchen cutlery to fixed blades, let’s see what items walked away as winners in our books.
Behind every great meal, there’s a hardworking cook. And hardworking cooks deserve hardworking tools. Right now there’s more than 770 kitchen items on sale, from tongs and turners to cutting boards and carving sets. Read on to see our top sale picks for the hardworking cook in your life, including the most underrated – yet important – tool in the kitchen (other than a great knife, of course).
In addition to the finest cutlery and outdoor items in the world, the KnifeCenter offers some very inexpensive items to our customers. Some customers ask us why we sell this type of merchandise. They think it’s junk and beneath us to sell. We do take pride in offering the best products available but we also offer products we feel are an amazing value. We spend a lot of time looking through thousands of products all the time to find the best items for the web site and when we see something that may not be top notch but is a great deal, we want to offer it to our customers.
By now you’re probably used to seeing Wusthof knives with classic black riveted handles, but their Epicure Series of kitchen knives are definitely a step above. The handles are still a full tang riveted design, but instead of black synthetic scales, the Epicure knives feature recycled wood material. In fact, this is the same material that Epicurean uses for their cutting boards. What that means for you is a definite upgrade, not just in the feel, but the performance as well. We’re going to break down everything about these stellar kitchen knives and tell you why you need these in your kitchen.
The Shun Sora Collection brings Shun’s premium cutting experience into a more affordable price range. They are a step above entry-level blades in terms of cost, but they represent an incredible value, offering materials and performance that are a cut above their competitors. There are a full range of options available in the lineup, from paring knives to serrated knives and full-size chef and santoku knives. Let’s check a few of them out.
Today, we’re going to be taking a look at kitchen knives and helping you to build your perfect kitchen knife collection. Let’s do this!
First off, you’ll want to decide whether you want to build your kitchen collection one at a time, or as a block set. Block sets can get you a lower price per blade, but the advantage of doing things piecemeal is that you can get the exact assortment of knives that suits your hands and your cooking style. There are a ton of different blade types and options to choose from, but to keep things simple, we’re going to focus on some of the more common types you’ll want to look at.
We’ll be picking and choosing knives from a variety of different brands and series to show you what it would be like to customize your own knife set. If you like the style of any of these knives and would prefer all your kitchen knives to match, all of these knives are available in block sets at the Knife Center, as well.
The first knife you’ll want to consider will be the centerpiece of your culinary blade kit, the workhorse that is going to get the bulk of your work done. A popular option is the German-style Chef knife. From cutting meat to slicing veggies, there isn’t much you can’t do with a good chef knife at your side.
A popular alternative to the traditional Chef knife is the Eastern-inspired Santoku. Typically a little shorter than the German Chef knives, the sheepsfoot blade is designed for versatility. Generally speaking, while both styles are almost interchangeable, German-style Chef knives tend to be better optimized at rocking motions and slicing meat. The Santoku will usually be nicer when it comes push cuts and chopping vegetables.
No matter which you choose, you’ll probably want something with a blade in the 7-8 inch range. This is large enough to tackle most jobs you’ll need in a home kitchen but is still agile and easy to use. Wusthof and Henckels are by far the recognized leaders of the German style, while Shun and Miyabi carry the torch for the Asian style.
This Wusthof Classic Ikon 8” Chef Knife is one of our favorite German Chef knives, which takes the classic forged triple-rivet look and turns up the style. It has a natural feeling handle and is made with nice, tough stainless steel. The edge might not be the longest lasting out there, but it is durable and easy to maintain. Some Chef knives come with a full bolster here at the heel of the knife, but the Ikon does not. The edge comes all the way which is going to ensure it can make full contact with your cutting board, especially after it has been resharpened a few times.
The Black Friday deals continue with two huge sales. Last year you guys loved Black Ops Friday so much that we did it again, this time with over 1,400+ items now up to 65% off! You’ll find some of the best knife brands in the business in this selection of items, so don’t wait to snatch up some gifts for yourself and your friends.
Not feeling the combat and tactical vibe? Take advantage of the best kitchen knife sale we’ve ever had, instead! Henckels and Wüsthof are the top brands of cutlery from Germany, and the other kitchen brands here will definitely help you cross names off your gift lists this year.
We’ve seen this deal before and they sell like hotcakes. Zwilling JA Henckels tightly controls their pricing but for the Holiday Season, every few years, they will put this superb set on sale at this truly great price. An 8 inch chef’s knife from Germany will normally cost over $100, although we have this chef’s knife by itself at an amazing deal for $69.95 right now for a limited time. This whole set is now on sale for $149.99 and this is a deal not to be missed. The 4 Star line is the classic German cutlery line and the best selling of all time. It is often imitated – in fact constantly, but no one gives you this German quality at this price. Wusthoff doesn’t know how they do it! Do not miss this deal! It is limited in time and a real value for very top quality cutlery.
Good things come to those who don’t wait to jump on sweet Black Friday deals – and you only have until 11:59 PM ET on November 26th to snatch up one of Shun’s best knives, the 8″ Classic Chef’s Knife, for only $99.95!
For anyone curating their knife block or looking to upgrade their kitchen cutlery, the only right way to do it is to add this knife. This all-purpose kitchen knife is the perfect length for preparing fruits, veggies and meats, and the wide blade will keep your knuckles off the cutting board during long chopping sessions. With its curved belly, this Chef’s knife can be gently rocked through fresh herbs and spices to produce a very fine mince. Shun’s Classic lineup features thinner blades, which makes this model super light and less tiring to use compared to European-style Chef’s knives.