Let’s begin with the best: the Korin Gyutou ($100), a high-carbon steel Japanese-style chef’s knife. This is the Bugatti Veyron of knives. This is the Bugatti Veyron of knives. It feels like an extension of the hand, something that sprang out of your skin à la Wolverine, slicing through a half-frozen, inch-thick round steak like it’s a kappa maki.
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FEINZER Ceramic Chef’s Universal knife – 6 inches. The Feinzer ceramic chef’s universal knife is one of the best 6-inch kitchen knives on my top ten list. It has a 6-inch blade with near diamond sharpness so your food will be sliced easily.
Messermeister Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife, 8-Inch ($120 on Amazon) This was the heaviest knife I tested. It felt clunky and unwieldy, and worse, was dull right out of the box.
The Best Chef Knife There’s a reason we call the best kitchen knives “chef knives.” A good chef is a multitasker, so a good chef knife is designed to handle multiple jobs.
Best Chef Knives — Six Recommendations. This knife makes my Best Chef Knives list for three reasons: 1) My Shun 6-inch chef knife has now officially become my wife’s go-to blade 🙂 Best, KKG. Reply. Rich Waller. 4:33 pm on November 10, 2015. Hi KKG, After reading this post, you seem like the right guy to ask. I am looking into
Note I use Japanese water stones for sharpening and the Mac black ceramic steel to touch up the edges. The 5 and 6 inch chef knives are thin and do not have a traditional chef knife rocker. Also they have less knuckle clearance. The picture is the 10, 8, 6 and 5 inch chef knives for comparison.