Whether you are a professional-level home chef or just someone who likes to mess around in the kitchen, a proper knife is absolutely essential. In this post we will show you knives that are not just amazing for slicing, dicing, and julienne-ing but that look incredible while doing it. A great knife is the best way prepare food quickly and safely and its well worth the investment.
01. Buy It: Amazon, $638
These nesting knives with hollow centers make storage easy while also offering sharp edges and comfortable handling.
02. Buy It: Amazon, $78 (for one)
These sleek black knives from France’s TB Groupe have laser-sculpted handles and extra sharp stainless steel blades. And they need sharpening only once every 25 years.
03. Buy It: Amazon, $124 (for one)
These chroma knives from F.A. Porsche are made from pure 301 steel. The single piece design makes for extra easy handling.
04. Designer: Henri Mazelier
05. Buy It: Amazon, $119
Bring a pop of color to your meal prep with this 8-piece set from Kai.
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There is nothing wrong with a little whimsy in the kitchen and this knife set definitely does the trick.
07. Buy It: Amazon, $199
Another humorous option – get your chopping done and your frustrations out with “The Ex” Five Piece Knife Set.
08. Buy It: Amazon, $232
09. Buy It: Amazon, $500
This ceramic set keeps an edge and looks supercool doing it.
10. Buy It: Amazon, $78
The grooves in these Japanese steel knives keep food from sticking to them when slicing.
11. Source: West Elm
You get substance and whole lot of style with these knives from design-conscious retailer West Elm.
12. Source: Matrix Imports
The balancing act these knives perform proves that they handle well.
13. Buy It: UniqueJapan, $1199
While certainly not the cheapest option, this set of Japanese knives may be among the prettiest.
14. Source: Skandium
Just as much artwork as kitchen accessory, these gorgeous cheese knives are sure to be a hit at any party.
15. Designer: Eric Berthes
This perfectly balanced option comes from designer Eric Berthes and it’s a thing of beauty.
16. Designer: Taras Kravtchouk
By popping this knife into a transparent storage block you get to display its beauty even when you’re not using it.
17. Designer: André Marsiglia
This kitchen knife is just a designer’s concept at the moment, but what a beautiful concept it is.
18. Designer: Neil Davidson
Another concept, this one comes from designer Neil Davidson. The intricate handles here are particularly gorgeous.
19. Designer: Andrea Ponti
These wooden knives are handmade in Japan and the amazing craftsmanship definitely shines through.
20. Designer: The Federal
This design combines the chopping power of steel with the simple and beautiful color of a wood body.
21. Designer: Caroline Noordijk
The idea behind these amazing concept knives is that a great knife should be able to do more than slice and chop.
22. Designer: Mikhail Belyaev
Another multi-purpose knife concept designed for F.O.R., this one lets you safely scoop up whatever you chop.
23. Designer: Johanna Gauderfest
In another scooping option, the round handle might not be ideal for a lot of heavy chopping.
24. Designer: Jeff Pinard
Matching hollow blade knives and forks make up this concept from designer Jeff Pinard.
25. Designer: Mathias Kaeding
The concept behind these Neolithic Knives is that we can cut more efficiently if we take a step back from modern technologies.
26. Designer: Robert Larsson
This minimalist concept from Robert Larsson offers a convex silhouette and contrasting shaft.
27. Designer: Jolanda Fiers
These concept kitchen knives were inspired by the story of the sword in the stone. A safety lock keeps them from falling into the wrong (tiny) hands.
28. Designer: Min Seong KimVia: Yanko Design
Another safety storage concept, these knives can be locked into place. But more than that, the storage block actually sterilizes the knives as well.
29. Designer: Mermelada Studio
These handmade knives from Mermelada Studio were inspired by the shapes and songs of birds.
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