Best Knife Sets

Top 10 Rated Knife Sets 2014


Knife sets can be a convenient solution if you want a complete set of all the essential tools but you don’t want to spend a fortune on each individual knife. Value was one of the key considerations we had when choosing the top 10 knife sets. Other factors included:

1. Number and types of knives
2. Convenient storage like a block or case
3. Sharpener included
4. Strong, sharp blades that retain their edges
5. Bolsters that provide excellent weight and balance
6. Ease of sharpening and cleaning
7. Attractiveness of design
8. Comfortable, non-slip grips

You can find some decent quality knives for relatively low prices. If you’re looking for top-notch quality, however, the sky’s the limit as far as pricing goes.

Shun DM2002B  9.5/10

6 pieces
Forged with layers of VG-10 and high carbon Japanese stainless steel
Full Tang
Ebony Pakkawood handles

Shun is a Japanese company known for its high-quality knives forged of extra-strong stainless steel for a hard but not brittle feel. The blades retain their edges….
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Ginsu 7112  9/10

12 Pieces
High carbon Japanese stainless steel
Full tang
Resin handles

Ginsu may have initially given itself a bad name with those infamous infomercials, but the quality of its knives has improved remarkably over the years….
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7 pieces
Made in Japan

If cooking is your profession—or you’re training to become a chef—then you know that your knives are your most important work tools…..
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18 pieces
Forged high carbon stainless steel blades
Full tang
Black poly handles with stainless steel plates at the end

A handsome, durable knife set with all the essential pieces and more, this Chicago Cutlery Fusion collection includes a new creation by the company…
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Ginsu 04817   8.5/10

12 Knives
Hardwood block with shears
Full tang
Stainless steel
Triple-riveted bakelite handles

For a complete collection of knives at a great low price, this Ginsu knife set cannot be beat. At only $29.99, it offers 6 kitchen knives…
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Wusthof 9312  8.5/10

12 pieces
Full Tang
Laser-cut from high carbon German stainless steel
Riveted synthetic polypropylene handles

With high carbon stainless steel laser-cut and tempered in Germany for precision, this Wusthof Gourmet knife set has all the essential…
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18 pieces
Forged high carbon stainless steel
Full tang
Stainless steel handles

If you’re looking for a fine-quality knife set on a budget, then this Chicago Cutlery set for $85 may satisfy your needs. The blades are forged from high carbon…
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8 inches
Made in Switzerland
High carbon stainless steel
8 ounces

For a fairly inexpensive knife set, this 15-piece set from Chicago Cutlery has all the essential tools you’ll need to tackle various tasks in the kitchen…
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17 pieces
Stamped German stainless steel blades
Full tang
Contoured santoprene handles

An attractive knife set from J.A. Henckels, these full tang knives feature contoured, cushioned handles with a backing of brushed stainless steel that adds…
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Furi FUR859  7.5/10

10 pieces
Stainless steel blades
Thermoplastic elastomer over polypropylene handles

Rachael Ray’s line of Gusto-Grip knives are extra sharp, durable, and colorful. This set comes in a low-profile, handsome mahogany…
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