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Chef's Knife / Santoku Selection

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Ask the professionals what the single most important piece of kitchen equipment is and they'll quickly say, "The chef's knife." That's because a chef's knife (or its Asian counterpart, the Japanese santoku) is a food processor all to itself that slices, dices, minces, grinds and more. Because there are so many different styles, finding a chef's knife or santoku used to be a daunting task. But now Knife Depot offers a huge selection to choose from. With a wide variety, including both the American chef's knife and the Japanese santoku, you can take your time when choosing, knowing your order will be shipped fast - often the same day.

Top Chef 5-Piece Knife Set including Nylon Carrying Case
Our Price: $48.49
Savings: $11.51 (19%)
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Fallkniven Santoku, White Whale, 7 in.
Our Price: $149.99
Savings: $61.83 (29%)
Ontario Knife Company (OKC) Agilite Chef's Knife, Kraton Handle
Our Price: $52.49
Savings: $27.46 (34%)
Cold Steel Knives Chef's Knife, Kraton Handle, 8.00 in. Blade
Our Price: $24.99
Savings: $5.01 (17%)
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Handmade Buffalo Horn Damascus Steel Chef Knife
Our Price: $74.99
Savings: $22.43 (23%)
Fallkniven Chef's Knife, Blue Whale, 8 in.
Our Price: $159.99
Boker Damast Black II Kitchen Utility Knife
Our Price: $119.99
Savings: $9.96 (8%)
Kershaw 6 1/2 in. Wasabi, Santuko Knife, Black Handle
Our Price: $34.95
Savings: $9.05 (21%)
Ontario Knife Company (OKC) Agilite Chef's Knife & Paring Knife Combo Set
Our Price: $74.99
Savings: $39.96 (35%)
Damascus Steel Chef Knife with Camel Bone Handle
Our Price: $82.99
Savings: $26.99 (25%)
Boker Damascus Superior Chef's Knife
Our Price: $1,999.99
Savings: $499.01 (20%)
Handmade Damascus Steel Kitchen Chef Knife
Our Price: $97.99
Savings: $31.91 (25%)
Benchmade 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set, G10 Handles
Our Price: $331.50
Savings: $58.50 (15%)
Victorinox 8" Chef's Knife
Our Price: $39.99
Savings: $6.61 (14%)
Kleve 7" Santoku Knife
Our Price: $30.99
Mercer Japanese-Style 10" Pointed Sashimi Knife
Our Price: $42.49
Savings: $7.51 (15%)
Ginsu Chikara 7" Santoku Knife
Our Price: $24.99
Savings: $3.00 (11%)
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Custom Made Damascus Steel Kitchen Chef Knife
Our Price: $97.99
Savings: $31.91 (25%)
 
 

Recent Customer Reviews - Chef's Knife / Santoku Selection

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Gregg W. from Houston, TX
Fantastic knife for the money. I purchased two. One for the kitchen and one for "tail-gating" at football games. Both keep an edge and are easy to sharpen with a steel. As with any good knife I hand wash and use the sharpening steel after heavy cutting.
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Jt W. from Denton TX
This is an excellent knife. It looks good and handles well.
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Corey A. from St. Louis, MO
This is the best kitchen knife I've ever owned. The shape of the handle and the size of the blade are just right. This knife sharpens very easily on a fine diamond hone with a few strokes on a steel to finish. Strop is few times and it will shave. My #1 in a drawer full of pricey knives.
Corey A. reviewed:
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C. A. from St. Louis, MO
This is a excellent made knife, but it doesn't sharpen very easily, and if you run it through the dishwasher, the edge-holding ability decreases dramatically. Not a good combination for a house-knife. If I had an electric hone to run it through, I'd use if more often.
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Daniel A. from Elmurst, NY
Very Pretty Knife, but DULL.
Daniel A. reviewed: Custom Made Damascus Chef Knife with Olive Wood Handle
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Judith S. from San Diego, CA
I am disappointed in my knife. It doesn't stay sharp. It was hard to cut with in a very short time after buying it. I have another knife which I am saving to cut the Thanksgiving turkey! I hope this knife is better than the first one I bought.
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Glenna K. from Schanburg, IL
I had used my daughters knife on one occasion and found it amazing in completing the job I was doing. The knife is so sharp and has cut through everything I have used it on . We eat a lot of corn on the cob in the summer and I cook it in the microwave and,cut the fat end off and just shake the corn out and this knife is the only one I have that will cut through the large end of a piece of sweet corn, I also bought one for a friend because I was so impressed with the knife.
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Russ F. from Bradenton, FL
I'm a 6'4" guy and this is my favorite kitchen knife. It seems to be the right size for about every task and holds an edge better than any of my German knifes. The end is even good for spreading mayo:)
Russ F. reviewed: Santoku Set (Blue)

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  • How to Teach a Child to Use a Knife - The more knowledgeable children are about knives, the less likely they are to use them inappropriately or dangerously. If you're interested in teaching your child how to use a knife, here are some tips you should remember.
  • Types of Knife Blade Materials - There are a variety of knife blade materials and each has its own advantages and pitfalls. Here are brief descriptions of the most popular types of materials found in knife blades.
  • How To Keep Kitchen Knives Sharp - Over time, improper maintenance and care can lead to knives becoming dull and ineffective. For those looking for ways to extend the life of a knife and keep its blade sharp and pristine, here are a few tips.
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