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Investing in quality knives is one of the smartest things any home chef can do. At Sur La Table, we make it easy to find the cutlery you need for precision cuts, heavy-duty chopping, delicate carving and much more. We offer the best knife sets, that allow you to get all the essential knives you need in one easy purchase. In addition, you’ll find quality knives sold individually for your specific cutting needs. Read on to learn more about what to look for when buying kitchen knives.

Must-Have Knives for Every Home Chef

The best kitchen knife sets feature a selection of the most important cutlery for everyday kitchen tasks. A chef’s knife is considered to be absolutely essential due to its versatility for slicing, dicing and chopping. A paring knife should also be included for delicate cutting tasks. Other pieces in a good knife block set include a santoku knife, a bread knife, a boning knife and a cleaver. For more details, check out our helpful guide to the top 12 knife types for home chefs.

The Top Knife Brands

Whether you’re looking for individual pieces or complete knife sets, make sure you’re considering what brand is behind your kitchen cutlery. At Sur La Table, knife sets from the best brands are easy to come by. You’ll find gorgeous knife block sets from Shun, Bob Kramer, Zwilling J.A. Henckels and more. For individual knives, you can’t go wrong with options by Wüsthof, Miyabi, Global and other respected names in the culinary industry.