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Improve your home chef skills with a premium-quality chef’s knife from Sur La Table. The Sur La Table chef knife collection features some of the very best kitchen knives for any cook, whether you’re working in a fine dining establishment or simply making meals at home for your family and friends. In either case, it’s important to have a well-crafted, reliable knife that you can reach for to produce excellent results in chopping, dicing, cutting and slicing. Learn more below about chef’s knives and our selection of products from some of the top knife manufacturers.

What Is a Chef’s Knife?

The chef’s knife is considered to be one of the most essential kitchen knives that any cook can have in their kitchen cutlery arsenal. In fact, it’s the first knife featured in our guide to the must-have knives for home chefs. In the culinary world, the chef’s knife is the workhorse of the kitchen. A chef’s knife is often between 6 and 8 inches long and features a sloping curve on the blade. This type of design encourages an easy rocking motion when cutting. You can use the versatile, multi-purpose chef knife for all kinds of tasks, from chopping larger quantities of herbs and mincing garlic to slicing larger cuts of meat. Generally, this kitchen knife features a wide blade, which helps with transferring ingredients from a cutting board to a bowl, pot or pan.

The Best Chef’s Knife Brands

If you’re on the hunt for the best chef’s knives, start by looking for brands that are highly trusted and respected in the culinary world. At Sur La Table, you’ll find some of the top knife brands in the industry. You can choose from Japanese-designed chef’s knives, such as Miyabi and Shun to German-engineered chef’s knives like Zwilling J.A. Henckels and Wüsthof. Bob Kramer is a highly rated knife brand that offers contemporary designs with the ultimate precision and control. Many chefs turn to the lightweight, stylish and functional Global chef knife, which features ergonomic, molded handles that ensure comfortable use. Chef knives are available in multiple finishes and styles; many of these knives are not just a delight to use, but are also beautiful to display in your kitchen.

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Shop at Sur La Table now to find the best knives for chopping, slicing, dicing and more. You’ll always find a great selection of chef’s knives and other kitchen tools that will ensure that you always have the right item on-hand for whatever task your culinary adventures call for. From individual chef’s knives to all-in-one knife sets, you’ll find the selections at Sur La Table will fulfill all your cooking needs!