A good chef knife is invaluable. They’re used and sharpened every day, so it’s best to invest in durable but economical kitchen knives. These durable chef knives hold an edge well when cutting on hard surfaces. A quick run along your sharpening steel and you can hand-mince ginger or thinly slice red peppers with ease. Of course, they are corrosion- and stain-resistant, and they’ll last longer than almost any chef knife on the market.
Thanks to its Damascus high carbon cladding, the sharp-edged Japanese chef knife is the best value for both right-handed and left-handed chefs. If you’re accustomed to a sturdy German knife, try the Artigee German Style Knife. Make your repetitive prep tasks easy with an ergonomically comfortable chef knife.