11 best chef’s knives to slice & dice like a pro

The most important knife in any kitchen is the chef’s knife. Also known as a cook’s knife or French knife, it is a versatile chopping, slicing and dicing tool. Whether you’re a casual weekend chef or a seasoned pro, a good chef’s knife will save you time and simplify food preparation.

Chef’s knives typically have a long, wide blade that tapers to a sharp point. On the other end is a handle with a comfortable grip designed for long periods of use. A chef’s knife may come in different sizes and styles but the most common size is an 8-inch blade.

Because there are so many different models with a very similar look, it can be difficult to pick one. Here are some of the factors to consider before you buy a chef’s knife.

  • Blade material: The blade of a chef’s knife is typically made from stainless steel or high-carbon steel. Stainless steel blades are resistant to rust and stains while high-carbon steel blades are more durable and stay sharper longer.
  • Blade size: The size of the blade should depend on your preference and what you will be using the knife for. Most chef’s knives range from 6 to 12 inches in length, but an 8-inch blade is usually the most versatile.
  • Handle: The handle of a chef’s knife should be comfortable and provide a secure grip. Look for a handle made from durable materials like wood or synthetic materials. Avoid handles that are too thin or too thick for your hand.
  • Weight and balance: A good chef’s knife should feel well-balanced and not too heavy or too light. You should feel comfortable and in control when using it.
  • Brand and price: There are many high-quality brands of chef’s knives available, but the price can vary greatly. Determine your budget and research different brands before making a purchase.

Ultimately, the best chef’s knife for you will depend on your personal preferences and needs in the kitchen. Invest in a high-quality knife that will last and make your kitchen experience more enjoyable.

Here are the 11 best chef’s knives in Singapore

1. TOJIRO F-808 DP Chef Knife 210mm

Chefs knife - Tojiro F 808
Credit – Tojiro
  • Blade material: VG10 HRC 60 stainless steel
  • Blade length: 210 mm
  • Weight: 188 g

VG-10 HRC 60 stainless steel blade with a Western-style riveted resin handle with full tang construction.

Buy now from S$135 on Lazada  Shopee

2. Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Hollow Edge IKON

Chefs knife - Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 inch
Credit – Wusthof
  • Blade material: High carbon, stainless steel
  • Blade length: 200 mm
  • Weight: 227 g

Precision forged, full tang blade with a hollow edge for less drag while cutting.

Buy now from S$310 on Lazada  

3. Mercer Culinary Leaf Pattern Professional

Chefs knife - Mercer Culinary Leaf Pattern Damascus 8 Inch
Credit – Mercer Culinary
  • Blade material: 67-layer Damascus VG-10 stainless steel with HRC of 60-62
  • Blade length: 203 mm
  • Weight: 227 g

Beautiful 67-layer Damascus steel for durable protection from rust while maintaining a sharp 15-degree edge.

Buy now from S$179 on Lazada  

4. Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Professional

Chefs knife - Victorinox Fibrox 8 Inch Pro
Credit – Lazada
  • Blade material: Lightweight European steel
  • Blade length: 200 mm
  • Weight: 187 g

Laser-tested, tapered knife edge ground to form an exacting angle, with ergonomically designed, non-slip Fibrox Pro handle for a sure grip.

Buy now from S$100 on Lazada  

5. Kai Shun Classic Hollow Ground 18cm DM-0702

Chefs knife - Kai Shun DM 0702
Credit – Lazada
  • Blade material: 32-layer damask VG MAX stainless steel
  • Blade length: 180 mm

Steel core layer is corrosion-resistant and extremely hard (61 HRC, 1% carbon and 1.5% cobalt) while the handle is Pakka wood.

Buy now from S$298 on Lazada  Shopee

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6. Zwilling Bob Kramer Chef Knife 34891-201

Chefs knife - Zwilling Bob Kramer 34891 201
Credit – Lazada
  • Blade material: MC63 micro powder stainless steel
  • Blade length: 201 mm
  • Weight: 260 g

Japanese-made knife with a black Linen Micarta handle

Buy now from S$508 on Lazada  

7. Kuro Getsuga 8-Inch

Chefs knife - Kuro Getsuga 8 Inch

  • Blade material: AUS-10 Japanese steel core, 62-fold Damascus, hardness HRC: 60
  • Blade length: 203 mm
  • Weight: 250 g

Only 150 limited edition units have been made of this heat-treated, blackened, hammered blade with its G10 round handle of glass cloth & epoxy resin.

Buy now from S$143 on Shopee

8. Kai Corporation 7.1-inch Seki Magoroku

Chefs knife - Kai Corporation 7.1 in Seki Magoroku
Credit – Lazada
  • Blade material: Damascus stainless steel
  • Blade length: 180 mm
  • Weight: 188 g

Stainless steel base and blade are welded to prevent moisture from entering while the laminate reinforced wood handle is resistant to water and humidity.

Buy now from S$140 on Lazada  

9. Mercer Culinary M22608 Millennia 8-Inch

Chefs knife - Mercer Culinary M22608
Credit – Mercer Culinary
  • Blade material: High-carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel
  • Blade length: 200 mm
  • Weight: 190 g

One-piece high-carbon, stain-resistant Japanese steel with an ergonomic Santoprene-polypropylene handle for comfort and durability

Buy now from S$52 on Lazada  Shopee

10. Global 8″ Inch Granton

Chefs knife - Global 8 In Granton
Credit – Lazada
  • Blade material: Stainless steel
  • Blade length: 200 mm
  • Weight: 188 g

Perfectly balanced, with seamless construction to eliminate food and dirt traps and a Granton (fluted) edge to create air pockets that prevent slices from sticking to the blade.

Buy now from S$260 on Lazada  

11. Cuisinart Graphix Collection 7-Inch

Chefs knife - Cuisinart Graphix Collection 7 Inch
Credit – Cuisinart
  • Blade material: High-carbon stainless steel
  • Blade length: 178 mm
  • Weight: 317 g

Precision-tapered ground blades that narrow gradually to an extremely fine edge and textured handle for easy, comfortable use.

Buy now from S$45 on Lazada  Shopee

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