Create culinary masterpieces worthy of a five-star review or make everyday tasks easier with high-quality chef’s knives from our extensive collection. From chopping vegetables to prepping a beef roast, a chef’s knife is your key to precise cuts and beautiful results. Augment your knife block set with a chef’s knife that’s an all-around kitchen workhorse. The thick skin of watermelon and butternut squash is no match for the sharp edge of a Wüsthof or Victorinox Swiss Army blade. Use your knife to break down a whole chicken into individual portions or take a grilled porterhouse off the bone so you and your sweetheart can finish the job with steak knives tableside. Japanese santoku knives are a typically a lightweight version of a chef’s knife. They tend to be a bit shorter and feature a thinner, straighter edge, giving you more balance and a comfortable grip as you work your way through piles of onions for French onion soup or a bag of spuds for a creamy gratin. Some versions from Shun and Global are marked with oval hollows that form a gap between the blade and your food, allowing sticky ingredients like cheddar cheese and cantaloupe to slide off into neat stacks. Whether you opt for chef’s knives or santoku, you’ll quickly discover that a well-made knife plays an indispensable role in creating mealtime magic.