Best Chef Knives of 2016
They say a chef knives is only as good as his knife. It can be really intimidating to pick out the perfect knife as the choices are virtually unlimited. But, do it right and be left with the perfect partner for your culinary creations. So, here is our pick on the best chef knives of 2016. They are not in any particular order, and each of them is the best in this category.
The first one on the list is the 8-inch chef’s knife from Victorinox. It is the best seller on Amazon among all the other chef’s knives. The blade is made of an alloy called high carbon stainless steel, which as the name suggests contains a higher percentage of carbon.
The high carbon alloy is used in knives due to its hardness and ability to retain the sharpness of the edges for a longer period. The
Victorinox Fibrox Straight Edge
Knife is hand finished by the craftsmen from Switzerland. The blade is 8-inches long and 2-inches wide at the handle. The patented handle is textured for better grip and is slip resistant. It is one of the few knives in this price range to come with a lifetime warranty too.
The single piece fully forged knife from Messermeister is more of a premium offering in this list, and it does have some unique features. The knife is assembled and fitted by hand in Solingen, Germany. The handle is made from a special polymer that will last really long and is very comfortable to hold.
It is really sharp from the tip to the toe and can be used for virtually anything like peeling, trimming, slicing, dicing, chopping, and mincing. The price is a bit on the higher side but it is totally worth it and is a strong contender to be one of the best chef knives of 2016.
This one is priced in between the Victorinox and Messermeister knives but offers almost the same performance. It has a special three rivet handle made of a special resin known as Novodur.
The blade itself is made of high-carbon stainless steel but using a special formula known exclusive to J.A.Henckels. It ensures longevity and resistance to corrosion and pitting. The laser cut edge gives it a consistent blade angle and keeps it extremely sharp for a really long time.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Signatures 8″ Chef’s Knife
Out of the five knives here, this one is the best regarding looks. The handle is made of stainless steel and is grooved for a better grip. It is an extension of the blade itself and is one of the trademarks of Global.
The blade is made from their proprietary high-carbon stainless steel composition, called CROMOVA-18, which contains chromium, molybdenum, and vanadium. This steel is considered to be really good when it comes to edge retention but is also soft to be sharpened easily.
This knife from Shun is the costliest in this list, and it is one of the best chef knives that money can buy. The blade is made of VG-10 stainless steel that is covered with a whopping 32 layers of high-carbon stainless steel which ensure a long lifetime.
The D-shaped handle
The D-shaped handle is made of Pakkawood, which is an engineered wood made by fusing together many layers of hardwood under intense heat and pressure. The blade has the sharpest angle for a chef knife at 32 degree which is 10-12 degrees more than standard European knives. The knife is a bit pricey, and there are alternatives in this price range that offer more or less the same quality.