How to Become a Pro with Your Chef's Knife

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Classic Cook's Knife by Wusthof
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Classic Cook's Knife by Wusthof
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This 8-inch chef's knife is one of the most reasonably priced varieties from the renowned German line. A comfortable handle allows for ease of use and an evenly balanced blade makes it a delight when cutting, slicing, and dicing.

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Wusthof

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Togiharu Chef's Knife by Korin
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Togiharu Chef's Knife by Korin
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One of chef Burgess' favorite Japanese lines, the Togiharu is a double-edged steel knife that is about 8-inches in length and designed for the most precise cuts.

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Korin

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Simply Cutlery Chef's Knife
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Simply Cutlery Chef's Knife
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One of the most affordable chef's knife without sacrificing quality, the Calphalon Chef's Knife is made with a forged-blade and is bolster-designed for comfort and efficiency.

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Calphalon

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Glestain K Series
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Glestain K Series
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Among the nicer brands of knives, Glestain has been praised for their razor sharp blades that are easy to resharpen.

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Glestain

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Chef's Knife by Victorinox Swiss Army
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Chef's Knife by Victorinox Swiss Army
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Known for producing the highest quality of knives, Victorinox's chef's knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced and is crafted with precision.This series is great for everyday use and is a favorite of many professional chefs.

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Victorinox Swiss Army

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Nenox G Series
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Nenox G Series
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If you're willing to devote time and money, the Nenox series is a top-quality choice. A carbon steel blade is tapered from spine to edge to help you get precise and beautiful cuts.

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Nenox

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Masamoto by Korin
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Masamoto by Korin
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Another favorite of chef Burgess, this carbon steel Japanese knife by Korin has been likened to German varieties because of its heavy, thick blade.

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Korin

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Shun Premiere Chef's Knife
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Shun Premiere Chef's Knife
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This 8-inch knife is a great choice for all-around use in the kitchen. A hand-hammered finish reduces drag when cutting, keeping your food from sticking to the knife while working.

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Shun Knives

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Kramer Carbon Steel Chef's Knife
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Kramer Carbon Steel Chef's Knife
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One Andrew Zimmern's favorites, Kramer knives are known for bringing professional-quality traits to the home cook. A perfectly balanced blade makes them easy to use for longer periods of time.

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Zwilling

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Kershaw Chef's Knife
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Kershaw Chef's Knife
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This stainless steel chef's knife has all of the qualities, including balance and sharpness, you're looking for and is among the more affordable lines.

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Kershaw