We got a lot of emails from people moving to a new place looking for the best cutlery knife sets. But is there such a thing as the best cutlery knife set? One thing is for sure – there are many good cutlery knife blocks on the market, so this post should give you some ideas. See also our Top 10 beginner knife sets.
This Zwilling JA Henckels International Forged Premio knife set is very durable with extremely balanced knives. It comes in an 18-slot wooden knife block with a Cherry finish. The knives in this set (except steak knives that are stamped) have a fully forged blade. They are full pliers and have a triple-riveted handle.
I like the final stainless steel hood with the Henckels logo on it. The cooking knife is really well balanced, and so are the other knives. You will enjoy working with them every day you use a tool in this set. Zwilling JA Henckels Premio Set has very good edge retention and it is quite easy to sharpen. Included in this set:
The Cangshan Z Series 17-piece knife block set combines some of the best of East and West. The supportive smaller design encourages a professional knife grip. It also makes it possible to sharpen the blade from heel to tip and provides improved cutting precision and safety.
The handmade full tongs are forged from dense grain, X50Cr15MoV German steel. This ensures good durability, stain resistance, and very good edge retention. Each blade undergoes a 6-step heat treatment that ensures that each blade retains its strength. The knives are sharpened to a 16-degree angle per Page.
It comes with an HRC 58 +/- 2 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale. The knives are hand polished and hand sharpened. The set is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF). Cangshan provides a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. Included in this set:
Wüsthof Gourmet 16 Piece Set is the second set from Solingen in Germany that reached our list of best cutlery knife sets. The laser-cut knives are quite light, making them easy to work with for a long time, but they still offer good performance. The final polishing of these full-blade knives is performed manually.
The triple-riveted, seamlessly shaped handle is made of a very durable synthetic material – Polyoxymethylene (POM). POM has a tighter molecular structure to resist fading and discoloration compared to other synthetic materials used for handles. I like the spreader that comes with this set. You can cut your Bagle and spread your favorite topping with just one tool. Included in this set:
The Dalstrong Gladiator Series Colossal Knife Set Block looks very different from the other knife blocks. Normally the knife blocks are square, but this one is wide. This way, it is easier to grab the knife you need when working in the kitchen. I like it. The Gladiator series knives are precision-forged from a single piece of ThyssenKrupp German steel with high carbon content.
This steel ensures an ultra-sharp edge with excellent wear and stain resistance. Full-tong knives are hand polished and have a Rockwell hardness of 56+, and the edge is 14-16 degrees per. Page. The knives have a black Pakkawood handle imported from Spain. A traditional design with triple rivets ensures that the handle lasts a very long time. Included in this set:
OXO Good Grips 17 Piece Knife Block Set has knives with a fully forged blade, bolster, and pliers for superior balance, strength, and durability. OXO uses German stainless steel with a high carbon content for long-lasting sharpness and edge retention.
OXO thought hard about the handles for this knife line. Of course, a good knife should feel like an extension of the hand. The contoured handle and the rounded support are quite neat and make the knives easy to control. Included in this set:
The McCook 14 Pieces Kitchen Knife Set comes with a knife block that has a built-in grinder. McCook uses high-carbon stainless steel for the knives. They use their conical sharpening edge technology to sharpen the knives for precise cutting. With the built-in grinder in the knife block, they are easy to sharpen.
The knives are full of pliers, which makes them very stable. The handle has a nice ergonomic design, so it fits well in the hand. All knives are FDA approved and the set comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee from McCook. Included in the set:
Chicago Cutlery decided that their cutlery knife should use two different materials for the handle. The work knives in the Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Block Set have a black polyester handle. The steak knives have a steel handle.
The black Asian-influenced cushion grip handles provide a sturdy, non-slip grip. For the knives, Chicago Cutlery uses its characteristic 26-degree conical grinding technology. It provides very good sharpness for precise cutting and is easy to sharpen. They are forged from high carbon stainless steel with metal supports for extra balance and safe handling. Included in this set:
Emojoy 15-piece knife block set stands out with the blue handles. Emojoy uses X50Cr15 high carbon stainless steel for the blades. The knives have strong and durable support that increases stability and gives you better control. The ABS handle feels good in the hand while using the blades. The Oakwood block keeps your knives safe and does not need much space on your kitchen table. Included in the set:
Alltripal Premium 18-piece kitchen knife set is proof that you do not have to use an arm and a leg for a good cutlery knife set! For this set, Alltripal uses German X50Cr15 stainless steel with high carbon content. The full-tang knives are very sharp and stay sharp for a long time.
Triple rivet Pakkawood handle ensures a good grip. I like the wooden feel, but some people do not like the extra effort that comes with a wooden handle. After use, clean and wipe your knife. This way, the handles will last forever. Alltripal offers a 30-day return policy and a 1-year quality guarantee. Included in this set:
This lovely set from Calphalon is forged from stainless steel with high carbon content and has a full plier and bolster. The steak knives are stamped. The knife block is designed with Calphalon’s “SharpIN Technology”.
These are built-in ceramic sharpeners that automatically sharpen knives every time you pull them out or stick them back into the block.
The Calphalon Classic 15-Piece Knife Block Set has another interesting detail that the other cutlery knife sets on this page do not have. Each of the large knife handles is marked for easy identification in the knife block! No more guessing when choosing the right knife. Here you see the handle of the 5-inch Santoku knife. I like that. Included in the set: