Chefs can’t live without great knives. Here are some of their favorites (from left to right):
Chris Cosentino opts for Shun’s 10-inch Blue Kiritsuke as his all-purpose knife. $250; surlatable.com.
For Renee Erickson, the 7-inch Korin Special Inox Santoku is all about the sharp edge and perfect weight. $218; korin.com.
“My Togiharu cuts like a McLaren F1 car,” says Jonathan Waxman about the 9.4-inch Inox Steel Yo-Deba. $198; korin.com.
Jonathon Sawyer loves the 5-inch Wüsthof sausage knife. “I give care packages of this knife to my chef friends,” he says. $100; amazon.com.
Spike Gjerde swears by his extra-sharp and ultralight 210-mm. Takeda Gyoto knife. $310; towncutler.com.