Shopping Guide
Favorite Chefs Knives
Chefs' favorite knives
Photo © Fredrika Stjärne

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;

For Renee Erickson, the 7-inch Korin Special Inox Santoku is all about the sharp edge and perfect weight. $218;

“My Togiharu cuts like a McLaren F1 car,” says Jonathan Waxman about the 9.4-inch Inox Steel Yo-Deba. $198;

Jonathon Sawyer loves the 5-inch Wüsthof sausage knife. “I give care packages of this knife to my chef friends,” he says. $100;

Spike Gjerde swears by his extra-sharp and ultralight 210-mm. Takeda Gyoto knife. $310;

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