5 Knives Chefs Can't Live Without

Chefs can’t live without great knives. Here, some of their favorites.

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.

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