The best home cook is only as efficient as their staple kitchen knife. Whether it's a do-it-all chef's knife, a stunning santoku blade, or a reliable serrated bread knife, these essential pieces serve as cornerstones in any kitchen—and we've tested and reviewed the very best.

Honing Knives
How to Hone Your Knives to Keep Them Sharper For Longer, According to Pros
How to Sharpen a Knife With a Whetstone, According to an Expert
How to Properly Sharpen a Serrated Knife Tout
How to Properly Sharpen a Serrated Knife, According to an Expert