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.

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Victorinox 10 in. Chef's Knife
I Learned How to Chop Vegetables Thanks to This Sharp, Easy-to-Use Victorinox Chef’s Knife