But if your go-to slicer is looking a little worn down after all that chopping and mincing, now’s the time to pick up a new blade (or two). Sur La Table has slashed prices of top-notch knives in its impressive Labor Day sale. You can save up to 60% off on some of our favorite cutlery brands, including Zwilling, Global, and Miyabi. Plus, the retailer is throwing in free shipping.
No matter if you’re looking to add a new style to your collection or scoop up an entire set all at once, Sur La Table’s sale has smart savings for everyone. The event includes markdowns on both German-style and Japanese-forged knives, as well as a variety of blade styles.
We took a look through the offerings and found five must-haves every home cook should consider. Scroll down to learn more about them, or head to Sur La Table to shop the full sale. But don’t wait—the discounts end Monday, September 7.
Why we love it: Zwilling’s Four Star line is a fan favorite for its incredible stability and lasting sharpness. This trio of a 4-inch paring knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, and 8-inch chef’s knife is made from high carbon stainless steel that undergoes Zwilling’s signature ice-hardening technique to ensure both blades stay extra sharp and rust-free for thousands of slices.
To buy: $120 (originally $327); surlatable.com
Why we love it: If you’re looking to chop, dice, and mince, grab a Santoku blade. The Japanese blades are light and have a slightly more balanced weight distribution than Western-style knives, making them a favorite of both chefs and avid home cooks.
To buy: $80 (originally $165); surlatable.com
Why we love it: A paring knife excels in precise, delicate work, like peeling potatoes, slicing strawberries, or deveining shrimp. This one is made with German-forged steel and comes with a protective holder.
To buy: $33 (originally $50); surlatable.com
Why we love it: Nine times out of ten, a chef’s knife is the one you’ll reach for, which is why it’s important to have a good one. Miyabi’s Kaizen II chef’s knife is a work of art, handcrafted with a core of FC61 steel surrounded by 48 layers of stainless steel Damascus, then hand-honed to a razor-sharp 9.5-degree edge.
To buy: $130 (originally $215); surlatable.com
Why we love it: The serrated edge of a bread knife isn’t just for loaves—it’s also excellent for slicing thin-skinned tomatoes, tough pineapple skins, and even crumbly cheeses. Made from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel, Zwilling’s version is guaranteed to last for years and years.
To buy: $60 (originally $125); surlatable.com