Save hundreds on Zwilling, Shun, and Wüsthof.

By Katie Macdonald
Updated October 13, 2020
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Here at Food & Wine, we always have kitchen knives top of mind. From debating the merits of traditional hefty versus lightweight blades to building the perfect collection, we see our razor-sharp slicers as a non-negotiable for cooking. Our latest obsession? Amazon Prime Day’s fantastic price cuts on the humble kitchen workhorse.

While quality cutlery can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars, Amazon’s biggest sale of the year offers major markdowns on some of our favorite brands and blades. From German-made Zwilling and Wüsthof to Japan’s Global and Shun, Prime Day has savings up to 75% off. You just need a Prime membership to access the bargains. (If you aren’t, don’t stress—a 30-day trial membership is free.)

For two whole days, Prime members have the opportunity to scoop up new chef’s knives, cleavers, steak sets, and more. There’s truly something for every level of cook. Plus, it’s the perfect moment to replace a well-worn set before holiday cooking or pick up a gift (or two) for loved ones.

We dug through Amazon’s impressive cutlery selection to find the best discounts you can get right now. Check them out below, as well as why users can’t stop raving about them. But you don’t want to dillydally—the event ends on October 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Signature Starter Knife Set

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Why users love it: “If you think that $150 is too much for 3 ordinary looking kitchen knives, think again. These are the last knives you will need to buy. They will last forever, barring accidents (and it needs to be a pretty big and powerful accident), and just require occasional maintenance, no more than is expected of any knives. The 9" Chef knife cuts through meat like butter, and the pairing knife makes quick work of any small tasks.”

To buy: $130 (originally $188); amazon.com

Shun Premier 6-Inch Chef Knife

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Why users love it: “I love to cook and know that the right tools make the job go better. The Shun 6-Inch Chef Knife is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. The sharpness of the blade makes prep work a breeze. I find the 6-Inch knife to be much more manageable than the larger, heavier, more cumbersome chef's knives I have used. Another great feature is that the knife came with it's own protective sheath so I can store it without damaging the blade or cutting myself retrieving it from my knife drawer.”

To buy: $170 (originally $213); amazon.com

J.A. Henckels Knife Blocks

HENCKELS International Modernist 13-pc Knife Block Set, Black (left)

Why users love it: "Worth every penny! The quality is amazing. Heavy forged steel knives. You can tell it’s good quality due to the weight of these. Like that it is one piece of metal with no gaps or crannys that water can sit in and collect bacteria. Cut exceptionally well."

To buy: $147 (originally $425); amazon.com

J.A. Henckels International Statement Knife Block Set, 15-pc, Light Brown (right)

Why users love it: "I own this knife set and bought a set as a gift. This is probably one of the best knife set I’ve owned. Super sharp and the knives are lightweight."

To buy: $140 (originally $345); amazon.com

Wüsthof 7-Piece Gourmet Traveler's Set

Why users love it: “I’m a good cook, and a bit of a knife snob. But very often when I’m going to a friends house to coordinate a meal together their knives are horrible! No matter how much I complain they never buy new ones. So I end up bringing my own wrapped in a towel, and hope I remember to bring them home. This set negates all of those worries.”

To buy: $100 (originally $150); amazon.com

J.A. Henckels International Chef's Knife, 8 Inch

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Why users love it: “I actually use this knife more than my Wusthof I paid 3x as much for (I got this on sale!) It's a very sturdy blade and I have not even sharpened it once since I got it two years ago.”

To buy: $55 (originally $109); amazon.com

Cuisinart Triple-Rivet Collection 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set

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Why users love it: “I am extremely impressed with the quality of this knife set. It looks very sturdy but yet elegant, the knives are very sharp and feel heavy and comfortable. It looks like a million bucks for the price that it costs. Definitely recommend!”

To buy: $100 (originally $160); amazon.com

DALSTRONG Santoku Knife - Gladiator Series - 7"

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Why users love it: "I've used the Dalstrong knife for every job in the kitchen and it has more than proven itself as my new go-to knife. It held its edge slicing through two 7-pound cured and smoked pork roasts making precision, thin cuts for bacon, countless tomatoes and tons of other veggies, herbs, and meats, and just needed its first run across the steel yesterday. "

To buy: $52 (originally $70); amazon.com

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