Being a chef is not easy without a perfect kitchen knife. Without proper slicing, cutting, carving, and cleaving of ingredients, chefs cannot be good at their profession. So, all of these require a knife with a perfect handle, sharp blade, tip, and tang.
However, a perfect kitchen knife not only saves time for a chef but also for a homemaker. There are different types of kitchen knives used for different types of cooking purposes.
Kitchen knives are one of the most necessary elements for the kitchen. Many of them are designed with the finest blade, premium wood handles, and heavily decked in valuable metals such as platinum.
Have you ever imagined that a kitchen knife can be so expensive that it’s worth more than a thousand dollars? If not, then I bet our article is going to give you a great shock regarding the prices of the knives.
So, for you, here I am providing the list of the most expensive kitchen knives in the world and various information about them:
||Yoshihiro’s Suminagashi Kiritsuke Knife
||Saji Craft Santoku 180mm
||Yoshihiro Mizuyaki White Steel #1 Honyaki Mirror-Finished Chef knife
||BOKER 130800DAM Damascus Superior Chef’s Knife
||Tsukasa 270mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto
||Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Cermax Chef’s knife
||R2 Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife
||Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki Mirror-Finished line designs Mt.Fuji with Full Moon Yanagi Kiritsuke 13″
||Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru Takobiki
||Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer
Here is the detailed information about all of these kitchen knives
Yoshihiro’s Suminagashi Kiritsuke Knife
This expensive kitchen knife is manufactured by Yoshihiro in Japan and it is made from one of the Japanese traditional arts. Its market price is $749.99.
It has the ability to cut almost every edible thing, and all the components of this knife make it super-efficient and exclusive to people. The stainless steel blade of the knife is so sharp. And the woody handle is so comfortable to cut anything because it is made with a double bolster with special Ebony wood. Its wonderful appearance attracts people and provides immense pleasure to the users. Both left and right-handed people can use this.
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Saji Craft Santoku 180mm
It is also manufactured by a Japanese knife company. It is one of the affordable knives for chefs that is worth $756.96. Slicing, cutting, mincing, and dicing are very easy and smooth with this knife. This is a well-balanced knife that has the ability to make the chef’s life in the kitchen.
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Yoshihiro Mizuyaki White Steel #1 Honyaki Mirror-Finished Chef knife
This piece of kitchen knife looks like a marvelous art because it is mirror-finished with a Hamon temper line. The specialty of this knife is that it is totally hand-crafted with extreme care and pride. The designer and manufacturer show a mirror look with carbon steel in this knife. That’s why it’s worth $1,949.99.
It is one of the best Japanese kitchen knives, and it is a Gyuto knife. The handle of this knife is rounded, ergonomic, and smooth. The blade ensures the sharpness and proper slicing, dicing, and cutting of the ingredients. Nobody really can deny buying this knife when they see this.
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BOKER 130800DAM Damascus Superior Chef’s Knife
This knife is very famous for preparing a salad, but cutting meat, slicing chicken and bones are also super fast with this knife. Nobody can deny its super attractive features and characters. This is really a boomer, and it is worth $2,081.64.
The blade is extremely sharp and smooth and has multiple layers of Damascus steel that ensures longer durability of the sharpness. The handle is extremely handy and smooth that is made of African hardwood. The design of the whole knife is excellent, and it provides a lifetime warranty. This is one kind of innovation that people cannot ignore buying for their kitchen.
Tsukasa 270mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto
This is one of the master creations of Tsukasa Hinoura. The blade is of high-quality production by a master craftsman from Japan.
The Tsukasa 270mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto is a white steel knife that is hand-forged and twisted. As a result, it becomes the Damascus pattern of all three dimensions and looks stunning.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Cermax Chef’s knife
This knife is extraordinary and one of the most expensive kitchen knives in the world. It achieves great popularity because its blade has extreme sharpness that remains for a long time. Cutting Vegetables and meat with this knife is extremely easier and faster that makes it popular among chefs.
The weight of this knife is light, and it is easy to handle. The design is gorgeous, and the handle to its blade is distinctively polished. It is manufactured by J.A. Henckels International. It represents Japanese ancient tradition and culture, and it is cooperated by a Japanese iron chef. This stunning kitchen knife costs around $3,000.
R2 Japanese Gyuto Chef Knife
This silvery color knife is a whole package that carries a price tag of $4,440.00. Using this knife is easier and faster because it cuts all the ingredients very precisely.
It has a sharp blade, slender and rounded handle, and all of these make this knife more demandable and satisfying to the users. The blade is designed with a standard height, length, and thickness. This is a Gyuto type knife, and it has R2. Again, it is named by special gold 2 and made by Kobe Steel Japan. Overall, it flourished the passion for the cooking of the chefs.
Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki Mirror-Finished line designs Mt.Fuji with Full Moon Yanagi Kiritsuke 13″
This knife is from Sakai, and it is of Yangai-style and immensely sharp. This is considered one of the gorgeous pieces of art because it is decorated very beautifully.
This beautiful knife is designed by one of the Japanese master craftsmen Masakuni and its features represent Japanese traditional swords. It is manufactured by Yoshihiro. The blade looks like a mirror, and it is extremely smooth that everything can be cut without interruption.
The design is a fantastic ancient painting. The blade’s design depicts a very iconic impression that looks like a full moon reflecting over mountain Fuji. There is a phoenix painted by using the ancient Fuki Urushi method. It is not only easier to cut anything with this knife, but the knife also enhances the beauty of the kitchen.
Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru Takobiki
This expensive knife is designed by the Nippon master blacksmith Mr. Yoshikazu Ikeda. He claims it is the 2nd most expensive kitchen knife in the world. It has a superior blade which is the designer’s finest honyaki knife. It is decorated with an archaic Wajima Lacquer process, and the cover is gorgeously hand-painted.
Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer
It was made by German cutlery-makers Nesmuk, the Jahrhundert Messer who claimed this is the most expensive kitchen knife in the world.
So what makes this so expensive?
It is decorated with 25 brilliant-cut diamonds which contain a platinum cooler set; the handle lasts for 5,000 years. The blade is made of 640 layers of Damascus steel which contains the finest carbon steel cutting edge. It is sold in an elegant piano lacquer box.
Frequently Asked Questions:
➤ Which is the most versatile kitchen knife?
Chef’s knife is the most versatile kitchen knife in the world. It is used for chopping, dicing, slicing, and de-boning the meat. It is capable of cutting herbs and nuts and can cut bones without any kind of trouble.
The specialty of this knife is that it is super sharp, and it can be used for a long time. It can make ingredients paper-thin with not much effort. The weight is not heavier, so the chefs feel comfortable using this knife. The handle is designed with attractive artwork.
➤ What’s the sharpest knife in the world?
Obsidian knife is the sharpest knife in the world. The blades are thinnest and three nanometres wide at the edge. Also, it is 10 times sharper than a razor blade. It comes from volcanic glass which is a core of obsidian. This silver is made by flaking. Recently, it is tested for being used as surgical scalpels but still not licensed or not allowed to use on humans because there is a possibility that it leaves glass fragments in the wound.
➤ What 3 knives are essential to a kitchen?
There are three knives that are necessary for a kitchen.
1. A chef’s knife, 2. A paring knife 3. A serrated knife. All of these make cooking easier and enjoyable for people.
As I already described the chef’s knife, so I don’t find it relevant to describe the piece again. Following are the remaining knives:
A paring knife is important for the kitchen because it is ideal for coring tomatoes, peeling onions, and trimming vegetables. Its blade is two to four inches long, and it is great for delicate cutting.
A serrated knife is specially used for cutting tomatoes, bread, and sometimes for meat. It is most useful on foods because it has texture inside and outside. So it is user-friendly.
➤ Are expensive kitchen knives worth it?
Expensive kitchen knives are really worth the high price because all of them are made with high-quality materials and equipment. Sometimes, making them requires hand skills. Many manufacturers and designers use their old culture and traditional art and rules to design the knives and produce each piece as the best knife. Since making these expensive knives require hand touch and expensive equipment, it is fair to ask for a high price for these knives.
About Dawson Kutch
Dawson Kutch is a born and raised Alaskan who loves the outdoors and everything it has to offer. Kutch has been an avid hunter and fisher his entire life, and takes great pride in providing for himself and his family. While he enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, Kutch also has a passion for fashion and loves to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. In his free time, Kutch enjoys spending time with his wife and one young daughter. He is always looking to learn more and better himself, both as a writer and as a person.