I was recently on the hunt for the best chef knives. I love making food and watch so many cooking shows and read so many cooking blogs to get ideas and increase my knowledge base. What I’ve noticed about all the shows and blogs are that they all seem to be using super sharp knives. The way they chop and slice like, well, a hot knife through butter; I realized that I need to find the best chef knives.
Being clueless as to what the best chef knife brand is, as well as shopping on somewhat of a budget, I asked a Chef friend of mine what would be the best option. She recommended that I look at the following 3 brands: Warther, LamsonSharp and Rada.
I absolutely loved the Warther Chef Knife. Not only is it pretty, with its shiny hand-hammered look, but the smaller size made it easier to control in rapid chopping scenarios (albeit only to look professional whilst doing it). It is sharp and really versatile. I found it reasonably priced and easy to find (you can even buy it online). Warther also provides a lifetime of free knife sharpening!
The Lamson Sharp 8-Inch Wide Forged Chef Knife was an utter dream to handle. It was well balanced and easy to handle. I went with the 8-inch blade instead of the 10-inch as I have smaller hands. I was not disappointment! This knife is razor sharp and goes from cutting through meat to finely slicing tomatoes with only a quick rinse needed. It is a bit pricey but I was looking for a quality knife that would last years.
Lastly, I tested the Rada 8-inch French Chef Knife. This knife has a special place in my heart. It is by far the cheapest knife I tried. Yes, it’s cheap and light weight but it really packs a punch. Going from the more expensive knives to this gem was a total surprise. I thought perhaps it wasn’t going to be as sharp as the others, but oh boy, did it deliver! It was easy to handle, easy to clean and super sharp. They also come with a lifetime guarantee!
In the end I found myself reaching for the Rada 9 out of 10 times, even though I kept all 3!
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