Though price can be an indicator that you’re getting one of the best knives in the world, that cost doesn’t always equate to real world experiences. Some of the best knives are actually highly affordable knives that can stand up to the rigors of daily use without costing you an arm, a leg, and your first-born child. Here are some examples of the best knives available right now that are highly affordable, easy to use, and will help to create menu masterpieces.
Priced at an MSRP of $300, it is not uncommon to see this Mercer Cutlery set available for $150 or less. In return for this investment, you’ll be receiving a kitchen knife set that doesn’t have any 1 or 2 star ratings! This knife set also makes a dramatic impact in the kitchen with its tempered glass block. Containing the knives anyone would need to make good food, you’ll get an 8” chef’s knife, an 8” serrated knife, a boning knife, a paring knife, and a utility knife. This is definitely a best buy!
Chicago Cutlery has long built a reputation of providing quality knives at quality prices. Never was that more true than with this 18 piece Insignia steel set that includes 8 steak knives as part of the set. They are extremely easy to resharpen and with their unique taper grind edge, they stay sharper longer as well. The MSRP is $211, but it is not uncommon to find a price below $100 online! You’ll get 2 paring knives, a boning knife, a utility knife, a 7” Santoku blade, and 8” chef’s and serrated knives. There’s even a set of kitchen shears included!
Ginsu is often listed as one of the makers of the best knives in the world and you can explore that for yourself with the Chikara knife set. With an MSRP of $119, it is easy to find this knife set available for around $90 most of the time. This set is the perfect set for those who want to focus on precision cooking without having to pay a massive price to do it. Kept in a bamboo storage block, you get a paring knife, a utility knife, a 5” serrated knife, a 7” Santoku knife, and an 8” chef’s blade. What’s nice about this set is that the honing steel also comes included, as do a set of shears. The handles are also made in the traditionally rounded Japanese style, allowing for an authentic home experience.
It is difficult to find a quality set of knives below $50, but that’s the price you’ll often find listed for the International Everedge 13 piece knife set online, though the MSRP is $125.00. These knives are the best value set available for those who might do occasional to fairly regular cooking, but don’t have extreme cooking needs. You get the same knives as in other sets, as well as a lifetime guarantee against defects. Are these knives going to last for a lifetime? Probably not – but they can help you cook in your kitchen for years to come.
These are some of the best knives in the world right now, combining quality and price.
The only question that you need to ask yourself now is, which ones are right for you? It really depends on your budget and how frequently you expect to be using them.