The 3 Top Chef Knife Sets

 February 7, 2016
Posted by Chris Rieke

The 3 Top Chef Knife Sets



One of the best investments anyone can make with their passion for cooking is a great set of useful chef knives.

It’s been said that any cutting in the kitchen can essentially be done with just a standard 8 or 10 inch chef knife. But, you could easily add a pairing knife, for in-hand cutting and trimming, and you would easily use a bread knife a good amount of the time. So where does it end? How do you make the decision to choose which set works for you?

So the question is: What knives sets are the best to buy?

For the sake of simplicity I’m going to keep this list to sets of 3 knives. Any of these sets have more expansive versions though.



The Shun DMS300 Classic 3-Piece Boxed Cutlery Set

Shun 3 pc Knife Set
Shun 3 pc Knife Set 2

I am a huge fan of Shun knives. They are without a doubt some of the most amazing knives on the market. This set is of the 3 knives you would probably use the most out a larger collection. It includes the 8″ Chef knife, for the bigger stuff, and almost everything you would cut. Also included are the 3 1/2″ Paring Knife, for handheld cutting, and the 6″ Utility knife for everything in between.

These knives are incredible. If you love the Japanese style of knives, these are guaranteed to be you jam. Damascus steel, 34 layers of steel, made in Seki, Japan. And they are comfortable! They feel extremely natural in the hand, the handle is made of ebony PakkaWood, and slice super-easily through most anything.

You can Click here to get the Shun 3 piece set from Amazon for $278.95.

Elegant, and classic. These are the best introductory knives into the true Japanese style knife. If you are looking for a great Damascus knife from the Chroma line, check out the amazing Damascus Haiku Japanese 8″ Chef knife. Or, if you are looking for a great value-driven, sharp chef knife, check out the the 8 1/4″ JapanChef Chef knife.




Chroma 3 piece

This is an absolutely amazing set of some of the best knives on the market. The Chroma Type 301 knives are all-stainless steel knives made from 301 Japanese Steel. Not only are these one of the sharpest sets of knives in the world, but their design by F.A. Porsche makes them a standout masterpiece collection.

Their ergonimic design lets them fold into your hand as you slice your way through everything in your kitchen. The set includes the 7 1/4″ Santoku Knife for vertical slicing and chopping, the 8″ Carving knife for slicing through meats, and delicate cutting. Last but not least, the 3 1/4″ Paring knife for the small, detail work.

The Chroma Type 301 knives are some of the best knives available for the mid-range price, and when you by them here at you get them at their lowest available price of $212.95.

You could literally use these knives your entire life. I know I will.



Wusthof Classic Ikon 3-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Wusthof Classic Ikon 3 Piece Set
wusthof classic ikon 3 piece set 2

Why include a set from one of the most well-known knife companies in the world? Because they are freaking amazing. If you have ever held a Wusthof Ikon in your hand, then you will know what I’m talking about. The way these knives are designed and the incredible German steel from Solingen.

This set includes the 8″ Chef knife, the 8″ Carving knife, and the 3 1/2″ Paring knife. The beauty of these knives in the one piece stainless steel design, with its triple rivet construction. This set not only stands out because of its elegant design, and renowned history, but its usefulness. These three knives hold an unbelievable German blade sharpness and can tear through almost anything.

You can click here to get the Wusthof Classic Ikon 3 piece set for $299.95,

and is completely worth the price. You could even upgrade to get the full-on Wusthof Ikon line, but you’ll drop a few extra hundred bucks buying them separately.




The Shun set is the set for those of you with a love for the traditional knife, or want a badass starter set. The Wusthof Classic Ikon line are an incredible line of mid-range cost German knives, well worth the price. The Chroma Type 301 are blend of both worlds with fine Japanese steel, constructed in Japan, but resembling a European work of art, they are also the most value driven of all the knives on the list, at  $212.92.

*I get a small commision if you use the above links to go to Amazon to buy the Shun, or Wustoff knives. Thank you!

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