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Best Kitchen Knife Sets

Written by Blade HQ Staff Writer Logan Rainey on 11/6/2020

Best Kitchen Knife Sets

Want to know the quickest way to add several great quality knives to your collection without breaking the bank? Buy a set of kitchen knives! All jokes aside, it’s safe to say you eat food and either you or someone in your home cooks. Having a great set of kitchen knives makes all the difference when it comes to food prep and home cooked meals. In this Best Knives article, we look at the Best Kitchen Knife Sets of 2020 and what makes them worth looking at when you go to upgrade or buy your first set of quality kitchen knives. Let’s go!

In addition to an overview of the specs and details of each knife set, we will feature a review left by one of our beloved customers. If you're new to kitchen knives or looking to expand your collection, read on to learn more!

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1. Cold Steel Kitchen Classics 13-Piece Knife Set

Cold Steel Kitchen Classics 13 Piece Knife Set

Cold Steel is known for making knives that chop, hack, slice and dice with ease. Their folding and fixed blade knives are burly and built to take on nearly any challenge. The introduction of the Cold Steel Kitchen Classics series builds on the traditions and qualities of other Cold Steel knives, but incorporates the characteristics professional chef’s look for in a great set of kitchen knives. The knives in this set are made from German 4116 cryo-quenched stainless steel giving them both excellent edge retention and long-term durability. They also feature a dual-polymer handle for excellent grip and easy cleanup. Check out this awesome set of kitchen knives by clicking below.

Made in Taiwan

Set Includes:

  • 1 Oak Storage Block
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Boning Knife
  • 1 Utility Knife
  • 1 Chef's Knife
  • 1 Bread Knife
  • 1 Slicing Knife
  • 6 Steak Knives
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2. Kai Wasabi 8-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

KAI Wasabi 8 Piece Kitchen Knife Set

The KAI Wasabi series of kitchen knives is designed to bring Japanese quality and precision to kitchens at an affordable price. They feature handsome styling, durable construction and excellent ergonomics without the high price tag of other kitchen knives. Each KAI Wasabi blade is made from Daido 1k6 stainless steel with a 58 HRC hardness. These qualities make these knives easy to maintain after regular use and help them last for years to come. Click the button below to pick up this budget friendly set of kitchen knives today!

Made In Japan

Set Includes:

  • 1 Bamboo Storage Block
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Fruit Knife
  • 1 Utility Knife
  • 1 Chef's Knife
  • 1 Nakiri Knife
  • 1 Honing Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
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3. Henckels Dynamic 15-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Henckels Dynamic 15-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Henckels Dynamic Series kitchen knives are designed to be the equivalent to everyday carry pocket knives. They fabricated from a single piece of stainless steel using a precision stamping process that makes these knives lightweight yet strong and durable. They feature a satin-polished blade with a polymer handle. Pick up this great set of knives by clicking the button below.

Made In India

Set Includes:

  • 1 Hardwood Storage Block
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Serrated Utility Knife
  • 1 Santoku Knife
  • 1 Chef's Knife
  • 1 Bread Knife
  • 1 Honing Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 6 Steak Knives
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4. Zwilling Twin Signature 19-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Zwilling Twin Signature 19-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Zwilling knives are known for being some of the highest quality, best made kitchen knives in the world. The Zwilling Twin Signature Series offers amazing quality kitchen knives at a fraction of the cost of high-end models. They feature precision stamped blades made from German high carbon NO STAIN steel. Each Zwilling Twin Signature knife is laser honed then hand-finished for an incredibly sharp edge. Click the button below to purchase this incredible set of kitchen knives.

Made In Germany

Set Includes:

  • 20-Slot Storage Block
  • Bird's Beak Peeling Knife
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Serrated Utility Knife
  • 2 Plain Edge Utility Knives
  • 1 HE Santoku Knife
  • 1 Chef's Knife
  • 1 Bread Knife
  • 1 Honing Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
  • 8 Steak Knives
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5. Wüsthof Classic Ikon 12-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Wüsthof Classic Ikon 12-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

There are kitchen knives, and then there are Wüsthof kitchen knives. With a history of knife making dating back to 1938, Wüsthof knives have been precision forged in the knife capital of the world; Solingen, Germany. These knives are made with such attention to detail and workmanship that they are among the few brands of knives to bear the label “Made in Solingen”; an honor reserved for only the finest knives to come out of the region. The Wüsthof Classic Ikon series features superior construction, design and ergonomics. Each knife is hand forged from a single blank of high carbon stainless steel for exceptional durability and perfect hardness. Classic Ikon series knives feature POM handles which have a tighter molecular structure than traditional polymers making these knives resistant to fading and discoloration. A distinctive, double-bolster gives these kitchen knives amazing balance and feel, and offer looks that rival custom knives. Click the button below to add the Wüsthof Classic Ikon kitchen knife set to your kitchen. Someone at home deserves these knives! ;)

Made in Solingen, Germany

Set Includes:

  • 15-Slot Storage Block
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Utility Knife
  • 1 Cook's Knife
  • 1 Bread Knife
  • 4 Steak Knives
  • 1 Brushed Stainless Steel Honing Steel
  • Come-Apart Kitchen Shears
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6. Zwilling Professional S 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Zwilling Professional S 18-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Made from proprietary, special-formula steel perfected over 280 years, Zwilling Professional S series knives are crafted and designed for the professional kitchen. Each of these knives is precision forged from a single blank of solid steel and hand honed and finished by some of the most skilled knife makers in Germany. They feature a sturdy bolster and ergonomic polymer handle giving these knives incredible balance and feel. To purchase your own set of Zwilling Professional S series kitchen knives, click the button below.

Made in Germany

Set Includes:

  • 20-Slot Bamboo Storage Block
  • 1 Bird's Beak Peeling Knife
  • 1 Trimming Knife
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Serrated Utility Knife
  • 1 HE Santoku Knives
  • 1 Bread Knife
  • 1 Chef Knife
  • 8 Steak Knives
  • 1 Honing Steel
  • Kitchen Shears
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"These are my first decent quality kitchen knives, and I love em! As noted in other online reviews, the steak knives aren't the "Pro S" line, but that doesn't bother me. Thanks Blade HQ!"

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7. Boker Vox Saga 5-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Boker Vox Saga 5-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

Last but most certainly not least is the Boker Vox Saga kitchen knife set. If you’re familiar with the work of Jesper Voxnaes, you know that every corner and curve of these knives was thoughtfully planed and placed. These beautiful knives feature full tang 440C blades, Grenadill wood handles, and large hollow handle rivets. The set also includes a modern, magnetic knife block for displaying these gorgeous knives. If you’re a serious knife nut and/or a Jesper Voxnaes fanboy, these are the kitchen knives for you. Get yours by clicking below.

Made in Germany

Set Includes:

  • 1 Magnetic Storage Block
  • 1 Chef's Knife
  • 1 Utility Knife
  • 1 Paring Knife
  • 1 Santoku
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Final Thoughts

Best Kitchen Knife Sets

A great set of kitchen knives is essential if you do any sort of cooking at home. Though you can get by with a solid Chef’s Knife and a couple smaller specialty knives, a knife set is the most economical way to get more knives for the money you spend. Depending on your level of cooking prowess and desired quality, there’s a kitchen knife set out there for you. Some of these kitchen knife sets might be out of stock at the time your are reading this article, but check back regularly and put them on your Blade HQ Wishlist. We have new knives and products coming in daily. Until next time, thanks for reading!

Now that you have our recommendations, we've have more kitchen knife sets than just the 7 featured here. Give our wares a browse, and find the perfect piece for yourself. Once you've built out your Kitchen Knife collection, leave a review of your knife! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for all your knife updates.


Learn More

Check out our Learn Knives section for more great Kitchen Knife articles including, Best Chef Knives, Best Kitchen Knives, and even a How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife tutorial. Still unsure about kitchen knives and where to begin? No sweat. This video breaks down some of the best kitchen knives for knife guys. Whether you’re a well-seasoned chef or someone who cooks just to eat, there are tons of great kitchen knives to choose from. Watch and enjoy.

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*Customer reviews may be condensed for clarity and edited for grammatical errors. You know we have to make our high school English teacher proud. Check product listings for current pricing.