Best high end kitchen knife sets from Shun, Wusthof and Zwilling JA Henkels

When Quality is All That Matters , These are The Best Premium Kitchen Cutlery Set Options in 2020 For Chefs Or Home Cooks.

Advances in metallurgy and manufacturing in the last 50 years have led to an increase in quality and a decrease in price of the average kitchen cutlery set. That being said, the old adage “You get what you pay for” still rings true. There are a lot of elements that can separate a $50 chef’s knife from a $200 professional chef knife, from the type of metal used to its balance and the way the handle is attached to the steel to the overall aesthetics. If you are done with low to mid range kitchen knife sets, and are ready to shell out $500 or more to have an elite level knife set making your kitchen counter look its best, here are some great options.

The price range of the cutlery sets highlighted in this article ranges from $500 to $2200. Due to price fluctuation there are sometimes a few sets in this article a little under $500. Obviously the term “high end” is subjective, but $500 seemed to be a good starting point for what most people would consider a premium level. If that range is a bit more than you want to throw down on a cutlery set, check out our post on the best kitchen knife sets under $300.

Here are our top picks for the best high end kitchen knife set in 2020.

  • Zwilling J. A. Henckels Twin Four Star ll 10 Piece Set – Read More…
  • Messermeister Meridian Elite 17-Piece Set – Read More…
  • Cangshan TC Series 17 Piece Knife Set – Read More…
  • Nexus BD1N 25 Piece Knife & Block Set – Read More…
  • Shun Classic 10-piece Knife Block Set – Read More…
  • Wusthof Classic Ikon 14-piece Knife Set With Block – Read More…
  • Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme 7-piece Knife Set With Block – Read More…
  • Enso SG2 7 Piece Knife Set – Read More…
  • Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin 1731 Series 7 Piece Knife Set with Block – Read More…
  • Kramer By Zwilling Euroline Damascus Steel 7 Piece Knife Set – Read More…
  • Messermeister Meridian Elite 17-Piece Set – Read More…
  • Lamson Premier Forged 10-Piece Block Set – Read More…

 

Zwilling J. A. Henckels Twin Four Star ll 10 Piece Set

The Twin 4 Star Cutlery Set from Zwilling J.A. Henckels is a great comprimise between price and quality.

 Specifications

  • Set includes the following: 2.75″ paring knife, 4″ utility knife, 5″ serrated utility knife, 5.5″ boning knife, 5″ hollow edge santoku knife, 8″ chef knife, 8″ bread knife, kitchen shears, sharpening steel and a 16 slot bamboo block
  • Full Tang
  • High carbon stainless steel blade
  • Ergonomic polypropylene handles permanently bonded to the tang
  • Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended
  • 6 Empty Knife Slots on the Block To Make Customization easier
  • Hand Crafted
  • Forged from a single piece of steel
  • Stainless steel end caps
  • Made in Germany

Zwilling J.A. Henckels utilized a lot of innovation when they designed their Twin Four Star ll line of cutlery. This is especially noticeable when you first handle the knives. They are incredibly well balanced and comfortable to use.  The polypropylene handles may not be as aesthetically pleasing as Zwilling’s pakkawood handles, but the fact that they are permanently bonded to the tang of the knife means they will last for many years.

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Zwilling’s Sigmaforce one-piece precision-forged construction is well respected, and it is impressive that they have managed to offer knives made with that technique at a relatively affordable price point. The remarkable durability of the steel used on this set is due in part to Zwilling’s Friodur ice hardening process which has proved to be more than marketing speak.

 

The Zwilling J.A. Henckel Chef's knife is well balanced and delivers great performance.

Ultimately the Twin Four Star ll line of knives are poorly named but well designed. They offer a professional level performance at a good price. The knives in this set were designed to be more modern, performance-driven knives that kept some of the great features that classic Zwilling knives offered, like the full bolster pictured above in the 8-inch chef knife that comes with this set. One downside of this set is that it does not ship with steak knives. However, this fact is what allows Zwilling to sell it at a $500 price point. A set of four Twin Four Star ll Steak Knives cost around $200, so many people buy the base set and add the steak knives at a later date.

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Cangshan TC Series 17 Piece Knife Set

This high end kitchen knife set from Canshan is an excellent set for a family.

  • Set includes the following: 8″ chef, 8″ bread, 7″ santoku, 6″ boning, 5″ serrated utility, 5″ tomato, 3.5″ paring, 2.75″ peeling, six 5″ steak knives honing steel
  • Full Tang
  • Swedish Sandvik 14C28N Steel
  • Great Edge Retention
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Made in China
  • Extremely Sharp
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Hand Crafted Walnut Block

Cangshan is a relatively new kitchenware company that has jumped into the cutlery game in a big way. Initially they made more budget-friendly knives that were well received and generally respected as a good value. Recently they released their high-end TC series of knives that are made with a great Swedish Sandvik steel that has excellent edge retention and is incredibly durable.

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While the high quality steel is a big plus for this knife set, it is really the design of the knives that make them worthy of this list. Cangshan utilized a design that is a hybrid of Western style knives and Japanese style knives in a way that is reminiscent of Tojiro’s DP series. The TC knives perform very well, but it is hard to rank them from a durability standpoint since they are so new. However, based on the materials used and the feel of the knives I would guess that they will last for a very long time if they are cared for properly.

 

The Cangshan TC 14 piece set contains alot of knives.

One of the reasons this set made the list is because it maintains decent quality throughout the set which is rare for such a big set. Usually cutlery companies throw some low-quality steak knives or kitchen shears into a set this size to save money, but Cangshan maintained consistent quality on all the knives in this set.

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Nexus BD1N 25 Piece Set

The Nexus BD1N 25 Piece is a Premium Knife Set With American Steel.

  • Set includes the following: 3.5″ paring, 4.5″ utility, 5.5″ prep, 5.5″ serrated utility, 6″ slicer, 6″ curved boning, 6″ chef, 6″ carving fork, 6.5″ hollow edge nakiri, 7″ hollow edge santoku, 7″ meat cleaver, 8″ chef’s knife, 9″ bread knife, 9″ hollow edge slicing, eight 4.5″ steak knives, 10″ ceramic honing rod, stainless steel kitchen shears and 24 slot dark ash knife block.
  • Full Tang
  • BD1N American Stainless Steel
  • Highly Rust Resistant
  • 63 Rockwell Hardness
  • Made in Germany and Finished in Switzerland
  • G10 Handles
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Hand Sharpened To A 15-Degree Double Bevel
  • Triple Rivet Handles
  • Made in China With American Steel.

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This Nexus set is named for the type of steel it’s blades are made from, and this is appropriate, because BD1N steel is impressive. It is an excellent upgrade from the quality German steels that are used by many of the other sets listed in this article. BD1N is an American steel made by Carpenter Technology which is a Pennylvania based steel and alloy company that is responsible for several highly respected knife steels. This hard steel offers almost unparalleled edge retention without the problem of brittleness that many of the other hard knife steels suffer from.

 

This Nexus Chef knife offers a great value when compared to other knives with high quality steel.

The steel used in this Nexus set of knives is impressive, but that alone does not justify the price tag. The great ergonomics and durable G10 handles combined with the quality steel make this set feel like a bargain when compared to other high end sets. The rounded choil seen above in the 8″ chef knife is an especially welcome design feature I wish more knife companies would adopt. The aggressive tapering of the handle is a break from classic knife design, but it really seems to ad to the overall comfort.

In short if you are looking for a well designed durable knife set with amazing steel the Nexus 25 piece set is tough to beat. However there is a downside to BD1N steel. It is really tough to sharpen. If you buy this set I highly recommend you have it professionally sharpened to ensure it keeps it’s 15 degree edge unless of course you are great with a whetsone.

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Shun Classic 10-piece Knife Block Set

High End Knife Set From Shun

 Specifications

  • Set includes the following: 3.5 inch paring, 4.5 inch Honesuki, 5 inch Nakiri, 6 inch utility, 7 inch Santoku, 8 inch chef, 9 inch carving, 10 inch slicing and a honing steel
  • D Shaped Ebony Pakkawood Handles
  • Full Tang
  • VG-MAX Stainless Steel Core With 34 Layers (Each Side) of Stainless Damascus Cladding
  • 4 Empty Knife Slots on the Block To Make Customization easier
  • Hand Crafted
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Made in Japan

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The Shun Classic 10 Piece Set is a little more conventional than their top-of-the-line small sets like the Shun Premiere or Kanso sets. It ships with more knives, and the block that holds them is a more standard shape. The Shun Classic knives in this set are not quite on the same quality level as most other Shun sets, but it is really close and it offers more knives than most of their other series. The Shun Classics have a VG-MAX steel that’s folded several times with a high carbon steel to make the blade a little tougher and maintain a cutting edge longer.

Shun Classic 8 inch Chef's Knife

They also sport the traditional D-shaped handle in Pakkawood, which you don’t get in a lot of Shun’s other knife series. If you have never used a knife with a Japanese style D shaped handle you may want to try one out before buying a whole set. Most people find them to be comfortable, and many professional chefs and serious amateurs use them, but some people who are accustomed to western style contoured handles do not like using D shaped handles for extended periods of time.

The Shun Classic 10 Piece set is an excellent option if you are looking for a happy medium between quality and quantity in a Japanese knife set. But if you’re curious about what else Shun makes, you’ll want to take a look at our Shun Knife set guide.

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Shun Classic 8 Piece Student Knife Set

  • Set includes the following: 8” Chef knife, 6” boning knife, 6” utility knife, 3.5” paring knife, 9” slicing knife, 9” bread knife, honing steel, 8-slot knife roll.
  • Full Tang
  • VG-MAX steel
  • D-shaped Pakkawood handles
  • 2 empty slots in roll for personal customization
  • NSF certified
  • Made in Japan

All the careful crafting and thin edges from Shun rolled up into a student set makes for an impressive start for anyone looking to carve their way into the professional arena. While it’s admittedly a lot more than a student might need when they’re first going into culinary school, it would certainly provide a big head start in handling high-quality tools. It provides a good mix of western and Japanese style knives, opening the beginning options of a few different culinary worlds.

Wusthof Classic Ikon 14-piece Knife Set With Block

Wusthof Classic Ikon 14-piece Walnut Knife Block Se

Specifications

  • Set includes the following knives: 5 inch serrated utility, 6 inch plain edge utility, 3.5 inch paring, 7 inch Santoku, 8 inch bread, 8 inch chef’s, 8 inch carving, 10 inch slicing, come-apart shears, 10 inch sharpening steel and 4 steak knives.
  • X50CrMoV15 High Carbon Steel Blades
  • Triple Riveted Polypropylene Handle
  • 15 Slot Walnut Knife Block
  • Full Tang
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Wusthof’s Precision Edge Technology
  • Half Bolstered Blade Which Allows The Entire Blade To be Sharpened
  • Made in Germany

Upon initial inspection of this set, it is pretty obvious that Wusthof plans on this being the last kitchen cutlery set you ever need to buy which is why it is popular with professional chefs. The knives look and feel tough enough to survive the apocalypse. That doesn’t mean they are heavy, just well built. Wusthof went to great pains to make sure the Ikon series is easy to maintain and well balanced. You won’t find the same out-of-box sharpness as the Japanese sets, but with that you get some incredible edge retention. The Wusthof Classic Ikon 14 Piece Set is offered in a variety of blocks including walnut, acacia and cherry.

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There are more knives included in this set than the previous two, so this is technically a better value, but the fact that the block doesn’t have any empty slots means it’s kind of a pain to customize the set, and while these knives are superior in every way to most other knife sets, the craftsmanship is not on the same level as the Karamer By Zwilling Euroline set or Zwilling J.A. Hickels 1731 Series sets listed later in this article. This set is still durable enough to be the last set you ever buy even if you are in your twenties, and they still very much offer you professional level performance.

Wusthof Classic Ikon 8 inch Chefs Knife

The Classic Ikon blades are made of a high carbon stainless steel that utilizes Wusthof’s precision edge technology which gives its blades a sharper edge and doubles the edge retention so these knives will require less sharpening. The precision edge technology is reserved for Wusthof’s premium knives that are designated with the Classic Ikon title.

The Classic Ikon handles are contoured for comfort and made of a sturdy polypropylene that is triple riveted to the tang, so it will not come loose after extensive use like cheaper knife handles have a tendency do. Wusthof also forges metal end caps at the butt of the handle to give the knives their impressive balance. While the Classic Ikon handles are not as visually appealing as some of the other high end knife sets, they are sturdy, secure and comfortable.

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Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme 7-piece Knife Set With Block

The Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme 7 Piece kitchen knife set shown inside the wooden storage block and outside the block on a white background.

Specifications

  • Set includes the following knives: 3.5 paring, 6 inch utility, 8 inch bread, 8 inch chef’s, stainless steel come-apart shears, 9 inch sharpening steel and a 17 slot Acacia wood storage block.
  • X50CrMoV15 High Carbon Steel Blades
  • Triple Riveted Polypropylene Handle
  • Full Tang
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Wusthof’s Precision Edge Technology
  • Half Bolstered Blade Which Allows The Entire Blade To be Sharpened
  • PEtec blade edge
  • Made in Germany

 

Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme Chef's Knife

From a quality and craftsmanship standpoint, the Classic Ikon Creme 7 Piece Set is identical to the 14 piece set discussed above. The most obvious difference is the creme colored handles of this set that I think looks great, but that is certainly subjective. The 7 piece Creme set does not include the 10″ slicing knife, 8″ carving knife or steak knives included in the Classic Ikon set above which makes it a little cheaper. However, the Acacia wood storage block contains empty slots, so up to six steak knives and four larger knives can be added later.

 

4 Piece Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme steak knife set in a wood box with one knife outside the box.

Wusthof Classic Creme Ikon steak knives can be purchased separately in a set of four or six.

The choice between the 7 Piece Classic Creme set and the 14 Piece Classic set  come down to aesthetics and cost. The 7 piece Creme set is obviously cheaper than the 14 piece set, because it has fewer knives, but more knives can be added to the empty slots later. Unfortunately Wusthof seems to have discontinued their 14 piece Classic Creme set, so the 7 piece set is currently the only option with Creme handles. The included storage block for the 7-piece set has six empty steak knife slots. Matching Wusthof Creme Steak Knives can be purchased separately in a set of six or four (pictured above). If you decide you want a cheaper option than the Wusthof Classic Ikon Creme steak knives, check out our steak knife set guide. Ultimately though the empty steak knife  slots leave the steak knife option up to you which is kinda nice considering the ongoing debate of serrated vs non serrated.

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Enso SG2 7 Piece Knife Set

Two part image showing the Enso SG2 7 Piece Knife Set with knives inside the dark Ash block on the left and outside the block on the right.

  • Set includes the following knives: 3.25 paring, 6 inch utility, 6.5 inch santoku, 8 inch chef’s, 9 inch bread knife stainless steel come-apart shears and a dark ash storage block.
  • 101 layers of stainless steel Damascus over an SG2 steel core
  • Canvas micarta handles with a Samurai Crest
  • Full Tang
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 63 Rockwell hardness
  • True Damascus pattern
  • Made in Seki, Japan

This SG2 7 Piece set from Enso is a great looking set of knives that truly deliver in the performance department. If you hate sharpening knives or sending them off to be sharpened professionally this set may be perfect for you. The edge retention of these blades is really impressive.  With a rockwell hardness of 63 that is to be expected. The blade angle of these knives is twelve degrees rather than the conventional 15-20 degrees of most kitchen knives. As a result these knives are incredibly sharp, so you will want to ensure you only use them with a wood cutting board. High end knives should not be used on plastic cutting boards if it can be helped.

The SG2 8 inch chef knife from Enso tilted at an angle on a white background.

The handles of the SG2 series knives are made of linen micarta which is by far my favorite handle material. It more commonly found on high end survival knives than kitchen knives. It is extremely durable and easy to grip. Even these knives are made in Japan they have a more western style handle which makes the knives a bit of a East/West hybrid.

The Damascus pattern on the blades is a result of steel actually being layered. It is not the fake etching found on so many of the budget knives on the market today.

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Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin 1731 Series 7 Piece Knife Set with Block

high end kitchen cutlery from Zwilling Henckels

Specifications

  • Set includes the following: paring knife, bread knife, Santoku knife, slicing knife, sharpening steel and a magnetic storage block
  • High-performance Cronidur 30 steel
  • Precision forged
  • Friodur ice-hardened
  • Untreated oily ebony handles
  • Full Tang
  • Forged not Stamped
  • Half Bolstered Blade
  • Made in Germany

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This elite level cutlery set was designed by architect and product designer Matteo Thun. He and his firm are responsible for some of the most functional and visually appealing products and buildings in the world. In order to match great design with top-of-the-line quality, J.A Henckels chose Cronidur 30 stainless steel for this set which is one of the highest quality knife steels, but it is rarely found in kitchen cutlery due to it’s high cost. However, J.A. Henckels pulled out all the stops when they designed the 1731 series and the $2400 price tag reflects that.

Zwilling J.A. Henkels Twin 1731 8 inch Chef's Knife

Not only are these knives made of a superior steel, they are tempered with J.A. Henckel’s proprietary tempering process called Friodur ice hardening. This tempering method is reserved for their premium knives, because the process is relatively labor intensive. The combination of high end steel and an advanced tempering process has resulted in blades that set the standard for edge retention, corrosion resistance and flexibility.

The handles of the 1731 Series set are made with untreated ebony which is a feature that makes this set truly unique and will greatly contribute to the overall aesthetics of your kitchen. The handles are comfortable and very durable, but so are some knife handles on sets that cost a fraction of this one. It is the look and feel of the handles and the knives themselves that help justify the price tag. When you a hold a Twin 1731 knife in your hand you are holding what is quite possibly the most exceptional kitchen tool on the market, and its performance more than matches the hype and expectations.

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Kramer By Zwilling Euroline Damascus Steel 7 Piece Knife Set

This knife set was designed for professional chefs.

 

 

Specifications

  • Set includes the following: one 8″ chef knife, one 9″  slicer, one 9″ bread knife, one 5″ utility knife, one 3.5″ paring knife, one 12″ sharpening steel and a 14 slot storage block.
  • 101 layer Chevron Damascus patter
  • Full Tang
  • Very ergonomic contoured handles
  • Amazing edge retention
  • The ultimate combination of quality and aesthetics.
  • Forged not Stamped
  • 63 Rockwell hardeness
  • Made in Solingen, Germany
  • SG2 (MC63) micro-carbide powder steel
  • Lifetime Warranty

The Euroline Damascus Collection is a result of a partnership between master blade-smith Bob Kramer and Zwilling Henckles. Bob Kramer’s knives have been long time favorites of famous chefs around the world. Unfortunately they are difficult to buy and very expensive. Fortunately the partnership with Zwilling Henckles has made it possible for the rest of us to buy a Kramer designed knife or even a knife set.

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The knives in the Zwilling Karmer Euroline Damascus Collection are works of art. They are definitely some of the most beautiful and unique knives on the market, but they are not another example of form over function. These knives are designed for hard working chefs who put in long hours. The comfortable micarta handles, great balance, excellent steel and outstanding blade geometry combine to make this set of knives one of the best performing sets manufactured today.

This 8 inch chef knife a great combination of looks and performance.

 

 

This Kramer Zwilling set ships with a rather ordinary looking wooden block which seems kinda weird considering the high quality and great looks of the knives in this set. Fortnatly the wood block does have empty slots in case you want to add one of the other knives from this set like the Santoku knife that I assume Zwilling left out to keep the set below $2,000.

The Kramer by Zwilling Euroline steak knife set is made to the same high quality standards as the rest of the collection.

No steak knives ship with this set, but Zwilling did make a set of matching steak knives that can be bought seperately. The steak knives are made of the same high quality raw materials by the same craftsmen as the other knives in this collection, but they are not cheap.

From a quality, performance and aesthetics standpoint there are very few premium knife sets that can compete with the Kramer Zwilling Euroline Damascus Collection.

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Messermeister Meridian Elite 17-Piece Set

This premium 17 piece set is extremely durable and well worth it's relatively high price.

Specifications

  • Set Includes the following: 8” chef knife, 7” Kullenschliff santoku knife, , 9″ bread knife, 8″Kullenschliff carving knife, 7″ straight carving fork 6” utility knife, 5” scalloped utility knife, 3.5” paring knife, six 4.5″ multi edge steak knives, 10” honing rod, Take-Apart kitchen scissors and a 16-slot wood block.
  • German 1.4116 high carbon steel stainless steel, Rocwell 57-58
  • Industrial-strength polymer handles
  • Bolsterless heels
  • One-piece, hot-drop hammer forged
  • Full tang
  • Sharpened to 15 degrees
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in Solingen, Germany

This is one of Messermeister’s several forged kitchen knife sets. For the most part, all their Elite sets are differentiated by their handle materials. This set is made with a polyoxymethylene (you can just call it POM) material similar to what Wusthof uses on their Ikon series knives. In fact you could consider Messermeister as a sort of heavyweight alternative to Wusthof knives in general.

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It might seem a little bare bones compared to other sets on this blog, but between the chef knife, santoku knife, two utility knives, and the paring knife there’s really no job you couldn’t manage with this set. The block also comes with 7 empty slots, so this is definitely a strong start to creating your own set down the road.

This chef knife is balanced, and widely praised for being comfortable.

By all accounts, these are very sturdy knives. They’ll be heavier than most high-end knives you might pick up, but not too far into the unusual range for European style knives. They are still well balanced, and widely praised for being comfortable, so the weight really only becomes an issue if you’re using these knives professionally on long shifts.

One unique thing about all of Messermeister’s blades is that they sharpen the edges to 15 degrees instead of the standard 20 degrees for most kitchen knives. They also make the spine of these knives thicker, which results in a wider shape near the edge. So while these knives are incredibly sharp, and will hold that edge for a long time, that wider mass of material will make fine cutting a little sloppier. The cutting action is still by far better than any mid-range blades, but it will feel different if you’re used to cutting thin with other high-end knives.

Messermeister offers this set in several sizes including an 11 piece set and a 23 piece set. All of the sets ship with a similar somewhat plain looking wood block. It would be nice if they would offer more options when it comes to the wood block knife holder like some of the other high end brands do, but Messermeister seems to be very focused on the knives themselves which is good.

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Lamson Premier Forged 10-Piece Block Set

All three Premire Forged knife sets from Lamson Cutlery including, Fire, Silver and Rosewood.

  • Set includes the following: 3″ paring knife, 3.5″ paring knife, 6″ utility knife, 6″ fillet knife, 7″ Kullenschliff santoku knife, 8″ bread knife, 8″ chef knife, 10″ slicing knife,  10″ honing steel, sharpening steel and a 9 slot wood storage block
  • Full Tang
  • One-piece, hot-drop hammer forged
  • Three different handle options
  • American made
  • Triple rivet handles
  • Hand Crafted
  • Great balance
  • Lifetime warranty

Lamson is an American Cutlery company that has been producing quality knives for over 183 years. To their credit they have continued to update their manufacturing and heat treatment processes to ensure their knives are competitive with the big name brands from Germany and Japan. The combination of old school craftsmanship and modern production methods is evident in their Premiere Forged knife series. These well designed knives offer great performance and are incredibly durable. Lamson backs up their quality claims with a confidence boosting forever warranty.

Lamson Premiere Forged 8 inch chef knife and 7 inch Kullenschliff Santoku knife

The Premiere Forged Chef knife and Kullenschliff Santoku knife are two of the standouts in this ten piece set.

The blades of the Premiere Forged series of knives are made of 4116 German steel which is a steel often found in budget hard use pocket knives. This is a tough steel, but it is a little softer than most of the steels used by other high end cutlery makers. However, Lamson’s heat treatment process seems to produce a harder version of 4116 steel than is found in most other knives made the same steel. The edge retention will still be a bit less than many of the other knife sets listed in this article. The upside of this fact is that the blades of these knives will be more likely to roll or bend a bit rather chip. In short these knives will need to be sharpened a little more regularly, but they are less likely to suffer permanent damage from hitting a hard bone or surface. Fortunately Lamson has a great sharpening program called Sharp for Life that will help make the sharpening process easier.

The Premiere Forged series of knives are available with three different handle options: Fire, Silver and Rosewood.  The handles of the Fire knives are made of a purpose-made acrylic that seems to be tough and easy to grip. The handles of the Silver knives are made of Pakawood which is an engineered wood/resin composite that is commonly found in premium knife handles. The Rosewood knife handles are, of course, made of rosewood. The handles of the Premire Forged series knives are all really comfortable, but they do lack the ergonomic friendly handle swell of a lot of other kitchen knives. This is good news to some and bad news for others depending on the person’s preference.

This 10-piece set is definitely worthy of being listed with the premium German and Japanese sets listed in this article, and the company’s great customer service is another big plus.

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