High Carbon Steel Chef Knife

  • Sugg. Price $162.50 $187.50 Our Price $99.95 $129.95
    Professional chefs know that the proper weight and balance of a knife are just as vital as a strong, sharp edge. Crafted in Germany, the Four Star II collection delivers on all counts with a superior hand feel and high-carbon steel blades forged for optimal sharpness. One of the most-used knives in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is a versatile chopper, mincer and slicer. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Fridour ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade’s edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Stainless-steel end cap provides excellent balance while cutting. Permanently bonded polypropylene handle has just enough texture for a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. 6" chef’s knife: 6" blade. 8" chef’s knife: 8" blade. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $152 $220 Our Price $119.95 $179.95
    The most indispensable of knives, a chef's knife is essential for preparing any meal, no matter how simple. Made in Germany with a full-tang blade for balance, this knife is a favorite when it comes to chopping, dicing and slicing. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $144 Our Price $114.95
    Influenced by the Zen principle of simplicity, the Shun Kanso collection was designed with only the indispensable elements in mind: high-performance steel, a razor-sharp edge, perfect balance and precision handling. Plainly put: with this chef's knife, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Blade of highly refined, high-carbon vanadium stainless steel takes and holds a razor-sharp edge. Heritage-finish blade provides a rustic look that hides scratches and improves with age. Angled handle is made of dark tagayasan , an extremely dense wood traditionally used to make samurai sword handles. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $202 $274 Our Price $149.95 $219.95
    Perfectly balanced to feel like an extension of your hand, this chef's knife deftly slices, dices, minces and juliennes. Its high-carbon-steel blade, forged in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, tapers from handle to tip and from spine to edge. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $100 $125 Our Price $69.95 $79.95
    Designed and developed in close collaboration with renowned professional chefs, Zwilling Four Star cutlery has been a worldwide favorite for nearly 40 years. These commercial-quality German knives combine ergonomically contoured handles with precision-forged blades that are ice-hardened for maximum strength and hand-sharpened for impeccable performance. Among the most useful tools in any kitchen, this multifunctional chef's knife is one you’ll use daily for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Precision forged using Zwilling's Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Friodur ice-hardening technique to produce a corrosion-resistant blade that is exceptionally hard yet flexible. High-carbon stainless-steel blades are hand-sharpened and polished by master craftsmen to create a long-lasting, razor-sharp edge. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade's edge is at the ideal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Ergonomically contoured polypropylene handle has just enough texture to guarantee a secure, comfortable grip. Bolster transitions seamlessly to handle to accommodate a wide variety of specialized cutting grips. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $106 $137 Our Price $84.95 $109.95
    Available only at Williams Sonoma, Wüsthof Legende knives feature a slim, scaled-down handle and a lightweight feel for greater precision and control – qualities that make them essentials for any kitchen. Wüsthof cutlery bears the prestigious hallmark “Made in Solingen, Germany,” certifying that it meets the highest standards of quality set by the historic “City of Blades.” Chef's knife is ideal for all-purpose chopping and mincing. Blade is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Pebbled thermoplastic handle is ergonomically contoured, in a compact size that's light and easy to grip. Recessed bolster allows for easy sharpening from heel to tip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $135 $225 Our Price $104.95 $179.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are an excellent choice for the discerning home cook. This chef's knife's long razor-sharp blade is suited to virtually any cutting task, from dicing vegetables to quartering a chicken. Stamped blade is made of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handle is seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, this knife is lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $225 $250 Our Price $179.95 $199.95
    Wüsthof's signature chef's knife deftly slices, dices and juliennes. Forged in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany, the high-carbon-steel blade tapers from handle to tip and from spine to edge. A care kit for the African blackwood handle is included. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Comfortable contoured handle is cut from dense African blackwood and hand polished. Included care kit contains mineral oil for maintaining the silken finish of the handle.
  • Sugg. Price $212 $290 Our Price $159.95 $229.95
    Dynamic, modern lines and user-friendly features distinguish the Epicure series, a brilliant knife design from Wüsthof crafted for the most discerning home cooks. Wide, subtly curved blades feel extra-stable and beautifully balanced in the hand, with generous knuckle room. Smooth, sculpted handles are the same super-durable wood composite used in high-quality cutting boards. Chef's knife for all-purpose chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Blade is precision-forged from high-carbon stainless steel. Handle is made of Epicurean® recycled wood-fiber composite, a highly durable and hygienic material. Created by industrial designer Björn Berger and crafted in the historic cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
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    A high-performance chef's knife like this one is a necessity for chopping vegetables and mincing fresh herbs. Forged in Germany from a specially formulated alloy, the blade is balanced with a heavy bolster and a tang that extends far into the handle. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wusthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extraordinarily sharp blade that retains its edge 30% longer. Tang extends deep into the handle for exceptional durability and control. Heavy bolster provides perfect balance. Pebbled polypropylene handle is contoured for a secure grip.
  • Sugg. Price $239 Our Price $189.95
    Global GF Series knives are fully drop-forged from Cromova 18 stainless steel. Heavier, thicker and more rigid than Global's stamped blades, Global Forged cutlery is ideal for cooks who prefer a heftier knife like those favored by professional chefs. This chef's knife chops meats and vegetables with silky-smooth precision. Blade is forged of exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Edge is sharpened to a 15-degree angle for superior precision and a smooth cut. Stainless-steel hollow handle is perfectly balanced. Signature dimple-patterned handle offers a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Collar bolster helps protect your hand. Made in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $78 Our Price $64.95
    The original maker of Swiss Army knives, Victorinox has also been crafting hardworking kitchen cutlery for more than 130 years. The Swiss company's knives are prized for high-quality, lightweight steel blades that offer cooks an alternative to heavier cutlery. A beautifully balanced rosewood handle provides a smooth, comfortable grip. Hand finished in Switzerland, this chef's knife is a pleasure to use for all-purpose chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing. Blade stamped from high-carbon stainless steel for excellent sharpness and edge retention. Ice-tempered to allow for sharpening through the life of the blade. Bolsterless edge allows use of entire blade length and simplifies sharpening. Triple-riveted rosewood handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort. Made in Switzerland.
  • Sugg. Price $19 Our Price $14.95
    Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies, has developed Kai Luna to offer superior cutlery design at an affordable price. Each knife has a high-carbon stainless-steel blade that is mirror-polished and finished with unique hammered detail. This must-have knife for the kitchen performs a wide range of tasks: cutting, slicing, dicing and mincing. It has the exceptional quality required for a knife you'll use every day. Traditional Japanese hammered finish helps release food more easily. Mirror polishing with graze-finish edge increases stain and corrosion resistance. German DIN1.4116 high-carbon stainless-steel blade is hand-sharpened on a whetstone and holds a super-sharp edge. 16-degree cutting edge is razor-sharp and more precise than standard Western-style knives. Lightweight, soft-grip handle has rubberized inserts for a comfortable, secure grip. Coordinating sheath protects the blade and makes storage safe and easy.
  • Sugg. Price $80 Our Price $49.95
    Reach for Calphalon's Precision Series chef's knife when you need a sturdy, all-purpose knife with outstanding leverage, balance and versatility. An essential for everyday kitchen prep, it features a razor-sharp blade that's ideal for chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing. Blade is fully forged from high-carbon, stain-resistant German steel, precisely tapered for optimal edge retention. Bolster and full tang ensure ideal balance and maximum strength. Durable, high-impact plastic handle ensures a steady, comfortable grip. Unique bar-riveted handle is labeled on the end with the knife's name and size, for easy reach in your block.
  • Sugg. Price $190 Our Price $149.95
    When it comes to choosing a kitchen multitasker, culinary professionals reach for a hardworking chef's knife like this one. Featuring a strong, broad blade of high-carbon stainless steel with a fine cutting edge, this durable knife is ideal for efficient chopping, slicing and dicing. Designed by architect Matteo Thun, the special arched bolster promotes a perfect thumb grip for the ultimate precision, comfort and safety. Precision forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge process, which incorporates the Fridour ice-hardening technique to produce corrosion-resistant blades that are exceptionally hard yet flexible. Precise lasers ensure each blade’s edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Arched bolster perfectly supports the thumb—and allows the full length of the edge to be sharpened, from tip to end. Contoured for a secure, comfortable grip, the sleek ABS resin handle is triple-riveted to the blade. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels since 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $81 $137 Our Price $64.95 $109.95
    In its seventh-generation of family ownership, Wüsthof has been making some of the finest kitchen cutlery in the world since 1814. The Gourmet line features precision stainless-steel blades that resist stains and rust and hold an exceedingly sharp edge. Maybe the most used knife in the kitchen, the chef’s knife is a versatile chopper, mincer and slicer. Stamped blade is made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handle provides a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $225 Our Price $99.95
    Get your child excited about the art of cooking with this junior-sized knife set. Made exclusively for us by Wüsthof, the set includes three essential knives for a budding chef, as well as a sharpener, shears and a storage case to hold it all safely. Designed for ages 8 and up; for use with adult supervision. Laser cut blades are made of high-carbon stainless steel for top performance and durability. Triple-riveted high-impact plastic handles provide a secure, comfortable grip. Made in Soligen, Germany. 6-piece set includes: 3" spear-point paring knife. 4 1/2" serrated utility knife with rounded tip. 5" chef's knife. Keychain picnic knife sharpener. Pull-apart kitchen shears. Nylon zipper storage case. 
  • Sugg. Price $295 Our Price $234.95
    Made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs, Global's award-winning knives are prized for their perfect balance, light weight and sleek, seamless construction. This set includes three fundamental pieces of kitchen cutlery, so you can enjoy the performance of Global knives every day. Set includes a 7" Asian chef's knife, a 5" hollow-ground santoku and a 4" paring knife. Stamped blades are made from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edges are visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Stainless-steel handles are seamlessly constructed and textured for a good grip. Crafted to professional standards, these knives are lightweight yet perfectly balanced.
  • Sugg. Price $177 $750 Our Price $139.95 $599.95
    Designed for the ultimate food prep efficiency, these multipurpose knives will assist you with everything from chopping and dicing vegetables to cubing and slicing meats, poultry and fish. The generous length and width of the razor-sharp blades make it easy to prep large quantities of ingredients – or larger pieces of food. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. 12" knife: 12"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 10 oz. 14" knife: 14"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 1 lb. 14 oz. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $250 Our Price $99.95
    Keep these German-made knives handy for general food-prep tasks. The compact 3 1/2" paring knife is ideal for finely trimming produce. The multipurpose 6" chef's knife is useful for chopping vegetables as well as cubing and slicing meats, poultry or fish. Set includes a 3 1/2" paring knife and a 6" chef's knife. Knives are precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Blades have hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Full tangs are triple riveted to the handles for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handles are contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $100 Our Price $49.95
    The Zwilling Gourmet collection brings you outstanding performance at a great value. With comfortable handles and a lightweight feel, Gourmet knives offer confident, fatigue-free cutting. This chef's knife features a remarkably sharp laser-controlled edge that makes quick work of everyday food prep. Blade is precision-stamped from single piece of high-carbon stainless steel. Zwilling's patented Friodur ice-hardening technique results in an ultra-hard, sharp blade that is corrosion resistant and highly elastic. Precise lasers are used to ensure each blade edge is at the optimal cutting angle for maximum sharpness. Traditional three-riveted handle with full tang provides maximum comfort and stability while cutting. Highly durable POM handle has stainless-steel rivets that provide perfect balance between blade and handle. Center rivet is laser inscribed with Zwilling logo. Made in Germany by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, founded in 1731.
  • Sugg. Price $182 $206 Our Price $144.95 $164.95
    Combining the best of two knife-making traditions, this knife from our Shun Classic line has a thicker blade than traditional Japanese cutlery and a 22-degree cutting edge modeled after European chef's knives. The thicker, heftier blade allows it be used for heavy-duty cutting tasks while still offering the superb edge retention of the Shun Classic VG-Max "super steel" blade. Japanese-made chef’s knife with the 22-degree blade-edge angle of Western kitchen cutlery. Appropriate for tasks such as cleaving, cutting through chicken bones, cracking crab shells and preparing melon fruits with thick rinds. Thick, strong blade offers more belly curve for rocking cuts. Broad blade is useful for transferring chopped foods from cutting board to pot. VG-MAX "super steel" blade is clad on each side with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Durable PakkaWood handle resists moisture and is D-shaped to sit comfortably in the hand. Extra weight in stainless-steel bolster balances the heavy blade. 6" knife: 6"-long blade; 5"-long handle; 6.8 oz. 8" knife: 8 1/4"-long blade, 5"-long handle; 8 oz. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Handcrafted in Japan.
  • Sugg. Price $19.95 $25 Sale $9.99
    This color-coded knife series is made exclusively for Williams Sonoma by Kai, one of Japan's largest and most historic cutlery companies. This chef's knife adds bright color to food prep combined with super-sharp performance, lightweight handling and easy dishwasher cleaning. Slice, dice, chop, mince—this is the knife you'll reach for again and again for most prep tasks. Large blade provides plenty of cutting length for prepping larger foods yet offers easy maneuverability. High-carbon stainless-steel 8" blade creates a razor-sharp cutting edge. Food-safe nonstick coating on blade is corrosion-resistant and speeds slicing and cleanup. Lightweight molded resin handle is contoured for a secure grip. Color-coded knives in this collection help prevent cross-contamination. Includes protective sheath for storage.
  • Sugg. Price $278 Sale $99.99
    Global's award-winning knives are made to the exacting standards of Japanese professional chefs. This set includes two key essentials for any kitchen: a chef's knife that excels for virtually any cutting task and shears for trimming meats, clipping herbs, cutting parchment and more. Set includes 8" chef's knife and kitchen shears. Knife blade is stamped from exceptionally hard Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, ice tempered and hardened to resist corrosion. Prominent 1/4" edge is visible to the naked eye and ground straight to a point rather than beveled, resulting in impressive sharpness and edge retention. Shears have serrated blades made of Cromova 18 high-carbon stainless steel, and uniquely shaped handles for a good grip.
  • Sugg. Price $162 $212 Our Price $129.95 $169.95
    Use this professional-quality German knife for chopping vegetables as well as cubing and slicing meats, poultry and fish. Indentations on its high-carbon-steel blade prevent foods from adhering. A full tang, riveted to the handle, ensures peerless balance and control. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip.
  • Sugg. Price $227 Our Price $179.95
    Perfectly balanced to feel like an extension of your hand, this top-quality German knife deftly slices, chops, dices and juliennes. The high-carbon-steel blade has shallow indentations that minimize friction and keep foods from adhering to it. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Sleek contoured handle is made of smooth polypropylene.
  • Sugg. Price $100 $125 Our Price $79.95 $99.95
    The Urban Farmer cutlery collection was created by German designer Bjoern Berger to celebrate farm-fresh food, home gardening and cooking with delicious seasonal ingredients. Crafted with a full-tang, high-carbon steel blade, nonslip bolster and rustic beechwood handle, this chef's knife is a well-balanced, comfortable and efficient tool ideal for slicing, dicing, mincing, chopping and cutting thick vegetables and meat. Knife is precision laser cut from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon, no-stain steel. Tempered to the ideal grade of hardness; blade is strong enough to hold a lasting edge and flexible enough not to crack under pressure. Semisoft bolster provides a secure grip even when hands are wet. Full tang is riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Handle is shaped from sustainably grown European beechwood and heat treated to ensure extreme toughness and water resistance. Made in Solingen, Germany. A Williams Sonoma exclusive.
  • Sugg. Price $69 $76 Our Price $39.95 $69.95
    Designed for the tough day-to-day demands of the commercial kitchen, the Wüsthof Pro line offers a smart value for home cooks. This collection features high-carbon German steel blades and a unique handle built with an inner core for stability, a nonslip grip and an ergonomic shape that stays comfortable even during extended tasks. Chef's knife is one of the most indispensable, versatile knives in the kitchen for all-purpose chopping, dicing and slicing. Precision-stamped, high-carbon stainless-steel blade sharpens easily and offers outstanding edge retention. Unique two-stage handle features two high-performance synthetic materials: an inner core for enhanced stability during prolonged use and an outer slip-resistant shell. Handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort. NSF certified to meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $202 Our Price $159.95
    The all-purpose chef's knife becomes even more versatile with an extra-wide blade shape. This broad blade delivers added heft and control to chopping, slicing and mincing tasks, so it's great for thick-skinned vegetables like small squash and melons. Extra-wide blade offers greater heft and control. Knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. A recessed bolster facilitates honing and sharpening the entire length of the cutting edge; a heel bolster provides added balance. Full tang is triple riveted to the handle for exceptional durability and control. Durable polymer handle is contoured for a comfortable grip. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $202 Our Price $159.95
    With its versatile 6" blade length, this chef's knife is an all-purpose performer for all kinds of cutting tasks. A hollow-ground blade creates pockets of air, making for smooth-gliding cuts and reduced sticking. Blade has hollow-edge depressions to reduce friction and minimize sticking. Precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) creates an extremely thin, sharp cutting edge along the entire length of blade. PEtec laser-sharpening process also results in superior edge retention. Sleek contoured handle is smooth, durable polymer. Made in Germany.
  • Sugg. Price $48 Our Price $44.95
    Preferred by culinary professionals worldwide, this commercial-quality Swiss knife is a mainstay in any kitchen. Perfect for prepping everything from meats, fish and poultry to vegetables, fruits and herbs. With its curved handle this knife rocks effortlessly over the cutting board for efficient chopping, mincing, dicing and slicing. Mirror-polish high-carbon stainless-steel blade is laser-tested for unrivaled sharpness. Durable, lightweight Fibrox handle is textured for a secure, nonslip grip. Made in Switzerland by Victorinox, manufacturers of the original Swiss Army knives. This NSF-certified knife meets the high-level hygiene standards for commercial kitchens. Dishwasher safe.
  • Sugg. Price $262 Our Price $199.95
    The Wüsthof Crafter knife series celebrates the spirit of old-world craftsmanship with brass rivets and rich oak handles featuring a branded Wüsthof logo. Forged from durable high-carbon steel, this all-purpose chef's knife is made with Wüsthof's famed PEtec for long-lasting sharpness. Knife is precision forged from single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel that resists stains and corrosion. Wüsthof's Precision Edge Technology (PEtec) ensures a 20% sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Demi bolster delivers a lightweight feel and allows user to sharpen the entire length of the blade. Smoked oak handle is branded with the Wüsthof logo. Triple brass rivets and full tang provide exceptional durability and control. Made in the renowned cutlery center of Solingen, Germany.