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The Top 10 Best 8-Inch Chef Knives for Your Kitchen

These are not regular knives you find in your local store. These premium 8-inch chef's knives are the best of the best and they're made for both casual and professional cooks.

1. Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife

Wusthof Classic 8" Forged Chef's KnifeThis Wusthof Classic 8" forged chef's knife is the most essential of all knives used in the kitchen. It's perfect for slicing, mincing, and dicing all kinds of food.

Each exquisite Chef's knife is forged from one piece of specially tempered high carbon steel with a stain-resistant alloy. It's buffed by hand and seamlessly attached to a highly durable polymer handle.

What customers are saying

"I use this knife just about every day and you'd think I'd be sick of it, but you'll have to pry this from my cold, dead hands. It's really nicely built and feels great and it's SUPER sharp."
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2. Shun DM0706 Classic 8-Inch Chef's Knife

Born of the ancient samurai-sword-making tradition and hand-finished for precision and beauty, Shun Classic is an ideal choice for anyone buying their first Japanese knife or 50th. The high-quality line of cutlery makes a worthwhile addition to any chef's arsenal of tools--it's used by professional chefs and home cooks alike.

What customers are saying

"This thing is sharp! I have used it to carve meat, carve large fruits and vegetables. It hasn't even come close to losing its edge."
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3. Yaxell Super Gou Chef's 8-Inch Knife

Yaxell Super Gou Chef's 8-Inch Knife
Most Expensive

Super Gou is the latest and most premium addition to Yaxell's Japanese multi-layer steel line. Extremely sharp, extremely hard and extremely durable, these are the ultimate in superior quality kitchen knives.

The blade core is made from ultra-hard Micro Carbide Powder stainless steel called SG2. This steel is exceptionally pure, has a very high 63 Rockwell hardness, which combine to create an extremely sharp cutting edge.

What customers are saying

"There is nothing I would change but only wish I would have learned about it sooner. Cuts, slices, chops with ease."
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4. Wusthof Classic Ikon 8-Inch Cook's Knife

Designed for a the multiple tasks of chopping, dicing and mincing. Wusthof Classic Ikon is a culmination of all the best features of each of the Wusthof knife lines. The combined riveted handle design is combined with a contoured shape to add comfort and control. The Classic Ikon adds a rear bolster that acts as a counter balance when using the knife.

What customers are saying

"The handle is very comfortable and the broad curve of the blade combined with the nice weight of the handle makes the cutting motion very fluid and easy on your wrist."
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5. Dalstrong 8-Inch Chef Knife - Shogun Series X Gyuto

The Dalstrong Shogun Series X 8-inch VG-10 chef's knife with a tsuchime finish. Supreme function meets stunning elegance. Ultra sharp, ultra essential. Incredibly versatile, this high-performance blade is a slicing, dicing, chopping and mincing master of the highest order. The Shogun Series X 8-inch chef knife features extra width (55mm) for improved knuckle clearance and food transferring ability.

What customers are saying

"I love this knife in every way possible. It's heavy for wonderful control. It's sharp for perfect cuts. The grip is great and doesn't slip with wet hands."
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6. Zelite Infinity 8-Inch Chefs Knife

Impress guests with your visually stunning, extreme performance chefs knife adding fefinement and style to any modern kitchen. Minimal slicing resistance, satisfying heft & premium materials. It's made from imported Japanese takefu VG10 super steel with 67-layer high carbon stainless steel with a rose damascus pattern and is liquid nitrogen tempered to ensure long lasting performance.

What customers are saying

"This knife is stunning. As a professional chef, I depend on a good quality knife that is not only reliable, but versatile."
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7. GOUGIRI Japanese Stainless Steel Professional Gyutou Chef's Kitchen Knife

The GOUGIRI Japanese Stainless Steel Gyutou Chef's Knife is a multi-purpose chef's knife for chopping, mincing, slicing, and dicing. It has 33 layers of Damascus Steel that reinforce strength and resistance, allowing it to stay sharp for a long time. The Damascus protects the hard cutting core and helps the blade to cut through food smoothly and the pakkaWood D-shaped handle provides maximum comfort.

What customers are saying

"For anyone who loves to cook, prepare food or who's tired of dull knives - this is the one knife to have in your kitchen. This is the best quality, sharpest blade, perfectly constructed Chef's knife available."
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8. Yoshihiro VG10 Damascus Gyuto Japanese Chefs Knife

The most versatile and essential of all knives a cook can have is a Japanese chefs knife known as a Gyuto knife. From dicing, slicing, and chopping fresh produce from a farmers market to carving a roast chicken straight from the oven, even the simplest tasks are elevated with a handcrafted knife that is as beautiful as it is functional.

What customers are saying

"The styling, steel, heat treatment of the steel, and overall performance leaves you with a knife that I feel is one the finest examples of high-quality cutlery."
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9. Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Pro S 8-inch Chef's Knife

J.A. Henckels's Twin Pro S knives boast a comfortable, ergonomic three-rivet handle design that won’t wear against the hand and helps to provide control when doing any cutting task. These durable Novodur handles are perfectly bonded to the full tang on each knife for stability and durability.

What customers are saying

"This is the perfect knife to use for just about anything. It has perfect weight and balance, and makes life in the kitchen a whole lot easier. Even for a casual cook, it is worth the cost. "
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8. Dalstrong 8-Inch Chef Knife - Gladiator Series

Dalstrong 8-Inch Chef Knife - Gladiator Series
Most Affordable

Outstanding craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, stunning design elements, and premium materials. Engineered to 55 Rockwell hardness and hand polished to a satin finish.

Incredibly razor sharp, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a hand polished edge at 18 degrees per side. Precisely tempered and stain resistant.

What customers are saying

"This knife sliced through all of it with no pressure at all. I detest a dull knife and can't stand to use one. This knife made me smile. In my book you simply cannot go wrong buying this knife."
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