Best Budget Kitchen Knives

Everyone wants to have the best kitchen knives money can buy, but there’s a time and a place for having that expensive set of knives. Until you save up the money or get some knives as a wedding gift, you might be looking for a more affordable set that won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. If I’m describing you, or if you just want to add another knife set to your kitchen, then I’ve got just the knives for you. Here are some of the of best budget kitchen knives around. Take a look!

 

Best Budget Kitchen Knives

Cold Steel Kitchen Knives

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You may have heard of Cold Steel knives, but kitchen knives probably aren’t the first things to come to mind when you think of the company. Well, believe it or not, Cold Steel actually makes kitchen knives, and they are pretty great. The set you see pictured above is a great one to get if you want to get a decent set of kitchen knives without spending too much of your hard-earned money. Many similar sets cost more than $200, but this set currently costs less than $200. Let me just tell you, for 13 knives, that is a great price.

This Cold Steel kitchen knife set includes an oak block stand in addition to the following knives: a paring knife, a boning knife, a utility knife, a chef’s knife, a bread knife, a slicer, and six steak knives. Each of these knives have high carbon stainless steel blades that have precision flat grinds. All of the handles have a still Zytel core and Kraton on the outside of the handle.

 

Boker Kitchen Knives

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If you’re not looking to spend tons of money, you should also have your eyes on Boker kitchen knives. Boker is also better known in the world of outdoor knives than in the world of kitchen knives, but the company knows how it’s done when it comes to kitchen knives. In both the world of pocket knives and the world of kitchen knives, Boker makes products with good quality at attractive price points.

The knife set you see pictured above includes some of the best budget kitchen knives around, and it includes five pieces: two chef’s knives (8” and 7”), an all-purpose knife (5”), a steak knife (4”), and sharpening steel. You can currently get this knife set for well under $100 at Blade HQ. If that’s not a great deal for your money, I don’t know what is.

These knives all have a full tang, which means they are very strong and not likely to break on you. They also have composite handles.

 

You don’t really want to skimp on quality when you’re trying to save money because you may very well end up with a product that’s difficult and unpleasant to use. Fortunately for you, these knives sets are affordable but offer you good quality, too. These sets are great if you’re just getting started in the kitchen or if you just want something that’s good but inexpensive.

You can find both of these kitchen knife sets at BladeHQ.com.

 

Western versus Japanese

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Which knife brand is the best?

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