Gizmodo Loves Knives

So Top Chef's coming back tonight, and that means food drama, food crying, and food cutting—with knives. We like knives, and we figure you're probably not strongly anti-knife yourself. So here are some great knives that we'd like to slice stuff with.

Gizmodo Loves Knives

Shun Classic: Chef's Knife 6"

Your basic 6" chef's knife, but with 33 layers of high-carbon "super steel." It's balanced, dishwasher-durable, and not so über-expensive to make it prohibitive. $125. [Chef's Arsenal]

Gizmodo Loves Knives

Maruyoshi Custom Damascus Santoku Knife

Yes, performance and durability are paramount in a knife, but you also want something beautiful. Bare minimalism is one way to go, but this ornate Damascus stainless steel knife is gorgeous enough to ditch the industrial streak. $470. [Maruyoshi]


Gizmodo Loves Knives

Wüsthof Seven-Inch

This piece of high-carbon pretty is made by one of Germany's oldest companies. It's well balanced, and its blade is very thin, making it a good slicing knife. $115. [Wüsthof]

Gizmodo Loves Knives

Herders Table Knife

Okay, so this one isn't based on anything but a love of goofy and non-sequitorial design, but this Herders table knife from the '30s is so nonsensical and adorable that it's absolutely worth the $5 it'll set you back. [World Knives]


Gizmodo Loves Knives

Stelton Pure Black Knives

These Batman ninja knives are made from a single piece of steel, and which makes them easy to clean, and the black coating provides a good grip, despite the not-so-ergonomic design. But mostly they're just a damn pretty sight to keep in your kitchen. $120. [Stelton]

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