Best Knife Sets Under $400
Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for the ‘Best Knife Set’ under $400:
Winner: Global G-835/WS – 6 Piece Knife Set with Block
Global Knives are lightweight, yet razor sharp. These set of knives are used by professional chef’s around the world at home, in their kitchens, and also at their restaurants. Global knives will retain their sharp edges longer than any other major brands on the market in this price range.
These global knives are made of stainless steel, with a special mixture of metals that help them keep their sharpness, yet still soft enough to sharpen with a whetstone, and excellent resistance to rust and staining.
Global has also created a set of knives listed on Amazon at $329.95, ‘Global 7-Piece Ikasu Knife Block Set‘, that are an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ set of knifes. They are a great set also with an average rating of 4.5 stars. If you want the Global G-835/WS set but think they are a little too expensive, then check out the 7 piece set instead.
Runner-up: Shun Classic 6-piece Slim Knife Block Set
The ‘Shun Classic’ knives come in a few different sets, most of which are over $400. So we have listed the only knife set they have that is listed under $400. Shun knives are handcrafted in Japan using Damascus stainless steel, ground and bead-blasted creating a flowing pattern of the layered steel. As a result these knives are sharp, very durable, and corrosion resistant.
They are also a beautiful line of knifes and are well balanced, easy to hold and cut with. This 6-piece set includes a 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef’s Knife, 9-inch Combination Honing Steel, Shun Multi-purpose Kitchen Shears, and a 8-slot Slim Design Dark Wood Knife Block.
If you love these knives but are willing to splurge for their sets with more knifes, here is a link to the ‘Shun Classic 7-Piece Block Set with Bamboo Block‘ and the ‘Shun Classic 10-Piece Block Set with Bamboo Block‘.
Best Knife Sets Under $300
Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for the ‘Best Knife Set’ under $300:
Winner: Zwilling J.A. Henckels 30782-000 TWIN Signature Knife Block Set, 19 Piece
We chose the Zwilling J.A. Henckels set, not only for the sheer volume of knives you get for the price but also because of the high qualty. These knives, which are made in Germany, are well crafted and balanced perfectly, which makes cutting that much easier with them.
Zwilling’s “ice-hardening” technique results in knives that are harder and sharper than any other blade in it’s price class. They are also great because they will not stain or chip and will stay sharper, longer. Trust me, you will love these knives!
Zwilling has many other sets of knives, but we feel worth noting that if you are looking for a less-expensive set of knives that are high quality, Zwilling’s ‘TWIN 3 Piece Starter Knife Set‘ are a great option for a knife set under $200. On the higher end, Zwilling offers their ‘4 star’ set called, ‘Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 7-Piece Knife Set with Block‘ which is a higher end model and is an “Amazon’s Choice’ product, so it may also be worth checking out if you love the Zwilling set of knives.
Runner-up: Mercer Culinary 10-Piece Forged Renaissance Knife Set
This Mercer knife set is a favorite of ours. We love how it feels to hold and cut with their triple-riveted, ergonomically designed handle. It’s “one-piece forged construction allows for better strength and durability which also gives it superior balance to other knives in this price range.
The knives are built with a high carbon steels that is great at resisting rust, corrosion, and discoloration. It also comes with any type of knife that you could need to cut with, no matter what you are making in the kitchen.
Best Knife Set Under $200
Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for the ‘Best Knife Set’ under $200:
Winner: Victorinox 8-Piece Knife Block Set
Victorinox has 6 different set of knifes ranging form 7 piece set all the way up to 22 piece sets. They range in price between about $120 and $270.
We selected the 8 piece set because it includes all of the basic knives that you would need in your kitchen. These knives are crafted in Switzerland, with high carbon stainless steel and they are conical ground and ice tempered to ensure that they stay sharper, longer.
Each knife has an ergonomic Fibrox Pro handle, which means it is a non-slip, even when wet, handle. Which lends to being a great set for beginner and aspiring chefs. These knives feel great and are weighted and balanced for easy handling and comfort.
Click on the button below to check out all of the different sets available from Victorinox.
Runner-up: Chicago Cutlery Insignia2 18-Piece Knife Block Set with In-Block Knife Sharpener
This Chicago Cutlery set comes with all of the most often used pieces of cutlery and makes for a great started for any aspiring chef. One thing we really loved about this set was the in-block knife sharpener. This will help keep all of your knives sharp, all the time.
These knives are the highest quality of knife you will find for under $200. They are built with high carbon stainless steel and have triple stainless steel rivet, polymer handles, to make these knives high quality and long-lasting.
One recommendation is to hand wash and dry quickly to keep from getting rust and corrosion.
On Amazon, this knife set has over 450 rating with an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars. So most everyone is loving this knife set as much as we do.
Best Knife Set Under $100
Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for the ‘Best Knife Set’ under $100:
Winner: Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery Knife Block Set With Sharpin Technology, 12 Piece
Another knife set on the list that has a sharpener built into the knife block. This knife set also has 6 and 15 piece sets. We would have listed the 15 piece set as our “Winner” but it comes in at just over $100. So if you don’t mind spending an extra $10, you can get 3 more knives. Which is a great deal!
These knives are built of kigh carbon stainless steel, so they are well built and will last for a long time if properly cared for. They are very durable and their handles are triple riveted, and have a nice contour for a secure, easy grip.
The main reason we have chosen this as our top set under $100, is because their knife sets come with Full Lifetime Warranty. You just aren’t going to find this with any other set of knifes under $100, or frankly anything under $200.
If you are looking for an inexpensive, nice set of knives that can last a lifetime, this is the set to get. It also is an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ product and has almost 700 rating with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Runner-up: Mercer Culinary Genesis 4-Piece Forged Starter Set
If you have read through all of our favorite knife sets so far, then you will notice that we have another set of Mercer knives in our ‘Under $300’ list. Well, we love this 4 piece set because you are getting the same high-quality knife, but just a smaller number of total knives.
Many of you will be able to use this knife set to cut and chop anything you are making in your kitchen, and if you are ok using the same knife for multiple tasks, then this set is for you.
Mercer also has a 6 piece set that is amazing as well and will give you more knife options, and it is priced around $160. If you are interested, check it out by clicking here.
To see how well crafted these knives are, just check out the review from the Mercer set above.
Best Knife Set Under $50
Let’s take a look at our top recommendations for the ‘Best Knife Set’ under $50:
Winner: Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
These Cuisinart knives are made of high carbon stainless steel and have a high end look to them that we like.
For someone that cooks at home on a regular basis, this is the only knife set I would truly recommend if your budget limits you to under $50.
It has every type of knife you could want, and for under $50, these knives are well built, easy to hold and have great stability and control. You will have to sharpen these knives more often than other knife sets, but with proper care and maintenance, these knives can last you for a long time.
Runner-up: Cuisinart Advantage Color Collection
The Cuisinart Color Collection made the list due to their low price ($15.89), cool colors and because, for the price, they are actually decent knives.
The outside of the knife is a non-stick color coating, which makes slicing easy. The actual blade is made of high-quality stainless steel.
These knives are an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ product and have over 4,000 ratings, with an average rating of over 4.5 stars! There is also an options for about $4 more to get a set that include the same knives, but they also come with blade guards. Here’s the link to that.
If you are going to college, just moved out of your parents house, or don’t really have money to spend on a good set of knives, then this is the set for you. For the low price you can’t be disappointed with what you are getting.
Buying new kitchen knives can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. It’s best to go to a store that specializes in selling kitchen knives. You can get a lot of very good information about the different kinds of knives on these sites.