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Last updated: 16 March 2018

A high-performance knife turns a good cook into a kitchen samurai, so it pays to buy well. We lab test and review the latest kitchen knives to help you find the best knife for your cooking needs. Our kitchen knives buying guide will help you decide which one you need.

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We review non-serrated kitchen knives ranging in size from 18cm to 21cm. Our expert testers put each model through its paces to help you find the models that:

  • have the best cutting performance
  • have the best initial sharpness
  • have the best sharpness following a blunting test

We also give you good and bad points for each knife to help you find the perfect one for you. And our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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