Our picks for the sharpest tools in the kitchen, no matter your budget or style preference, plus a few extras for the knife nerds among us.

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oyster knives on a blue surface with oysters
I Shucked 150 Oysters to Find the Best Oyster Knives
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The Best Knife Sharpening Services to Get Your Blades in Tip-Top Shape
tojiro bread knife on marble counter
Our Longtime Favorite Bread Knife Is Only $25—and It Slices Like No Other
A selection of boning knives on a marble countertop
We Tested 10 Boning Knives—Two Flexed on the Competition
Two knife blocks and one magnetic knife strip set on a marble countertop and white wall.
The 4 Best Knife Sets, According to Our Sharpest Tests
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We Tested 9 Universal Knife Blocks to See If Any Were Worth the Countertop Space
a knife being sharpened with a ceramic honing steel
Honing Versus Sharpening a Knife: What's the Difference?
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Why a Mighty, Magnetic Knife Strip Is One of the Best Ways to Store Your Knives
Best Nakiri knives displayed on marble countertop
We Tested 13 Nakiri Knives—Three Sliced Through the Competition
a variety of Japanese style chefs knives
What's the Difference Between Western and Japanese Chef's Knives?
Multiple magnetic knife strips.
We Tested 17 Magnetic Knife Strips to Find the Best, Most Secure Ones
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I Tested 10 Petty Knives—My Favorites Made Food Prep Easy
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We Tested 22 Steak Knives—Our Winners Sliced Through Steak Like Butter
A chef's knife on a wooden surface with pieces of chopped squash beside it.
We Sliced, Diced, and Chopped with 34 Chef’s Knives to Find the Best Multitaskers
cleavers on a pale white and pink marble surface
We Reviewed 10 Chinese Cleavers—Our Favorites Were All Under $100
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A Japanese Poultry Knife Butchers Chicken With Ease
Group of serrated bread knives displayed on a blue surface
After Slicing Dozens of Loaves of Bread, We (Still) Love These Serrated Bread Knives
A small plastic 15-degree angle guide is rubber banded to the end of a whetstone
This Tiny Tool Makes Knife Sharpening Way Easier
A person slices a tomato with a chef's knife. Two knife sharpeners are also in the frame.
To Find the Best Knife Sharpeners (Including Whetstones), I Sharpened Dozens of Blades
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I Tested 11 Honing Steels and Found the Best Ones For Maintaining Your Knives
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The 3 Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers, According to Our Tests
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Why Serious Cooks Use Carbon Steel Knives
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How to Sharpen a Knife With a Whetstone
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The Essential Knives Every Home Cook Needs
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The Best Way to Store Your Knives
Best kitchen shears displayed on pink surface
We Tested 12 Kitchen Shears—Three Were a Cut Above the Competition
a tourné knife on a wooden cutting board
The Tourné Knife: A Paring Knife That Turns Heads, and Why You Need It
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How to Hone a Dull Knife
a hand using a slicing knife to cut a piece off of a prime rib roast situated on a wooden cutting board
The 4 Best Carving and Slicing Knives for Large Roasts
Best Santoku knives on white surface
I Tested 16 Santoku Knives (Dicing, Slicing, and Filleting) to Find Three Top Picks
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Why You Should Own a Pair of Good Kitchen Shears
The Misen Chef's Knife on a wooden cutting board
An Affordable Chef's Knife That Punches Above Its Weight Class
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I Tested Paring Knives and Have Stood by My 3 Favorites for Years
A ground Japanese knife blank, ready to be fitted with a handle, sharpened, and polished.
How Japanese Knives Are Made
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9 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Knives
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The 18 Knives Kenji's Collected Over the Years
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In Praise of Cheap Knives
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The New Shape of Paring Knives
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Utility Knives: The Non-Kitchen Blades Your Kitchen Needs
Overhead view of carved chicken
How to Carve a Roast Chicken (Whole and Spatchcocked)
Side view of pomegranate on a cutting board
How to Cut a Pomegranate (With Much Less Mess)
Side view of dicing carrots
How to Cut Carrots
Overhead view of cauliflower cut in half
How to Cut Cauliflower
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How to Hold a Knife
Side angle view of how to cut a cantalope
How to Cut a Cantaloupe
Side view of peaches on a cutting board
How to Cut a Peach
Two hands dicing an onion on a wooden cutting board.
How to Slice and Dice an Onion
Overhead view of coconut pieces on a black plate
How to Open a Coconut
Overhead view of deboning
How to Debone a Chicken Thigh
Overhead view of cutting chicken cutlets
How to Cut Chicken Breasts Into Cutlets
Overhead view of cucumbers cut in a bunch of different ways
How to Cut a Cucumber
The Best Way to Mince Garlic
Three fennel bulbs on a marble surface
How to Cut Fennel
Overhead view of cut up celery
How to Cut Celery
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How to Break Down Whole Ducks Like a Pro
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Slicing Meat Against the Grain | The Food Lab
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How to Clean Shiitake, Portobello, and Oyster Mushrooms | Knife Skills
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How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast