Black Friday Kitchen Knives 2018

The 2018 Black Friday guide for cutlery and kitchen knife sets

Timothy Hales By: Timothy Hales
Updated: November 20, 2018

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Kitchen knives are products that you should not go out and buy on a whim during a Black Friday Kitchen Knife Sale. Quick purchases based only upon the lowest price may result in a set of knives that are low quality. You may also buy more knives that you actually need. There are several questions that should be answered before making your knife purchase.

I created SteelBlue Kitchen to help others discover, research, and select knives and other kitchen products that meet their needs, desires, and budget.


The following kitchen knives are my overall recommended Black Friday buys from the available sales. I have selected my top choices in various categories.

Best Rated

Chicago Cutlery Chicago Insignia 2 18 Piece Cutlery Set

$99.99 $249.99
YOU SAVE $150 (60%)
$199.99 after 1:00pm

Best Value

J.A. Henckels International Solution 15-Pc. Knife Block Set

$79.99 $234.99
YOU SAVE $155 (66%)
$139.99 after 1:00pm

Best Savings

Cuisinart Advantage 12 Pc Colored Knife Set

$9.99 After $10 Rebate
Reg: $50.00
YOU SAVE $40.01 (80%)
$19.99 before Rebate

Best Black Friday Kitchen Knife Set Deals


The following kitchen knife sets are the best Black Friday deals from all the stores having sales.

J.A. Henckels International Solution 15-Pc. Knife Block Set

$79.99 $234.99
YOU SAVE $155 (66%)
$139.99 after 1:00pm

Wusthof Gourmet Twelve Piece Block Set

$149.95 Reg: $249.99
YOU SAVE $100.04 (40%)

Chicago Cutlery Ellsworth 13-piece Knife Block Set

$49.99 After $10 Rebate Reg: $99.99
YOU SAVE $50.00 (50%)
$59.99 before Rebate

Global 2-Piece Knife Set

$149.96 $610
YOU SAVE $460.04 (75%)

Best Black Friday Chef Knife Deals


The following chef knives are the best Black Friday deals from all the stores having sales.

Black Friday Kitchen Knives on Sale

Black Friday is filled with crazy good sales, and it can be challenging to find the best deal on kitchen knives. To help save you time in your chef knife shopping adventure, I have compiled all of the available online and in-store Black Friday Kitchen Knife deals.

Chef Knife Deals

Kitchen Knife Set Deals

The following lists will be updated as sales changes and new sales are released. Last updated November 22, 2017.

Amazon Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world does not disappoint with their sales. Of course, their sales are not limited to just kitchen knives. I’ve done my best to put the most up to date price.

Black Friday Deals Online
Varies. Many sales have already begun.

Black Friday Deals In-Store
No Store

Wusthof Gourmet Twelve Piece Block Set

$149.95 Reg: $249.99
YOU SAVE $100.04 (40%)

  • Synthetic polypropylene handles riveted for durability
  • Sharp precisely tempered blades
  • Made in Germany
  • Hand wash for best results
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Cangshan S1 Series 6-Piece German Steel Forged Knife Block Set

$99.99 Reg: $195.95
YOU SAVE $95.96 (49%)

  • Patent Pending Design knives that focuses on ergonomics handle with unique creme color
  • Patent pending cutting edge designed solid walnut wood block works with the knives tastefully
  • Every block is hand crafted and has its own unique grain
  • X50Cr15MoV German Steel with HRC 58 +/- 2 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale
  • National Sanitation Foundation(NSF) Approved

Calphalon Precision Self-sharpening 15-piece Knife Block Set

$239.99 Reg: $299.99
YOU SAVE $60 (20%)

  • Built-in ceramic sharpeners automatically sharpen knives with every use
  • Precision-honed for optimal edge retention
  • High carbon, no stain German steel (steak knives made from Asian steel);
  • Fully forged blade, bolster and tang (steak knives made from stamped steel)
  • Unique bar-riveted handles that are labeled for easy knife identification;
  • Full Lifetime Warranty

 

Imarku 7-Inch Santoku Knife

$25.49 Reg: $29.99
YOU SAVE $4.50 (15%)

  • Combines features of a cleaver with a chef’s knife 
  • Hollow edge design
  • Ultra-premium 7CR17Mov steel blade
  • Ergonomic handle shape is engineered for superior hand control, agility and comfort all while promoting a natural pinch grip
  • 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

 

Shun Sora Chef's Knife, 8-Inch

$59.95 Reg: $79.95
YOU SAVE $20.00 (25%)

  • VG10 cutting core with stainless steel on either side, c
  • Mirror-polished blade 
  • 16-degree cutting edge
  • Textured TPE polymer handle
  • Hand wash only
  • Made in Japan

 

Rada Cutlery Regular Serrated Paring Knife

$6.97 Reg: $8.34
YOU SAVE $1.37 (16%)

  • Serrated Paring Knife
  • Stainless Steel Blade
  • Dishwasher Safe Handle
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Guarantee

 

Shun SWT0718 Kanso 7-Inch Hollow-Ground Santoku Knife

$89.95 Reg: $144
YOU SAVE $54.05 (38%)

  • Kanso is a design principle influenced by Zen philosophy; It means “simplicity”
  • The 7-inch Santoku is sized perfectly for slicing, dicing and mincing
  • Full tang construction for balance and strength
  • Blade is made from Japanese AUS10A steel
  • 16-degree cutting angle
  • Handle is made of Tagayasan wood

 

Stahlux 8 inch German Chef Knife

$30.99

  • High Carbon Stainless Steel Blade
  • HRC (Rockwell Hardness Scale) of 56-58
  • Multi-purpose knife
  • Ergonomically-designed handle offers a superior grip and safety for total slip resistance
  • Full tang
  • Corrosion-Resistant Blade
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantree

 

Green Elephant Knife Sharpening Rod - 11 Inch

$24.65 Reg: $29.65
YOU SAVE $1.37 (16%)

  • Ceramic hardness of sharpening steel is 9 Mohs (SGS tested).
  • Rockwell hardness between 75-80. 
  • Features exclusive shock absorbing 
  • Handle is lightweight and comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Hand wash only
  • 30 – Day money back guarantee

 

Best Buy Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Best Buy is known for its fantastic deals on electronics, but did you know that they sell kitchen items? Here are some of the current deals that Best Buy is offering on cookware.

Black Friday Deals Online
Live Now

Black Friday Deals In-Store
Thanksgiving: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

 

KitchenAid Classic 14-Piece Knife Set

$75.99 Reg: $99.99
YOU SAVE $24 (24%)

  • Stainless steel blades
  • Knife sharpener
  • Storage block
  • Dishwasher-safe

 

Oster - Huxford 14-Piece Stainless-Steel Knife Set

$24.99 Reg: $29.99
YOU SAVE $24 (24%)

  •  Triple-riveted Bakelite handles

  • Rubberwood storage block

 

Dalstrong Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


This fairly new knife company offers a wide range of knives and knife sets that include unique designs and a lifetime warranty against defects. Dalstrong will be offering at least 15% off for all of their knives on Black Friday. Take a look at a few of their current deals below.

Black Friday Deals Online
Friday 12:01 AM

Black Friday Deals In-Store
No Store

DALSTRONG Chef's Knife - Shogun Series X Gyuto - Japanese AUS-10V - Vacuum Treated - Hammered Finish - 8" - w/Guard

$129.43 Plus 15% off

  • Chef’s Knife Perfection: A Dalstrong culinary revolution combining outstanding and award-winning craftsmanship, cutting-edge breakthrough technology, awe-inspiring design, and the absolute best materials available. Peak performance never looked so good to you or your wallet.
  • Ruthlessly sharp scalpel like edge is hand finished to a mirror polish at 8-12°
  • The Shogun Series X’s exquisite hammered tsuchime finish reduces drag and minimizes stuck on food
  • This chef knife features an ultra sharp AUS-10V Vacuum Heat Treated Japanese super steel cutting core at 62+ Rockwell hardness: extraordinary performance and edge retention.
  • 66 layers of premium high-carbon stainless steel layers
  • Ultra-premium G-10 handle is military grade 
  • Dalstrong Trust: Rocksolid 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk free.  

DALSTRONG Chef's Knife - Shogun Series X Gyuto - Japanese AUS-10V - Vacuum Treated - Hammered Finish - 8" - w/Guard

$399.99 Plus 15% off

  • Incredibly razor sharp, full-tang, imported high-carbon German steel with a hand polished edge at 14-16 degrees per side. Precisely tempered and stain resistant. This set will last a lifetime.
  • Luxury imported black pakkawood handles are triple-riveted with a grip 
  • Engineered to perfection at 56+ Rockwell hardness and hand polished to a satin finish.
  • 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try risk free, we know you’ll love it! Dalstrong: helping chef’s perform their best.

DALSTRONG Chef's Knife - Shogun Series X Gyuto - Japanese AUS-10V - Vacuum Treated - Hammered Finish - 8" - w/Guard

$69.90 Plus 15% off

  • Incredibly sharp, full-tang, imported Thyssenkrupp high-carbon German steel.
  • Hand-sharpened to 14-16 degrees per side and expertly heat treated
  • Clean, straight cuts with 5″ of razor sharp German steel honed to perfection. Rock-hollow dimples ensure meat falls off the blade.
  • Luxury black pakkawood handle is triple-riveted with a grip that ensures comfort and maneuverability. Protective sheaths included.
  • Engineered to perfection at 56+ Rockwell hardness and hand polished to a satin finish.
  • 100% SATISFACTION OR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, try it risk free, we know you’ll love it!

Groupon Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Groupon is not normally a place that comes to mind for Black Friday deals, but this year they released a sales ad with hundreds of items. 

Black Friday Deals Online
Some are live now.
All Day Thursday

Black Friday Deals In-Store
No Store

Exclusive: Emeril Stainless-Steel Knife Set (15-Piece)

$49.99 Reg: $189.99
YOU SAVE $140 (74%)

  • Ergonomic knife set from Emeril
  • Includes 13 knives, a pair of kitchen shears, and knife block
  • Made out of stainless steel
  • Brushed finish
  • Storage block is made out of rubberwood
  • Each slot labeled with the knife’s name and length

 

JCPenny Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Outside of shopping online, JCPenny is opening their doors 2 PM Thursdays which sooner than any other store. Be sure you are ready to take advantage of their great cookware sales.

This year they are providing several different special coupon for those that arrive early to the sale. Those early shoppers at each location have the chance of winning a $500 off on $500 coupon, a $100 off on $100 coupon, or a $10 off on $10 coupon. 

Black Friday Deals Online
All Day Thursday

Black Friday Deals In-Store
2 PM Thursday

Farberware 15-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set

$19.99 After $15 Rebate Reg: $80.00
YOU SAVE $60.01 (75%)
$34.99 before Rebate

  • High-carbon stainless steel blade
  • Satin-finish stainless steel handle
  • Plastic tang provides look of hollow handle
  • Stainless steel
  • Care: Hand wash
  • Country of Origin: Imported

 

Cuisinart Advantage 12 Pc Colored Knife Set

$9.99 After $10 Rebate
Reg: $50.00
YOU SAVE $40.01 (80%)
$19.99 before Rebate

  • Set Includes: 6 Knives and 6 Knife covers
  • Lifetime Warranty, stainless steel blades
  • 8″ chef knife, 8″ slicing knife, 8″ bread knife, 7″ Santoku knife, 6.5″ utility knife and 3.5″ paring knife
  • Country of Origin: Imported

 

Kohl’s Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Take advantage of additional savings with an extra 15% off Monday – Friday with promo code: JOY or CHEERFUL

Black Friday Deals Online
12:01 AM Monday, Nov. 17th – Friday

Black Friday Deals In-Store
5 PM Thursday – Friday

Chicago Cutlery Ellsworth 13-piece Knife Block Set

$49.99 After $10 Rebate Reg: $99.99
YOU SAVE $50.00 (50%)
$59.99 before Rebate

  • High-carbon stainless steel blades resist corrosion and stains
  • Hollow ground knife edges are extremely sharp and easy to care for
  • Granton edge on Santoku knives helps prevent food from sticking while cutting
  • Single-body construction integrates handle and blade for perfect weight and balance
  • Contoured triple-rivet stainless steel-polymer handles provide a comfortable grip and optimal control
  • Wood block stores knives safely and stylishly
  • Built-in sharpener for simple, convenient sharpening

 

Farberware Edgekeeper 14-pc. Knife Block Set

$19.99 After $10 Rebate Reg: $79.99
YOU SAVE $60.00 (75%)
$29.99 before Rebate

  • High-carbon stainless steel blades resist corrosion and stains
  • Hollow ground knife edges are extremely sharp and easy to care for
  • Granton edge on Santoku knives helps prevent food from sticking while cutting
  • Single-body construction integrates handle and blade for perfect weight and balance
  • Contoured triple-rivet stainless steel-polymer handles provide a comfortable grip and optimal control
  • Wood block stores knives safely and stylishly
  • Built-in sharpener for simple, convenient sharpening

Macy’s Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Macy’s has several knife sets on sale. Some of the Black Friday kitchen knife sets that they offer are well-known brands, but the kitchen knife sets have been created just for Macy’s. Keep this in mind as you shop other stores. Most sets are the same as what the other stores have, but there may be some slight variation between them.

Black Friday Deals Online
All Day Thursday – Saturday

Black Friday Deals In-Store
5 PM Thursday – 2 AM Friday
6 AM – 1 PM Friday
8:00 AM – 1 PM Saturday

J.A. Henckels International Solution 15-Pc. Knife Block Set

$79.99 $234.99
YOU SAVE $155 (66%)
$139.99 after 1:00pm

  • Blades stamped from a single piece of stainless steel for a lightweight and durability
  • Fine-edge blades for superior sharpness
  • Comfortable, triple-riveted handles
  • Rubberwood block
  • Stainless steel
  • Dishwasher safe

Chicago Cutlery Insignia Cafe 18-Pc. Cutlery Set

$99.99 $249.99
YOU SAVE $150 (60%)
$199.99 after 1:00pm

  • Professional stainless steel blades
  • Extra sharp blades for precision cutting
  • Hand wash recommended
  • Full lifetime warranty
  • Created for Macy’s
  • Imported

 

Chicago Cutlery Chicago Insignia 2 18 Piece Cutlery Set

$99.99 $249.99
YOU SAVE $150 (60%)
$199.99 after 1:00pm

  • Full-tang designs with professional-quality stainless steel blades
  • Triple-riveted polymer handles
  • Sharpness is easy to maintain with built-in sharpener on block
  • Blades resist pitting, staining & rusting
  • Contour handles for comfort prep
  • Precision sharpened
  • Hand wash recommended
  • Imported

 

Farberware 15-Pc. Cutlery Set

$19.99 $69.99
YOU SAVE $50 (71%)
$39.99 after 1:00pm

  • Wooden block
  • Handle: metal – stamped stainless steel; Blade: high carbon stainless steel
  • Hand wash
  • Imported

 

Tools of the Trade 15-Pc. Cutlery Set

$19.99 $69.99
YOU SAVE $50 (71%)
$39.99 after 1:00pm

  • Knife block
  • Hand wash only
  • Created for Macy’s
  • Imported

 

Cuisinart Advantage 10-Pc. Ceramic-Coated Cutlery Set

$12.99 $35.00
YOU SAVE $22.01 (63%)
$19.99 after 1:00pm

    • High-quality stainless steel with non-stick ceramic coating
    • Color coded for quick identification
    • Protective sheaths
    • Created for Macy’s
    • Stainless steel
    • Hand wash
    • Made in China

Sur la Table Black Friday Cookware Deals


Sur la Table has opened up their Black Friday sales. In addition to their knife and cookware deals, they are offering FREE SHIPPING with code: TURKEY18

Black Friday Deals Online
Live Now

Black Friday Deals In-Store

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Rocking Santoku

$49.96 – $135.96

  • With a curved blade designed for rocking, this versatile knife is great for mincing fresh herbs, chopping vegetables, slicing meats and more
  • Angled bolster provides improved cutting precision, accommodates a professional pinch grip and makes it easy to use and sharpen the entire length of the blade—from bolster to tip
  • Hard-wearing, high-carbon steel and ultra-durable polymer handles provide a lifetime of use
  • Forged using Zwilling’s Sigmaforge® process, each knife undergoes Friodur ice hardening for increased durability, is laser-cut for the optimal blade angle, and is hand-polished for a razor-sharp edge that’s easy to maintain
  • Triple-riveted, full-tang handles are constructed from an exceptionally durable polymer and are designed to reduce hand stress while providing a comfortable, secure grip

Global 2-Piece Knife Set

$99.96 $186
YOU SAVE $86.04 (46%)

  • Perfectly balanced, lightweight knives reduce hand fatigue and provide greater control while cutting
  • Ergonomic, molded handles ensure comfortable use and feature a signature dimple pattern for a secure grip
  • Hollow handles are precision weighted to achieve the optimal balance for each blade
  • Each knife is constructed from a single piece of high-tech CROMOVA stainless steel, resulting in a sleek, durable tool that won’t trap food or dirt

Global 2-Piece Knife Set

$149.96 $610
YOU SAVE $460.04 (75%)

  • Designed in cooperation with professional chefs
  • Precision-forged from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel
  • Friodur ice-hardened for lasting durability, corrosion resistance and edge retention
  • Virtually unbreakable handles are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps for a sanitary surface
  • Bolster and full stick tang for added safety, durability and balance

Target Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Friday spend $50 or more and get a 20% coupon to use November 27th – December 8th.

Although Target does not have any knife sets on sale, I have included some of their best kitchen deals.

Black Friday Deals Online
12:01 AM Thursday

Black Friday Deals In-Store
5 PM Thursday – 1 AM Friday
7 AM Friday

Rubbermaid 28pc Easy Find Lids Food Storage Set

$7.99 $29.99
YOU SAVE $22 (70%)
Door Buster Sale

  • Meal prep containers ideal for storing and transporting food
  • Convenient nesting design takes up minimal space in cabinet or fridge
  • Lids snap together for compact storage
  • Made of thick, durable, BPA-free plastic; dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe

 

KitchenAid Professional 5 Qt Mixer

$219.99 $449.99
YOU SAVE $230 (51%)

  • Over 10 attachments available (sold separately)
  • 5 quart stainless steel bowl
  • Bowl-lift design
  • 10 optimized speeds powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe
  • 67 touchpoints around the mixer bowl for great mixing results

 

T-fal 20Pc Nonstick Cook Set

$49.99 $99.99
YOU SAVE $50 (50%)

  • Durable aluminum construction
  • Nonstick interiors and exteriors
  • Thermo-spot heat indicators
  • Ergonomic handles

 

Walmart Black Friday Kitchen Knife Deals


Walmart’s sales include Early Access to Black Friday Deals, Pre-Black Friday, Black Friday Online Specials.

Black Friday Deals Online
10 PM Wednesday, November 21st

Black Friday Deals In-Store
6 PM Thursday – 2 AM Friday
6 AM – 1 PM Friday
8:00 AM – 1 PM Saturday

Tasty 20‑Pc. Knife Set

$19.92 $39.99
YOU SAVE $20.07 (50%)

  • Knives feature high carbon steel blades for durability and sheaths for safe storage
  • Bamboo cutting board features non-slip corners to keep cutting board in place while cutting
  • Cutting mats are BPA-free
  • Kitchen shears feature heavy duty stainless steel blades that provide strength and durability and has a built in bottle opener for added convenience
  • Cutting mats are dishwasher safe
  • Included phone stand props your cell phone up so you can easily follow along to Tasty recipe videos while you cook

 

The Pioneer Woman 20 Pc Gadget Set

$19.92 $90.00
YOU SAVE $70.08 (78%)

  • Quality stainless steel knives include a 6.5-inch Nakiri knife and a 4.0-inch paring knife – sheaths are also included
  • Silicone cooking tools include 8-inch and 12-inch wood handle silicone spoonulas
  • 8-inch and 12-inch wood handle silicone spatulas
  • Stainless steel egg whisk with ABS plastic handle
  • Durable, chip-resistant melamine items spoon rest
  • Four measuring cups
  • Four measuring spoons
  • 16 oz. measuring pitcher
  • Lastly, a natural Acacia wood cutting board

 

Foodsaver fm2000 Manual Vacuum Sealing System and Starter Bundle

$56.00 $99.99
YOU SAVE $43.99 (44%)

  • Conveniently sized to fit on your counter
  • Starter Bundle Kit includes everything you need to get started
  • Vacuum sealed bags keep food fresher for longer

Pre-Black Friday Sales


Black Friday is only a few weeks away, and stores are already releasing pre-sales for many of their products. Here are great deals that you can go ahead and take advantage of before Black Friday gets here.

Spitzenklasse Plus 6-Piece Knife Block Set

$129.95 $450
YOU SAVE $365.05 (74%)

  • Carving Knife (6.5″ Blade / 11″ Total)
  • Chef’s Knife (8″ Blade / 13.5″ Total)
  • Bread Knife (8″ Blade / 12.5″ Total)
  • Utility Knife (4″ Blade / 8″ Total)
  • Sharpener (9″ Steel / 14″ Total)
  • Beech Wood Knife Block
  • Made in Germany

 

Bullhead 6-Piece Steak Knife Set

$29.99 $110
YOU SAVE $80.01 (73%)

  • High quality 18/10 stainless steel construction
  • Very sharp blade with serrated edges for maximum performance
  • Curved handle for slicing comfort
  • High gloss finish adds luster and beauty
  • Impressed steer head silhouette at the base of each knife adds visual appeal

 

ROMEKER 15-Piece Kitchen Knife Set

$56.09 $65.99
YOU SAVE $9.90 (15%)

  •  X50Cr15 Superior high Carbon stainless steel blades
  • Blade is forged with hand-polished edges and precise tempering.
  • All Knives Store Safely In The Pakkawood Knife Block.
  • This Knife Set With A Block Is An Essential For Both Professional and Amateur Cooks-kitchen starter set.

 

Other Kitchen Knife Discounts

Joseph Joseph 10% OFF
Sur la Table

 

20% OFF
WMF Cookware

 

10% OFF

 

15% OFF 

Types of Knives

Not all knives are created equal. Looking at only the price is one way to quickly be disappointed with your purchase. Take a few moments and research the various options so that you can make sure you get the best knives for your needs and budget. In addition to knowing about the options, you should know what knives will meet your specific needs.

What knives do you need?

Knives most commonly come in a set with a knife block. Other than having a good set of steak knives, these sets come with more variety of knives that you actually need. I recommend that you use what I call the Kitchen Knife Trio. This consists of a chef knife, bread knife, and pairing knife. These knives provide you with the right tools to do the most common kitchen tasks.

The chef’s knife is the workhorse of the three. It can be used for a wide range of cuts such as mincing herbs, slicing meats, and chopping vegetables. A good chef’s knife is between 8-10″.

A bread knife has a slightly different blade than the chef’s knife with its surrated edges. Those edges are perfect for sawing through the hard bread crusts, but can be used to slice cake or fruits and vegetables. A good bread knife is about 10″.

A pairing knife is perfect for little jobs that a chef’s knife may be too big for such as removing the stems from strawberries, cutting up and peeling fruits, or hulling tomatoes. A good pairing knife is between 3-4″.

Kitchen Knife Trio

Chef Knife

Bread Knife

Pairing Knife

Do your research…pay attention to these areas:

Knife Blades

Be sure you are familiar with the blade style. Knife blades are either stamped or forged.

Many of the Black Friday knives have stamped knife blades. A stamped blade is “stamped” or cut out from a large piece of steel. It is then processed to add durability and a sharp cutting edge. (Example: Victorinox Fibrox Chefs Knife) These types of knives are usually lighter in weight and less expensive than forged knives. Don’t be afraid of stamped knives as there are some really some good ones out there at a fraction of the cost of forged knives.

The other popular style is the forged knife blade. This blade uses a piece of steel that is heated and hammered into the shape of the blade. Western style forged knives usually have a thick bolster between the handle and the blade. These knives are heavier than stamped blades, and can be of higher quality. They usually come with a higher price tag.

Forged knife blade
Plastic handle

Knife Handles

There are three main types of handles: wood, stainless steel, and plastic.

Wood handles used to be more popular; however, they are not seen a favorable in commercial restaurants because the wood can harbor bacteria.

Stainless steel handles require little to no maintenance. They are easy to clean and can help balance the knife as compared to wood or plastic. The only concern with stainless steel is the grip can be slippery if gotten wet.

Plastic handles are the most popular for knives today. They are easy and can provide a solid grip

Santoprene handles is another type that can fall under the plastic category. They are made from a blend of synthetic rubber and polypropylene. This provides a really good surface for gripping.

Warranty & Return Policy

The warranty and return policy is an important factor to consider when buying a cutlery on Black Friday. Make sure that you can return your knife set if it does not meet your expectations when you get home. Especially with all the excitement of good deals mixed in with the pressure for high demand during a short amount of time you want to make sure that you are not stuck with a knife that you are not happy about. Look into any fees or shipping costs that may be required by the company to return the item. You don’t want to try and return the knife to only find out that it will cost you the savings you may have gotten from the sale. Also be aware of the warranty for the knife. A company that does not stand behind their product with a big red flag.

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