Black Friday Kitchen Knives

The 2017 Black Friday guide for cutlery and kitchen knife sets

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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 recommended Black Friday buys from the available sales. I have selected my top choices in various categories.

Best Rated

ZWILLING Pro 7″ Chef’s Knife


On sale at Amazon

Reg. $129.95

Sale: $49.95 (Savings of 62%)

Best Quality

Wüsthof Gourmet 18-Piece Kitchen-Knife Block Set 

On sale at Sur la table

Reg. $687

Sale: $199.96 (Savings of 70%)

Best Value

J.A. Henckels International Fine Edge Pro 15 Piece Cutlery Set

On sale at Macy’s

Reg. $234.99

Sale: $79.99
(Savings of 66%)

Best Savings

Cuisinart 11-pc. Knife Set

On sale at JCPenney

Reg. $50

Sale: $9.99
(Savings of 80%)

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

DescriptionStoreSale PriceRegular PriceRebateSavingsImage
Global GS-3 - 5 inch, 13cm Cook's KnifeAmazon$63.95$105.0039%
Global G-2 - 8 inch, 20cm Chef's KnifeAmazon$99.94$15937%
Larnn Professional Kitchen Rust Proof Stainless Steel Knife SetAmazon$21.99$79.99(Lightning Deal)73%
Sabatier Forged Stainless Steel Chef KnifeAmazon$17.26$19.9914%
ZWILLING Pro 7" Chef's KnifeAmazon$49.95$129.9562%
Global 2-Piece Knife SetSur la Table$99.96$186Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code46%
Global Heavyweight Chef’s KnifeSur la Table$135.96$215Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code36%
Wüsthof Gourmet Hollow-Edge Santoku KnifeSur la Table$49.96$112Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code55%
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Chef’s KnifeSur la Table$49.96$163Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code69%

Kitchen Knife Set Deals

DescriptionStoreSale PriceRegular PriceRebate/InfoSavingsImage
Aikitco 8-Piece Color Knife SetAmazon$16.99$99.9983%
Calphalon Precision Series 16-Piece Cutlery SetAmazon$204.99299.9932%
Farberware 15-Piece Triple Rivet Forged Knife Block SetAmazon$44.99$49.9910%
Farberware 17-Piece Triple Rivet Stainless Steel Knife Block SetAmazon$26.84$34.9923%
Farberware 21-Piece Classic Forged Triple Riveted Knife Block Set with Built-in Knife SharpenerAmazon$59.49$69.9915%
Farberware 22-Piece Triple-Rivet Knife SetAmazon$16.99$19.9915%
Ginsu Essential 14 Piece Stainless Serrated Knife SetAmazon$45.29$59.2023%
Mercer Culinary Genesis 6-Piece Forged Knife Block SetAmazon$104.95$139.9510% off Amazon coupon also available25%
Wusthof Gourmet 18 Piece Kitchen Knife Block SetCabela's$199.99$399.9950%
Farberware 15-Piece Stainless Steel Knife SetJCPenney$19.99$80After $15 rebate75%
Cuisinart Advantage 12 Pc Colored KnifeJCPenney$9.99$50After $10 rebate80%
Farberware 18-Piece Stainless Steel Knife SetJCPenney$19.99$80After $15 rebate75%
Cuisinart Advantage 11-Pc. Cutting Board SetJCPenney$9.99$50After $10 rebate80%
Farberware 15-pc. Stainless Steel Cutlery SetKohl's$19.99$69.9971%
Basic Essentials 12-pc. Cutlery SetKohl's$19.99$49.9960%
Farberware 13-pc. Knife Armor Dishwasher Safe Cutlery SetKohl's$39.99$79.9950%
Chicago Cutlery 15-pc. Metropolitan Cutlery SetKohl's$39.99$99.9960%

Farberware 15-pc. Stainless Steel Cutlery Set
Tools of the Trade 20-Pc Cutlery Set

J.A. Henckels
International Fine Edge Pro 15 Piece Cutlery Set
Chicago Cutlery Sets
J.A. Henckels International 15-Pc. Forged Cutlery SetSam's Club$89.98$119.9825%
Wüsthof Gourmet 18-Piece Knife Block SetSur la Table$199.96$687Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code

For a limited time, spend $250 or more on Wüsthof cutlery, you’ll receive a $25 gift card from Sur La Table.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star 8-Piece Knife Block SetSur la Table$149.96$610Free Shipping with SHIPFREE code75%
Chicago Cutlery 23-pc. Knife Set


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

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.