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The Best Kitchen Knives Made in the USA: The All-American Knife

The Best Kitchen Knives Made in the USA: The All-American Knife

There is a chef inside all of us. It wakes up when one day, we decide to make a dish that is more complex than an omelet and toast. The chef inside me woke up when I decided to make myself a farmhouse pizza and soup during the weekend. I had been planning this dinner for days now.

I had ordered all the ingredients, all the vegetables I need, and my piece de resistance – an American made kitchen knives sets.

The set was beautiful.

The knives had handles made of german stainless steel, set in a hardwood block, with a built-in sharpener. There was only one problem, and I had no clue which knife was used for what, and which knife did what.

Types of Knives

In an American made kitchen knives sets, you’ll usually find a chef knife, a slicing knife, a santoku knife, a serrated utility knife, a paring knife, a steak knife, and a pair of kitchen shears.

Chef Knife

A cook’s knife is one of the most versatile knives you can have in your kitchen. It has a long broad blade with a straight edge. Its fullest across its heel, with a pointy tip. It’s used for chopping and dicing vegetables, as it can stand more pressure while chopping, which is useful for chopping hard, thick vegetables like potatoes and onions.

Slicing Knife

This knife is used to cut slices of cooked or smoked meat, poultry, or fish. It has a long, thin body, complete with a rounded or pointed tip, which produces thin and evenly cut slices.

Santoku Knife

One of the most popular knives in Japan, Santoku bocho knives are great for mincing, dicing, and cutting. They have long, and slightly tapered blades, with a drop point for more intricate cutting work. Santoku knives are usually used for cutting fish, preparing sushi, or cutting vegetables.

They are a great alternative to chef or utility knives.

Serrated utility knife

A utility knife is quite akin to a chef knife but smaller and slimmer. It is excellent for chopping or cutting small foods or vegetables like shallots. It’s a useful tool when your chef’s knife is too big for small foods that need intricate, detailed work.

Utility paring knife

A paring knife has a short, slim, evenly sized blade with a pointed tip. It’s easy to handle and usually used for intricate work. Apart from the chopping of vegetables, a paring knife can be used for other purposes as well. It cuts harder vegetables like potatoes and can be used for trimming, peeling, and removing seeds from fruits and vegetables.

Steak knife

A steak knife is a sharp table knife with serrated edges and a pointed tip used for cutting steak or other cooked meat at the dinner table. Today, these knives are given with abundant meaty foods or burgers. They are lightweight, sharp, and versatile.

Kitchen Shears

They are not knives but can be used in the kitchen in place of knives. They are scissors with thick and sharp blades that can handle different kinds of food materials. They are usually used for snipping herbs, sectioning chicken, and preparing seafood. For home cooks, they are perfect for slicing pizzas.

Before finding the perfect American made kitchen knives sets, I looked at many knives set for my kitchen online. And let me tell you, what might have been perfect for me, might not be perfect for you. But here is a selection of knife sets, I thought, can be anexcellent match for any kitchen.

6 Best Kitchen Knives Made in the USA

1. McCook MC21 15 Pieces German Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Kitchen Knife Sets in Hard Wood Block with Built-in Sharpener (Stainless Steel)

It is a high quality, tarnish, rust-resistant kitchen knife set made with high carbon stainless steel. It provides optimum sharpness for precise cutting and professional finish to your vegetables. It’s easy to re-sharpen with its built-in sharpener. The handle is ergonomically designed to provide comfort in handling.

McCook MC21 Knife Sets,15 Pieces German Stainless Steel Knife Block Sets with Built-in Sharpener
  • HIGH QUALITY KITCHEN KNIFE SET - Tarnish-resistant and rust-resistant, this high carbon stainless steel cutlery set is of restaurant and culinary school knife set quality. All our knives have gone through at least 5 checks before shipping out
  • WORLD CLASS KNIFE SET - Exclusive taper grind edge technology provides optimum sharpness for precise cutting and is easy to re-sharpen. The ergonomically designed handle provides comfort and confidence in handling
  • EASY TO STORAGE - All knives store safely in the hard wood knife block with built-in sharpener for space efficient storage
  • VALUE SET - 15 pieces knife set includes: 8" chef knife, 8" slicing knife, 5" santoku knife, 5.5" serrated utility knife, 5" utility knife, 3.5" paring knife, 6pcs 4.5" serrated steak knife, 2 pairs of kitchen shears, and hard wood knife block with built-in sharpener
  • EASY CARE - The kitchen knife set with block is easy and fast to clean. To protect the sharpness and glossiness of the knives, please DO NOT wash the knives in dishwasher. Clean and dry them immediately after hand washing to get the most out of them.

The set has 15 pieces of nature to care, easy to store knives. It contains:

  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 8″ Slicing Knife
  • One 5″ Santoku Knife
  • One 5.5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • One 5″ Utility Knife
  • One 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • Six 4.5″ Steak Knife
  • Two pairs of Kitchen Shears
  • One Hard Wood Knife Block with Built-in Sharpener

2. Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set

This exquisite quality American made kitchen knives sets are lightweight for your ease in chopping, slicing, and cutting. They are made of stainless steel, and the blades promise precision and accuracy. The blades are easy to clean and narrow to an extremely sharp, fine edge.

It has a durable and robust bolster for perfect stability and control.

The ergonomically designed stainless steel handles provide the chef with ultimate comfort.

Cuisinart offers a lifetime warranty with this product.

Cuisinart C77SS-15PK 15-Piece Stainless Steel Hollow Handle Block Set
  • Superior high carbon stainless steel blades for precision and accuracy
  • Strong, durable bolster for perfect stability and control. Lightweight knives that slice, carve, and chop
  • Ergonomically designed stainless steel handle provides comfort
  • Easy to clean and precision-tapered ground blades that narrow gradually to an extremely sharp, fine edge
  • Lifetime Warranty.Dishwasher Safe

The set includes:

  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 8″ Slicing Knife
  • One 7″ Santoku Knife
  • One 5.5″ Serrated Utility
  • One 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • One 3.5″ Bird’s Beak Paring Knife
  • 8″ Sharpening Steel
  • An All-Purpose Household Shears
  • Block Holder for the Knives

3. Stainless Steel Knife Set with Block – 13 Kitchen Knives Set Chef Knife Set with Knife Sharpener, 6 Steak Knives, Bonus Peeler Scissors Cheese Pizza Knife, and Acrylic Stand.

This set by Home Hero is a specialized set of kitchen knives for all you are chopping, cutting, slicing, and peeling needs. This knife set offers you superior quality blades coated with nonstick paint plus ergonomic P.P. handles. Sharp, sturdy, and practical.

No rust, stains, or pitting here. The 13 piece set includes 13 (according to the variant you go for) professional knives, kitchen scissors, a bonus peeler, a premium quality 2-stage knife sharpener, and a very modern knife stand. The five-piece variant gives you five stainless steel knives, a sharpener, a finger guard, and a cutlery stand.

Home Hero 17 Pieces Kitchen Knives Set, 13 Stainless Steel Knives + Acrylic Stand, Scissors, Peeler and Knife Sharpener
  • All-in-one complete set – a specialized set of kitchen chef knives for all your chopping needs. Includes 13 professional chef knives, kitchen scissors, bonus peeler, a premium quality 2-stage knife sharpener and a modern knife stand. A true cutlery organizer!
  • Professional quality at its best – the best materials to update your cooking! this stainless-steel knife set gives you superior blades coated with nonstick paint plus ergonomic pp handles. Sharp, sturdy & practical. No rust, stains or pitting here!
  • A multi-purpose kitchen décor must – a perfect mix of design & practicality, featuring knives for all purposes: carving knife, utility knife, cheese knife, pizza knife, chef knife, bread knife, paring knife, steak knives. Excellent precision cutting!
  • One of a kind stainless steel knife set - Home Hero brings together a unique mix of quality sharpness, great value, durability & professional crafted accuracy. Now anyone, newbie cook or master chef can enjoy cooking much faster, easier, cleaner.
  • Customer service - Please, if you have any questions or issues regarding the Home Hero knife set please do not hesitate to send the seller a message through Amazon we will respond within 24 hours.

Both the variants are indeed a cutlery organizer, and that too, completely satisfactory!

All in all, it is a must-have multi-purpose kitchen accessory. It is a perfect mix of design and practicality, including knives of all kinds, to support you during your Michelin star chef experience.

As I said, this set comes in two variants, and now you can choose whichever suits your needs best!

Variant 1: (13-piece knife set) Types of Knives this set includes, for excellent precision cutting:

  • Carving Knife
  • Utility Knife
  • Cheese Knife
  • Pizza Knife
  • Chef Knife
  • Bread Knife
  • Paring knife
  • Steak Knives

The other variant, which is a 5-piece professional American made kitchen knives sets includes:

  • One Utility Knife
  • One Carving Knife
  • One Bread Knife
  • One Paring Knife
  • One Chef Knife

This set also includes a dual-mode knife sharpener (coarse and fine) and an elegant acrylic stand.

Similar to their 13 piece variant, they are of high quality and perfect for amateurs and professionals. All knives are made of stainless steel, combined with laser for a smooth, bright grain finish of the blade.

It’s a unique mix of the value of money, durability, quality sharpness professionally crafted accuracy and precision for a quality, professional finish. Enjoy cooking much faster, easier, cleaner, and more efficiently than before. And the cherry on the cake, the after buy service is entirely satisfactory for the customers, as Home Hero provides customer support at all times.

4. Oster 112070.22 Evansville 22 Piece Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel with Black Handles

Oster promises precision-stamped construction, durability throughout with Full Tang Blades for excellent balance. The knife is made of high carbon stainless steel, which is stain and rust-resistant. It comes with a beautiful swivel block made of rubberwood, which can be rotated 360 degrees. It has soft ABS handles, providing a safe grip.

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Oster Evansville 14 Piece Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel with Turquoise Handles -
  • One 8in Chef Knife, one 7in Santoku Knife, one 8in Bread Knife, one 5in Utility Knife, one 3.5in Paring Knife, six 4.5in Steak Knives, one Sharpener, Kitchen Scissors, one Rubberwood Block
  • Precision stamped construction for durability through the full length of the knife, with Full Tang Blades for Excellent Balance
  • Beautiful rubberwood block
  • High quality stainless steel blade is stain and rust resistant
  • Hand wash to keep knives sharp

The set comes with Kitchen Scissors, a Sharpener, and a Rubberwood Swivel Block.

Oster offers a lifetime warranty with both its sets. This set, too, comes in two variants for you to choose as per your cooking needs. You have a choice between the 14 piece variant and the 22 piece variant.

The 14 piece setincludes :

  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 7″ Santoku Knife
  • One 8″ Bread Knife
  • One 5″ Utility Knife
  • One 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • Six 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • One Sharpener
  • A pair of Kitchen Scissors
  • A Rubberwood Block.

The set is available in 7 colors –

  1. Black/Natural
  2. Black/Wood
  3. Red/Black
  4. Red/Wood
  5. Teal/Black
  6. Turquoise/Wood
  7. Yale Blue

The 22-piece set includes:

  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 6″ Chef Knife
  • One 6.5″ Santoku Knife
  • One 8″ Bread Knife
  • One 8″ Carving Knife
  • One 6″ Fork
  • One Cleaver
  • One 6″ Boning Knife
  • One 5″ Utility Knife
  • One 3.5″ Paring Knife
  • One 3″ Birds Beak Paring Knife
  • Eight 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • One 8″ Sharpener
  • A Pair of Kitchen Scissors
  • One Black Rubberwood Block.

This set is available in only twocolors:

  1. Black/Wood
  2. Yale Blue

5. J.A. Henckels International Statement Knife Block Set – Brown

This American made kitchen knives sets comes in 2 variants. The 12 piece set and the 15 piece set. Both the sets are fabricated with high-quality stainless steel, and the construction of every blade of every knife is precision stamped and provides lasting durability.

HENCKELS Statement Knife Set with Block, 12-pc, Light Brown
  • Crafted from high carbon stainless steel to create un matched performance and value
  • 12 piece set Includes: 3 inch paring knife, 7 inch hollow edge Santoku knife, 8 inch bread knife, 8 inch chef's knife, 6 4.5 inch Steak Knives, 9 inch sharpening steel and a hardwood knife block
  • Full tang triple rivet handle
  • Lifetime limited manufacturer warranty
  • Dishwasher safe: hand washing recommended

The satin-finished blades shout precision cutting and are finely honed for lasting sharpness and total value for money. Each knife is lightweight and easy to handle.

The 12 piece setincludes :

  • One 3″ Paring Knife
  • One 7″ Santoku Knife (Hollow Edge)
  • One 8″ Chef Knife 
  • One 8″ Bread Knife
  • Six 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • Sharpening Steel 
  • Hardwood Block

The 15 piece set includes :

  • One 3″ Paring Knife
  • One 5″ Serrated Utility Knife
  • One 7″ Santoku Knife (Hollow Edge)
  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 8″ Bread Knife
  • Six 4.5″ Steak Knife
  • One Sharpening Steel
  • One Pair of Kitchen Shears 
  • One Hardwood Block

Both the sets are available in 2 colors: Brown and Light Brown.

6. AmazonBasics 14-Piece Kitchen Knife Set with High-Carbon Stainless-Steel Blades and Pine Wood Block

This 14 piece knife set has good quality, high carbon stainless steel blades for accuracy in cutting, and Triple-rivet POM handles to ensure a comfortable and secure grip.

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Amazon Basics 14-Piece Kitchen Knife Set with High-Carbon Stainless-Steel Blades and Pine Wood Block
  • 14-piece set includes (11) knives, (1) pair kitchen scissors/shears and (1) knife sharpener neatly stored within (1) pine knife block.
  • Knives include: (1) 8-inch chef's knife, (1) 8-inch slicing knife, (1) 8-inch bread knife, (1) 5.5-inch utility knife, (1) 3.5-inch peeling/paring knife, (6) 4.5-inch steak knives
  • Superior high-carbon stainless-steel blades for precision results
  • Triple-rivet POM handles ensure a comfortable, secure grip
  • Versatile, durable countertop set for everyday kitchen and dining use

The set includes:

  • One Pine Wood Block
  • One 8″ Chef Knife
  • One 8″ Slicing Knife
  • One 8″ Bread Knife
  • One 5.5″ Utility Knife
  • Six 4.5″ Steak Knives
  • One 3.5″ Peeling Knife
  • One Pair of Kitchen Scissors
  • Kitchen Shears
  • Sharpener

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best types of knives?

  • Stainless Steel Knives are the best in terms of durability.
  • Carbon Steel Knives for serious home cooks
  • Ceramic Knives

Can I use sandpaper to sharpen a knife?

A way of sharpening a knife is to cover a brick or a block of wood with sandpaper and run the knife across it in a circular motion (lying flat). Make sure to spend equal time on each side of the knife.

What do you clean knives with?

Clean your knives while wearing rubber gloves, wet a cloth with warm water, and wipe down both sides of the blade. Then, scrub the blade with a soapy sponge. To clean serrated blades,use an old toothbrush in place of the sponge.

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