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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What's the Difference Between Western and Japanese Chef's Knives?
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We Tested 9 Magnetic Knife Holders to Find the Best, Most Secure Ones
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We Tested 10 Petty Knives—Our Favorites Made Food Prep Easy
We Tested 18 Sets of Steak Knives—Here Are Our Favorites
We Tested 30 Chef’s Knives to Find Our Favorite Multitaskers
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We Reviewed 10 Chinese Cleavers—Our Favorites Were All Under $100
A Japanese Poultry Knife Butchers Chicken With Ease
The Best Serrated Bread Knives, According to Our Tests
A small plastic 15-degree angle guide is rubber banded to the end of a whetstone
This Tiny Tool Makes Knife Sharpening Way Easier
Here's What You Need to Sharpen Your Knives at Home
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The Best Honing Steel (Not Sharpening Steel!) for Your Knife
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The Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers, According to Our Tests
Why Serious Cooks Use Carbon Steel Knives
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How to Sharpen a Knife With a Whetstone
The Essential Knives Every Home Cook Needs
The Best Way to Store Your Knives
We Tested 12 Pairs of Kitchen Shears to Find the Best Ones
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
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The Best Carving and Slicing Knives for Large Roasts
We Tested 16 Santoku Knives—Here Are Our Favorites
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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We Tested Paring Knives—Here Are Our Favorites
How Japanese Knives Are Made
9 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Knives
The 18 Knives Kenji's Collected Over the Years
In Praise of Cheap Knives
The New Shape of Paring Knives
Utility Knives: The Non-Kitchen Blades Your Kitchen Needs
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How to Shred Green Papaya for Som Tam Thai
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How to Break Down a Rabbit
How to Cut Chicken Breasts Into Cutlets | Knife Skills
The 4 Knife Cuts Every Cook Should Know | Knife Skills
The Best Way to Mince Garlic
Two hands dicing an onion on a wooden cutting board
How to Slice and Dice an Onion | Knife Skills
How to Cut a Pineapple Like a Badass | Knife Skills Video
Three fennel bulbs on a marble surface
How to Cut Fennel | Knife Skills
Oh Snap! The Better Way to Trim Asparagus Stalks
How to Break Down Whole Ducks Like a Pro
How to Debone a Chicken Thigh | Knife Skills
Slicing Meat Against the Grain | The Food Lab
How to Trim and Cut Brussels Sprouts
How to Clean Shiitake, Portobello, and Oyster Mushrooms | Knife Skills
How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast
How to Clean and Prepare Mushrooms | Knife Skills
How to Clean, Trim, and Prepare Artichokes | Knife Skills
How to Cut Fries | Knife Skills
How to Cut Cauliflower Into Florets | Knife Skills
How to Carve a Rack of Lamb the Right Way
How to Slice Scallions | Knife Skills
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How to Peel and Cut Green Plantains
Chopped Butternut Squash
10 Basic Knife Skills for Thanksgiving Day Prep
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How to Cut Celery | Knife Skills
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Knife Skills: How to Cut Carrots
Cocktail 101: How to Cut Citrus Wedges
How to Prepare Portobello Mushrooms | Knife Skills
Knife Skills: How to Cut a Whole Beef Strip Loin Into Steaks