Some of the best professional kitchen knives include Henckels' Professional S 8-Inch Chef Knife, the Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku by Wusthof, Messermeister's Meridian Elite 9-Inch Chef Knife and Global's 7-Inch Santoku. Each of the knives are high-performing blades that are built to last decades.
Henckels' Professional S 8-Inch Chef Knife is forged from one piece of steel in a classic design, but utilizes a modern synthetic, wood-like handle that has greater longevity than actual wood. The Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku has a curved handle, which some users prefer, and a conveniently short blade with the width of a longer knife. Messermeister's Meridian Elite 9-Inch Chef Knife has a very sharp blade with a partial bolster that makes it easy to keep sharp.