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Are you on the hunt for a kitchen knives made in USA? Surprisingly, I found many brands that are American made and in every price range. This list of USA kitchen knives includes all-purpose knives, chef knives, serrated knives, paring knives and more. But first, do you know what to look for in a kitchen knife? With the help of my chef husband, I have listed some tips below.
Kitchen Knives Made in USA
My husband has worked in a kitchen for for over 30 years. He taught me that you can't prepare the best meals with the worst tools. Good knives are a chef's best friend. A bad knife can lengthen prep time, make a food presentation look sloppy, and can even cause an injury. Below are tips that he shared with me on buying the best kitchen knives.
You only really need three really good knives; a chef knife, a paring knife, and a serrated knife.
There is no need to go crazy and purchase every type of knife you see. A chef only needs three types of knives to prepare meals.
A chef knife is the most versatile knife in the kitchen. It can be used for slicing and dicing vegetables, chopping herbs, and preparing meats. This is the most important knife for a chef to use, so it has earned its name. A paring knife can be the smallest knife and it is another chef's must have tool.
A paring knife is used to peel vegetables and fruits, to trim and clean small items like shrimp and strawberries, and for controlled, detailed cutting.
A serrated knife is also known as a bread knife. It is used to cut something with a harder outside and a softer middle, like a loaf of bread.
Knives are made two ways; forged or stamped.
Forged knives are knives that are made by pounding and heating a single bar of steel. Most forged knives are made by skilled craftsmen, so they are commonly more expensive. Forged knives are usually heavier and can be sharpened.
Stamped knives are cut or stamped from a single sheet of steel. They are usually mass produced and are lighter in weight.
Invest in quality.
Knives are kitchen tools that are worth investing in and a well made knife can last decades, if not a lifetime. A high quality knife will have a sturdy handle, and a blade that holds up to sharpening.
Alfi all purpose knives are my go to knives for slicing, dicing, and even opening packages. They are light and great for daily use. I have had my Alfi knives for at least five years and they are still sharp and in great condition. They are very affordable too. Shop the Alfi Amazon store.
The BenchmadeKnife Company cutlery collection is fully customizable from blade to handle. Each knife is made to order and is guaranteed for life. Benchmade's selection of cooking knives includes the single table knife, table knife set, meatcrafter, station knife, and a three piece set that includes a chef knife, paring knife and utility knife.
Cutco kitchen knives have been made in Olean, New York for over 70 years. The Cutco product line includes chef knives, parring knives, knife sets, carving knives, slicers, and more. Shop Cutco on Amazon.
The Dexter Russell Traditional line of knives has been made in the USA since the 1800s. These knives have wooden handles and can be engraved. This line includes paring knives, boning knives, steak knives, butcher knives, cleavers and more. Not all Dexter Russell knives are made in USA, so read descriptions carefully.
Lamson knives have been made in American since 1837 and is the oldest cutlery manufacturer in the USA. Today these quality knives are made in a Massachusetts. Lamson knives are handcrafted and the product line includes both forged and stamped laser cut knives.
An ulu or 'women's knife' in translation, is a traditional knife used by Alaskan Inuit women. The history of this knife style dates back to 2500 BCE. The ulu is a multi purpose knife and can be used for chopping, cutting and for filleting fish. The Ulu Factory, located in Anchorage, Alaska, has been making ulu knives since 1973. The blades are made of high quality stainless steel and the handles come in a variety of woods. Shop The Ulu Factory on Amazon.
Warther Cutlery knives have been made in the USA for over 100 years in Ohio. The Warther Cutlery Chef Set includes the 3" Paring Knife, 5" Sandwich Knife, and the 7" French Chef Knife. This is a great set to add to your American made knife collection.
Williams Knife Co. Legacy collection knives are handmade in South Carolina my craftsman Chris Williams. The Legacy collection includes kitchen knives like The Kiawah Chef Knife that is made with VG-10 stainless steel and has a Cocobolo Rosewood wooden handle.
Handmade, pure material-made knife, and My favorite kitchen knife.
I’m very happy that I chose this particular knife. I’m a big fan of handmade knives. I will definitely buy another one soon. I bought this knife from Almazan Knife.
We did not add Almazan Knife to our list because they are made in Spain.
I really Love my Ferrum Cutlery! https://ferrumtechnology.com/ They are made in OR, USA and use reclaimed wood for the handles.