Photo: Jennifer Causey

Ditch unnecessary knives so that you’ll have the breathing room to get creative and enjoy cooking all the more. 

Cooking Light
December 01, 2015

1. Shun Fuji paring knife, $220
The dense wooden handle has ridges on both sides for supreme grip and comfort, key for extended paring jobs.

  • Budget Option: Victorinox Fibrox Pro
    Dishwasher-safe, this 3 1/4-inch paring knife performs as well as many pricier models. $8

2. Zwilling Pro wide 6-inch chef’s knife, $80
The 6-inch length makes it light and easy to handle, the broad curve lets it rock smoothly, and extra width helps to scoop chopped items.

3. Wusthof Classic double-serrated 9-inch bread knife, $109
Ingenious double serration slices items like crusty bread and crispy phyllo dough cleanly with a minimum of crumbs.