Make your meat prep as effortless as possible with a good butcher knife, forged of stainless steel for an extra-durable, razor-sharp blade with optimal edge retention. Choose from our selection of stainless steel butcher knives: whether a bullnose or cimeter butcher knife, all butcher knives are crafted from high carbon steel for total strength and stiff blade control while cutting through meat.
With every high carbon steel blade rated at a high Rockwell Hardness, you can easily section large cuts of raw meat with a good breaking knife. And with each stamped blade carrying our Dalstrong logo, you’ll know you’re handling quality stainless steel knives every time you reach for one. Complete your butcher knife purchase by buying a butcher knife set, or pairing it with a chef knife, cleaver, or boning knife. Whatever meat is on the menu that night, you can handle it with Dalstrong.
As you grow your kitchen knife collection, paring knives become essential. The classic paring knife becomes your all rounder, a go to when cooking or performing any kitchen task. From hulling strawberries or dicing shallots, to coring tomatoes - a ceramic blade or stainless steel paring knife will do the trick. Whether it's a serrated paring knife or straight edge, it needs to have a razor sharp blade that keeps its edge retention. Some styles include : the spear point, a little knife that will cut and slice on a small surface; the bird’s beak paring knife, whose curved blade makes it fantastic at peeling fruits; the serrated edge, excellent for slicing larger fruits and vegetables; and the sheep’s foot paring knife, perfect for working on a cutting board. Dalstrong creates quality knives made of high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness of 56+ or higher.
A knife roll is indispensable to a professional chef, or anyone looking for knife storage to keep their blades sharp as they travel from kitchen to kitchen. Key features of a great knife roll include an adjustable shoulder strap and multiple pockets to carry utensils and other cooking tools of various sizes. Some items chefs might carry in their knife bags include a chef knife, tasting spoons, scissors, knife sharpener, and even a meat cleaver. Depending on your needs, you might consider a zippered compartment or zipper pouch to securely store items in your knife roll. Also, think about your prefered material. Popular options include full-grain black or brown leather with a durable waxed canvas. Whether it’s a leather knife roll or a canvas knife bag, a tight roll or a tool roll, large buckles or subtle zippers, Dalstrong makes a knife roll that will suit your needs.
Serrated knives (also known as bread knives) are a key piece to add to your kitchen knife collection. Whether slicing ripe tomatoes, soft fruit, or fresh bread loaves and crust, you will want a sharp edge bread slicer that will take care of business. Choose from our selection of stainless steel, razor-sharp blades, with serrated blade lengths ranging from 8 to 10.25 inches. When looking for quality bread knives, look for a sharp, scalloped edge, that is comfortable to hold with durable grip, such as a pakkawood handle. Our bread knives come with ergonomic handles, allowing for greater comfort and control in your kitchen. Consider stainless steel serrated bread knives to easily slice through your sourdough bread, baked goods, and other types of soft bread. When your task calls for a good bread knife, you can’t do better than a Dalstrong.
The fillet knife is an excellent option for chefs and fish lovers to add to their collection of kitchen knives. A fish fillet knife has a thin, razor sharp, stainless steel blade. These fillet knives feature flexible blades, hand sharpened to 14-18 degree angles and have ergonomic handles with a nonslip grip. They are perfect for filleting big and small fish alike. Blade lengths typically run between 6 and 7 inches on these stunning, hard carbon stainless steel tools. The flex fillet knife’s sharp, thin, curved blade is ideal for working with fish. However, the flexible blade of a filleting knife can easily be used for non-fish proteins. The accompanying sheath protects your fillet knife when you are out of the kitchen and working with freshly caught fish. When fish is on the menu, don’t be caught without your sharp-edged, Dalstrong fillet knife.
The meat cleaver, or Chinese cleaver, is an essential tool to add to any chef’s kitchen arsenal. Our high carbon stainless steel cleavers offer great durability for chefs looking for a knife that can withstand the rigors of a busy kitchen. For slicing or chopping meat, chicken, fish, fruit, and vegetables, these heavy-duty cleavers are up to the task. The ideal blade length for a stainless steel Chinese cleaver is 7 to 9 inches. Although, we also offer a 4.5” mini-cleaver for small tasks like dicing garlic, and a 12” blade for serious tasks that require a butcher knife. Our hand-crafted meat cleavers are equipped with ergonomic, commonly wooden handles. The stainless steel sharp edge makes working with any ingredients, from vegetables to bone, on a cutting board, a cinch. When you require comfort, durability and power from your cutlery, you’ll want to turn to your Dalstrong cleavers.
Every chef has a scar that proves they can take the heat and the pressure of blade, flame, and steel. Armor up with a Dalstrong chef’s apron or grill apron. Our aprons come in styles with neck straps, shoulder straps and other straps designed to provide the fit, style and comfort every chef needs. Adjustable bib aprons and waist aprons are practical kitchen aprons to keep away grease and stains, but professional chefs may prefer a style with pockets. The four-pocket apron, Night Rider apron, Kitchen Rambo apron and American Legend apron are all cotton aprons. The Gandalf apron is a denim apron, while the Sous Team 6 apron is a heavy-duty waxed canvas apron. The Culinary Commander apron is a sturdy leather apron, popular as a grill apron, for butchering meat, and anyone who likes black cooking aprons. All Dalstrong aprons have water repellent coating to protect you and your gear from stains and damage. Upgrade your kitchen linens with a Dalstrong cooking, grilling, baking, or butchering apron today.
Steak knives are a staple of cutlery at home and in a restaurant. A quality steak is a high carbon stainless steel knife, with a Rockwell hardness over 56 and a razor sharp edge. Its ergonomic knife handle will be made of a strong material like wood, and give your hand a comfortable grip while slicing or chopping. Consider a smooth edge blade for clean cuts, a hollowed edge with measured indentations for fine slicing, or the classic style with a serrated edge. While a serrated blade is the most common for steak knives, and retains its edge for longer — offering greater durability, one might argue that a straight blade is easier to sharpen. The choice between the two is a matter of taste. While a chef’s knife or Japanese knife is for preparing your prime rib, grab a Dalstrong steak knife to truly enjoy your piece of meat.
The Japanese are master blade crafters and knife makers. The samurai sword, Japanese sword, and Japanese knife are highly sought after by collectors and chefs alike. In the kitchen, every chef worth their salt will have japanese blades in their collection. A high carbon steel Japanese blade will be razor sharp, and often requires less sharpening than european knives. There are many options to consider when looking for a fine Japanese knife. One is the usuba knife, which is a single bevel vegetable slicing knife. Another, the gyuto knife: a double bevel utility knife, similar to a western style chef’s knife. Also, the yanagiba knife, which has a thinner blade and is used to cut sashimi and sushi. Whether you are a sushi chef or an aspiring cook, looking for a thinner or thicker blade, Dalstrong’s stainless steel Japanese kitchen knives and cutlery are essential tools for your collection.
Although not as common among kitchen knives as the chef’s knife or paring knife, the classic boning knife makes precise cuts of chicken and beef much simpler. Though similar to filleting knives, the boning knife does more of the heavy-duty work, like cutting around bone and tougher meat, while the fillet knife is there to finish the job. Our boning knives have narrow blades forged of high carbon stainless steel, with pointed tips and incredible edge retention. These beautiful knives have ergonomic handles, which offer you a comfortable grip. Depending on your kitchen needs, consider a stiff boning knife with a heavier blade and greater durability or a flexible blade, which offers more control. You may also prefer the precision of a curved blade. Our corrosion resistant, stainless steel blades pass the rockwell hardness test, coming in over 56+ HRC. It’s time to add a Dalstrong boning knife to your arsenal.
If you enjoy prime rib, ham, or roast beef, a carving knife is an essential slicer for making uniform cuts of meat. A carving knife has less surface area than the chef’s knife, and makes cutting thin slices of large roasts simple while also doubling as a bread knife. The best carving knives feature stainless steel blades, with superior edge retention, and a rockwell hardness over 56. Ergonomic handles, often made of wood, add comfort and ease. Choose from the classic beauty of a german steel, or the durability of a high carbon, Japanese steel blade. Also, some chefs prefer a granton edge to reduce sliding friction. While an electric carving knife may be tempting, it is actually inferior to a quality stainless steel slicing knife. Choose from one of our stunning, razor sharp blades, stamped with the Dalstrong iconic lion insignia, and pair it with a quality carving fork.
Serrated knives, with their scalloped edge, are brilliant at cutting crusty loaves or cake without splintering them, or slicing soft fruits without destroying them. Their sharp teeth will grip into crusty bread in a way that a plain edge knife, like a steak knife or chef’s knife could not. The serrated blades of a quality serrated knife also require less sharpening than a straight edged knife. However, sometimes the cutting board underneath may dull your serrated edge. In these cases, consider a manual knife sharpener like a honing steel or ceramic honing rod for sharpening the saw-like teeth of your serrated knives. Our serrated bread knives feature pointed serrations and an ergonomic handle. Consider serrated blades on your boning knife and paring knife, as well. The serrated utility knife is also a handy tool to add to your knife block. Just remember, when choosing a serrated knife blade, choose Dalstrong.
A good knife set takes your cooking game to the next level. Find a block set that’s right for you, whether it’s a tight 5 piece knife set or an 18 piece knife set that leaves nothing behind. Dalstrong offers an array of knife sets featuring specialty knives and culinary tools from vegetable knives, serrated utility knives, santoku knives, and honing sharpening steels. More specialized knife sets include a charcuterie and cheese knife set, steak knife sets, a carving knife and fork set, and a paring knife set. With Dalstrong, you can rely on knives forged by master craftsmen. Each of the knives in our block sets is made with high carbon stainless steel, a Rockwell hardness over 56, and comfortable ergonomic knife handles. Channel your inner chef whenever you reach for a knife from your Dalstrong block set.
While you could use a chef’s knife, kitchen knife, or paring knife to make sushi, a high carbon steel sushi knife is going to make your slicing more simple and your presentation more beautiful. A good sushi knife will infrequently require sharpening, and due to its durability, save you money in the end. Look for sushi knives with great edge retention, a rockwell hardness score over 56, and a comfortable ergonomic handle — often a wooden handle. For thin slices, consider a thin blade, with a razor sharp edge, to handle your cutting. With sushi knives you have choices. A deba knife is a traditional single bevel Japanese knife. Kiritsuke and santoku are versatile sashimi knives. A yanagiba sushi knife has a narrow blade and acute edge angle. Next time you prepare sushi rolls on your cutting board, consider a stainless steel, Dalstrong sushi knife.
You’ve prepared a lovely smoked brisket, and now you need the best knife for slicing brisket. You could choose an electric knife, but you want to cut the perfect brisket slices. Therefore, you will want to use a quality stainless steel knife for slicing brisket. A manual knife, with a sharp edge and razor sharp blade, possibly even a granton edge. Now, which brisket knife is the right knife for you? A classic brisket knife might have a straight blade for slicing cleanly. Some chefs prefer a serrated blade, which has teeth that will grab into your meat. The scalloped blade incorporates elements of the previous two blades. The right brisket knife is a matter of taste; however, just as you have your boning knife and filet knife for specialized purposes, if you want beautiful brisket slices, you will want to cut it with a high carbon stainless steel Dalstrong slicing & carving knife, with a comfortable ergonomic handle.
Utility knives are your jack of all trades knives — your kitchen’s version of a box cutter. Not to be confused with a folding utility knife or the retractable blade that often uses the same name, kitchen utility knives have scalloped edges and a medium-short blade. Sharp utility knives are perfect for slicing fruits and vegetables, and they're an ideal tool for food prep. Of course, the utility knife’s stainless steel blade can manage all your slicing and cutting needs, as well. Unlike paring knives, the utility knives are larger and more versatile cutter. Make sure to give your hand a break with a comfortable, ergonomic handle and rubber grip. Remember, the utility blade must be razor sharp, not a replaceable blade. Get yourself some sweet Dalstrong utility knives, and keep your cutting edge razor sharp with smart blade storage.
Magnetic Knife Holders
When you invest in quality stainless steel knives, you want a place to store them that keeps the knife blades sharp. Magnetic knife holders offer an aesthetically pleasing, hygienic way to manage your counter space and open up room in your knife drawer. With magnetic knife racks you get what you pay for — unlike a cheap magnetic knife strip or knife bar. You want your magnetic knife holder to have a strong magnet, but one that doesn’t require too much force to remove the knife. You will also want to check how to properly attach your knives and cutlery to the magnetic strip, before using it. A powerful magnetic bar will also hold kitchen utensils, like kitchen shears and scissors, as well. When evaluating knife racks or utensil holders you have options on material. Decorate your counter or kitchen wall with a powerful Dalstrong magnetic knife rack.
A knife roll is indispensable to a professional chef, or anyone looking for knife storage to keep their blades sharp as they travel from kitchen to kitchen. Key features of a great knife roll include an adjustable shoulder strap and multiple pockets to carry utensils and other cooking tools of various sizes. Some items chefs might carry in their knife bags include a chef knife, tasting spoons, scissors, knife sharpener, and even a meat cleaver. Depending on your needs, you might consider a zippered compartment or zipper pouch to securely store items in your knife roll. Also, think about your preferred material. Popular options include full-grain black or brown leather with a durable waxed canvas. Whether it’s a leather knife roll or a canvas knife bag, a tight roll or a tool roll, large buckles or subtle zippers, Dalstrong makes a knife roll that will suit your needs.
Shield your blades and countertops with Dalstrong teak wood cutting boards. Dalstrong cutting boards can withstand countless hours of chopping, dicing and slicing, and still look good. Use your wood edge grain cutting board as a beautiful platter for charcuterie, roasts and cheeses. Engineered for durability, usability, and beauty, Dalstrong cutting boards protect the razor edges of your knives, clean easily, and showcase your culinary creations. Whether you choose a wood cutting board crafted from sustainably sourced Tropical Teak wood, or engineered from premium wood-fiber, Dalstrong cutting boards are all-purpose chopping and serving boards. The teak wood cutting boards are naturally resistant to water, bacteria, and staining, made from edge grain wood, and have a deep juice groove to sluice away liquids when carving fruits, vegetables, or raw or cooked meats. The eco-friendly wood-fiber composite construction cutting boards are slimmer, lighter, highly functional, and extremely practical kitchen cutting boards. The unrivaled wood-fiber cutting board design is durable and lightweight. Dalstrong wood cutting boards are easy to clean and care for. A Dalstrong cutting board brings unrivaled carving power to your home cooking.
The honing steel, or honing rod, is used for straightening the knife’s edge. It assists the knife’s edge in keeping its original position, without losing much metal in the process. Honing steels are often mistaken with sharpening steels, used to sharpen knives. However, while the honing rod does not sharpen a knife’s blade, it’s crucial for maintaining the blade’s edge between sharpenings. When considering a honing tool, look for a steel hone, ceramic steel, or diamond sharpening steel. Just like a cutting board, a good honing steel made of quality materials like these is guaranteed to last for decades. Make sure your honing rod comes with a comfortable, ergonomic handle to make your honing easy to manage. If you're serious about your knife steel and are through with trying to use a dull knife, get yourself a Dalstrong honing steel and avoid ever having a blunt knife in your kitchen.
The chef’s knife is the go-to knife in your kitchen arsenal. Our high carbon stainless steel chef knives are more versatile than your bread knives, boning knives, or paring knives. The chef knife’s razor sharp blade and steel or wooden handle, is ready for all your chopping, slicing, and dicing needs. The best chef knives have carbon steel blades, which maintain their sharp edge, and rate over 56 on the Rockwell scale, which allows for excellent edge retention. Normally, these chef knives run between 6 and 14 inches, with an 8-inch chef's knife being the most common. Dalstrong’s quality chef knives give you a choice between Western and Japanese knives, serrated knives and classic chef knives. Forget trying to prepare meals with traditional cutlery — your kitchen deserves well-forged knives, crafted from high quality steel. Step up to your cutting board with a Dalstrong stainless steel chef’s knife.
Once you have a knife, you’ll need a sharpening tool. One excellent option for sharpening and polishing your knives is a whetstone. These sharpening tools turn dull edges into razor sharp edges on any blade: from a chef’s knife, to a Japanese knife — even a hunting knife. The best whetstones combine natural whetstone with manufactured material. When using a whetstone knife sharpener, sharpen your knives with a coarse grit whetstone of #1000 grit or less, and polish them with a fine grit stone of over #4000. You’ll want a wet stone, when sharpening and polishing your knives, as the water on the whetstone surface will create a slurry mix of particles and sharp pebbles that will sharpen steel. An oil stone (kerosene is popular) sharpens chisels and planes. Look at the Dalstrong sharpening guide for more tips, after you get yourself a whetstone with the Dalstrong lion insignia.
The santoku knife is a versatile knife worth adding to your collection of kitchen tools. This Japanese knife’s thin blade and razor sharp straight edge will leave paper thin slices of meat or vegetables on your cutting board. Sometimes the santoku knife is lumped in with the western style chef’s knife, but they excel in different ways. The chef’s knife’s blade is normally stainless steel with a blade length between 8-12”, while the santoku’s blade is 5-7″ of high carbon Japanese steel. The santoku’s harder steel lends the blade excellent edge retention — meaning less time between sharpening. Another difference is that the santoku blade merges seamlessly with its ergonomic handle, while the chef’s knife has a bolster. In general, santoku knives are better for chopping, and chef’s knives are better used with a rocking motion. Once you decide on a santoku knife, check out Dalstrong’s superb selection.
When the butter is sizzling and you are about to fry eggs, cheese, and bacon for breakfast you will want to use a non-stick skillet or frying pan. Less messy than a lode cast iron skillet, a non-stick skillet still has slanted sides and a large cooking surface, which make it an excellent pan for stir-frying your veggies. Get your onions, mushrooms, artichokes, pepper, and seasoning on the skillet and have stir-fry ready in minutes. With non-stick, you can make your meal even healthier, as you won’t need to add oil. A high-quality stainless steel skillet can handle medium and high heat when you want to sear a steak or chicken breast. Use a wooden spoon, rather than metal utensils, to avoid chipping the skillet. Consider a Dalstrong fry pan or skillet, coated in ceramic or Teflon for even heat conduction — it will quickly become one of your favorite kitchen allies.
Stainless steel sauté pans are versatile pans, excellent for healthy cooking. Unlike a nonstick stainless steel skillet, the sauté pans' straight sides give it a larger cooking surface for slow cooking items over low heat. A nonstick sauté fry pan comes in different sizes. A shallow pan functions well for your pan frying and sautéing needs. Make your pasta in a deep sauté pan or jumbo cooker. It is key that your sauté pan comes with a lid — some prefer a glass lid, so that you can make your sauce, as well. Non-stick sauté pans are usually either teflon and ceramic nonstick. Though easier to clean than a cast iron pan, be careful when washing your nonstick sauté pan, as ceramic nonstick pans are still not always dishwasher safe. Whether you need a saucepan or a wok, Dalstrong offers a sauté pan, with a stainless steel handle, controlling heat while empowering your cooking.
A stock pot is another essential piece to your kitchen cookware set. Stainless steel stockpots, or dutch ovens, feature aluminum cores for optimal high heat retention and an even heat distribution. A large stainless steel stockpot boils water, cooks broth, and makes a hearty stew very effeciently. In a pinch, these soup pots can even serve to prepare casserole. Choose your stock pot in a 5 quart, 8 quart, or 12quart stockpots, depending on whether you are preparing a medium or large batch. Our stock pot is available with stainless steel handle and stainless steel or tempered glass lid. They are dishwasher and oven safe. While cast iron skillet can be difficult to maintain, our nonstick stainless steel stockpots make for easy cleaning. So, the next time you’re craving a delicious soup, go in the kitchen and place your Dalstrong stainless steel stock pot on the stove.
One of the many Japanese knife styles popular today, the nakiri knife is a worthy addition to any chef’s kitchen tools collection. Made for cutting greens, this Japanese knife’s slender, straight blade edge is perfect for slicing through a vegetable. Forged of high carbon stainless steel, the blade length is similar to that of a santoku, but with a totally straight edge for chopping vegetables. From slicing cucumber to dicing tomatoes, the rectangular blade is ideal for preparing your veggies. The classic nakiri knife’s harder steel lends the blade excellent edge retention — meaning less time between sharpening and more time spent cutting delicate vegetables. Make sure to choose a nakiri knife with an ergonomic handle for extra comfort while cutting and mincing. Check out Dalstrong’s superb selection: no matter what vegetable you need to cut, this Japanese style knife with high rockwell hardness will do the job.
Every kitchen needs a selection of pots, pans, woks, and skillets. Dalstrong cookware is engineered for heat conductivity to evenly cook a full range of culinary delights. Oven and broiler safe up to 600 degrees fahrenheit, both series of Dalstrong cookware are compatible with all stovetops and optimized for induction, as well as freezer, dishwasher and refrigerator safe. Whether you are searing, browning, sautéing, deep frying, quick boiling, or preparing sauces, jams, or dips, Dalstrong cookware is your best ally. The Avalon Series features a 5-ply Copper Forged base conducts heat 5X better than iron and 20X better than stainless steel. The Oberon series features 3-ply aluminum cladded cookware that excels at browning and braising foods and dramatically prolongs the life of the pan, making it extremely durable and easy to care for. The nonstick Eterna® coating is a breakthrough in nonstick technology that lasts longer and is more effective than traditional nonstick coatings.
A good knife set takes your cooking game to the next level. Find a block set that’s right for you, whether it’s a tight 5 piece set of essentials or an 18 piece set that leaves nothing behind. Dalstrong offers an array of knife sets featuring specialty knives and culinary tools from vegetable knives, serrated utility knives, santoku knives, and honing sharpening steels. More specialized knife sets include a charcuterie and cheese knife set, steak knife sets, a carving knife and fork set, and a paring knife set. With Dalstrong, you can rely on knives forged by master craftsmen. Each of the knives in our block sets is made with high carbon stainless steel, a Rockwell hardness over 56, and comfortable ergonomic knife handles. Channel your inner chef whenever you reach for a knife from your Dalstrong block set.
Whether it's stir fry or deep fried chicken, having the perfect stainless steel or non-stick wok is the perfect tool for any kitchen. Less messy than a cast-iron wok, a non-stick wok provides a flat bottomed surface making it transition well to any cooking technique. Create timeless dishes such as egg fried rice or pad Thai Stainless steel woks include engraved loop handles that evenly distributes the weight of the pan when transferring from gas stove to oven. Finely chop bell pepper, garlic, onion or any vegetable with less oil making it healthier all around. Worry less about food sticking with our nonstick wok. No need to pull out the electric wok when this staple is great for any kitchen or wok restaurant. Our stainless steel wok makes the best stir fry pan and unlike a carbon steel wok or cast iron wok, stainless steel or aluminum woks are well suited for a modern kitchen.
The perfect BBQ knife is a must have for any backyard BBQ warrior. Who doesn't want a BBQ knife that pops the top of a cold brew while cooking? From boning knives to cleavers, having the right knife makes your life easier and your barbecuing more efficient. Our Dalstrong collection of barbecue knives focus on razor-sharp cutting, beauty, purity, and power. With over 75 different types of knives at your fingertips, you're sure to find the right one for you. Not just knives, we offer meat claws and carving forks that make dishing out that tasty BBQ fast and easy.
We love what we do and we’re proud of our creations, so we’ve made some clothing to show our commitment to culinary craftsmanship. Our apparel is comfortable, durable, and designed to look great like the rest of our products. For now, we offer short sleeved cook shirts and kitchen shirts, as well as hats we think make great chefs hats. We’ve chosen 100% cotton for our short-sleeved tee shirts and added custom art by masters of design like Arik Roper. Chef hats are a great addition to your chef apparel collection. The Trucker’s hat has the classic vented back for a cool, breathable chef’s hat in the heat. The snap-back hat and the 6-panel “not just for dads” hat have adjustable sizing, curved brims, and subtle designs that appeal to everyone. Whether you’re in the kitchen, at the barbeque, or just going about your day, Dalstrong apparel is designed to keep you looking good and feeling great.
In a busy kitchen, there’s no room for clutter. A drawer full of knives is dangerous and can dull your knives. Proper storage like a knife block or magnetic knife bar is the best way to protect your knife collection. Keep your knives sharper, cleaner, and safer with proper storage at home and on the road. Whether you’re showcasing your knives in one of Dalstrong’s magnetic knife walls or packing a knife bag to travel to an onsite location, Dalstrong’s knife storage options are designed for optimal durability, safety, and security. Maximize blade safety and access with a magnetic knife bar in the kitchen, Dalstrong magnetic blade walls and knife bars use minimal space and keep blades visible and in reach. Knife blocks also keep knives safe and ready to use, without risk of getting damp or damaged in a drawer. Keep your kitchen investments safe with knife rolls, blocks, and magnetic knife walls and bars.
Dalstrong knives come sharp and have great edge retention, but even the best blades need sharpening after hours of use in a busy kitchen. Having a good honing rod or steel, some whetstones, and a rust eraser will ensure you can keep a mercilessly sharp razor edge on your knives year over year. Honing steels are a quick way to bring an edge back to shape. Whetstones are for precision sharpening and can be used on knives, scissors, and other bladed tools. Whetstones come in different grits for different sharpening purposes. Lower grit stones are best for repairing and sharpening dull or damaged blades, while the higher grit can polish the blade and bring it to a screamingly sharp edge. For quick cosmetic touch-ups to the surface or face of your knife, the rust eraser rubs away corrosion and scuffs — keeping your blades looking shiny, new, and sharp.
Bring some edge to your kitchen knife collection, with Dalstrong kitchen knives. Each knife in your kitchen arsenal serves a different purpose. Chefs handle a lot of bread, vegetables, and meat, and there’s a Dalstrong knife for each one. Chef knives are the all-around workhorse, but a well-equipped kitchen should also have a santoku knife, a paring knife, a bread knife, and other kitchen knives. Japanese knives like the Santoku kitchen knife and the Nakiri kitchen knife are vegetable slicing masters. The blade type, shape of the handle, and angle of the blade all impact how kitchen knives perform. Chefs will use a knife with a carbon steel blade to handle tough meat, while a stainless steel blade is better for a fillet knife. Stainless steel cutlery and kitchen knife blades are durable and stain resistant. Dalstrong cutlery is made with stainless steel and comfortable handles. Every chef deserves a cutting edge kitchen knife collection.
Every chef knows there are some kitchen tools you just can’t go without. Kitchen essentials (after chef knives, a good bread knife, and cookware including skillets, pots, and pans) are cutting boards, aprons, tweezers, spatulas, and knife storage and maintenance tools. Store your kitchen knives with knife rolls, knife bags, and magnetic knife holders. Keep the razor-edge with sharpening tools like honing rods and whetstones. Dalstrong is always releasing new and unique products to improve your culinary experience and refine your kitchen essentials. From beautiful edge-grain teak wood cutting boards, to a spatula-knife combo tool, to 12” long precision plating and cooking tweezers, we have it all. Find everything your kitchen needs to be complete, with Dalstrong kitchen essentials.
The kiritsuke blends the Japanese Yanagiba (fish slicer) with a Usuba (vegetable knife) making it a versatile alternative to a chef’s knife. Designed with a sword-like front end, this visually stunning blade is a high-performance instrument of exceptional effectiveness. The flat geometry of the blade’s edge facilitates push-cuts over rocking cuts, making it an ideal choice for those chefs who prepare large numbers of vegetables. Kiritsukes are Japanese-style slicers used mainly for making thin slices of fish, vegetables, and fruit. The single bevel kiritsuke knife is traditionally only used by executive chefs because it requires advanced skill and is a status symbol in the kitchen. Dalstrong offers single and double-bevel kiritsuke knives.
Yanagiba knives are Japanese style knives most commonly used to slice boneless fish filets for sashimi and sushi dishes. They can be used to filet and skin small to medium-sized fish as well. This type of blade angle and razor-sharp edge, in the hands of a master, can slice with very little cellular damage, which preserves the natural texture of the fish. The blade of a yanagiba is single-bevel, meaning flat on one side, angled to an edge on the other. This means the Yanagiba can get an even sharper edge than double-bevel blades and the cuts “pull” a little bit to the side. This helps release the slice away from the rest of the fish without friction so it doesn’t tear. The Yanagiba makes flawless slices of fish, perfect for the artistic display and delicate flavor of sashimi and sushi.
Best Chef's Knife
The chef’s knife is the most versatile and useful knife in your knife set. It is the one you will grab most often, the one you use for chopping, slicing, dicing and everything in between, and it’s the one you may even want to have two of.
A chef knife is your go-to kitchen powerhouse; a multi-purpose, highly versatile kitchen knife that can be used for all manner of culinary tasks. Find out everything there is to know about the world famous chef knife. Every kitchen should have one. Learn why today.
Charcuterie boards or cheese boards are meant to be indulgent experiences where the food is savored in small servings, and texture is an important part of that equation. If you try to cut a hard cheese with a soft cheese knife, you’re going to run into some issues; it might chip away and fall apart. And that’s a waste of perfectly good cheese.
Featuring a short yet sturdy blade, generally ranging from 2-4 inches long, the paring knife’s primary function is to peel the outer layer of fruits and vegetables. And yes, a peeler might do the job just fine but it’s nowhere near as versatile as a good paring knife.
Being a home cook is more than just knowing your way around the condiment rack. If you feel you’ve already mastered the art of home cooking, the next step is to take even more ownership of the food preparation process by cutting your own meat on a butcher block. And in order to do that effectively, you need a good butcher knife.
The thick, steel blade of a butcher knife allows you to cut through your meat without chipping or breaking the blade. Some of these steel blades have a small curve to them, offering you the flexibility of a boning or filleting knife. This added maneuverability allows you to get around the bone.
To fully understand the importance of having a butcher’s knife in the kitchen, one must first understand what butcher knives are. Now, a lazy individual might tell you that butcher knives are simply kitchen knives for butchering meat. However, just like your mouth-watering dinners, we know the key is in the high level of detail.
Of course, not all cleavers are the same. When picking the best Chinese cleaver or meat cleaver to buy, you have to think about what you want, and look carefully at each knife’s specifications to see which one will fit your needs best.
Your meat cleaver: the toughest, weightiest, most bone-obliterating knife in your block...Or it should be, if you’ve got the right one. This article will dive into why you should care about the type of cleaver you invest in.
It is advisable to own at least two cutting boards, one for raw meat and another for foods like bread or vegetables; to avoid cross-contamination. You can get them in different designs and colors to avoid confusion.
Whether you’re trying to impress a date with your impeccable bread slicing skills or you’re whipping up a sandwich as a late-night snack, a bread knife will come in handy as you advance in your path towards becoming a culinary scholar. In a sea of options, we’re here to give you the lowdown on the best bread knives out there and how to pick the right one for you.
I’d go so far as to say that the first bite of warm slice of freshly baked banana bread is like a good hug. Am I right?! If you don’t yet have this relationship with banana bread, do yourself a favor, because can’t we all use a little more comfort food in our lives? Follow this recipe, spark up the coffee maker, grab your favorite bread slicer and enjoy a delicious load of bread.
Not to be confused with pen cutters or the fixed blade heavyduty utility knife that you're likely to see in home DIY projects, the culinary utility knives are chef's secret weapon. You’ll be making all manner of cuts with these hand tools, so you need a great cutter. A workhorse like utility knives are going to be doing a lot, so a dull utility blade is no good. Dalstrong is a culinary knife company, so we know what your kitchen needs!
Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth. They offer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties, as well as the ability to lower blood pressure and improve your cholesterol profile. Learn how to cut a pomegranate using the best utility knives. Get yourself some sweet Dalstrong utility knives, and keep your cutting edge razor sharp with smart blade storage.
The culinary utility knives are kind of the midway point between a chef knife and a paring knife, but there are many types of non culinary utility knives out there too. From pen cutters, box cutters, pocket knives, knives with replaceable blades to the folding utility knife - this article breaks down the different types of utility knives you can find on the market.
While it is true that you might not need it as much as say, a kitchen knife, a butcher knife, or a bread knife, in the end, owning a boning knife will end up saving you a lot of money, allowing you to buy whole chickens or sides of meat that you can butcher yourself at home.
Before you cut your beef brisket in the smoker, you need to ensure it is well-rested. Resting is crucial as it helps the succulent juices in your smoked meat distribute themselves evenly. Let's take a look at the best and most efficient way to trim and slice a brisket.
Fillet Knives vs Boning Knives : What's the difference?
Take the fillet knife and the boning knife, for instance. If you put them side by side, the typical home cook won’t really be able to tell the difference. In fact, many people use these knives incorrectly, or even ignore them altogether.
Discover the best carving knives and slicers, including carving sets that feature a knife and fork. Though it may not be a knife you use every day, a carving knife is an important one to add to your knife set if you cook and eat a lot of large roasts and meats.
Learn how to carve a turkey like a chef, including tools required, why you should let the turkey rest, step-by-step guide to carving a turkey, and carving tips and tricks. Welcome to this Pro Guide on how to carve a turkey with extreme precision and maximum efficiency.
Aside from the day to day paring knife and chef’s knife there’s at least one more knife you’ll need in your arsenal. The slicing knife is perfect long blade for special occasions. Discover all the reasons you need a slicing knife in your kitchen. Get detailed recommendations for different styles and steel types today.
Japanese knives are desirable for so many reasons, but mainly for their hard steel and light, thin, super sharp edge. This makes them the ideal choice for slicing, dicing and more precise cutting jobs.
Discover five incredibly sharp Japanese knives and learn everything there is to know about their world-famous knife types. Whether you're a home chef or an expert chef with Michelin stars, Japanese knives should be your go-to knife set.
The best Japanese knife set includes a range of sharp and versatile knives for daily cooking tasks. Keep reading to learn more about the qualities of the best Japanese knife sets and explore some of the top picks on the market.
Shopping For a Steak Knife? Here's What You Need To Know
There’s a lot of confusion about whether a steak knife needs to be serrated or if a hollowed or straight edge knife is better. Is it about preference, or is there more to it than that? Discover everything you need to know before purchasing a steak knife. Hopefully, this blog will help you decide for yourself.
The fact is Nigiri sushi, Sashimi, and Maki are very popular types of sushi but are completely different (one of them might not even be sushi at all). It’s worth knowing what makes each one of them so great.
Why do people love brisket so much? Let’s dig into the noble beef brisket; we’ll learn what it is, how to pick the best ones, how to cook it, and then how to slice briskets properly (including what tools you’ll need for each one of these tasks).
Before you cut your beef brisket in the smoker, you need to ensure it is well-rested. Resting is crucial as it helps the succulent juices in your smoked meat distribute themselves evenly. Let's take a look at the best and most efficient way to trim and slice briskets for any level of chef around the world.
Learn what your apples have been missing out on today. Did you know that having a great apple peeler that works smoothly can have your fruits and veggies peeled in under a minute? Read on to take a closer look at the best apple peelers.
Derived from the Eskimo-Aleut term “ooloo”, the ulu knife was a device used by indigenous Alaskan tribes for thousands of years. Without a doubt, the ulu knife is still used in prestigious kitchens around the world. Let’s learn a little bit more about this transcendental culinary tool.
Cooking the Perfect Filet Mignon: A Step-by-Step Guide
Filet mignon, also known as the gold standard of steak, has to be one of my favorite cuts of meat. This is because when cooked right, a good filet mignon has a melt-in-your-mouth texture that you cannot find in the other cuts. Read on to know more about how you can cook up this mouth-watering meal like a true pro.
A good steak set makes your dining experience so much more pleasurable. You get perfectly sized bites, and you don’t have to exert yourself too much to enjoy it. And yet, there’s a lot more to a knife than the sharpness of its blade. Discover the best four and eight piece steak knife sets today!
Steak is a classic... the grand champion of any holiday plate and while it may be a popular meal choice for a lot of people, cooking steak per se is a slightly intimidating task for some. Continue reading this article and by the time you’re done, you will have learned how to make create the perfect marinade for your tender and juicy steak.
One of the great things about purchasing a knife block set is that it allows you access to a large variety of knives, some of them multi-purpose, some of them highly specialized and at a fraction of what it would cost to buy them individually.
From knife block sets to steak knife sets and everything in between. There’s tons of factors to consider when it comes to deciding on a kitchen knife set. Even those who are already knee-deep in the world of knives can find it overwhelming, so for the uninitiated it can be absolutely daunting.
Discover the best oyster knives today. Just as there are specialized knives for many requirements, an oyster knife is a purpose-made tool specifically for oyster, clam, and shellfish shucking. A great oyster knife needs to be robust, safe to use, and last a lifetime.
If you’ve ever chopped onions (and chances are that you have), it’s very likely that you’ve found yourself welling up with tears. Stop those tears from pouring down your cheek. Learn how to cut an onion without crying. The definitive guide to chopping onions without goggles.
In this article we’ll explore some famous female chefs. We’ll break down the knives they either use or should be using, with some pros and cons of each. From paring knives to knife sets, we’ve got the very best knives that can elevate your cooking prep if you too are inspired by any incredible female chefs.
Dragon fruit, also known as pitaya, or strawberry pear, is an aesthetically spectacular, tropical fruit with numerous health benefits and a delicious taste. It comes from the dragon fruit tree, which is part of the cactus family. Now that I know what it is, how do I cut it? Find out here.
Knowing what kind of steel the knife is made from can help us determine what type of knife it is. It also helps us understand how to sharpen and maintain our blades so that they can last long into our lifetimes.
I know. The first time you’re faced with the thick, prickly skin of a pineapple, it’s a bit intimidating. It seems like something one would need special equipment to pierce through, or know some sort of special knife skills to conquer. It’s actually super simple!
The thing is, all knives in the world tend to lose sharpness over time, regardless of their quality or their brand. This is where a sharpening stone comes into play as a great resource to bring your blades back to life.