Saji Craft Santoku 180mm
A more affordable option than the rest of our selection, but nonetheless worthy of a mention. This well-balanced knife is practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
‘Santoku’ translates as ‘three benefits’, referring to its ability to be equally effective at slicing, dicing and mincing.
Available from the Japanese Knife Company.
Tsukasa 270mm White Steel Enryu Kurouchi Damascus Wa-Gyuto
Price: $2,500 (£1,460)
Japan is famed for its fine quality blades made by master craftsmen and this is the second of our selection from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Made in Sanjo by Tsukasa Hinoura, this white steel knife is hand-forged and then twisted, resulting in a stunning Damascus pattern on all three dimensions.
Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki Mirror-Finished line designs Mt.Fuji with Full Moon Yanagi Kiritsuke 13″
Price: $5,000 (£2,920)
Produced in Sakai, this beautifully decorated Yanagi-style knife is not only immensely sharp, but also stunning to look at.
The pattern of the blade is designed to depict the iconic image of a full moon over Mt. Fuji, whilst the phoenix on the ornate cover was painted with the traditional Fuki Urushi lacquering method.
Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru Takobiki with Corian Handle 15.4”
Price: $6,980 (£4,080)
Master blacksmith Yoshikazu Ikeda has been forging honyaki knives for decades and one of his finest is this Sakimaru Takobiki-style blade.
It comes with a beautifully hand-painted cover, decorated using the ancient Wajima Lacquer method.
Price: €80,000 (£63,280)
Forged by Lars Scheidler, this incredible knife is made from high quality carbon steel, has a handle finished in 5,000 year-old bog oak and a platinum collar set with 25 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Also in their range is an 8-diamond variety designed by South African-born Quinton Nel, better known for his high-end jewellery. It will set you back just £24,500 – pocket money!
The Gem of The Orient
Price: $2.1 million (£1.23 million)
Ok, so perhaps it is not suitable for kitchen use, but this ornate knife is just too spectacular not to include in our list!
Crafted by the legendary American knife-maker Buster Warenski, ‘The Gem of The Orient’ is made of gold and contains 153 emeralds and nine diamonds.
The knife was sold for $2.1 million, making it the most expensive knife in the world. It may not be ideal for cooking but we’re sure it would look lovely on the mantelpiece!
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