Have you ever tried to slice a tomato with a dull knife? If you have, then you know that you wind up with essentially a pile of useless tomato soup sitting on your cutting board. Conversely, there are few feelings more luxurious than being able to effortlessly slice through a tomato (and of course any other vegetable or meat you’re attempting to slice), serving up big beautiful, intact pieces of tomato, perfect for salads and sandwiches. Our Best Knife Sets showcase the finest knife brands from across the globe, and yes, all of them can slice a tomato perfectly every time!

Best Knife Set

#5 Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set

Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set

Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set


The Henckels Twin Signature 7-Piece Knife Block Set includes an 8-inch chef’s knife, a 5-inch serrated utility knife, a 4-inch paring knife, and a 2-1/2-inch peeling knife, as well as a sharpening steel and a pair of shears.


#4 Messermeister 7-Piece Meridian Elite Promo Block Set

Messermeister 7 Piece Meridian Elite Promo Block Set

Messermeister 7 Piece Meridian Elite Promo Block Set


Messermeister Meridian Elite knives are one-piece, hot-drop hammer forged from a single billet of the finest German stainless steel alloy and features the most durable industrial strength, ergonomic handle in the world. German engineering at its finest!


#3 Shun Kanso 6-Piece Block Set

Shun SWTS0600 Kanso 6-Piece Block Set

Shun SWTS0600 Kanso 6-Piece Block Set


With the Kanso knife set, Shun took away everything that doesn’t matter and kept everything that does: razor-sharp edge, perfect balance, and precision cutting control. Made from Japanese AUS10A—highly refined, high-carbon, vanadium stainless steel.


#2 Wusthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Knife Block Set

Wusthof Classic Ikon 7 piece Knife Block Set

Wusthof Classic Ikon 7 piece Knife Block Set


The Classic Ikon Block Set includes a 3 1/2″ Paring Knife, 6″ Utility Knife, 8″ Bread Knife, 8″ Cook’s Knife, 9″ Steel, Come-Apart Kitchen Shears and a 15-Slot Block. Precision Edge Technology yields a blade that is 20% sharper with twice the edge retention.


#1 Global 7-Piece Ikasu Knife Block Set

Global 7-piece Ikasu Knife Block Set

Global 7-piece Ikasu Knife Block Set


Global’s steel is ice-tempered for extreme hardness, which remains razor sharp longer than any other steel and resists rust, stains and corrosion. Also features unique hollow handle filled with the right amount of sand to create the perfect balance.


Knife Trivia: Did you know that knives actually predate humans? Some of our earliest ancestors, as far back as 2.5 million years ago, sliced objects with knife-like tools made from rock, bone, flint, and obsidian.

Posted by Nick Cangemi