Kuhn Rikon knives are part of the parent company Kuhn Rikon, they do make some really good quality things, today though, I’ll be focussing on the knives division and showcasing as many of the knives that they do in one big place.
Let’s get down to it!
How good are Kuhn Rikon Knives I hear you ask? I saw in the blurb you know not of them?
In the culinary world they are a bit of a lesser known brand, but have been in business for nearly a hundred years. Just before the war started.
Kuhn Rikon mix affordability with safety and style. Its got to be said that these will be some of the most colourful things you’re about to see in the kitchen.
To kick start the guide off I’d like to make a slight detour from what you might be thinking. If you had chefs knife in mind already then don’t be disappointed.
This bad boy slices up pizzas!
Not a great deal of people know what a mezzaluna knife is and thats essentially what it is, a pizza knife.
The handle is made of tough plastic, so you can give that pizza what it deserves.
The blade is Japanese stainless steel and comes with a safety sheath, for safety obviously.
There is the possibility of getting a cheaper mezzaluna knife, but not by much, if you want a seamless kitchen check out the rest of the guide and start a collection!
Kuhn Rikon Colori+ 3 Piece Knife Set
The Colori+ is a non stick stainless steel set that feature ultra sharp, hand-ground Japanese stainless steel blades. That are meticulously manufactured for the best results.
The colours on sale are red, teal and purple as seen in the image.
You get pretty much everything you need in a kitchen knife set, a small serrated edge knife, a paring knife and a chefs knife.
All three of these can serve as a basic utility operations kit for those going into kitchen combat.
Kuhn Rikon Funky Fruity Paring Knife
Imagine having a paring knife that you could spot from the other end of the galaxy? It’s not that bright, but you catch the metaphor though right?
These paring knives come in a bunch of fruity flavours and would be a cool addition to a kitchen, perhaps even a present for that wannabe chef you know?
See what I mean? These brightly coloured fruit destroyers will have you slicing up a pear in no time! It’s not like you’ll be able to lose it in a drawer or anything!
Kuhn Rikon Non-Stick Bread And Baguette Knife With Safety Sheath
Self declared as the ultimate bread knife, Kuhn says that this will slice even the thickest of crusts.
I love that word crusts. Makes me think of fresh warm bread with melted butter on, oh its glorious!
It features an easy grip ergonomic handle that helps you maximise leverage and prescision.
Why Choose Kuhn Rikon?
Not quite what you were after? Check out our other guide on Japanese Knives
I’ve collected some great looking knife block sets. This collection is pretty much in 2 halves not exactly in 2 big chunks, it’s kind of higgedly piggedly but I think the order never really matters.
There’s some cheap ones and then theres the expensive ones. I’m talking about the ones that look like they’ve been made for kitchen warriors about to appear on a Tv chef show.
On a Budget?
Nuovva 5 Piece Acrylic Knife Block With Stainless Steel Knives
Kick starting the budget Knife block sets is the Nuovva 5 Piece set.
The clear acrylic block lets you see the knives in all their glory and the copper finish adds an extra layer of style. If you’ve got some copper pots knocking about then you’re in luck from our number one spot they’ll still look fantastic.
Heres what you get:
Acrylic Knife Block
20 cm Chefs Knife
20 cm Bread Knife
12 cm Vegetable Knife
10 cm Paring Knife
Do you need this knife set? Despite its clearly stylish nature, its pretty much everything you’ll need in a kitchen.
Its is one of the sets at the cheap end and above all there’d be a bit of upkeep and it would need to be considered when buying something like this.
It has every type of knife that would suit anyones needs in deciding which knife block sets to buy.
You have to admit, they look pretty cool
Cheap, for something to look this good, you’d think they would be more expensive
Copper might not be your thing, does come in different colours for betting style matching
In comparison to a budget friendly knifes block set, lets see what one with a hefty price tag would look like.
Global G-636/7B 7 Piece Knife Block Set
Considering its rather complex name Global comes with a serious ask for your money. At over £300 for this set, you’d probably think I joking if I said theres actually another at twice the price.
But I’m not
So what do you get with this? It’d be fair to say theres more to the story than just a knife and i’ll get round to it.
Stainless Steel Knife Block
8 cm Peeling Knife
11 cm Utility Knife
14 cm Vegetable Chopper
15 cm Flexible Utility Knife
21 cm Cooks Knife
So why the price tag? Well Global is a Japanese brand, as history has taught us they are masters at crafting superior blades. Even these days this still bears some resemblance. They pay attention to even the smallest details.
Global knives are used by professional chefs including, Anthony Bourdain, Ludo Lefebvre and Michel Roux Jr so when they’re endorsed by the best, they come with a price.
Then again, they are one of the best.
Considering the price tag, these are some finely tuned blades with hundreds of years worth of knife knowledge being used to make each one
Fantastic set of knives, some would say they are totally worth the money
Expensive for a wannabe chef
I’ll take another budget please Carol
The reference might be lost to some of you but it’s not funny if you have to explain it.
Blackmoor Home 5 Piece Knife Set with Block
On to another budget set, and one that’s usually under £30.
The Blackmoor home 5 piece knife block set as, in the title comes with 5 knives and a cool looking grey marble knife block to match to boot.
These stainless steel marble coating makes them non-stick for easy cleaning., it happens to make them lightweight and easy to handle when chopping, slicing or dicing your favourite ingredients.
Just in case you were wondering, they are also dishwasher safe too so it makes cleaning even easier when you let a machine do it for you.
This set comes with:
3 individual 8 inch chefs knives, one for carving, one for bread and one for general use
5 inch paring knife for bigger vegetables
3.5 inch paring knife for finer vegetable and attention to detail tasks
Matching knife block
Why would you want to choose a knife block set thats under £30?
Cheap, not difficult to justify as a long term purchase
Cheap, not difficult to justify replacing or gifting to someone in need of a knife block sets
A little more discrete than the other knife block sets I’ve shown you so far however not that you’d have anything to be ashamed of by them.
Aicokk Kitchen Knife Set – 6 piece Small Knife Set
Aicokk have a relatively low cost solution for people looking for knife block sets. Stylish, too don’t forget. With a shiny edged lacquered knife block, it sits at an angle with a chrome handle being used a rest.
Only recently released it only has 2 ratings at time of writing and both of those ratings are 5 out of 5 stars. A 100% rating is still nothing to sniff at though.
What would make you want these knives in your kitchen though?
Cheap, not bank breaking and they would fit in neatly in any kitchen
Fantastic gifting material for anyone that thinks they could go for the iron chef title
With only a few ratings, the reliability might not be maintained for long
This knife block set would be the top chef knives giftable seal of approval.
Lets double back, I can feel you want to empty your wallet on something flashy
A little less pricey than the Global knife set mentioned earlier but still up to 6 times more expensive than the cheapest one here but let us have a look at some of the features they have.
Nanfang Brothers 9 Piece – Damascus Knife Block set
Nanfang brothers has a offering from the gods to behold.
Check this bad boy out.
Gotta love a Damascus knife, they do look super gorgeous but don’t let me stop you, here’s another image to feast your eyes on.
Lets talk about what comes with this sweet sweet set.
Wooden knife block
8 inch chefs knife, cutting knife, bread knife
7 inch santoku knife
5.5 inch utility knife
3.5 inch paring knife
Stay sharp knife sharpener
Each produced set comes with a lifetime warranty, they have a customer service mission that they feel they have to complete.
Dr Phibes, an Amazon reviewer and apparently a doctor, says that he had his last Nanfang brothers set for 10 years and only just felt the need to replace it until he just bought the one mentioned, he even goes on to say that it’s a bargain coming in at the price it’s listed for.
A little expensive for beginners
Onto another on the high life end of the scale. I’ve found another superb looking set that is bound to turn any kitchen into a place of food worship.
Robert Welch Signature Oak Knife Block Set
In the title description for this knife block set there’s also “MULTI AWARD WINNING DESIGN” in massive letters just like I’ve done here.
Robert Welch has created an award winning design that has captured the hearts of critics the world over.
Not only do you get a stunning wooden block but you get some full tang knives that are injection moulded for full strength!
You need to know the different types of knives this otherworldly kitchen set comes with therefore you’ll find below piece by piece.
23 cm carving knife
22cm bread knife
18cm cooks knife
11 cm santoku knife
14 cm kitchen knife
Two 10 cm paring knives, Vegetable/Paring
Wide array of different utility blades maximises choice
Stunning design in both knives and block alike
You need to buy a separate sharpener
6 knife block sets down, 4 to go. We’ll skip over them one for one from now on and my next recommendation will be a budget knife block set but this will be one of the more expensive ones on that scale.
Home Hero 17 Piece Kitchen Knives Set
Home hero has a great catalogue of all things cookery. This particular knife set fits right into the knife block set category
The home hero knife set comes as standard with a clear acrylic knife block to house all the utensils that comes with your purchase.
All constructed out of stainless steel, everything is coated in a non stick paint to make every edge the best for slicing, dicing or chopping without having to worry about anything else.
The set also comes with a pizza slicer, a peeler, meat scissors and a sharpener.
I did mention that it was on the higher end of the scale but if you look at it mathematically each piece would cost roughly £2.50(ish) when not on sale.
So mathematically, its one of the best budget knife block sets I’ve been able to show you so far.
In this set you’ll find:
6 steak knives
2 stage knife sharpener
Acrylic knife block stand
Since they’ve included the knife sharpener, your set will last even longer!
Excellent value for money
Well reviewed product by the community
Cheap, wont stay sharp for long and needs separate honing steel
These have been available since 2020 and have had over 25,000 reviews with the majority leaving an average 4.7 star rating. Statistically, this a very good value for money purchase.
InciR, an amazon reviewer says:
Excellent value for money. I’m very pleased with my purchase. I have a bit OCD
Actual Amazon review
Dalstrong 18 Piece Knife Block Set – Gladiator Series
I’ve mentioned Dalstrong before, I have a few pieces with some of their products and they’re some of my favourite knives out there. Notably they are some of the more expensive knives but on the flip side, not as expensive as some of the really expensive ones therefore a nice mid range product.
Over 75,000 professional chefs and home cooks alike trust the Dalstrong brand to serve their culinary needs.
All knives are triple riveted for high levels of durability, in fact no expense has been spared when it comes to ergonomic design.
The knife block is made from solid Acacia wood and is designed to be as space saving as possible. It even houses the honing steel sharpener.
Inside this set you’ll find:
9 inch Carving knife
9 inch Bread knife
8.5 inch Kiritsuke chef knife
8 inch Chef knife
7 inch Santoku knife
7 inch Nakiri knife
6 inch Boning knife
6.5 inch Utility knife
6 inch Serrated utility knife
5 inch Steak knives x 6
3.5 inch Paring knife
2.75 inch Birds beak paring knife
10 inch honing steel
Superb quality and incredible value for money over the long term
Large array of equipment to suit any kind of chef
A tad on the expensive side, not exactly a con if you have money to spare
Each edge is painstakingly hand sharpened to 16-18 degrees per side maintaining a strong balance between sharpness and giving maximum resilience.
For my last budget knife block sets offering I give to you a household name.
Morphy Richards Accents 5 Piece Knife Block Set
Morphy Richards is another company on the list that sells a wide variety of goods, they’ve branched out into the kitchen and have remained a staple diet of the UK’s consumer goods for a long while now.
Simple, stylish and effective is most likely what they are aiming for. Polished stainless steel construction means these knives are durable and ergonomically designed to fit into any home.
The block also come in a number of different colours to suit your home. They have red, translucent black, stainless steel, white and a wood effect block.
Lets check out the nitty gritty:
If you’re a smart cookie (and since you’re here i can bet you are) you’ll register the product online to receive 5 years warranty in total. You get one years guarantee as standard
Great colour selection of blocks to help fit in with your home lifestyle
All made from one piece of steel
Requires additional extras to keep them maintained to a high level
We’re nearing the end of the list now and with one final space for the high end brand knife block sets left I’ll make sure it’s a good one.
Wusthof Messerblock 6 Piece Knife Block Set
Wusthof is a powerhouse in the culinary world, they sell a single pair of scissors that costs double what one of the budget sets do. It’s safe to say they know their craft and their target audience well.
I bet you’re thinking “Wow, that is a sexy sexy knife block” and you’d be right to say that too. But at nearly £900 most people would rather spend the money on the latest smartphone than a set of perfectly constructed kitchen knives that will most likely last a lifetime.
Unfortunately i cant read German as the listing is in their native tongue. Not quite sure why it’s on an Amazon uk site but its there for you to look, but not touch.
Will last you and your children their lifetimes.
Will make people green with envy
The price tag
The listing is in German.
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