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Faraday's Kitchen Store - 12918 Shops Parkway, Suite 540, Austin, TX 78738 - Call Us 512-266-5666
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Kitchen Knives

The right Knife makes any task easier! There's nothing more vital than selecting the best knife for the job. Your first step is to identify the task you are trying to accomplish, and then choose the right blade. Some blades are suitable for a broad range of jobs while others are designed for more specific tasks. Depending on your hand size, a smaller blade or large one might be more to your liking. You don't want to be intimidated by the blade size. Feel the knife in your hand- the weight and balance should feel easy to wield in your hand. It used to be that all handles were the same, but now manufacturers are changing it up. The handle can determine your decision; find the one that feels the most comfortable to YOU.

There are two ways of manufacturing a knife: stamped or forged. A forged blade is a higher quality knife and normally has a raised bolster, which provides balance to a knife and also holds its edge longer. A stamped knife will generally be lighter, and does not have a raised bolster. We're now seeing some custom, handmade knives being made in the United States, but knives are primarily made in two regions: Europe and Japan. Each has a very different approach to making their blades. Japanese knives are a harder metal (more brittle, with a 60-61 rockwell) with a thinner blade for a more precise cut. They hold their edge longer but can be harder to sharpen; however, when it comes to vegetables you can produce a more perfect slice. German knives are a slightly softer metal (58-59 rockwell), have a thicker spine and are heavier, which provides additional blade strength when breaking down proteins (meats) with bones. Most high-quality blades today have 15% edge on each side while some of the less expensive knives carry a 20% bevel. Faraday's carries a "good, better, best" assortment of kitchen knives all at the best prices, with lots of options on sale.

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    Shun Classic 6" Chef Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $182.00
    Current price $144.95

    The Shun Classic 6 inch (15 cm) Chef's Knife is perfect for slicing, dicing, cutting and chopping small to medium-sized fruits, vegetables, and oth...

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    Shun Classic 6" Serrated Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $144.00
    Current price $114.95

    The Shun Classic 6 inch (15 cm) Serrated Utility Knife is ideal for use on tomatoes, salami, croissants and other small foods with hard crust or s...

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    Shun Classic 6" Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $138.00
    Current price $109.95

    Use this 6 inch (15cm) multipurpose Japanese Utility Knife for peeling, slicing or any job that requires precision or detailed cutting. While the b...

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    Shun Classic 6" U2 Gokujo Boning/Fillet Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $156.00
    Current price $124.95

    The Shun Classic 6 inch (15 cm) Gokujo Boning/Fillet Knife is ideal for separating cooked or uncooked meat from bone. While the blade is extremely ...

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    Shun Classic 6.5” Master Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $175.00
    Current price $139.99

    The versatile Shun Classic 6.5 inch Master Utility Knife combines the nimbleness of a utility knife with the do-it-all capabilities of a Chef's kni...

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    Shun Classic 7” Flexible Fillet Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $156.00
    Current price $124.95

    The Shun Classic 7 inch Flexible Fillet knife has the perfect blade for creating paper-thin fillets of fish for sushi, or shaving slices of beef or...

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    Shun Classic 7" Asian Cooks Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $188.00
    Current price $149.95

    In Japan, this knife style is known as a Gyuto and is the Japanese equivalent of the chef's knife. In other words, it's an all-purpose knife. It is...

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    Shun Classic 8" Offset Serrated Bread knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $194.00
    Current price $154.95

    The Shun Classic 8 inch (20 cm) Offset Serrated Bread Knife is ideal for cutting bread or any other food with a tough skin or crust. The unique sha...

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    Shun Classic 9" Bread Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $200.00
    Current price $159.95

    The Shun Classic 9 inch Bread Knife's long, gently serrated blade will cut easily through any bread. The wide serrations are not only razor-sharp...

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    Shun Classic 9" Hollow Ground Slicing Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $200.00
    Current price $159.95

    The Shun Classic 9 inch Hollow Ground Slicing Knife handles any kitchen slicing need from cakes and sandwiches to oranges and tomatoes, while the h...

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    Shun Classic 10" Chef Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $225.00
    Current price $179.95

    For those chefs and home cooks that prefer a longer blade, the Shun Classic 10 inch (25 cm) Chef's Knife is ideal for chopping, dicing, cutting and...

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    Shun Classic 6.5" Carving Fork

    KAI USA
    Original price $169.00
    Current price $134.99

    Gain control over meat and poultry with this beautiful carving fork. The Shun Classic 6.5 inch Carving Fork features sharp, pointed prongs that eas...

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    Shun Classic 9" Honing Steel

    KAI USA
    Original price $50.00
    Current price $39.95

    The Shun Classic 9 inch (24 cm) sharpening steel helps you keep knives in razor-sharp cutting condition. The durable, stain-resistant steel constr...

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    Shun Premier 7-Piece Knife Block Set

    KAI USA
    Original price $1,026.00
    Current price $739.95

    Keep all your essential kitchen knives secure and easily accessiblewith the Shun Premier 7-Piece Essential Block Set. Featuring an attractive bambo...

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    Shun Premier 6" Ultimate Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $200.00
    Current price $159.95

    The Shun Premier 6 inch Ultimate Utility Knife - part serrated utility knife, part spreader - slices tomatoes, makes sandwiches, and more! Definite...

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    Shun Premier 6" Serrated Tomato Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $182.00
    Current price $144.95

    The Shun Premier 6 inch (15 cm) Serrated Tomato Knife is ideal for slicing tomatoes, salami, croissants and other small foods with hard crust or sk...

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    Shun Premier 6.5" Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $175.00
    Current price $139.95

    The Shun Premier 6 inch Utility Knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a mu...

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    Shun Premier 8" Kiritsuke Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $256.00
    Current price $204.95

    The Shun Premier 8 inch Kiritsuke, known as a Master Chef's Knife in Japan, is ideal for slicing, chopping and portioning proteins. It also slices...

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    Shun Premier 9" Serrated Bread Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $250.00
    Current price $199.95

    The Shun Premier 9 inch Bread Knife's long, gently serrated blade will cut easily through any bread. The wide serrations are not only razor-sharp...

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    Shun Premier 9.5" Slicing Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $244.00
    Current price $194.95

    The Shun Premier 9.5 inch Slicing Knife handles any kitchen slicing need from cakes and sandwiches to oranges and tomatoes. While the blade is extr...

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    Shun Premier 10" Chef's Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $275.00
    Current price $219.95

    The Shun Premier 10 inch Chef's Knife is the choice for cooks who simply prefer a longer knife. The additional blade length gives you more cutting ...

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    Shun Premier 9" Honing Steel

    KAI USA
    Original price $75.00
    Current price $59.95

    The Shun Premier 9" (23 cm) honing steel is for maintaining the edge on all your straight-edged Premier knife blades. It features the same pakkawo...

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    Shun Premier Gray 4" Paring Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $163.00
    Current price $129.95

    A paring knife is vital for every cook. Use it against a cutting board or in your hand for peeling, trimming, or making decorative cuts. A paring k...

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    Shun Premier Gray 5.5" Nakiri Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $219.00
    Current price $174.95

    The nakiri is sure to attract your attention with its interesting blade shape. “Nakiri” is Japanese for “vegetable knife” and our beautiful, new Pr...

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    Premier Gray 6.5" Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $175.00
    Current price $139.95

    A utility knife is the third member of your must-have triad of kitchen knives. With its 6.5-inch blade, the Shun Premier Grey Utility Knife is betw...

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    Shun Premier Gray 7" Santoku Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $238.00
    Current price $189.95

    The Shun Premier Grey 7-in. Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife. This knife has many talents and easily handles all the basic kitch...

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    Shun Premier Gray 8" Chef Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $238.00
    Current price $189.95

    Your chef’s knife is the most-used knife in your kitchen, so it is important to find the right one. The right one is the one that feels good in you...

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    Shun Premier Gray 9" Bread Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $250.00
    Current price $199.95

    If you are baking a lot of bread these days—like so many of us are—you need a bread knife. May we suggest the Shun Premier Grey Bread Knife? It fea...

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    Shun Premium Kitchen Shears

    KAI USA
    Original price $100.00
    Current price $79.95

    Use these Shun Premium Kitchen Shears for shelling lobster, cutting poultry into pieces, flower stems, kitchen twine- you won't know how you got al...

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    Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Set

    KAI USA
    Original price $345.00
    Current price $249.95

    The Shun Kanso 3-Piece Starter Set includes three of the most vital pieces of kitchen cutlery. The set is built around the Shun Kanso 8-in. Chef's ...

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    Shun Kanso 3.5" Paring Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $88.00
    Current price $69.95

    The paring knife gets its name from its main function"”removing or "paring " away things like peels or pits from fruits and vegetables. The Shun Ka...

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    Shun Kanso 5" Asian Honesuki

    KAI USA
    Original price $125.00
    Current price $99.95

    The Shun Kanso 5" Asian Honesuki is a beautiful, Asian-style knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites. A knife of many ta...

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    Shun Kanso 6" Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $107.00
    Current price $84.95

    The Shun Kanso 6 inch Utility Knife is between a chef's knife and a paring knife, but its blade is narrower and straighter. It's perfect for a mult...

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    Shun Kanso 6.5" Hollow Ground Nakiri Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $150.00
    Current price $119.95

    Nakiris are double bevel knives designed specifically for working with vegetables, characterized by their flat profiles and squared off tips. The S...

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    Shun Kanso 7" Asian Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $182.00
    Current price $144.95

    The Shun Kanso 7 inch Asian Utility Knife is a beautiful multi-tasking blade. From its sharp tip, which can be used to peel ginger, to its long, st...

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    Shun Kanso 7" Hollow Ground Santoku Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $150.00
    Current price $119.95

    The Shun Kanso 7 inch Hollow-Ground Santoku is a beautiful, Asian-inspired chef's knife that many cooks today have added to their kitchen favorites...

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    Shun Kanso 8" Chef's Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $150.00
    Current price $119.95

    The Shun Kanso 8 inch Chef's Knife is ideal for a wide variety of cutting tasks. The length is perfect for preparing fruits, vegetables, proteins, ...

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    Shun Kanso 9" Combination Honing Steel

    KAI USA
    Original price $50.00
    Current price $39.95

    With each use of your knife, the razor-sharp edge naturally bends over just a tiny bit. The edge is still sharp, but the sharpest part isn't making...

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    Kai Pro Series 3.5" Paring Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $38.00
    Current price $19.95

    A paring knife is a go-to option for every cook. With its 3.5-in blade, the Kai PRO 3.5 inch Paring Knife is perfect for peeling, coring, and other...

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    Original price $38.00
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    Kai Pro Series 6" Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $44.00
    Current price $34.95

    When you're cutting food too big for a paring knife and too small for a chef's knife, the Kai PRO 6 inch Utility Knife is the best choice. This in-...

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    Kai Pro Series 6" Chef's Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $50.00
    Current price $39.95

    Like all chef's knife, the Kai PRO 6 inch Chef's Knife was made for a wide variety of cutting tasks. With its shorter blade, this knife is particul...

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    Kai Pro 6" Flex Fillet Knife w/ POM Handle

    KAI USA
    Original price $39.99
    Current price $24.95

    Easily slice through meat with the Kai Pro 6" Flex Fillet Knife. Providing incredibly lean, properly portioned cuts of fish and poultry, this fille...

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    Kai Pro 6.5" Master Utility Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $50.00
    Current price $39.95

    The Kai PRO Master Utility is an exclusive kitchen knife design that combines the nimbleness of a utility knife with the multifunction capabilities...

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    Kai Pro 6.5" Curved Boning/Fillet Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $49.99
    Current price $39.95

    Create the perfect filet and debone fish and meat with the Kai Pro 6.5-Inch Boning/Filet Knife. NSF-certified for use in professional kitchens prov...

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    Kai Pro Series 7" Santoku

    KAI USA
    Original price $63.00
    Current price $49.95

    A Santoku is an Asian-style, all-purpose blade that serves as an alternative to a chef's knife. If you're the type that prefers using a santoku, th...

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    Kai Pro 7" Cleaver

    KAI USA
    Original price $79.99
    Current price $59.95

    As you advance in your kitchen journey, you’ll eventually run into a bit of a head-scratcher. What do you do when you outgrow entry-level cutlery? ...

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    Kai Pro Series 8" Chef's Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $63.00
    Current price $49.95

    If you want a kitchen knife that does it all, then the Kai PRO 8-in. Chef's Knife should be an essential part of your collection. The all-purpose k...

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    Kai Pro Series 10" Chef's Knife

    KAI USA
    Original price $88.00
    Current price $69.95

    The Kai PRO 10 inch Chef's Knife is the choice for cooks who simply prefer a longer knife. The additional blade length gives you more cutting lever...

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