Updated on 16 October, 2021
What makes a knife set worth having and what makes a knife set worth buying is almost as much a matter of personal opinion as it is of actual monetary value. Everyone has their own personal definition of a high-end, exclusive knife set. Some people might consider themselves to be very high profile, while others may not care one way or another what the word "exotic" has to do with their knife collection. I personally prefer high-end, exclusive knife sets, whatever that means to me.
The price ranges of the high-end knife sets highlighted in the article ranges from just over one hundred dollars to well over one thousand dollars. Because of variation in the type of materials used, as well as the style and markings on the knives, there can be some very inexpensive piece sets within that price range. Of course the word "exotic" is subjective, but usually $ 500 seemed to be an appropriate starting point for what I would consider a high end.
Just as with anything else, you want to make sure the warranty is long enough. Most high-end knife sets come with a three-year warranty and some even four years. However, some manufacturers only offer a two-year warranty. It all really depends on the reputation of the brand as well as the condition of the product. You want to check the price and then again read reviews to make sure you're buying a product of good quality.
Shipping costs can add up quickly, so do your homework. Some high-end sets include their own padded storage bags. Others will provide a luggage handle with wheels for easy shipping. Read reviews of the brand or model you're interested in very carefully, as you don't want to end up with a setup that doesn't work for you. My personal recommendation is that you purchase your cutlery from a manufacturer you trust, like Wagner or Schrade.
You know what's best for your cooking needs, whether it's a steak knife, filet knife, paring knife, or santoku knife. In my opinion, if you are serious about your kitchen cutlery set, buy a good steak knife that uses a solid steel blade. Steels differ in heat conductivity and you'll get more durability if you buy higher-grade steel. Another great thing about these steak knives is that they come in multiple colors, which is perfect for any cook. My personal recommendation would be a Santoku chef knife.
When shopping for a new kitchen cutlery set, there are several important features to look for. First, is the overall length (LH) and width (WH). The overall length should be at least twice the length of the blade. Second, is the overall length ( LH) and width (WH). The overall length and width are calculated with the blade at the center of the handle.