A Modern Twist on Knife Blocks
Nowadays, see-through looking knife stands are getting more popular. It is certainly true that it looks better on the counter than a normal wooden block. Even though it is nice to look at, the price is a budget killer to those who are not looking to spend a large amount of money. Based on many amazing reviews, two kitchen knife sets stood out the most. Not only did they have amazing blocks to put on display, these set also had some of the best kitchen knife in my opinion.
Both knife set comes with a 3 1/2″ Paring Knife, 5” Utility Knife, 8” Chef Knife and an 8” Bread Knife. The only difference is that the Mercer Culinary Renaissance 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set comes with a 6” Boning Knife and a tempered glass block while the Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel 6 Piece Knives Set comes with an 8” Carving Knife and a Acrylic Stand.
Mercer Culinary Renaissance 6-Piece Forged Knife Block Set
As these knives are made out of special German high carbon cutlery steel, they resist corrosion and does not discolour. The knives are a full tang which is why it gives out a perfect balance to the user. The handles are made out of rubber which is very comfortable if you’re cutting for longer periods. In addition to that, the edge of the knives have been taper-ground. This gives out excellent results, a razor-sharp edge and also allows you to easily hone the knives at the end of the day.
Utopia Kitchen Stainless Steel 6 Piece Knives Set
The material of the blade is a 420 grade stainless steel which is very durable. As the knife comes in one-piece, the handles are securely attached to the blade. Due to the high quality of stainless steel, it gives out clean and precise cuts. The handle is also very easy to hold even if you have small hands.
Between these two exceptional knife sets, the Mercer is certainly way more pricier than the Utopia but it doesn’t really matter which set you choose as both of them are amazing.