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Carving Knives

Carving KnivesMany prep knives don’t have to look great since they’ll never leave the kitchen. Carving knives are different, since many chefs do enjoy carving and serving at the dinner table. A good carving set also needs to look the part, elegant as well as efficient.

For carving at the table a long slender knife blade and a matching long-tined fork are the best choice. Top manufacturers offer carving sets in many styles, some of which are certain to match any dinner theme. Older classic styles have their own charm whether or not they match the steak knives and tableware precisely.

One of the primary choices in carving sets today is the style of cutting edge. Serrated knives remain serviceable longer than plain edged knives in average grades of high carbon stainless steel. The cutting action of the serrated blade won’t be quite so smooth as a good plain edged knife and will eventually dull. Most plain edged knives are easily restored with a honing steel and don’t require service by the factory when the edge wears. Top quality modern steel holds an edge far longer than standard quality blades of either type. Blades ground in the Asian style, with narrower bevels and harder steel, require more care and special sharpening equipment for edge maintenance, but outperform the old Western designs in many ways, gliding through the cut without distorting the food.

Some of Our Favorites

To experience the best of the high performance blades, try our choice for the best carving knife from Shun in VG-10 stainless steel.

For classic Old World style and quality you can’t go wrong with the Henckels Twin Pro S Carving Set.

Slightly smaller than the Henckels set, the Wusthof Classic Carving Set offers similar high quality at a reduced cost.

See All of Our Carving Knife Reviews Below


Mundial Olivier Anquier Carving Knife & Fork Set

Presentation Cutlery, Forged w/ Exotic Ironwood Handle

Mundial Olivier Anquier Carving Knife & Fork Set | Presentation Cutlery, Forged w/ Exotic Ironwood Handle

Carving sets may see more use in the kitchen, but where they make the most impact is the dining table. On holidays, carving the roast or the turkey is a ritual worthy of tools that impress as well as work properly. You could choose a stamped steel carving set ...





Mundial Slicing Knife for Meat Roast Carving

Full Tang w/ Antibacterial Handle, 10 Inch 5627-10

Mundial Slicing Knife for Meat Roast Carving | Full Tang w/ Antibacterial Handle, 10 Inch 5627-10

Mundial's 10-inch Roast Slicing Knife from the professional quality 5600 series brings practical restaurant cutlery to the home kitchen. This Brazilian-made high carbon stainless steel full tang knife offers performance similar to Forschner/Victorinox and at a budget price.

The roast slicing knife's 10-inch blade, stamped from cold rolled stainless steel, ...





Wusthof Meat Carving Knife & Fork Box Set

Forged Culinar Satin Finish 2 Piece

Wusthof Meat Carving Knife & Fork Box Set | Forged Culinar Satin Finish 2 Piece

Wusthof's Culinar Carving Set brings beauty as well as function to the dining table and is rugged enough for work in the kitchen as well. This all-stainless-steel carving set replaces wood or polymer components with satin-finished metal for a look that won't fade.

The six-inch fork and eight-inch knife ...





Henckels Professional Kitchen Slicing Knife

Meat Carving Scalloped Hollow Edge

Henckels Professional Kitchen Slicing Knife | Meat Carving Scalloped Hollow Edge

The Henckels Professional "S" Hollow Edge Eight Inch Slicing knife is the blade to use when carving medium roasts, turkey, or hams. Thinner and narrower than the Henckels eight-inch chef's knife, the slicing knife glides through meat with a scalloped cutting edge that works even better than a serrated blade. The ...





Wusthof Meat Carving Knife, Solingen Chrome Steel

Full Tang Gourmet 8 Inch

Wusthof Meat Carving Knife, Solingen Chrome Steel | Full Tang Gourmet 8 Inch

The eight-inch Gourmet Carving Knife from Wusthof of Solingen, Germany, slices even large cuts of meat and poultry with precision. Laser-cut steel offers both economy and consistent value in this very modern series from a trusted German company.

What used to be considered stamped and cheap has become one of the ...





Shun Carving Knife & Meat Fork Serving Set, Damascus Steel

Classic 2 Piece in Gift Box

Shun Carving Knife & Meat Fork Serving Set, Damascus Steel | Classic 2 Piece in Gift Box

Shun Cutlery's Classic Carving Set brings that company's famous VG-10 Damascus style stainless steel to the dinner service. The look is the same as that of Shun's other chef's knives, with an elegant and simple ebony-style pakkawood handle and a forged stainless steel blade.

Both knife and fork provide ...





Hamilton Beach Electric Serrated Knife Carve ‘n Set

Meat Carving Fork White 74250

Hamilton Beach Electric Serrated Knife Carve ‘n Set | Meat Carving Fork White 74250

Hamilton Beach's Carve 'n Set Electric Knife makes carving cooked meats and bread easy. You even get a carving fork and storage case to go along with this handy tool. Plug the cord into the wall outlet, squeeze the trigger switch, and twin reciprocating blades with durable serrated edges shear ...





Wusthof Classic Meat Serving Fork

7 Inch Straight Forged Stainless Steel Tines

Wusthof Classic Meat Serving Fork | 7 Inch Straight Forged Stainless Steel Tines

Wusthof's seven-inch Classic Straight Meat Fork lacks the problems you'll remember if you've used cheap carving forks. These long seven-inch tines of sharp forged high carbon stainless steel pierce even thick roasts and holiday turkeys without bending. The Wusthof Classic fork guides any good carving knife accurately for perfect ...





Wusthof Classic Forged Carving Knife & Fork Set

Comes with Presentation Gift Box

Wusthof Classic Forged Carving Knife & Fork Set | Comes with Presentation Gift Box

The six-inch carving fork and eight-inch carving knife in the Wusthof Classic Carving Set bring hand forged quality and strength to the dinner service. This elegant pair has a rugged build that serves equally well in the kitchen. As much care went into the production of this tempered high ...





Henckels Twin Pro S Carving Knife & Fork Set

Friodur Ice Hardened Cutlery

Henckels Twin Pro S Carving Knife & Fork Set | Friodur Ice Hardened Cutlery

Built with one of J.A. Henckels' best manufacturing processes this Twin Pro-S two piece Carving Set won't disappoint. An eight-inch carving knife and matching seven-inch carving fork handle even large roasts and poultry with efficiency and grace. The construction is ergonomically correct, and the appearance matches the look of ...





Sabatier Laguiole Carving Fork & Knife

Stainless Steel Serving Set | French Cutlery

Sabatier Laguiole Carving Fork & Knife | Stainless Steel Serving Set | French Cutlery

Laguiole knives forged in the small town of Laguiole, France, sport a trademark brass bee at the junction of blade and handle and have a fine reputation as quality cutlery based on a old locally developed workman's design. The Sabatier Laguiole knives in this set aren't those knives. Laguiole ...





Henckels International Classic Carving Knife Set

Stainless Steel Forged 2 Piece

Henckels International Classic Carving Knife Set | Stainless Steel Forged 2 Piece

The Henckels Classic series still uses the steel alloy developed by J. A. Henckels for its distinctive high performance cutlery. This unique blend of carbon, chromium and other trace elements creates the backbone of this drop forged carving set. A slim carving knife with an eight-inch blade backed up by a stout six-inch ...





Best Carving Knife

Shun Damascus VG-10 Stainless Steel 8 Inch

Best Carving Knife | Shun Damascus VG-10 Stainless Steel 8 Inch

In my experience, I've found little use for the traditional "carving knife". In my view it's a specialty knife. I generally prefer to use knives which are a bit more utilitarian.

Traditionally, the carving knife is most often seen around the holidays when turkeys, hams, and roasts grace most tables, and is ...





Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit

Electric Knife | Tool and 10 Templates

Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit | Electric Knife | Tool and 10 Templates

Whenever I get a pumpkin carving kit, it's always one of those mega-store cheap sets with the flimsy little saw knives that end up bending or breaking after I carve out my first ghost.

I had no idea about the Dremel carver last year though, and wish I had. This is ...





Pumpkin Carving Tools

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Kit | Decorating Set

Pumpkin Carving Tools | Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Kit | Decorating Set

It's October, and that can only mean one thing... Pumpkin Carving!!

And remember how you got shown up at least year's carving competition? Well, let's not let that happen again, shall we?

With the LamsonSharp Heirloom Pumpkin Carving Set, you will be a forced to be reckoned with. The "Heirloom" in the title means ...





Wusthof Gourmet 10 Piece BBQ Set

Steak Knives and Carving Knife

Wusthof Gourmet 10 Piece BBQ Set | Steak Knives and Carving Knife

They call this thing a barbecue set, but shouldn't a barbecue set have a spatula, wire brush, and tongs?

Whatever they call it, it's pretty darn nice. That gorgeous storage box is made of walnut, with walnut inserts for storing your knives.

These high-carbon stainless steel knives are from Wusthof's Gourmet ...





Fruit and Vegetable Carving Tool Set

Watermelon, Curled Tomato etc. | F. Dick and Co.

Fruit and Vegetable Carving Tool Set | Watermelon, Curled Tomato etc. | F. Dick and Co.

Want to create some of those cute tomato flowers to go alongside your buffet? Or maybe a watermelon basket to hold a fruit salad?

F. Dick is the most well-known maker of fruit and vegetable carving tools. Pictured at right is their deluxe, twenty-two piece set that includes a wide ...





Best Electric Knife: Cuisinart CEK-40 Set

Carving and Bread Blades

Best Electric Knife: Cuisinart CEK-40 Set | Carving and Bread Blades

Cuisinart, a pretty common name in kitchen appliances, makes this version of an electric knife that's actually two knives in one.

The blades are interchangeable. This set comes with a bread knife and a carving blade, both of which are made from high quality stainless steel.

Its handle is ergonomically designed and "southpaw ...





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