They are the primary tools of every kitchen, and have the same exalted status here at Cooks. Whether slicing, dicing, carving, chopping, peeling, coring, or smashing, a knife should feel like a natural extension of your hand.

The majority of modern knife manufacturers borrow their core design influence from tried-and-true French culinary techniques. But while the French started the fire, the Germans tamed it, having improved upon the heft and arc of the knife blade.

In recent years, we have witnessed a rising from the East. Japanese steel incorporates exotic materials to forge a thinner, harder blade that’s capable of holding a razor-edge. Japanese cutlery reinforces the notion of technique over brawn.

They might not be glamorous, but cutting boards are an integral part of every kitchen. Cooks has all the bases covered, with products that hold up under the wear and tear of daily use, are soft enough to preserve the edge of the knife, and have a surface that’s easy to clean. You won’t find glass or Corian boards at Cooks, because while they’re sturdy and clean easily, they are hard on cutlery and dull knives.


The Wusthof family has manufactured knives for more than 190 years in Solingen, Germany. These wonderful tools are made today with a distinctive combination of old-world craftsmanship and modern efficiency. knife? Why indeed, how many knife manufacturers can say their family has been manufacturing knives for 190 years? These wonderful knives are still made in Solingen, Germany using old world craftsmanship with modern efficiency. They really cut the mustard—and then some—with with their balanced heft, single-piece forged construction, high-carbon, and stain- resistant material.

Features and Benefits:

  • All knives are guaranteed for life.
  • Full tang prevents breakage between blade and handle
  • Ergonomic handles prevent fatigue
  • Bolsters provide balance, control and heft
  • Some manufacturing steps are still done by hand with care and precision
  • Razor sharp edge easy to maintain


The Sabatier brand was born in French neighborhood of Thiers at the beginning of the 19th century. To this day, Sabatier values tradition, precision, quality, elegance and efficiency, and uses traditional craftsmanship methods to create its classic cutlery. Sabatier’s signature piece is a professional knife for cooks and butchers in the traditional Sabatier shape. The ergonomic handle, light weight and perfect balance between blade and handle have made this the essential cook’s knife.

Features and Benefits:

  • Cutting capability better than stainless steel
  • Must be hand washed, may discolor, but is part of the appeal of carbon steel
  • May be greased to avoid rust
  • Forged high-carbon steel blade holds an ultra-sharp edge

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Kuhn Rikon has created high-quality pressure cookers and kitchen tools for more than 80 years. The company started in 1926 when Heinrich Kuhn purchased a copper and steel cookware factory in Rikon, Switzerland. With a blend of old-world craftsmanship, innovative technology and sleek design, they continue to make life better by providing unique, quality products for the kitchen.

Features and Benefits:

  • Unique forged knives with silicone coating
  • Less drag when cutting veggies with a high moisture content
  • Easy to clean
  • Colorful and fun, yet functional
  • Protective sheath included-good for picnics, boats or cabins

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As Totally Bamboo puts it: “Do the world a favor. Do bamboo.” Bamboo holds the promise of a sustainable, cost effective and ecologically responsible alternative to the widespread cutting of our old growth forests. With more than 230 products in their lineup, Totally Bamboo is the industry pioneer of beautiful, highly functional bamboo cutting boards and kitchen accessories.

Features and Benefits:

  • 50 percent harder than maple
  • Functional and strong, yet attractive
  • Has natural anti bacterial element
  • Easy to clean and maintain


What do chefs and skaters have in common? More than you’d think! Both use a hard durable Richlite surface to get the job done. Epicurean Cutting Surfaces was established in order to re-use the waste from skateboard ramp production. The cutting boards have evolved to become the elite line of professional grade tools in kitchens all over the United States.

Features and Benefits:

  • National Sanitary Foundation approved
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Non-porous surface inhibits bacteria growth
  • Will not dull knives
  • Resist staining and heat resistant up to 350 degrees
  • Made from renewable and natural material