There are many variants of knives available in the market as per your cutting requirements. Santoku knife and Chef knife are the most famous variant. Both knives are used for different cutting requirements such as meat chopping, slicing, etc.

In this article, we will discuss the common difference between the Santoku knife and the Chef knife.

Santoku knife and the Chef knife

Santoku vs Chef knife

Santoku Knife Chef Knife
Santoku knives have a straight edge with a narrow sheep’s foot blade. Chef knives have a curved edge and long blade that helps chop and slice the meat.
Santoku knives have a shorter blade about 6 inches long. Chef knives have a long blade about 8 inches to 14 inches.
Santoku knives are originated in Japan. Chef knives are originated in Germany and France.
Santoku knives have a thinner blade that allows for more refined slicing. Chef knives have long and broad blades that curve upwards to form a tip.
Santoku knife is lighter to hold and you can carry it in your pocket. Chef knife is heavier to hold and not easy to carry.
Santoku knife usually does not have a bolster. Chef knife always has a bolster.

Santoku vs Chef knife

Our best picks for Santoku knife are following:

  1. Santoku Knife - imarku 7 inch Kitchen Knife
  2. HENCKELS Classic Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
  3. Babish 6.5 German Steel Cutlery, Santoku Knife
  4. DALSTRONG Santoku Knife - Mini - 5' - Gladiator Series
  5. MOSFiATA 7' Santoku Knife Chef Cutting Knife

Our best picks for Chef knife are following:

  1. imarku Chef Knife - Pro Kitchen Knife 8 Inch
  2. Chef Knife - PAUDIN N1 8 inch Kitchen Knife
  3. MOSFiATA 8' Super Sharp Professional Chef's Knife
  4. Mercer Culinary M20606 Genesis 6-Inch Chef's Knife
  5. Pro Chef Knife 8 Inch, Japanese AUS-10V Super Stainless Steel