The Best Brands In Professional Butcher Knives

The Best Brands In Professional Butcher Knives

When shopping for butcher knives for your restaurant or hospitality business, the first thing you’ll notice is the wide selection available. A good catering supply retailer will often have hundreds of different butchers knives available from half a dozen cutlers or more.

Now, obviously the most important factor you’ll want to consider when making your selection is the price. It usually makes little sense to spend a hundred dollars or more per butcher knife in a high-volume kitchen where your cutlery will inevitably need replacing. At the same time, cheap knives can also end up costing you more if you have to keep replacing them over and over again.

This is why when buying butcher’s knives, it’s a much more reasonable to consider value: how much do you actually get for the money you’re spending. It’s here that you’ll often run into your biggest problem. How do you know which butcher knife offers the best value.

As with most kitchen equipment, the rule of thumb to determine quality in a butcher knife is by considering the reputation associated with the brand name. There’s a reason why popular knife makers remain popular and it has everything to do with the quality.

If you’ve been in the business a long time, chances are you already have a favourite knife brand. But if you’re new to the scene, you’re going to want to be at least a little familiar with your options. To help you out, here’s a brief overview of our favourite cutlers and what they have to offer.


Butcher knives from Victorinox (the famous name in Swiss army knives) have been popular for years. They are known for offering great values in both forged and stamped steel, equipped you’re your choice of traditional rosewood, heat-proof Fibrox, and antimicrobial Microban handles.


Made by Wenger (the other name in Swiss army knives) Swibo offers a highly-specialised line of essential but affordable butchers knives. The formula they use is simple, effective and proven: high-carbon stainless steel blades with impermeable, ergonomic, nonslip injection-moulded handles – in the Swibo signature bright yellow colour.


Although F.Dick makes the highest quality German knives, in professional circles their known for their specialty boning knives and their stress-free handle designs. In addition to a full compliment of handle options (from antibacterial to wooden) they offer the widest selection of colours to help prevent cross-contamination.


Dexter-Russell is the American standard in professional kitchen knives. Whether you’re looking for a traditional wood-handled feel, the ultimate in ergonomics, or the most sanitary options you can find, Dexter-Russel makes a butcher knife for you.


For more than 100 years, the cutlers at Frosts have been brining the best of Swedish ingenuity to professional the butcher’s knife. In addition to both traditional and modern knife designs, they also offer one of the most comprehensive collections of professional fish knives.

Leetham Steels

Although pricey, a Leetham steel can last for decades. Their high-density superior construction is without par for honing the edge on any blade and coaxes greater use and longer life out of whatever butcher knife you buy.