Knives & Chopping Boards

A cook without a sharp, reliable knife is like fish without chips—incomplete. Equally important is the board; it needs to be tough enough to absorb all the shocks from a blade. Find the ones that turn food prep from tedious to relaxing.
 
Kai Shun Nagare Chefs Knife available at Borough Kitchen
 

Chef's Knives & Santokus

 
This is the most essential, multi-purpose knife in a cook’s arsenal (and its Japanese counterpart, which allows for more precise cuts). They can chop, slice, dice, and mince.
Kitchen Knife Sets available at Borough Kitchen

 

Knife Sets

 

From starter sets (chef, carving, and paring knives) to 10-piece workhorses, find the team that works best for your cooking habits and kitchen counter space.

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Utility Knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Utility Knives

A utility knife is perfect for avocados, lemons, and chicken parts—stuff for which a chef’s knife might feel too clumsy, a paring knife too small.

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Wusthof Classic Ikon Bread Knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Bread Knives

A long knife with a serrated edge, a bread knife is for foods with tough exteriors and soft-interiors—like bread! And to keep it at optimum sharpness, it's best not to use them for anything else.

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Kai Shun Classic Paring Knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Paring Knives

A small, manoeuvreable knife perfect for peeling and cutting small fruits and vegetables, as well as detail work (deseeding chillies, deveining shrimp, hulling strawberries).

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Laguiole Steak Knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Steak Knives

Why should restaurants have all the fun? Steak knives, whether serrated or straight, make cutting meat at the table easy, not embarrassing.

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Kai Shun Classic Fish Filletting Knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Fish & Seafood Knives

More flexible than boning knives, with a super-sharp point for precision, these knives are made to remove the thin bones and delicate skin of seafood.

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Kai Shun Carving Knives & Forks available at Borough Kitchen

 

Carving & Slicing Knives

Meant to slice cooked meat, carving and slicing knives (interchangeably used) are meant to be longer than the slice of meat it cuts, with sharp points that can manoeuvre around joints.

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Chopping & Cutting Boards

Chopping boards aren’t just surfaces; they should be able to withstand the pressure of knife blades, keeping them sharper for longer.

Epicurean Cutting Boards available at Borough Kitchen

 

Chopping & Cutting Boards

Since you’ll use them pretty much every time you cook, your chopping boards should be easy to use, not unwieldy. Our boards won't suffer from deep knife cuts that allow bacteria to flourish.

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Carving & Chopping Boards available at Borough Kitchen

Carving Boards

These large boards come out during the big feasts, or every time you need to cut food that will release a lot of juice—since their key feature is deep grooves along the edges that A) prevent spillage and B) save the best part of your gravy.

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Cheeseboards available at Borough Kitchen

 

Cheese Boards

The key to a good cheese board is picking a material that does not absorb the aromas or residue of cheese—non-porous wood, like olive wood or birch. Since it starts the party, it should look nice, too!

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Knife Sharpening & Storage

Sharper knives mean safer and more effective knives, so they are worth nurturing and storing well.

Knife Sharpeners, Whetstones and Sharpening Steel available at Borough Kitchen

 

Knife Sharpening

Whetstones are a knife’s best friend, but pull-through sharpeners and honing steels might suit your habits better.

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Knife Racks, Knife Blocks and Knife Storage available at Borough Kitchen

 

Knife Racks & Stands

Don’t stuff your top-tier knives in a drawer where they might bite you—keep them within reach near the counter for ease and style.

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Leather and Nylon Knife Rolls available at Borough Kitchen

 

Knife Rolls & Bags

Whether you need to transport knives or keep them safe from kids (or dishwasher addicts), these containers provide perfect blade cushions.

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Top Brands for Knives & Boards

We've built strong relationships with these brands because, after several rounds of testing, we know they are of the highest calibre.

Kai Japanese knives available at Borough Kitchen

 

Kai

A Japanese brand with legions of fans worldwide, Kai knives are known for functionality, sharpness, and precision.

 

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Blenheim Forge carbon-steel knives available at Borough Kitchen

Blenheim Forge

Japanese-style carbon-steel blades made in Peckham, these are the knives London’s top chefs rave about.

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Wusthof knives available at Borough Kitchen

Wusthof

Family-owned German company that prioritises comfort and makes a wide selection of European knives.


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Laguiole knives available at Borough Kitchen

Laguiole

French brand from the eponymous region, specialising in small knives to use at the table. Their iconic bee logo is widely recognised.

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Epicurean Cutting Boards available at Borough Kitchen

Epicurean

USA-based company specialising in eco-friendly wood fibre boards, designed for heavy use and easy cleanup.

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Borough Kitchen Boards available at Borough Kitchen

Borough Kitchen

Our exclusive, elegant cutting and carving boards are made to work hard in the kitchen and look nice at the table.

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Noyer Walnut boards available at Borough Kitchen

Noyer

Copenhagen-based artisans that emphasise the rustic quality of walnut with asymmetrical boards.

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Witloft leather knife rolls available at Borough Kitchen

Witloft

Dutch leather designers specialising in breathable, heat-resistant aprons and kitchen accessories.

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