Buying Knives Online: 6 Important Things To Consider


In the last 1 and half years, the pandemic changed the dynamics of our shopping and everyone shifted to online shopping instead of traditional shopping, that includes buying knives online too. It does not matter if you like online shopping or not; you don’t have any other choice. 

But there are some things that everyone should consider before buying anything online. I am a home chef, and I recently purchased many knives online, so I think I am a good person to tell you what you should consider while shopping for your knife.

1. Brand/Website

When shopping online, the seller matters a lot because you are not checking the knife physically and trust the seller. So, whenever you are buying knives online, make sure to read the knife’s description, and until you are not fully satisfied, don’t order the knife. 

Make sure you buy from the original brand’s website or some authorized sellers on Amazon, eBay, or Walmart that have some good reviews. This way, there are low chances of any kind of scam. 

2. Material

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The material is the second most important thing in the knife. Many kinds of steel are used to make knives. The two very common are stainless steel and high carbon steel. Both are very good for knives. 

If you are someone like me who does not know the technical things and the formation of the steel, then you have to do some research. I have spent a lot of time and gone through many websites to find the 1095 CRO-Van Steel and 3cr13 Steel. 

But I got my answers on the foster knives. There is a very detailed review about these steel and many others, so whenever I have to find something, I prefer this site instead of randomly surfing and wasting my time. 

3. Ergonomic Handle

Another factor to consider while buying knives online is the handle. The ergonomic handle allows you to hold the knife comfortably and reduces the chances of fatigue in your hands. Some people throw a lot of parties and have to cook a lot of food so, working for a long time with the knife can cause fatigue and pain in your hands, but the ergonomic handle will reduce the chances of fatigue. 

So, make sure when you are looking for the knife online that you look at the material and shape of the knife’s handle whether it will be comfortable to hold for a long time or not?

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4. Weight

The knife’s weight is also a very important thing to consider before buying knives online because if the weight of the knife is heavy, it would be very hard to hold the knife and then cut the veggies and meat on the other side. The light weighted knives make your work easy. 

Most of the brands know this, so they are making lightweight knives to hold them very easily and cut fruits and veggies. 

5. Durability

This is the extended part of the material because the durability of the knife lies in the material. If the knife’s material is good, then the blade would be very durable, and the blade needs to be durable because in the kitchen, you have to cut the hard fruits like pineapple and many kinds of meat, so, if the knife is not durable, the blade will chip or break. 

6. Size

The size of the knife is also very important; if you are a home cook, you might prefer the Eight inches knife because it is the most versatile and popular knife in the market. But if you are looking for a paring knife, you should go for the six-inch knife because that would be best for you. 

But if you have to cut the things of bigger volume or the slicing things, you have to go with the 10 inches knife; it would do your work perfectly.

While it’s easy to be fooled by online pictures while buying knives online, usually in the description section you will find more details about the product including the size.

Conclusion

These are some things that you should consider before buying knives online. When you are buying online, you are reading the description and return policy of the seller very carefully because sometimes you might get the wrong item, but the return policy will save you bucks. 

Some good brands provide customers with a warranty and 30 days money-back guarantee, so go for them because they give you a trust that if you don’t like the product, you can return it and take your money back. 

Last update on 2022-09-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Ahmed

I’m Ahmed, the guy behind Knifepulse.com. I’ve owned several types of knives and sharpeners over the last few years and have become obsessed with everything to do with knives. I’m always trying to improve my cleaning and sharpening process, and always on the hunt for the next best knife. But when I’m not spending time with my hobby, I’m here, writing about Knives and Sharpeners on KnifePulse to share with you what I learn along the way.

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