8″ Premier Forged Chef’s Knife


(32 customer reviews)


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Made from the very best German Steel, our full-tang Premier Forged blades are polished and sharpened in our Massachusetts facilities. Handles of exotic imported hardwoods and acrylics are assembled to the blades with triple rivets and then the knives are processed and sharpened to perfection.

The Chef’s Knife is the workhorse of the kitchen. Its broad blade dices, slices, and chops fruits, vegetables, and meats while lifting knuckles up from the cutting board.

The 8″ blade is the definitive chef’s knife size; an incredibly popular choice for chefs and home cooks across the globe.


  • Signature Craftsmanship. Meticulously formed in our Massachusetts facilities, each of our knives is finished to perfection using state-of-the-art technology coupled with hand finishing as well as proprietary polishing and sharpening processes. You will never find a better Forged knife anywhere.
  • Unmatched Blade Quality. Blades are precision-forged from the finest high-carbon Grade 4116 stainless steel from Solingen, Germany, using the traditional hot-drop method. Blades are then tempered and ice-hardened to a perfect 58 on the Rockwell Hardness Scale.. This results in a hard, wickedly sharp blade that retains an edge for longer and is both highly corrosion-resistant and elastic.
  • Gorgeous & Ergonomic Handles. Knives come with a choice of 5 sleek and sturdy handles of either Tough Acrylic (Fire Series & ICE Series), Striated Wood (SIERRA), Infused Walnut, or incredibly strong G-10 (Midnight Series).
  • Superior Handling & Cutting Performance. Full tang blades with triple-riveted handles ensure ideal balance and weight. Our combination machine and hand-sharpening processes ensures a consistently sharp and durable edge.
  • Lifetime Warranty. Every Lamson product comes with a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects
  • Guaranteed reliability. Our Sharp for Life™ program supplies a lifetime of complimentary professional sharpening on every knife we make.

Lamson knives are not dishwasher safe. See Lamson Product Care for more information.

Description : Forged 8″ Chef Knife
Blade Material : 4116 Hi-Carbon S/S
Handle Material : Acrylic, G-10, Striated Wood or Walnut
Handle Color : Marbled Red/Orange, Black, Grey/White or Walnut
Blade Type : Flat Grind
Edge Type : Fine Edge
Rivet Type : Nickel Silver
Blade length (in.) : 8
Blade Width (in.) : 1.75
Overall Length (in.) : 13
Overall Width (in.) : 2
Overall Height (in.) : 0.75
Item Weight (lbs.) : 0.55
Pkg Length (in) : 15.5
Pkg Width (in) : 3.25
Pkg Height (in) : 0.875
Pkg weight (lbs.) : 0.85
Package Type : Box
Country of Origin : USA
Warranty : LIFETIME

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32 reviews for 8″ Premier Forged Chef’s Knife

  1. Fred C. (verified owner)

    Extremely sharp out of the box. Good weight. Well balanced.

  2. Jeffrey M. (verified owner)

    My knife is close to perfection. It came expertly sharpened. It’s obvious that the blade is made of the highest quality steel, and the balance of the weight makes the knife super-easy to use, it feels natural in your hand. You feel like you have a tool forged by an expert blacksmith back in the old west. Highly recommend Lamson, and I’ll be buying more knives and tools from this company.

  3. Bruce B. (verified owner)

    I have owned a Lamson 8″ Premier chef’s knife for 3 years and love it enough that I bought another one as a Christmas gift for a good friend who needed a cutlery upgrade.

  4. Roger W. (verified owner)

    I’ve owned some very nice chef’s knifes including Shun and Made In but this knife is an entire step above any I’ve ever used. Not only is it stunning to look at with the Fire handle but the balance and weight are about as perfect as it gets. And man is it sharp! This knife is going to be my last. Don’t hesitate to purchase this blade!!!

  5. Suzanne C. (verified owner)

    It was a gift for my husband and he is very pleased. Fits his hand good which gives him good control.

  6. Robert B. (verified owner)


  7. Jeffrey N. (verified owner)

    The fit and finish on this knife are perfect. We got the black G-10 handles. They look amazing and there is just the right amount of texture. The blade came perfectly sharp. My wife tried it on a navel orange and just pushed it through the thing with very little pressure. I got this for a good price directly from Lamson and couldn’t be happier with the purchase.

  8. Bruce S. (verified owner)

    This is another piece of the block I’m building. So far, I’ve been delighted with every knife, I’ve ordered. Sharp as a razor, easy to clean and maintain. With proper care, these will maintain their condition, for generations of my family.

  9. Phillip S. (verified owner)

    As the title says, I’m very pleased with this knife. Out of the box, I was cutting paper-thin tomato slices. The fit and finish are superb and after a lot of use, just a few passes on the steel brought the edge right back. I’m very happy to buy a high quality American made product.

  10. Evan W. (verified owner)

    Looks great and has a perfect weight

  11. Sebastian F. (verified owner)

    A pleasure to use.

  12. Alex I. (verified owner)

    Great weight, super sharp. This knife does the cutting for me and looks amazing. Love the quality

  13. Greg Coccoluto (verified owner)

    I worked in kitchens all through my teens and 20s, so am familiar with a quality chef knife when I use one. This is as nice as any knife I’ve had the pleasure to use, top quality, beautifully finished knife. I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional quality knife and would put it up against any of the big German knife makers of similar design. If your looking for the best in class, this is it.

  14. Dolores H. (verified owner)

    My son is really into cooking and put this knife on his Christmas list. But, it sold out and we had to wait a bit to receive it. It was so worth the wait. My son loves it and within minutes began using it. He allowed me to use it briefly and I was really impressed with the quality of the knife construction, the beautiful handle and the overall feel of it. Looking forward to owning more Lamson Products. Thank you!

  15. Brian F. (verified owner)

    This is a great knife, I am very happy with the purchase. I was looking into buying a matching Santoku knife but currently the Fire handle is not offered.

  16. Joshua M. (verified owner)

    Beautifully made knife, with excellent weight and balance. A pleasure to work with.

  17. Luanne P. (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this knife. I bought one exactly like it 6 months ago, and I decided it might be handy to have another when this one is in the dishwasher. I would never again buy from any other manufacturer than Lamson. I favor the red handles.

  18. Spencer B. (verified owner)

    This is the first knife that I have purchased and it is really nice. The weight is good and it is easy to sharpen. Kitchen work horse!

  19. William M. (verified owner)

    Could not be better. I wish I would of found it earlier it would of saved me money from buying more expensive inferior knives.

    American made makes it that much nicer!

  20. Dilip G. (verified owner)

    Aesthetically very pleasing, great heft. Sharp and makes cutting effortless.

  21. SUSAN R. (verified owner)

    I treated myself to this knife because I have been home cooking three meals a day for close to a year. AKA the pandemic. Its beautiful has a nice heft and cuts everything. Love it as much as a knife can be loved.

  22. Juan O. (verified owner)

    I had a wonderful experience using this knife. I used it for different cuts, and it work, exceeding my expectations. A wonderful tool in my kitchen. Thank you.

  23. Dawn D. (verified owner)

    Perfectly balanced and fits great in my hand. I love the handle. I will definitely be adding to my newly started collection!

  24. Julian P. (verified owner)

    This knife has quickly become a favorite of mine. The weight is perfect, the handle is beautifully made, and it’s sharp to boot!

  25. Onyx C. (verified owner)

    Great knife. I really enjoy using it. Made the dumb mistake of using something too abrasive to clean it with, and now the shiny finish is all scratched. Totally my fault, though it would be nice if it came with “care instructions.”

  26. Mary-Ellen S. (verified owner)

    Doesn’t get better!!!

  27. Caitlin M. (verified owner)

    Best knife I’ve ever had. Gorgeously made and super sharp.

  28. Isaac A. (verified owner)

    This was my first foray into higher end cutlery. I severely underestimated the difference a well balanced knife would make. I cook more and seek out recipes that require more extensive knife work in prep.. It is such a satisfying knife.

  29. Jane B. (verified owner)

    I think the knives are terrific. They are well balanced, comfortable in the hand, elegant to look at and seem quite perfect.

  30. Eric R. (verified owner)

    A great kitchen knife that holds an edge and hones up perfectly. Too many bad knives I have used but this Lamson blade is beautiful, it cuts true and retains sharpness. I am ecstatic!

  31. James T. (verified owner)

    Dispatched with what affection I had for Henkels and Wusthof.

  32. Mike V. (verified owner)

    The knife is beautiful, well made and hsarp as a razor. It is heavy with a substantial blade and handle which give it a very solid feel in the hand. I like it a lot.

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