Updated October 31, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

The 10 Best Boning Knives

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This wiki has been updated 7 times since it was first published in October of 2018. Whether you're breaking down a chicken in your kitchen or field-dressing a deer in the woods, a good boning knife can make your job a whole lot easier. Sporting narrow blades and sharp tips, they offer a great degree of precision and can fit into tight spaces around joints and other hard-to-reach spots. Our list includes high-quality options at price points for every budget. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best boning knife on Amazon.

10. Dexter-Russell Sani-Safe

9. Wüsthof Black

8. Mercer Culinary Millennia

7. iMarku 6-Inch

6. Buck Knives Open Season

5. LedgeON Professional

4. Shun Classic Gokujo

3. Dalstrong Gladiator

2. Zelite Infinity Alpha-Royal

1. Victorinox Fibrox Pro

Editor's Notes

October 26, 2018:

The Victorinox Fibrox Pro earned the top spot for its exceptional reputation and affordable price. We chose options in a variety of lengths and materials to suit any task, from filleting to breaking down large cuts of meat, and included the Buck Knives Open Season as an option specifically designed for hunters.

Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on October 31, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.

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