The Five Most Expensive Types of Knives in the World

Whether you’re a professional chef performing culinary tasks or someone who does a lot of meal preparation for your family, you realize the value of a knife that is razor sharp. Great pains have been taken to develop a sharp knife of quality materials that would perform above the rest. We’ve found five such examples and each of these belong to an exclusive club having the most expensive price tags on the globe.

Monarch Steam punk dragon pocket knife – $18,500

Although at first glance, you may think it to be the highest priced knife of all, it really isn’t. In fact, it’s fifth on the list. This type of knife is a pocket style. It is an example of a collaborative effort between Norris, Hoechst, and Henry. It has been hand-engraved with great attention paid to the perfecting of its details. A beautiful handle features copper, silver and 24 karat gold inlays. Of course, Damascus steel is used to forge the blade. It is a luxury accessory that is both beautiful and functional. It is one of a kind example with each one made offering slight differences in details. Made of purely exotic materials, it comes in a wood presentation box and a leather carrying case so it is intended to be used.

Searpoint Lace Knife – $25,000

The Searpoint lace is a pocket knife style and is a luxury production of the esteemed knifemaker Wm Henry. It is the fourth most expensive knife type. If features an inlaid 24 karat gold material and hand engraving in its handle. Damascus steel is used to make the blade which has been hand forged in a Boomerang style. A one-hand button lock is used to for a safety blade release. One most fascinating aspect of this unique creation is that if features a detailed hand engraving which is microscopic and it took several hundred hours for its makers to complete such an intricate lace design.

The Diamond Studded Knife by Nesmuck – $39,600

The third most expensive type of knife is a diamond-studded example that is made by Nesmuk. It’s a production of Hoffman Pieper and Quintin Nel, famed jewelry designers.
The luxury culinary piece is a recreation of a type that was discovered and proven to exist more than 3.500 years in our past. It is a design resurrected from antiquity. A coating of your choice of Teflon or titanium is available with the same cost for each choice. It’s a unique luxury cutting tool that is razor sharp an suitable for professional chef’s use in meal preparation. The blade is crafted of carbon steel with a sterling silver handle and the addition of eight diamonds. It also comes with a matching diamond ring.

The Jahrhundert Messer by Nesmuck – $98.934

The second most expensive type of knife is a Jahrhundert Messer type by Nesmuk. The knife is priced at just under $100k. It’s made by German cutlery-experts who also are responsible for the creation of the third most expensive type of knife. Lars Scheidler forged the blade which is formed of 640 individual layers of expensive Damascus steel. A cutting edge is crafted of fine carbon steel material available. It’s a luxury kitchen utensil that features a wooden handle that has been carved from a bog oak that has been aged at 5,000 years. It is adorned with a collar of platinum and embellished with 25 brilliant quality cut diamonds. It is offered with a piano lacquer box for storage.

Gem of the orient – $2.1 million

We now arrive at the most expensive type of knife in the entire world. It is the unique creation of the late Buster Warenski, an American master knife maker who specialized in the creation of custom blades and knives. He hailed from Kimberley, Nevada, USA. His passing has increased the rarity and value of the gem, but this isn’t the only reason it has the highest price tag. The knife took him a full decade to complete. In addition to this, it has a jade handle with a filigree overlay and 10 karats of emeralds counting 153 individual gems and 5 karats of diamonds contained in just 9 gems along with filigree that is brilliantly draped over a jade handle.


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