Most Expensive Knives in the World

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Knives entered our everyday life many centuries ago. We use them to cook, craft, and hunt. They also can save our lives in case of emergency. Even ancient cave people started making the knives of various materials like flat stones or even animal bones. With the transition from the Stone Age to the current civilization, knives came into everyday use of a modern person as a useful household appliance, convenient to cut vegetables or use along with a fork during lunch.

Do you know how expensive knives can be? Do not be afraid to have a good, sharp knife in your kitchen. It is quite fashionable, because the whole world has switched to better and more luxurious knives. People have created a huge demand for the use of knives made of the most expensive materials: gold, diamonds, and wood of the highest quality.

Now let’s take it seriously: you’ve never had those knives in your kitchen. They are works of art, wonderful collectible items created to please the human eye. These knives, like their cheaper versions, are produced in various shapes and styles, from kitchen and folding knives to replicas of the ancient knives. Now read our top of the most expensive knives in the world.

Overview Table of most expensive knives

Position

Name of Knife

Image

Price, $

1

Shah Jahan Dagger

3 000 000

2

The Gem of the Orient

2 100 000

3

Qianlong Imperial Hunting Knife

1 200 000

4

Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer

98 934

5

Nesmuk Diamond Studded Knife

39 600

6

Searpoint Lace Knife

25 000

7

Monarch Steampunk Dragon Knife

18 500

8

Gentak Makara Knife

12 000

9

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife

9 999

10

Black Panther Knife

7 700

11

Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru Takobiki with Corian Handle

6 980

12

Lancet Ouroboros Knife

5 500

13

Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki

5 000

From the cheapest to the most expensive knives in the world

Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki

Price $5.000

Yoshihiro Mizuyaki Honyaki

A unique Japanese knife for cutting sashimi fish in one long motion. The wooden lacquered scabbard is decorated with the Phoenix bird pattern, which is a symbol of the city of Sakai, where this knife comes from. The drawing on the blade in the form of waves resembles Mount Fuji in the moonlight.

Lancet Ouroboros Knife

Price $5.500

Lancet Ouroboros Knife

William Henry handcrafts this elegant knife supplemented with inserts of 24-carat gold and copper. Mike Norris forged the blade manually from Damascus steel; Jake Newell made the inserts. A leather case and a presentation wood box are included.

Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru Takobiki with Corian Handle

Price $6.980

Nenohi Honyaki Dentokougeishi Sakimaru

A traditional Japanese knife, or rather a sword, since its length is 39 cm. Craftsman Yoshikazu Ikeda hand-forged the blade from high-carbon “white” steel. The handle is made of corian.

Black Panther Knife

Price $7.700

Black Panther Knife

The knife is made of durable Damascus steel, used in edged weapons manufacturing. This steel has noticeable surface inhomogeneities. The handle was carved from valuable walnut. This wood is perfectly polished, does not rot and has a natural original pattern. The blade is decorated with precious stones, as well as a panther head pattern and two wings.

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife — The most expensive knife on Amazon

Price $9.999

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife — The most expensive knife on Amazon

Wenger Giant Swiss Army Knife is an exclusive collection knife released by Wenger in 2007. The knife contains all the possible tools that can be found in various models of these Swiss knives, including 14 different blades, 3 types of pliers, cigar scissors, golf grass baking powder, laser pointer, cyclist key and much more. Wenger Giant Knife is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most multi-functional pocketknife in the world, containing 87 tools and performing 141 functions. The knife is produced in a limited number and is hand-built by highly qualified artisans. The production of each copy is a matter of hours. Wenger Giant Knife comes in a wooden gift box with the Guinness Book of Records certificate attached.

Gentak Makara Knife

Price $12.000

Gentak Makara Knife

The luxurious blade Gentak Makara is the brainchild of the famous William Henry studio that started working in 1997. A hydra is depicted on the handle of the knife. The handle is also decorated with 24-carat gold, sparkling precious stones and spinel. Any collector dreams of becoming the owner of this gorgeous item!

Monarch Steampunk Dragon Knife

Price $18.500

Monarch Steampunk Dragon Knife

The marvelous Monarch Steampunk Dragon knife is the fruit of the work of skilled blacksmiths William Henry, Mark Hosht and Mike Morris. The blade is made of Damascus steel. The blade handle is encrusted with 999 gold, silver, copper and spinel. The knife seems to melt in the hand – it is extremely light and convenient. Dragon Knife is the result of professionalism that has excellent applied qualities estimated at $18,500.

Searpoint Lace Knife

Price $25.000

Lancet Ouroboros Knife

Another masterpiece by William Henry, the blacksmith. The knife’s blade is hand-forged from Damascus steel. Chad Nichols also worked on the blade. The handle is encrusted with 999 gold. The knife is covered with beautiful lace – that’s the reason why the blade was given its name. Famous artisan Mario Terzi worked on the lace. Engraving lace is a painstaking process that took hundreds of master’s hours. According to the master, his secret is in passion and love for what he does. The knife is folded and opened with the convenient button.

Nesmuk Diamond Studded Knife

Price $39.600

Nesmuk Diamond Studded Knife

When two talented jewelers unite, they make a masterpiece. This is the work of masters Quentin Nel and Hoffman Pieper. By the way, price includes a case and a diamond ring of the same style. Blades of this form were made 3.6 thousand years ago. That knife was a faithful and reliable friend of our ancestors.

The blade is made of extremely strong and lightweight carbon steel. A high carbon steel. The blade is protected by titanium and teflon. The handle is made of 925 silver and decorated with eight diamonds. Some chef would really enjoy having this knife but not everyone can afford it.

Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer

Price $98.934

Nesmuk Jahrhundert Messer

Perhaps, each woman would like to become the owner of this amazing blade on her kitchen. Why is this knife so expensive? Because its blade is forged from 640-layer Damascus steel, and the best carbon steel was used for the cutting edge. The handle made of 5-thousand-year-old bog oak and decorated with a platinum edging with 25 diamonds is a true highlight of this item.

The strength of bog oak is comparable to stone: sunken oaks have been underwater for several centuries without air. This valuable tree has a beautiful texture. An elegant case is a nice bonus. 

Qianlong Imperial Hunting Knife

Price $1.2 mln

Qianlong Imperial Hunting Knife

This blade once belonged to the Qianlong Emperor of Qing dynasty. The handle was made from the horn of a rare antelope. It even has a hole in which the emperor kept toothpicks and chopsticks. The blade is made of gold and decorated with corals, turquoise and lapis lazuli. The sheath is created from a rhino horn. There are also painted dragons frolicking in the clouds above the waves. This blade was sold at Sotheby’s in 2009 for 9,620,000 Hong Kong dollars.

The Gem of the Orient

Price $2.1 mln

The Gem of the Orient

This magnificent blade is beyond praise! It seems that it was created several centuries ago, but it wasn’t. the knife is the fruit of the painstaking work of skilled American craftsman Baster Warensky commissioned by a Japanese businessman. Warensky began making blades for sale in 1973. Unfortunately, in 2005 he passed away.

The creation of this masterpiece took about 12 years and about 800 g of gold. 153 beautiful emeralds and 9 diamonds flaunt on the surface of the blade. The handle is made of dark green jade. The length of the knife is 32.4 cm. It’s pure luck to have such a unique knife in the collection.

Shah Jahan Dagger

Price $3 mln

Shah Jahan Dagger

This incredibly beautiful dagger belongs to a famous man in history – padishah Shah-Jahan, the ruler of the Mughal empire and the builder of the Taj Mahal. Previously, the blade was part of the collection of the Belgian collector Jacques Dezanfan, who was an ardent fan of the Southeast Asia weapons, which he collected around the world for 50 years. Together with the sardonyx handle, the length of the knife is 40 cm. The blade is decorated with gold script.

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