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VARDAGEN Chef's knife, dark gray,

Price $ 19.99

How to get it

If you like to cut up large steaks and high-fiber root vegetables, here you have a friend for life. Perfectly balanced with a firm grip and a sharp edge, it will serve you well for many years to come.

Article Number402.947.22

Product details

Made of molybdenum/vanadium stainless steel, which is why the knife stays sharp for a very long time.

Sturdy blade makes for easy dividing and chopping of foods such as meats and root vegetables.

The knife's tang runs through the length of the handle, making it very wear-resistant and balanced.


P Amsell/B Berlin

  • Wash this product before using it for the first time.

  • Material
    Blade/ Rivet:
    Stainless steel
    Acetal plastic

    Handwash only.

    California AB 1200 Information

    This product contains: Iron, Chromium, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Formaldehyde Authoritative lists: CCWA 303(d), CA MCLs; CDC 4th National Exposure Report; CECBP - Priority Chemicals; CWA 303(d); CA NLs For more information visit DTSC-CalSAFER; CA NLs; CA TACs; CDC 4th National Exposure Report; EC Annex VI CMRs - Cat. 1B; IARC Carcinogens - 1; IRIS Carcinogens - B1; NTP 13th RoC - known; OEHHA RELs; Prop 65"


Length of knife blade: 8 "

  • VARDAGENArticle Number402.947.22

    Width: 3 "

    Height: 1 "

    Length: 15 ¾ "

    Weight: 0 oz

    Package(s): 1


Super sharpSTEVENFeels good in the hand. Very sharp too!5
Very good Knife!KarinaVery good Knife!5
SharpNicoleDoes what it’s supposed to do. Has a heavy handle and doesn’t rust.5
I love this knife!ShirleyI love this knife!5
Just as expected!JeanneI now own the critical set of three. I keep them all sharp as a knife (😉) thus they each perform perfectly.5
VardagenPatriciaLove it!! Very sharp!!!5
A g qualityKAYA g quality4
Good Knife for ChoppingBethI bought this knife even though it was more expensive, mainly because of the handle. I thought the hard, nailed handle would last longer and be nicer to hold in my hand compared to the plastic handle that didn't seem like a full-length handle towards the end of it. This knife is real sharp and it's kind of heavy. I believe that's a good thing for a knife since the weight helps the blade to cut through whatever you're cutting. Knives do take maintenance, so I'm hoping to make it last a long time. I do like chopping with it and feel I'm doing a better job now with the new knife.5
Really sharp but took foreverDeniseReally sharp but took forever to get it out of packaging.5
Perfect Kitchen kniveGUILLERMOI like it ! very nice balanced weight, good size grip with the handle ( XL gloves size) and the best feature, the sharpness of the blade, finally I can slice my tomatoes the way I like, excellent quality and satisfaction.5
Good blade, holds an edge,KemelaGood blade, holds an edge, good weight.5
excellent primary kitchen knife.swj503I wanted to find a knife that was a bit of an improvement over our existing stab at a French chef's knife...thin flimsy blade weak hollow handle with rusting rivets. This knife was truly surprising. Stout, rigid blade with a good heft to it, sharp and holds an edge. I had forgotten what a pleasure it is to use a decent knife for kitchen chores! At this point, nothing else get used for cutting jobs, despite having 8 different sizes.5
Very sharp, well weighted, good shapeMhopper12789I bought this after buying a similar style steak knives that I loved. This chefs knife is my favorite kitchen knife. It's hefty and sharp so most of the time I barely have to put weight behind it. The full tang is thick and helps balance the knife for a good feel when I use it. I will be buying more like this.5
Chef's knifeJochumOWell balanced, excellent knife5
its great!Lumila OrietaIt´s a great product at really good price, has a good sharp, its a little bit heavy and sometimes what you cut is stuck, but I love my new knife.4
Extremely Sharpgemini021Well balanced, extremely sharp knife. Use extreme caution and save yourself a trip to the emergency room. ;-)5
Great knife!kcdougGreat knife, my only complaint is that it's much sharper than other brands (even the higher end ones) of knives I've had. Makes cutting awesome, but unfortunately my fingers take a beating as well. I like it enough that I'm going to return to buy a complete set.5
VARDAGEN Chef's knife, dark gray, 8 "

Designing for the tastes of people around the world

Do you sometimes cook dishes from other cultures? Then you’re part of an international trend called transculturalism. It basically means that global cooking and eating habits are a lot more similar than you may think. How can we cater for this trend? We designed the VARDAGEN series with products that can be used in multiple ways. In Swedish, VARDAGEN means “every day”, which is just how the products are meant to be used, no matter where you live.

“Consumers have access to cultural diversity in cooking and eating from all over the world,” explains Ina Tidbeck Sjöblom, who helped create the products. “They want to taste the best of all cultures, which means that it’s not only in Asia that we need eating products for sushi.”

Creating products for all our differences (and similarities)

The VARDAGEN products are designed to turn differences into similarities. Like the eggcup. “We did it in a shape that it’s more like a very small dip bowl,” explains Ina. “So it’s also for Asian eating, you know the bowl where you put chili paste and other condiments.” Another bowl has just the right size and shape to be a rice bowl in Asia, but it can also be used as a side-salad or cereal bowl.

Answering the global demand for durability

VARDAGEN is uniquely suited to the global market—catering to the different needs of eaters. One thing people all over the world seem to agree on is the importance of durability. “We know from all the studies and research we do that people don’t want to buy and throw away things, they want to buy something that lasts,” says Ina. That’s why VARDAGEN is made from durable and sustainable materials, like glass, porcelain and stainless steel. That means, just like the name VARDAGEN suggests, they’ll be useful every day for many days to come.


What is stainless steel?

Stainless steel is found in everything from building structures and cars to sinks and knives. It’s easy to see why it has so many uses. Stainless steel is hard and durable and has good resistance to corrosion – namely rust. It generally has a low nickel content, and for IKEA products we mainly use stainless steel that’s nickel-free. Like many other metals, it can be recycled again and again to become new, hardwearing items – without losing its valuable properties.


Sharpness that lasts

VARDAGEN knife series is made for many years of kitchen use. They’re made of molybdenum-vanadium steel, which makes the blade hard and strong enough to flex without breaking. It’s this special, durable type of steel that keeps the knives sharp for longer so that you can cut, peel, and chop all day long. The sturdy shape is inspired by old-fashioned knives, for a timeless and traditional look.

Function solution

Functional and well-balanced

All the knives in VARDAGEN knife series are sturdy with a traditional and timeless feel. There’s a knife for most needs and functions, like a bread knife, paring knife, and chef’s knife. The knives are designed for balance, easy cleaning, solid grip, and good handling. Sharpening the blades is easy, so that you can use them for a long time.

Designer thoughts

Designer thoughts

"We designed VARDAGEN knives inspired by sturdy old-fashioned kitchen knives with a robust and timeless feel. Because cooking is a craft, we gave the knives honest, simple lines that give good grip and easy handling. Thanks to the design, they have many years of use in them and blend easily in with other kitchen utensils. But most of all, we want these knives to encourage cooking and create lots of delicious food memories."

Designers Pia Amsell and Barbro Berlin