When we launched MKC, we started with the Blackfoot blade because we wanted a great, all-purpose knife. We took the same approach with our culinary knives. The foundation of every great kitchen is a favorite chef’s knife, so we created the Bighorn, an 8- inch chef’s knife that can handle everything from carving a Thanksgiving turkey to dicing up cherry tomatoes to coring an apple. If you only have one knife in your kitchen, this is the knife you want. 



We asked renowned knife maker Mareko Maumasi — with his extensive knowledge as a bladesmith and experience in the restaurant industry — to join MKC and design our first line of culinary knives. To create a top-tier chef’s knife, we wanted to go above and beyond the standard to address common problems people run into with chef’s knives. Mareko designed every square inch of the Bighorn with purpose and precision — and with the goal of making kitchen tasks a joy, not a chore.



MAGNACUT Stainless Steel
As a cryogenically heat-treated stainless steel, MAGNACUT provides the perfect blend of toughness, edge retention, and corrosion resistance. Unlike other stainless steel blades, MAGNACUT can be easily resharpened — even by novice knife owners. More wear-resistant than other stainless steels, and more corrosion-resistant than carbon steel, MAGNACUT is in a class of its own. Learn more about MAGNACUT Stainless Steel from the creator: Larrin Thomas.
Ergonomic Handle:
It was important to us that our chef’s knife have an incredibly comfortable, ergonomic handle – because the relationship you have with this tool is through the handle. With zero hotspots and zero sharp corners, this knife will stay comfortable in your hand whether you’re chopping a few vegetables or using it for long prep sessions.
Knuckle Clearance:
Mareko designed the Bighorn’s cutting edge profile so that when it rests flat on a cutting surface, it gives the handle a nice upsweep to provide much more knuckle clearance than you typically see.
Sharpening Endurance:
Most chef’s knives come in at around two inches wide, but the Bighorn’s extra quarter inch extends its life in terms of sharpening. That results in a knife that will provide years of service to you, and that you can hand down to your children.
Angled Heel:
The unusual way the heel angles back down towards your fingers is a key design element that makes this knife unique. This purposeful design takes what usually counts as wasted space on a blade and puts it to work as a guard for your fingers, and even making the blade feel shorter than it is.
Free Sharpening For Life & Beyond:
Generations® is our promise to restore your knife to its original, unmatched working condition. MKC will clean, sharpen, repair, and even reshape your blades when necessary, as well as rewrapping handles free of charge. While we perform all necessary sharpening and maintenance, our aim is not to return your knife to its brand new appearance. Learn more about MKC Generations Promise.


Every Bighorn Chef’s Knife comes equipped with its own custom-molded Kydex sheath with a slip that covers the edge and tip of the blade and snaps on tight. This allows you to throw the knife in your hunting pack, keep it at basecamp or store it safely in your kitchen to protect the edge from other tools – and your fingers.

  • Blade Steel: Magnacut Stainless Steel

  • Full Tang Construction

  • Handle Material: G-10

  • Sheath: Black Kydex Travel Sheath

  • Finish: Black Cerakote

  • Overall Length: 12 7/8”

  • Blade Length: 7 7/8”

  • Knife Weight: 8.6 oz

  • 100% Made in the USA

  • Hand Finished in Montana

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Charlez Hickey
My husband lost his mind!

I found these guys on instagram so I ordered the big horn for my husband, when I gave it to him he was so stoked. he walks around the kitchen with it tucked in his apron like he’s an operator … so funny but anyways the knife is amazing and balanced perfectly… thanks MKC your gear is solid.

Jim Dockstader
Next level

I may not be a better cook because of it, but I am smiling while I do it

Mitchell Cyr
Work of Art

You get what you pay for and these knives will last for decades!

Mark Tindall
Sharp and Ergonomical

The blade is thin and extremely sharp, but still has some heft to make cutting denser foods easy. Despite its size, it can handle finer cuts and is very maneuverable. The handle design is perfect: fits your hand well and no fatigue even after prolonged use.

Best culinary knife - a must have!

This knife is the real deal. With the first cut, my husband said “oh. wow.”and honestly, that’s been the reaction every time. This chefs knife is a must have in every kitchen.