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Steak Knives Buying Guide

Ahh, a nice juicy steak to cut into. But wait, what's this? The knife won't cut the steak? That's not a good scenario for you or your guests when serving a delicious cut of meat. Steak knives with sharp blades are a must for entertaining and enjoying a meal. Look at your options when registering for or buying steak knives for long-lasting use.

Types of Steak Knives

Types of Steak Knives

The debate over serrated or straight-edge steak knives might be as controversial as crunchy versus smooth peanut butter. It all comes down to personal preference. But there are other factors to consider when choosing steak knives, such as handle style and steel type. Whatever your preferences, a sharp set of steak knives will serve you well for many years.

Straight Edge

Straight-edge steak knives are ideal for cutting meat, as they glide through the meat and result in smooth-edge pieces.

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Edge
$10.65

FeaturesStainless Steel Straight Edge Scraper.The Little Venice Cake Company line of products was developed by world renowned cake... decorator Mich Turner.Now her favorite products are available for you to use at home.It is made of high grade stainless... read more

Kitcheniq
$13.99

The KitchenIQ Straight Edge Pull-Thru Knife Sharpener uses pre-set carbide blades and crossed ceramic stones to hone and sharpen y...our cutlery blades to a keen razor sharpness. Works best on very dull and damaged blades. read more

PL8®
$7.99

PL8 Straight Edge Peeler. This straight edge peeler reflects the iconic style we all know from traditional kitchens with some mode...rn enhancements. The tool features a red silicone core which halts the swiveling blade, allowing you to easily remove blemishes from fresh produce. This straight blade peeler is perfect for firm produce. read more

Serrated Edge

Designed to keep the blade sharp and allow for cutting through tough foods, a serrated edge is a common style for steak knives.

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ARCOS
$73.37

A modern extension to the traditions of its 18th century Spanish origins, this 4-1/2-inch serrated steak knife (110 mm) from the A...rcos Kyoto line features an ergonomic design, minimalist lines, and superior strength coupled with a double-edged blade. And the Kyoto line's strong handle and novel design with black handle highlights contrasting with the metal make it an elegant complement to modern kitchens. Arcos Kyoto line (see larger image). Forged from a single piece of hardened and tempered high-carbon Nitrum stainless steel, Arcos Kyoto series knives have a high tolerance to wear and tear as well as resistance to high and low temperatures. Kyoto series knives will satisfy culinary professionals as well as home chefs with an exceptionally high initial sharpness from the factory as well as a surpassing the industry standard for edge retention by over three times the minimum measurement. They feature a soft polyoxymethylene (POM) grip integrated into the handle. Dishwasher safe, though hand washing is recommended. Backed by a 10-year warranty. Arcos Nitrum Stainless Steel Nitrum is a nitrogen-enriched stainless steel formula that's found exclusively in Arcos knives. With Nitrum stainless steel, your Arcos knife will possess improved hardness for a longer lasting sharpness, enhanced microstructure for higher resistance to corrosion, and exceptional edge durability for longer periods between re-sharpening. The Nitrum production process has no negative effect on the air, water, or soil.   How to Correctly Sharpen Your Arcos Knife Arcos recommends the regular use of a sharpening steel to keep the cutting edge of your knife razor sharp. Place the blade of the knife on the steel at a 20 degree angle. Keep the arm that is holding the steel steady and swipe the blade lightly over the steel keeping the angle at 20 degrees. Give each side of the knife an equal number of swipes (about 20). Sharpen the other side of the blade as before, this time using the other side of the honing steel. And remember to always protect your fingers. See larger image. Tips For Use and Maintenance Wash knives immediately after use with a mild soap. Avoid prolonged contact with leftover food. Do not use bleach, soda or detergents containing chlorine or chlorides ions because they rust the steel and may cause it to lose its shine. Avoid rubbing your knives with abrasive products, hard cloths, and metallic or synthetic cleaners. If you use a dishwasher, place your knives in with the blades facing up and in separate containers from the rest of your cutlery to avoid scratching. Avoid leaving your knives submerged in water for long periods of time, especially in hard or salty water that can affect metals. Dry immediately with a soft cloth. Leaving your knives to dry in the dishwasher is not recommended. About Arcos Arcos is a leading Spanish knife manufacturer and one of the oldest knife and cutlery manufacturers in the world. In 1745, Don Juan de Arcos started hand-crafting the first knives and scissors marked with the Arcos brand, and many of these pieces are displayed in the National Museum of Archeology of Madrid. Gregorio Arcos Aroca turned the small hand-crafted workshop into a mass-production factory for professional knives in 1875. And a century later, Gregorio Arcos Villanueva started the international expansion of the company. Today, Arcos is still a family owned business and proud of its remarkable heritage. To learn more about the history of Arcos, see this larger timeline image. read more

Victorinox
$10.99

Trusted by Professionals for Generations. Now Available for the Home Chef. Our Swiss Classic Collection incorporates a new contemp...orary, more ergonomic handle with our traditional commercial-grade blade. The entire collection is made to the highest sanitary standards, earning the NSF (National Sanitary Foundation) seal of approval. Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery features a Mirrored Polish Finish on High Carbon Stainless Steel Blades. These knives have renowned sharpness, and are hand made in Switzerland. The slip resistant handle is hygenic and dishwasher safe. These knivves have received high accolades by a leading consumer magazine, and are regarded as the "best value" in the industry. read more

Mundial
$34.82

BP5128-5E Features: -Fully forged, with a full tang and high-carbon stainless steel blades. -Long-lasting razor-sharp edge. -Perfe...ctly balanced ergonomic three-riveted black polyacetal handle. -Quality and performance independently tested and verified as unsurpassed at any price point. -Lifetime guarantee. -5124 Series collection. Knife Type: -Steak knife. Construction: -Forged. Blade Material: -High carbon stainless steel. Commercial Use: -Yes. Dimensions: Overall Width - Side to Side: -0.75". Overall Length - End to End: -9". Blade Length: -5". Overall Product Weight: -0.34 lbs. read more

Mundial
$21.79

Mundial's 5100 Series Red adds a burst of color and contemporary style to a classic assortment of premium fully forged cutlery. A ...chef's true individual style will come through with the 5100 Series Red - a bright new look in high-performance gourmet cutlery. Crafted from fully forged high-carbon stainless steel, these knives feature a traditional three-riveted Poliacetal handle. read more

Steel

An important factor in any steak knife, the quality of steel will determine price. High-carbon stainless-steel blades are a must when choosing knives, including steak knives. The quality of steel will go up with price. Determine your price point for investing in steak knives made with stainless steel, and then let the style of the knife be your guide.

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Oster
$34.87

Oster legendary performance, versatility and durability translated to everyday stainless steel flatware with bonus Huxford steak k...nives included in your service for 4. read more

Oster
$34.81

Oster legendary performance, versatility and durability translated to everyday stainless steel flatware with bonus Wellisford stea...k knives included in your service for 4. read more

Oster
$34.84

Oster legendary performance, versatility and durability translated to everyday stainless steel flatware with bonus Baldwyn steak k...nives included in your service for 4. read more

$119.99

Inject a dose of style to your next steak dinner with Dubost's steak knives. Packed in an artisinal storage box, they make an exce...llent gift. read more

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

When buying steak knives, think about how many people you usually have at the dinner table or for special occasions. Do you need a set of six, 12, or 24? A matching set of steak knives is ideal and won't leave you scrambling to find extras when it's time for entertaining. Be sure you actually hold a steak knife in your hand so know how the handle feels and if it's easy to manage. Also consider how the steak knives will coordinate with your existing flatware when you set the table.

Handles

Available in a variety of materials, from colorful or black plastic and beautiful woods to carved bone and sleek stainless steel, the handles on your steak knives can make a statement.

Comfort

The way a knife feels varies from person to person, so if you have the opportunity, hold several different steak knives before you make your purchase decision so you're comfortable with how the size and shape fit your hand.

Blades

Knife blades are made using one of two methods: stamping or forging. Stamped blades are punched from a sheet of steel, while forged knives are made using a technique of heating a thick steel piece and pounding it with a hammer into shape.

Price

The price generally reflects what you are getting. Because the process of forging is more involved and the edge of the knife will typically hold longer, forged knives are generally more expensive than stamped knives. The material of the handle is usually reflected in the price as well.

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Case
$166.69 $144.95

Made in the U.S.A., this 4-Knife Steak Set knife is made of Miracl-edge Stainless Steel and Laminated Hardwood Handle. This Miracl...-edge W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Co. 824 CA824 is Full Tang Blade . 021205008240 read more

Case
$265.94 $264.44

Made in the U.S.A., this 4-piece Steak Knife Set knife is made of Miracl-edge Stainless Steel and Ebony Wood Handle. This W.R. Cas...e & Sons Cutlery Co. CASE XX 11000 , CA11000 KITCH STEAK 4 EBONY WOO is 8 1/2 inches. This Steak Knife Set is complete with Case Padded Presentation Box. M254 SS 021205110004 read more

TOP CHEF
$90.00 $59.99

Cut like the pros with this officially licensed set of steak knives inspired by Bravo's "Top Chef" program. ice-tempured stainless... steel blade with precision sharpened cutting edge hollow ground keeps food from sticking to the knife full steel handle with seamless bonded and polished bolsters and nonslip surface laser-etched "Top Chef" logo on each knife set of 4 Stainless steel. Imported. read more

J A Henckels
$60.00 $39.99

This set of steak knives is a must for any meat lover. high carbon stainless steel triple-riveted for durability polypropylene han...dles set of 8 Stainless steel/polypropylene. Dishwasher-safe; hand wash recommended. Imported. read more

J A Henckels
$60.00 $39.99

This steak knife set features four finely honed pieces of kitchen technology with satin finish blades, full tang construction and ...three-rivet durability in the handles. precision stamped serrated blades full tang construction for stability contour polypropylene handles satin finish blade fine edge, wear-resistant blades contemporary metal end caps Steel/polypropylene. Hand wash. Imported. read more

J A Henckels
$60.00 $29.99

Slice with ease with this set of steak knives featuring excellent cutting edges. Japanese-inspired blade design extraordinary shar...pness High carbon stainless steel. Polypropylene handle. Hand wash . Imported. read more

LA COTE
$200.00 $129.99

Carefully selected exotic wood veneers and stone finished blades make these pakka wood steak knives one-of-a-kind creations. Each ...wood veneer handle is implanted with phenolic thermosetting resins, which create durable, dimensionally-stable and moisture-resistant finishes that will last a lifetime. The implanted color in the wood and grain structure creates characteristics unique to each piece. fully forged, sub-zero treated Japanese stainless steel for wear resistance and stability blades are stone finished for a brushed look includes 6 knives Stainless steel/wood. Hand wash. Imported. read more

LA COTE
$200.00 $129.99

This beautifully designed, precision-crafted set of steak knives features razor-sharp, polished stainless steel blades and Pakka w...ood handles. Each handle also features the traditional Bee emblem and is elegantly finished with brushed copper bolsters. fully forged, sub-zero treated Japanese stainless steel for wear resistance and stability razor-sharp, polished blades pakka wood handles triple-rivet design for durability elegantly finished with brushed copper bolsters set of 6 Stainless steel. Hand wash. Imported. read more

Calphalon
$44.00 $29.99

A cut above the rest, the set of steak knivest is made of high-carbon no-stain steel and is triple riveted for added strength. ful...l tang for added weight and balance tripled-riveted handles for durability set of 8 Steel. Hand wash. Imported. read more

J A Henckels
$42.00 $27.99

This contemporary-style, set of Mansion steak knives is solid stainless with matte-finish handles. high-quality stainless steel wi...th a single-piece stamped construction serrated blade edge for consistant cutting performance matte-finish, ergonomic handles never needs sharpening set of 4 Stainless steel. Hand wash. Imported. read more

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