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
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 steak knives are ideal for cutting meat, as they glide through the meat and result in smooth-edge pieces.
Designed to keep the blade sharp and allow for cutting through tough foods, a serrated edge is a common style for steak knives.
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.
Crafted in Japan, these steak knives have blades forged of stainless steel clad with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel. The... result is a supersharp blade that combines the beauty of traditional Damascus steel with modern rust-resistance and durability. Set includes four steak knives in a case for presentation and storage. VG-10 ?super steel? blades are clad on each side with 16 microthin layers of high-carbon steel, creating a variegated look reminiscent of a Damascus-style blade. Exceedingly sharp cutting edges are long lasting and easy to maintain. Handcrafted in Japan. These NSF-certified knives meet the high-level safety standards for professional kitchens. read more
Crafted by Wüsthof of Germany, this set equips you with the carving essentials to cut and serve at the table. The collection of fo...rged steak knives, carving knife and fork comes in a handsome presentation case, making an impressive gift or entertaining set. Set includes eight 4" serrated steak knives, a carving knife and a carving fork. Each knife is crafted from 18/10 stainless steel. Steak knives have sharp serrated edges designed to cut easily through thick steaks without tearing. Set includes an elegant wooden storage chest. read more
at Bed Bath & Beyond
These beautifully crafted steak knives offer superb, high quality craftsmanship with contemporary design appeal. The knives are ma...de from 18/10 stainless steel and are precision forged with serrated blades for long lasting, reliable performance. read more
at Sur La Table
This handsome wood presentation box makes an elegant addition to any home, and a thoughtful gift for the steak lover. Knives featu...re gleaming stainless-steel blades and riveted stainless steel handles. Web only. Manufacturer: Dubost Laguiole Includes: Set of four knives and wood presentation box Material: Stainless steel and wood Care: Dishwasher safe Dimensions: Each blade is 4½" l, each knife is 9" l Made in France FEATURES: Each blade is 2½ mm thick Blades cleanly slice without tearing Full tang provides superior balance Lifetime warranty read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hollow ovals ground into blade prevent food from sticking to blade and facilitate finer slicing. Full-tang triple-riveted composit...e handles. Set of 4. 4.5" blade. About Wusthof Classic: ? Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon, stain-resistant steel alloy, for a lasting edge that is easy to resharpen. ? Distinctive bolster prevents your hand from slipping onto the blade. ? Handle is a virtually indestructible composite, buffed by hand for a smooth finish and triple-riveted to the full tang for optimum strength and balance. ? Dishwasher safe, but hand-washing is recommended. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more
Innovative wedge-shaped blades and curved bolsters by premiere Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun increase the precision, ...balance and comfort of the Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pro Steak Knife Set. The professional-grade steak knives by Germany's legendary knife maker are each precision-forged from a single piece of Zwilling exclusive formula stainless-steel. Offering long-life durability meal after meal, the razor-sharp blades are exceptionally hard yet flexible for effortlessly slicing through thick cuts of steaks, chops and vegetarian entrees. Backed by years of design testing, the high-carbon blades are ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness and resist stains, chips and rust. Precision lasered for premium angled blades, the 4-piece steak knife set allows for cutting, slicing and sharpening along its full edges from bolster to tip. The arched bolsters support the thumb and reduce hand and wrist stress for comfortable, controlled cutting of meats and poultry. Contoured ergonomic polymer handles feature a triple-riveted full tang and edgeless joints for a smooth, safe grip. Virtually indestructible, Zwilling Pro steak knife set is honed and hand-finished and dishwasher-safe, although hand washing is recommended to maintain maximum sharpness. Product Features ? Unique wedge-shaped blade designed by top Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun ? Wedge blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress and improves cutting technique ? Curved bolsters improve precision, safety and comfort ? Curved bolsters add comfortable support to rocking cuts and quick slicing ? Precision-forged with exclusive Sigmaforge process for an exceptionally hard yet flexible blade ? Forged and tempered from a single blank of superior-quality German steel ? Zwilling exclusive special formula German steel delivers long-life durability ? Friodur ice-hardened and 57 Rockwell Hardness blades start sharper and stay sharper longer ? High-carbon stainless-steel blades protect against stains, chips and rust ? Zwilling Pro steak knife set is honed and hand-finished by expertly skilled artisans ? Precision lasered and hand-polished edges ensure optimal blade angles and superior sharpness ? Entire edge of premium angled blades allow for cutting and slicing ? Steak knives' blade edge sharpens in full from bolster to tip ? Triple-riveted, full tang polymer handles are hygienic, perfectly balanced and virtually indestructible ? Edgeless handle joints and hand-smoothed spines offers a smooth, comfortable grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Lifetime warranty read more
The knives in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon Collection are all forged from a single piece of steel. Easy to maneuver and easy to clea...n, these sleek knives ensure superior chopping and cutting. The blades are ground thinner, making them the sharpest Wusthof knives ever made. Triple-riveted, full-tang weighted handles are slightly curved and offer the perfect weight and balance for effortless cutting. Precision bolster is tapered which allows total-edge sharpening on electric sharpeners. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. six 4 1/2" steak knives Product Features ? Laser-tested blade is 30% sharper and holds an edge 30% better than the average blade ? Forward bolster allows full usage of the blade when cutting and sharpening ? Second bolster on the heel provides additional heft to the handle ? Stainless-steel triple rivets permanently secure the handle to the tang of the knife ? Contoured shape provides superb ergonomic comfort ? Embossed with the Wusthof logo ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended ? Made in Solingen, Germany ? Limited lifetime warranty ? Exclusive read more
Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, G...ermany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets 21st century production methods. The Classic line features cutlery that is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel and skillfully honed by hand. The black, virtually indestructible, full tang handle is triple-riveted for superior strength and durability. Product Features ? Precision forged from one-piece of steel for greater stability and sharpness ? Precision hand-honed, high-carbon, stainless-steel knife resists rust and stains ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing yields precise tapering of blade ? Laser-controlled blade edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle ? Completely hygienic, virtually indestructible Hostaform-C plastic handle is buffed and polished by hand and provides a smooth, comfortable grip ? Handle is secured to tang with three distinctive silver-nickel rivets ? Signature bolster/finger guard accounts for the solid balanced feel ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing is recommended ? Solingen, Germany ? Limited lifetime warranty ? Exclusive read more
Ultra-sharp steak knives effortlessly slice through thick cuts of meats and even vegetarian entrees. Introduced in 1976, the Four ...Star line is today's most popular upscale knife series. Celebrated professional chefs helped design the Four Star knives that blend a classic design and precision forging with a comfortably safe grip. This German-made 4-Piece set features high-carbon, no-stain steel blades, ice-hardened for superior strength and sharpness. Since 1731, the famous TWIN logo has represented superior quality for professional chefs and serious cooks worldwide. Product Features ? One-piece precision forging ensures higher blade stability and lasting sharpness ? Friodur ice-hardened knife blades offer greater resistance to corrosion and pitting ? Hand-honed, high-carbon stain-steel knife blades protect against rust and stains ? Laser-controlled knife edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle ? Ergonomically designed knife handles offer a smooth, comfortable grip ? Seamless polypropylene handles are unbreakable ? Full rat-tail tang ensures proper balance and greater strength ? Enhanced knife bolsters lend extra balance ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Lifetime warranty read more
This Wusthof 8-pc. Gifts for the Gourmet Steak Knife Set with Wood Case is so elegant, you may find it hard to give it as a gift -...- so buy an extra set for yourself. This heirloom-quality steak knife set will add a special touch to your next steak dinner, and comes with service for eight steak lovers. This set adds an air of refinement to your dinner table with its solid construction and attractive packaging, and makes a great newlywed or hostess gift. Each knife in this deluxe boxed set features a 3.75-inch blade that is crafted from high-carbon German 18/10 stainless steel with laser-stamped full tang construction for long-lasting performance and resilient service. The polished comfort-contoured handle on every knife is also made from stainless steel in one solid piece for added strength. These Wusthof knives have serrated edges that cut through even the toughest meat with ease. The included storage case is equipped with dividers so that the knives don't rub against one another during storage, is lined with soft material to guard against scratches and scuffs, and is outfitted with a lid that closes completely. This set is covered by a full lifetime warranty. Features: Knife set provides service for eight people Each knife is crafted with 18/10 stainless steel with polished handles for a beautiful modern look The knives are packaged in a dark wood storage case for ease of storage For best results, wash these knives by hand Knives feature laser-stamped full-tang construction for strength and resilience read more
Wusthof's innovative, ergonomic design lets you carve large cuts of meat with ease and precision. The quality construction provide...s beauty as well as sturdiness to ensure you'll be using this set for a long time to come. These indispensable knives will grace any table setting and feature extra-sharp blades that effortlessly slice through meat. Hand-polished, full-tang blades. Set of 4, 4 1/2" each. The knives in Wusthof's new Classic Ikon Collection are forged from a single piece of steel. The blades are ground thinner, making them the sharpest Wusthof knives ever made. Triple-riveted, full-tang weighted handles are slightly curved and offer the perfect weight and balance for effortless cutting. Precision bolster is tapered, allowing total-edge sharpening on electric sharpeners. read more
Half-dozen high-quality stamped knives with triple-riveted handles. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident lo...go have been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty first century production methods. About Wusthof Gourmet: ? A precision-stamped blade of high-carbon stainless steel that sharpens easily and holds its edge. ? Compression rivets securely attach the high-impact handles to the full tang for superior balance and maneuverability. ? High carbon, no-stain steel. ? Full warranty. ? Knives have been ground extra thin for the ultimate cutting performance, although it is not recommended to cut through bones. ? Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more
Meat lovers and even vegetarians will appreciate this ultra-sharp set of steak knives. Sleek blades slice effortlessly through thi...ck cuts of beef, pork, lamb, poultry and fish. Handmade in Germany since 1814, Wusthof cutlery is prized by the world's top chefs for restaurant and home cooking. The Grand Prix II line is precision forged of high-carbon, stain-resistant steel and skillfully honed by hand twice. Ergonomic poly handles ensure a comfortable, slip-resistant grip. Product Features ? Precision forged from one-piece of high-carbon steel for greater stability and sharpness ? Skillfully hand-honed twice, stain-steel knives resist rust and stains ? Laser-controlled knife edges stay sharp longer with a more consistent blade angle ? Pebble-grained polymer handles offer a smooth, comfortable slip-resistant grip ? Dishwasher-safe, but hand-washing recommended ? Made in Germany ? Limited lifetime warranty read more
A half-dozen steakhouse-quality knives, crafted in Germany. Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have ...been crafted in the world's "Cutlery Capital" of Solingen, Germany. Today, in a state-of-the-art facility, that tradition of quality is ensured as old-world craftsmanship meets twenty first century production methods. Product Features ? Precision forged from a single blank of steel with bolster and full tang ? Ergonomic handle design developed in consultation with professional chefs ? High carbon, no-stain steel ? Full warranty About Wusthof Grand Prix II: Redesigned with a sleek new profile that trims the bolster to expose the full blade edge for optimum performance, maximum sharpening. ? Precision-forged blades of Wusthof's own high-carbon stain-resistant steel alloy. ? Skillfully honed by hand and laser-tested for a flawless edge that lasts longer and is easy to resharpen. ? Computer-controlled grinding and polishing perfect the tapering from back to edge and tip to handle. ? Permanently bonded to the extended tang, handles are ergonomically molded with a pebble-grained texture for a comfortable, no-slip grip. ? Made in Solingen, Germany. read more