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Similar in size to flatware knives, steak knives have serrated edges and pointed tips, making them ideal for cutting meat. Buy a set of steak knives with enough pieces for your family and guests. Store your purchase safely in a knife block, which typically has slots specifically for steak knives.
Consigli
$174.82
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli logo" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consi...gli/consigli-logo.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>For generations, the Consigli family has been leveraging its passion and expertise to produce high-quality traditional Tuscan pocketknives and cutlery, using the same forging techniques that the master knifemakers of Scarperia have been refining since the 14th century. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-09.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The town of Scarperia was founded on September 8, 1306. Back in those days, the town was sited on what was then the most important road for anyone wishing to cross Italy. The production of cutting irons has also been crucial to the town?s development from the outset; this specialization was perhaps the result of local military requirements or possibly due to the needs of the local farmers. </p> <p>For more than two centuries, blades from Scarperia were renowned as being of unrivaled quality. In the second half of the 19th century that Scarperia?s knives and cutlery started to experience increasing demand. With the unification of Italy came numerous orders from all over the country, and particularly from the south. Because of this southern influence, the origins of several types of knives made in Scarperia (the Calabrese, the Napoletano and the Casertano) can be traced back to the south of Italy. As a result, the reputation for the quality of the knives made here has been consolidated once again, and they are now rightly celebrated throughout the world.</p> <h4>The Old Family Tradition</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-01.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Fifty years have now passed since the time of the Fondo Pasinetti - the site in Via Magenta, in the center of Scarperia, where the Consigli brothers opened their first premises. Luigi - at the time, just a little over 20 years of age - and Enrico, his slightly younger brother, had already spent several years producing knives on behalf of the same company for which their father had been forging metal and making pattada knives and grafting knives since the very early part of the century.</p> <p>Currently, alongside its typically Italian models, which represent the perfect synthesis of tradition, technique, elegance, and refinement, the company also produces high-quality table and kitchen cutlery that is expertly finished using noble materials like cow horn, buffalo horn and olive wood. The Consigli family is totally committed to authentic steel-working techniques and to the preservation of the values of manual processing.</p> <h4>The Comet: A Symbol of History</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-04.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When holding a Consigli knife, it is easy - for the expert and the layperson alike - to appreciate the clean lines, the painstaking finish and the warmth of the natural materials. Opening and closing the blade, one comes to realize the precision and fluidity of the mechanism, and, on closer inspection, one makes out the almost imperceptible imperfections that highlight the authentic, hand-crafted nature of the knife. One's eye is drawn to the signature, (the pride of every true artisan), to the guarantee of reliability and to the symbol with which the Consigli brothers like to adorn their creations.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-07.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Along with the sun, the comet is the astronomical symbol par excellence. It was used time and again in ancient graffiti and on coins, and was rediscovered centuries later by renaissance cutlers. Indeed, in accordance with the Statute of 1630, since that time all knifemakers in Scarperia have had to use their own version of the comet symbol. Consigli's comet has undergone a natural evolution over the decades. The latest redesign, dating from 2004, evokes luminosity and dynamism, appearing like an imaginary bridge between the drive to conserve traditional ideals and the drive towards the future.</p> <h4>How a Knife is Made</h4> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-16.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>A perfect knife is the result not only of skilled workmanship but also of the care taken in selecting the very best raw materials. For this reason, the Consigli family invests considerable time and effort into searching out the finest horn available, and rigorous criteria are applied to ensure that the horn selected has all of the features that, throughout the centuries, only experienced cutlers have been able to identify. The wood used by Consigli is carefully selected and then seasoned for years, in order to guarantee its stability and workability. The steel used for the blades is of the highest quality, and has undergone exacting thermal treatments at the hands of a master craftsman to create the perfect synthesis between elasticity and durability.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-15.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>From the outset, the Consigli brothers have always supervised the end-to-end production process of their knives and cutlery. The steel components - blade, springs, etc. - are made by punching dies that (more often than not) have been produced by the same artisans who go on to make the knives themselves. The main pieces of the knife are stamped out of solid steel before undergoing the extremely delicate processes of tempering and quenching.</p> <p>These processes enhance the attractiveness of the knife and are an opportunity for the artisan to express his or her mastery of the art of knifemaking. Even today, the time-honored technique of allowing the knife to drop to the ground and listening to the sound it makes on impact is still used religiously to ensure that both the blade and the springs have the necessary properties of elasticity and durability.</p> <p>The temperature required to heat the steel until it is white-hot, as well as the time for which the blade must cool in oil, is still dictated by nothing more than the attentive eye of the cutler, who ? having spent years at work in front of the furnace ? has what it takes to calibrate his or her input perfectly. </p> <p>The same approach is applied to quenching, which is the process whereby the blade is heated again to eliminate the undesired fragility that steel acquires during tempering (which actually provides the blade with its hardness). Consigli continues to employ these tried-and-tested process not only because time has proven their worth, but also because they imbue the resultant knife with a tangible sense of history and tradition.</p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-11.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Today, as always, Consigli knives are still made with horn handles, which are produced by quartering the whole horn, evaluating it closely, reading its secrets and caressing it to achieve the perfect orientation of the blade. Only in this way - with slow, ritualistic motions - is it possible to minimize flaking of the horn. Thanks to the experienced eye of the knifemaker, the finest veins can be selected in such a way as to reduce waste as far as possible. </p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-18.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The handles are then heated in the furnace and passed through the flames carefully on the basis of their thickness, before being rounded off and made malleable so that they can then be flattened by the pressing process.</p> <p>Sawing, molding and leveling operations are carried out with patience. The outline of the unfinished blade is distinctive, making it possible to differentiate immediately between a zuava, a pattada and a mozzetta. In total, it takes around 40 separate operations to create a Consigli knife - the order of these operations varies from one model to the next, but each finished knife is the product of a series of processes, all of which require masterful manual dexterity. </p> <p>The cutting process prepares the way for the addition of the band; primary assembly - which usually takes place after the housing for the blade and spring has been hollowed out - makes it possible to assemble the main metal parts (blade and spring) and ensure they are firmly attached; secondary assembly sees the insertion of the mechanism, uniting the sharpened blades with the handle; polishing and sharpening are carried out before triangulation. This operation, with its decisive movements, encapsulates within the knife a sense of mysterious elegance before fixing the definitive shape of the handle, thus paving the way for the finishing stage. </p> <p>Using a range of sanding and polishing tools, the knife is made ready for the quality control inspection - the last (and most rigorous) test it has to undergo before being released for sale to a demanding but delighted connoisseur. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h4>Art and Passion</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-05.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-06.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When making a quality knife, there are several elements that make the difference. Aside from the selection of materials, the number of man hours invested in the completion of certain operations is also crucial, since it is (partially, at least) the complexity of the construction process that makes the finished knife a precious object. In the modern-style zuava knife with brass button, for example, it is the pin that guides the button into its definitive position, thus simplifying the alignment with the internal structure of the knife. </p> <p>Finishing is carried out in a single action using an abrasive belt. In contrast, old-style zuava knives are more highly prized because their construction is more challenging - the button is welded and finished before the pin is laid across and hammered into relief. This ancient technique demands finishing both of the head of the handle and the horn. </p> <p>The reason that certain knives are more costly is also due to the amount of work that goes into creating the blade - on a normal zuava knife, the blade does not have a razor edge, while the blades in the Bergamasco and Valtellina knives have no layering. The old-style zuava has both of these features. The care and attention dedicated to the finishing of the handle - which, it should be stressed, is shaped and finished exclusively by hand - is highly evident in all Consigli knives, and particularly in the Maremmano and Senese models.</p> <p>Using small-scale files, punches, saws and other small tools, the master knifemakers embellish the horn with consummate skill. Horn tips are far more precious than iron tips, and in line with the company's quality strategy, Consigli specializes in making the finest horn tips available anywhere. The housings for the blade and spring on a Fiorentino knife are carved out by hand from a single piece of horn or wood. It is not hard to imagine the amount of work involved in overcoming the difficulties associated with assembling all of the components together so perfectly that they create an impeccable knife that is very much all of a piece.</p> <p>The knife that most effortlessly disguises its value, and the complexity of its creation, is the Maresciall, with its razor edge and layered, curved blade. The blade complements the various steel components, which are hand-welded one at a time, and exceptional care is devoted to the assembly of the Maresciall's handle, whether it is made from wood, ivory or horn. </p> <p>The handles must be finished with maximum care to avoid even minimal movements. Due to the fact that the handle is embossed above the steel parts, all of the components must be finished several times, with each successive phase becoming more difficult than the last due to the fact that edges are sharp, rather than rounded. </p> <h4>Maintenance and Warranty</h4> <h5>Maintenance of the Handle</h5> <p>The materials that are used by Consigli to create the handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In general, sudden changes in temperature can distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees wax. Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.</p> <h5>Maintenance of the Blade</h5> <p>Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil (for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated after every use, or every time the blade has been touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying it. It is not strictly necessary to apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and again. </p> <p>Blades in Damascus steel keep their appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after every use and if they are lubricated every now and again with a silicon-based greasy substance.</p> <h5>Sharpening</h5> <p>Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting. Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing the blade across the steel starting from the top of its blade and from the heel of the knife blade and descending towards the guard.</p> <p>Take care to maintain an angle of 20? so as to avoid scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An alternative method is to use a whetstone. </p> <p>After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening it several times, it becomes necessary, however, to turn to the expert hands of a knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge once more using a grinder. This result would be impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel, especially if the blades are made in stainless steel.</p> <h5>Maintenance of Mechanism</h5> <p>Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil, with the knife closed, between the blade and the spring at the level of the blade axle while the knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and remove any surplus oil. <h5>Maintenance of the "Sodo"</h5> <p>Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using the products normally on the market. Knives with stainless steel "sodi" do not need any maintenance. "Sodi" can easily become scratched if they are kept together with other metal objects such as keys.</p> <h5>Assistance and Warranty</h5> <p>All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after checking that the knife has been used correctly, the parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time, by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy and precision.</p> </div> read more

Mepra
$25.58
at Amazon

Norma is combined with its clear, smooth shape with porcelain decorations and table accessories in different styles easily. It is ...characterized by a pleasant feel and a good balance. The build quality of the cutlery in stainless steel 18/10 meets the high standards that one is a high-quality cutlery. 2.5-mm thickness meet the requirement for a balanced Preis-/Leitungsverhältnis. Norma steak knife is combined with its clear, smooth shape which is characterized by a pleasant feel and a good balance. Made of stainless steel material. Excellence stain and corrosion resistance. Includes 12 steak knives per set. Dishwasher safe. Measures 9-1/8-inch length. read more

Messermeister
$62.76
at Amazon

The Messermeister San Moritz Elite Kullenschliff Steak Knife is a 4-1/2-inch personal sized carving knife. It has a fine edge with... an upward curved tip. The alternating kullenschliffs (also known as kullens, hollows or grantons) on each side of the knife reduce drag and prevent items from sticking to the blade. The grip can vary but the knife is usually pulled rather than pushed through the meat. read more

Reed & Barton
$34.66
at Amazon

Featuring a classic beaded design on the handle, the Lyndon set of 4 steak knives from reed & Barton offers style and grace to any... setting. Made of durable 18/10 stainless steel, this serving set provides functional, easy care essentials for both casual and formal entertaining. Elegantly boxed for gift-giving. read more

Hampton Forge
$18.75
at Amazon

The Silversmiths Collection reflects the tradition of dining with timeless patterns found in fine quality tableware. Offered in a... wide range of memorable patterns, the Silversmiths Collection stands the test of time. read more

Viking
$149.45
at Amazon

The partially serrated blades of each Viking Professional steak knife slice easily through thick or thin steak just as you would e...xpect from a steak knife used in a traditional steakhouse. Each restaurant grade knife is expertly honed from durable German stainless steel - the standard in quality blade material. The unique Pakkawood handles are double-riveted around the full tang construction, giving the knife a well-balanced feel and comfortable hold. Each water and stain resistant Pakkawood handle has a unique design due to the construction of this renewable material. read more

Wusthof
$99.95 $89.96
at Sur La Table

From Wüsthof, renowned cutlery makers for nearly 200 years, comes the Wüsthof Gourmet line. Each knife is laser cut from a singl...e piece of high–carbon stainless steel for a precise, razor–sharp edge. Plus, each blade is laser tested to ensure desired sharpness and correct cutting angle. Triple–riveted, full–tang handles are contoured to fit comfortably in the hand. Preserve the delicious flavor of your fresh–off–the–grill steaks. With Wüsthof’s razor–sharp edge, there’s no need for serrations. The knife simply glides through your steak, leaving moisture where it belongs and enhancing your dining experience. Perfect for entertaining or everyday use. Set of six steak knives comes with hardwood block for safe, convenient storage. Dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended. Limited lifetime warranty. Made in Solingen, Germany. FeaturesPRECISION CONSTRUCTIONWüsthof’s state–of–the–art manufacturing methods deliver consistently high and uniform quality. Each knife in the Gourmet line is laser cut from a single piece of high–carbon stainless steel for a precise, razor–sharp edge. Plus, each blade is laser tested to ensure correct cutting angle. USER–FRIENDLY HANDLETriple–riveted, full–tang handle is made of a durable polymer that’s contoured for a comfortable grip. SYMBOL OF QUALITYQuality control experts examine each piece of cutlery for even the slightest defect and all blades are tested to ensure optimal sharpness. Only flawless knives receive the Wüsthof trident logo–a symbol of form, function, and uncompromising quality. IDEAL FOR SLICING STEAKPreserve the delicious flavor of your fresh–off–the–grill steaks. With Wüsthof’s razor–sharp edge, there’s no need for serrations. The knife simply glides through your steak, leaving moisture where it belongs and enhancing your dining experience. Perfect for entertaining or everyday use. Set of six steak knives comes with hardwood block for safe, convenient storage. read more

Consigli
$318.08
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli logo" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consi...gli/consigli-logo.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>For generations, the Consigli family has been leveraging its passion and expertise to produce high-quality traditional Tuscan pocketknives and cutlery, using the same forging techniques that the master knifemakers of Scarperia have been refining since the 14th century. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-09.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The town of Scarperia was founded on September 8, 1306. Back in those days, the town was sited on what was then the most important road for anyone wishing to cross Italy. The production of cutting irons has also been crucial to the town?s development from the outset; this specialization was perhaps the result of local military requirements or possibly due to the needs of the local farmers. </p> <p>For more than two centuries, blades from Scarperia were renowned as being of unrivaled quality. In the second half of the 19th century that Scarperia?s knives and cutlery started to experience increasing demand. With the unification of Italy came numerous orders from all over the country, and particularly from the south. Because of this southern influence, the origins of several types of knives made in Scarperia (the Calabrese, the Napoletano and the Casertano) can be traced back to the south of Italy. As a result, the reputation for the quality of the knives made here has been consolidated once again, and they are now rightly celebrated throughout the world.</p> <h4>The Old Family Tradition</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-01.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Fifty years have now passed since the time of the Fondo Pasinetti - the site in Via Magenta, in the center of Scarperia, where the Consigli brothers opened their first premises. Luigi - at the time, just a little over 20 years of age - and Enrico, his slightly younger brother, had already spent several years producing knives on behalf of the same company for which their father had been forging metal and making pattada knives and grafting knives since the very early part of the century.</p> <p>Currently, alongside its typically Italian models, which represent the perfect synthesis of tradition, technique, elegance, and refinement, the company also produces high-quality table and kitchen cutlery that is expertly finished using noble materials like cow horn, buffalo horn and olive wood. The Consigli family is totally committed to authentic steel-working techniques and to the preservation of the values of manual processing.</p> <h4>The Comet: A Symbol of History</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-04.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When holding a Consigli knife, it is easy - for the expert and the layperson alike - to appreciate the clean lines, the painstaking finish and the warmth of the natural materials. Opening and closing the blade, one comes to realize the precision and fluidity of the mechanism, and, on closer inspection, one makes out the almost imperceptible imperfections that highlight the authentic, hand-crafted nature of the knife. One's eye is drawn to the signature, (the pride of every true artisan), to the guarantee of reliability and to the symbol with which the Consigli brothers like to adorn their creations.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-07.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Along with the sun, the comet is the astronomical symbol par excellence. It was used time and again in ancient graffiti and on coins, and was rediscovered centuries later by renaissance cutlers. Indeed, in accordance with the Statute of 1630, since that time all knifemakers in Scarperia have had to use their own version of the comet symbol. Consigli's comet has undergone a natural evolution over the decades. The latest redesign, dating from 2004, evokes luminosity and dynamism, appearing like an imaginary bridge between the drive to conserve traditional ideals and the drive towards the future.</p> <h4>How a Knife is Made</h4> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-16.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>A perfect knife is the result not only of skilled workmanship but also of the care taken in selecting the very best raw materials. For this reason, the Consigli family invests considerable time and effort into searching out the finest horn available, and rigorous criteria are applied to ensure that the horn selected has all of the features that, throughout the centuries, only experienced cutlers have been able to identify. The wood used by Consigli is carefully selected and then seasoned for years, in order to guarantee its stability and workability. The steel used for the blades is of the highest quality, and has undergone exacting thermal treatments at the hands of a master craftsman to create the perfect synthesis between elasticity and durability.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-15.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>From the outset, the Consigli brothers have always supervised the end-to-end production process of their knives and cutlery. The steel components - blade, springs, etc. - are made by punching dies that (more often than not) have been produced by the same artisans who go on to make the knives themselves. The main pieces of the knife are stamped out of solid steel before undergoing the extremely delicate processes of tempering and quenching.</p> <p>These processes enhance the attractiveness of the knife and are an opportunity for the artisan to express his or her mastery of the art of knifemaking. Even today, the time-honored technique of allowing the knife to drop to the ground and listening to the sound it makes on impact is still used religiously to ensure that both the blade and the springs have the necessary properties of elasticity and durability.</p> <p>The temperature required to heat the steel until it is white-hot, as well as the time for which the blade must cool in oil, is still dictated by nothing more than the attentive eye of the cutler, who ? having spent years at work in front of the furnace ? has what it takes to calibrate his or her input perfectly. </p> <p>The same approach is applied to quenching, which is the process whereby the blade is heated again to eliminate the undesired fragility that steel acquires during tempering (which actually provides the blade with its hardness). Consigli continues to employ these tried-and-tested process not only because time has proven their worth, but also because they imbue the resultant knife with a tangible sense of history and tradition.</p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-11.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Today, as always, Consigli knives are still made with horn handles, which are produced by quartering the whole horn, evaluating it closely, reading its secrets and caressing it to achieve the perfect orientation of the blade. Only in this way - with slow, ritualistic motions - is it possible to minimize flaking of the horn. Thanks to the experienced eye of the knifemaker, the finest veins can be selected in such a way as to reduce waste as far as possible. </p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-18.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The handles are then heated in the furnace and passed through the flames carefully on the basis of their thickness, before being rounded off and made malleable so that they can then be flattened by the pressing process.</p> <p>Sawing, molding and leveling operations are carried out with patience. The outline of the unfinished blade is distinctive, making it possible to differentiate immediately between a zuava, a pattada and a mozzetta. In total, it takes around 40 separate operations to create a Consigli knife - the order of these operations varies from one model to the next, but each finished knife is the product of a series of processes, all of which require masterful manual dexterity. </p> <p>The cutting process prepares the way for the addition of the band; primary assembly - which usually takes place after the housing for the blade and spring has been hollowed out - makes it possible to assemble the main metal parts (blade and spring) and ensure they are firmly attached; secondary assembly sees the insertion of the mechanism, uniting the sharpened blades with the handle; polishing and sharpening are carried out before triangulation. This operation, with its decisive movements, encapsulates within the knife a sense of mysterious elegance before fixing the definitive shape of the handle, thus paving the way for the finishing stage. </p> <p>Using a range of sanding and polishing tools, the knife is made ready for the quality control inspection - the last (and most rigorous) test it has to undergo before being released for sale to a demanding but delighted connoisseur. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h4>Art and Passion</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-05.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-06.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When making a quality knife, there are several elements that make the difference. Aside from the selection of materials, the number of man hours invested in the completion of certain operations is also crucial, since it is (partially, at least) the complexity of the construction process that makes the finished knife a precious object. In the modern-style zuava knife with brass button, for example, it is the pin that guides the button into its definitive position, thus simplifying the alignment with the internal structure of the knife. </p> <p>Finishing is carried out in a single action using an abrasive belt. In contrast, old-style zuava knives are more highly prized because their construction is more challenging - the button is welded and finished before the pin is laid across and hammered into relief. This ancient technique demands finishing both of the head of the handle and the horn. </p> <p>The reason that certain knives are more costly is also due to the amount of work that goes into creating the blade - on a normal zuava knife, the blade does not have a razor edge, while the blades in the Bergamasco and Valtellina knives have no layering. The old-style zuava has both of these features. The care and attention dedicated to the finishing of the handle - which, it should be stressed, is shaped and finished exclusively by hand - is highly evident in all Consigli knives, and particularly in the Maremmano and Senese models.</p> <p>Using small-scale files, punches, saws and other small tools, the master knifemakers embellish the horn with consummate skill. Horn tips are far more precious than iron tips, and in line with the company's quality strategy, Consigli specializes in making the finest horn tips available anywhere. The housings for the blade and spring on a Fiorentino knife are carved out by hand from a single piece of horn or wood. It is not hard to imagine the amount of work involved in overcoming the difficulties associated with assembling all of the components together so perfectly that they create an impeccable knife that is very much all of a piece.</p> <p>The knife that most effortlessly disguises its value, and the complexity of its creation, is the Maresciall, with its razor edge and layered, curved blade. The blade complements the various steel components, which are hand-welded one at a time, and exceptional care is devoted to the assembly of the Maresciall's handle, whether it is made from wood, ivory or horn. </p> <p>The handles must be finished with maximum care to avoid even minimal movements. Due to the fact that the handle is embossed above the steel parts, all of the components must be finished several times, with each successive phase becoming more difficult than the last due to the fact that edges are sharp, rather than rounded. </p> <h4>Maintenance and Warranty</h4> <h5>Maintenance of the Handle</h5> <p>The materials that are used by Consigli to create the handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In general, sudden changes in temperature can distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees wax. Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.</p> <h5>Maintenance of the Blade</h5> <p>Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil (for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated after every use, or every time the blade has been touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying it. It is not strictly necessary to apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and again. </p> <p>Blades in Damascus steel keep their appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after every use and if they are lubricated every now and again with a silicon-based greasy substance.</p> <h5>Sharpening</h5> <p>Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting. Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing the blade across the steel starting from the top of its blade and from the heel of the knife blade and descending towards the guard.</p> <p>Take care to maintain an angle of 20? so as to avoid scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An alternative method is to use a whetstone. </p> <p>After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening it several times, it becomes necessary, however, to turn to the expert hands of a knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge once more using a grinder. This result would be impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel, especially if the blades are made in stainless steel.</p> <h5>Maintenance of Mechanism</h5> <p>Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil, with the knife closed, between the blade and the spring at the level of the blade axle while the knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and remove any surplus oil. <h5>Maintenance of the "Sodo"</h5> <p>Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using the products normally on the market. Knives with stainless steel "sodi" do not need any maintenance. "Sodi" can easily become scratched if they are kept together with other metal objects such as keys.</p> <h5>Assistance and Warranty</h5> <p>All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after checking that the knife has been used correctly, the parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time, by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy and precision.</p> </div> read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels
$149.95 $99.99
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Designed in cooperation with professional chefs, the Four Star series was first introduced in 1976 and today remains a favorite al...l over the world. This line is a great way to start your first serious cutlery collection and makes a thoughtful gift for the cook on your list.Using an exclusive Sigmaforge® process, each knife is precision-forged from a single piece of Friodur® ice-hardened high-carbon stainless steel for corrosion resistance, unmatched stability, lasting sharpness, and perfect geometry.The virtually unbreakable, colorfast polypropylene handles are permanently bonded to the knife blades without any gaps. This means the knives are completely sanitary. In addition, the bolster and full stick tang provide weight, ensure safety, and add balance. Elegant set is a great addition to any household and makes a great gift for the steak lover. Lifetime warranty. Set of four, each is ½". Hand wash. Made in Solingen, Germany. 4½". read more

Farberware
$7.01
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High carbon stainless steel blades.Triple riveted handle.Properly weighted for balance and control.Hand wash only.Lifetime limited... warranty. read more

Laguiole

Delivered with lifetime warranty Box-set of 6 knives This Laguiole table knife is cold worked as one piece, ensuring limitless str...ength and an excellent resistance to bacterial infiltrations Forged stainless steel blade and handle Dishwasher-safe Full... read more

Wusthof
$79.95 $64.99
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This handsome knife set is a thoughtful gift for the entertainer on your list this year. From Wusthof, renowned cutlery makers sin...ce 1814, the elegantly boxed set of high-carbon stainless steel steak knives is a welcome addition to any household.Each serrated knife is carefully crafted for precise heft and balance. Truly capable of complementing the finest table setting, these knives are durable enough to be used for every day occasions too. This versatile knife set comes in a lovely rosewood-colored box perfect for presentation and storage. Set also makes a wonderful heirloom piece. Lifetime warranty. Set of eight knives. Blades are 4½" l. Hand wash. Made in China. read more

Fortessa
$65.00
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Fortessa tableware solutions is a leading designer, developer and marketer of quality tableware for the high-end commercial foodse...rvice market globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. The company was founded in 1993 as the Great American Trading Company, Inc., focusing from the very start on quality dinnerware for culinary professionals and for the home. In 1997, the company expanded its offerings to flatware, glassware and tabletop accessories, becoming a "total table" operation, and pioneered the concept of specialty dinnerware for the commercial foodservice market with a "Cuisine Collection" of square, rectangular and oval shapes. Fortessa is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of tabletop goods and accessories. Brands and products under the Fortessa banner include Fortessa Dinnerware, the Accentz collection, Fortessa Metalware, Schott Zwiesel Crystal Glass and Fortessa Design and Value. Our products offer a combination of quality and value unmatched in the tabletop industry. Fortessa steak knives are found in the upper end steak and chop houses throughout America. We are contacted frequently about Fortessa steak knives for this reason. People love the design and the functionality of the steak knives and want them for their home. Fortessa steak knives are high-quality and are made of fine 18/0 stainless steel and feature various hand styles ranging from marble to stainless steel. If you are a beef eater you will love having a set of Fortessa restaurant-quality steak knives to use and have your guests use. read more

Consigli
$432.40
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<div class="aplus"> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli logo" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consi...gli/consigli-logo.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>For generations, the Consigli family has been leveraging its passion and expertise to produce high-quality traditional Tuscan pocketknives and cutlery, using the same forging techniques that the master knifemakers of Scarperia have been refining since the 14th century. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-09.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The town of Scarperia was founded on September 8, 1306. Back in those days, the town was sited on what was then the most important road for anyone wishing to cross Italy. The production of cutting irons has also been crucial to the town?s development from the outset; this specialization was perhaps the result of local military requirements or possibly due to the needs of the local farmers. </p> <p>For more than two centuries, blades from Scarperia were renowned as being of unrivaled quality. In the second half of the 19th century that Scarperia?s knives and cutlery started to experience increasing demand. With the unification of Italy came numerous orders from all over the country, and particularly from the south. Because of this southern influence, the origins of several types of knives made in Scarperia (the Calabrese, the Napoletano and the Casertano) can be traced back to the south of Italy. As a result, the reputation for the quality of the knives made here has been consolidated once again, and they are now rightly celebrated throughout the world.</p> <h4>The Old Family Tradition</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-01.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Fifty years have now passed since the time of the Fondo Pasinetti - the site in Via Magenta, in the center of Scarperia, where the Consigli brothers opened their first premises. Luigi - at the time, just a little over 20 years of age - and Enrico, his slightly younger brother, had already spent several years producing knives on behalf of the same company for which their father had been forging metal and making pattada knives and grafting knives since the very early part of the century.</p> <p>Currently, alongside its typically Italian models, which represent the perfect synthesis of tradition, technique, elegance, and refinement, the company also produces high-quality table and kitchen cutlery that is expertly finished using noble materials like cow horn, buffalo horn and olive wood. The Consigli family is totally committed to authentic steel-working techniques and to the preservation of the values of manual processing.</p> <h4>The Comet: A Symbol of History</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-04.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When holding a Consigli knife, it is easy - for the expert and the layperson alike - to appreciate the clean lines, the painstaking finish and the warmth of the natural materials. Opening and closing the blade, one comes to realize the precision and fluidity of the mechanism, and, on closer inspection, one makes out the almost imperceptible imperfections that highlight the authentic, hand-crafted nature of the knife. One's eye is drawn to the signature, (the pride of every true artisan), to the guarantee of reliability and to the symbol with which the Consigli brothers like to adorn their creations.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-07.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Along with the sun, the comet is the astronomical symbol par excellence. It was used time and again in ancient graffiti and on coins, and was rediscovered centuries later by renaissance cutlers. Indeed, in accordance with the Statute of 1630, since that time all knifemakers in Scarperia have had to use their own version of the comet symbol. Consigli's comet has undergone a natural evolution over the decades. The latest redesign, dating from 2004, evokes luminosity and dynamism, appearing like an imaginary bridge between the drive to conserve traditional ideals and the drive towards the future.</p> <h4>How a Knife is Made</h4> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-16.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>A perfect knife is the result not only of skilled workmanship but also of the care taken in selecting the very best raw materials. For this reason, the Consigli family invests considerable time and effort into searching out the finest horn available, and rigorous criteria are applied to ensure that the horn selected has all of the features that, throughout the centuries, only experienced cutlers have been able to identify. The wood used by Consigli is carefully selected and then seasoned for years, in order to guarantee its stability and workability. The steel used for the blades is of the highest quality, and has undergone exacting thermal treatments at the hands of a master craftsman to create the perfect synthesis between elasticity and durability.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-15.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>From the outset, the Consigli brothers have always supervised the end-to-end production process of their knives and cutlery. The steel components - blade, springs, etc. - are made by punching dies that (more often than not) have been produced by the same artisans who go on to make the knives themselves. The main pieces of the knife are stamped out of solid steel before undergoing the extremely delicate processes of tempering and quenching.</p> <p>These processes enhance the attractiveness of the knife and are an opportunity for the artisan to express his or her mastery of the art of knifemaking. Even today, the time-honored technique of allowing the knife to drop to the ground and listening to the sound it makes on impact is still used religiously to ensure that both the blade and the springs have the necessary properties of elasticity and durability.</p> <p>The temperature required to heat the steel until it is white-hot, as well as the time for which the blade must cool in oil, is still dictated by nothing more than the attentive eye of the cutler, who ? having spent years at work in front of the furnace ? has what it takes to calibrate his or her input perfectly. </p> <p>The same approach is applied to quenching, which is the process whereby the blade is heated again to eliminate the undesired fragility that steel acquires during tempering (which actually provides the blade with its hardness). Consigli continues to employ these tried-and-tested process not only because time has proven their worth, but also because they imbue the resultant knife with a tangible sense of history and tradition.</p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-11.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Today, as always, Consigli knives are still made with horn handles, which are produced by quartering the whole horn, evaluating it closely, reading its secrets and caressing it to achieve the perfect orientation of the blade. Only in this way - with slow, ritualistic motions - is it possible to minimize flaking of the horn. Thanks to the experienced eye of the knifemaker, the finest veins can be selected in such a way as to reduce waste as far as possible. </p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-18.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The handles are then heated in the furnace and passed through the flames carefully on the basis of their thickness, before being rounded off and made malleable so that they can then be flattened by the pressing process.</p> <p>Sawing, molding and leveling operations are carried out with patience. The outline of the unfinished blade is distinctive, making it possible to differentiate immediately between a zuava, a pattada and a mozzetta. In total, it takes around 40 separate operations to create a Consigli knife - the order of these operations varies from one model to the next, but each finished knife is the product of a series of processes, all of which require masterful manual dexterity. </p> <p>The cutting process prepares the way for the addition of the band; primary assembly - which usually takes place after the housing for the blade and spring has been hollowed out - makes it possible to assemble the main metal parts (blade and spring) and ensure they are firmly attached; secondary assembly sees the insertion of the mechanism, uniting the sharpened blades with the handle; polishing and sharpening are carried out before triangulation. This operation, with its decisive movements, encapsulates within the knife a sense of mysterious elegance before fixing the definitive shape of the handle, thus paving the way for the finishing stage. </p> <p>Using a range of sanding and polishing tools, the knife is made ready for the quality control inspection - the last (and most rigorous) test it has to undergo before being released for sale to a demanding but delighted connoisseur. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h4>Art and Passion</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-05.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-06.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When making a quality knife, there are several elements that make the difference. Aside from the selection of materials, the number of man hours invested in the completion of certain operations is also crucial, since it is (partially, at least) the complexity of the construction process that makes the finished knife a precious object. In the modern-style zuava knife with brass button, for example, it is the pin that guides the button into its definitive position, thus simplifying the alignment with the internal structure of the knife. </p> <p>Finishing is carried out in a single action using an abrasive belt. In contrast, old-style zuava knives are more highly prized because their construction is more challenging - the button is welded and finished before the pin is laid across and hammered into relief. This ancient technique demands finishing both of the head of the handle and the horn. </p> <p>The reason that certain knives are more costly is also due to the amount of work that goes into creating the blade - on a normal zuava knife, the blade does not have a razor edge, while the blades in the Bergamasco and Valtellina knives have no layering. The old-style zuava has both of these features. The care and attention dedicated to the finishing of the handle - which, it should be stressed, is shaped and finished exclusively by hand - is highly evident in all Consigli knives, and particularly in the Maremmano and Senese models.</p> <p>Using small-scale files, punches, saws and other small tools, the master knifemakers embellish the horn with consummate skill. Horn tips are far more precious than iron tips, and in line with the company's quality strategy, Consigli specializes in making the finest horn tips available anywhere. The housings for the blade and spring on a Fiorentino knife are carved out by hand from a single piece of horn or wood. It is not hard to imagine the amount of work involved in overcoming the difficulties associated with assembling all of the components together so perfectly that they create an impeccable knife that is very much all of a piece.</p> <p>The knife that most effortlessly disguises its value, and the complexity of its creation, is the Maresciall, with its razor edge and layered, curved blade. The blade complements the various steel components, which are hand-welded one at a time, and exceptional care is devoted to the assembly of the Maresciall's handle, whether it is made from wood, ivory or horn. </p> <p>The handles must be finished with maximum care to avoid even minimal movements. Due to the fact that the handle is embossed above the steel parts, all of the components must be finished several times, with each successive phase becoming more difficult than the last due to the fact that edges are sharp, rather than rounded. </p> <h4>Maintenance and Warranty</h4> <h5>Maintenance of the Handle</h5> <p>The materials that are used by Consigli to create the handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In general, sudden changes in temperature can distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees wax. Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.</p> <h5>Maintenance of the Blade</h5> <p>Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil (for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated after every use, or every time the blade has been touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying it. It is not strictly necessary to apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and again. </p> <p>Blades in Damascus steel keep their appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after every use and if they are lubricated every now and again with a silicon-based greasy substance.</p> <h5>Sharpening</h5> <p>Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting. Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing the blade across the steel starting from the top of its blade and from the heel of the knife blade and descending towards the guard.</p> <p>Take care to maintain an angle of 20? so as to avoid scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An alternative method is to use a whetstone. </p> <p>After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening it several times, it becomes necessary, however, to turn to the expert hands of a knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge once more using a grinder. This result would be impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel, especially if the blades are made in stainless steel.</p> <h5>Maintenance of Mechanism</h5> <p>Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil, with the knife closed, between the blade and the spring at the level of the blade axle while the knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and remove any surplus oil. <h5>Maintenance of the "Sodo"</h5> <p>Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using the products normally on the market. Knives with stainless steel "sodi" do not need any maintenance. "Sodi" can easily become scratched if they are kept together with other metal objects such as keys.</p> <h5>Assistance and Warranty</h5> <p>All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after checking that the knife has been used correctly, the parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time, by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy and precision.</p> </div> read more

Mepra
$51.17
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Set of Steak Knives. Add style by complimenting your serving table with rich Italian style. Three generations of Italian traditio...n have made MEPRA synonymous with quality and pride. Crafted in Italy, these products blend classic functionality with unique designs for contemporary lifestyles. Dedicated to innovation, MEPRA brings a brilliant look to any table. read more

ARCOS
$45.92
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<div class="aplus" > <p>Make sure you have the right tools for the job of devouring a sirloin steak or prime rib with this 4-piece... steak knife set from Arcos, which hews to the traditions of its 18th century Spanish origins. This set includes four 4-inch steak knives that are forged from a single piece of hardened and tempered high-carbon stainless steel.</p> <div class="rightImage" style="width:300px"> <img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/arcos-steak-forged-illo-sm.jpg" width="300" height="221" alt="Forged steak knives" /> <div class="imageCaption">Forged steak knives (forks not included; see larger image).</div> </div> <p>The micro-dent edge knife blades are made from martensitic stainless steel with a high percentage of added chrome, allowing them to maintain excellent resistance to corrosion as well as providing a high cutting power. Made for everyday use without sacrificing design, the ergonomic handle provides a firm and comfortable grip. Packed in a gift box. Dishwasher safe, though hand washing is recommended. </p> <div class="leftImage" style="width:350px"> <img src="http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/detailpages/arcos-knifecare-sm.jpg" width="300" height="201" alt="Care for your Arcos knife" /> <div class="imageCaption">See larger image.</div> </div> <h4>Tips For Use and Maintenance</h4> <ul> <li>Wash knives immediately after use with a mild soap. Avoid prolonged contact with leftover food. <li>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. <li>Avoid rubbing your knives with abrasive products, hard cloths, and metallic or synthetic cleaners. <li>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. <li>Avoid leaving your knives submerged in water for long periods of time, especially in hard or salty water that can affect metals. <li>Dry immediately with a soft cloth. <li>Leaving your knives to dry in the dishwasher is not recommended. </ul> <h4>About Arcos</h4> <p>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.</p> <p>To learn more about the history of Arcos, see this larger timeline image.</p> </div> read more

Browne Foodservice
$26.40
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Browne Foodservice has a comprehensive selection that provides operators with high quality and cost efficient smallwares products.... They are dedicated to manufacturing and distributing quality products in the foodservice industry. read more

Wusthof
$19.95 $15.96
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Whether slicing strips of medium-rare ribeye or carving an extra-thick porterhouse, this ultra-sharp steak knife is the perfect co...mpanion to any meal. Thanks to the razor-sharp edge, there’s no need for serrations, resulting in an easy-to-maintain edge that glides effortlessly through steak, chicken breasts, pork loins and more. Wüsthof Gourmet knives are laser cut from a single piece of high-carbon stainless steel for an ultra-precise laser edge. Advanced grinding and polishing techniques produce blades that are perfectly tapered from tip to bolster. Featuring durable, triple-riveted handles and full tangs for increased strength, Wüsthof Gourmet offers professional quality at an affordable price.FEATURESState-of-the-art manufacturing methods result in impeccable performance and qualityLaser testing ensures that blades are sharpened to the optimal cutting angle for smooth, effortless cuttingTriple-riveted, full-tang handles are contoured to rest comfortably and securely in the handOnly structurally flawless knives receive the Wüsthof trident logoManufacturer: Wüsthof Material: High-carbon stainless steel, polyoxymethyleneCare: Hand wash onlyDimensions: 4½" bladeWarranty: Lifetime warrantyMade in Germany read more

Concord Cookware
$58.07
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"Set includes: chef knife. Size: 9"" blade (14"" overall) carving knife. Size: 9"" blade (14"" overall) bread knife. Size: 8"" bla...de (13"" overall) meat knife. Size: 7"" blade (12"" overall) boning knife. Size: 5.5"" Blade (10.5"" Overall) multi-use knife. Size: 5"" blade (10"" overall) paring knife. Size: 3.5"" Blade (7.5"" Overall) meat fork. Size: 11"" overall steak knife x6. Size: 9"" overall large fork x6. Size: 7.5"" Overall large cleaver. Size: 7"" blade (12"" overall) knife sharpener. Size: 13"" overall regular scissors kitchen sheers comes in luxurious red wood and aluminum carrying case". read more

Fortessa
$65.00
at Amazon

Fortessa tableware solutions is a leading designer, developer and marketer of quality tableware for the high-end commercial foodse...rvice market globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. The company was founded in 1993 as the Great American Trading Company, Inc., focusing from the very start on quality dinnerware for culinary professionals and for the home. In 1997, the company expanded its offerings to flatware, glassware and tabletop accessories, becoming a "total table" operation, and pioneered the concept of specialty dinnerware for the commercial foodservice market with a "Cuisine Collection" of square, rectangular and oval shapes. Fortessa is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of tabletop goods and accessories. Brands and products under the Fortessa banner include Fortessa Dinnerware, the Accentz collection, Fortessa Metalware, Schott Zwiesel Crystal Glass and Fortessa Design and Value. Our products offer a combination of quality and value unmatched in the tabletop industry. Fortessa steak knives are found in the upper end steak and chop houses throughout America. We are contacted frequently about Fortessa steak knives for this reason. People love the design and the functionality of the steak knives and want them for their home. Fortessa steak knives are high-quality and are made of fine 18/0 stainless steel and feature various hand styles ranging from marble to stainless steel. If you are a beef eater you will love having a set of Fortessa restaurant-quality steak knives to use and have your guests use. read more

Norpro
$24.38
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Norpro's 5-inch steak knives features stainless molybdenum Vanadium steel with tapered grinding and stone finished blades. Full ta...ng, double bolsters for superb balance. Comfortable, synthetic handles-secured with three rivets. Blade measures, 5"/13cm. Comes in a 2 piece set. Hand washing recommended - Never put cutlery in the dishwasher, is will dull and chip the blade. read more

Messermeister
$701.39
at Amazon

The Messermeister Meridian Elite 17 Piece Premier Block Set With Park Plaza Steak Knives consists of an 8" Chef's Knife (E/3686-8)..., 7" Kullenschliff Santoku Knife (E/3610-7K), 9" Bread Knife (E/3699-9), 8" Kullenschliff Carving Knife (E3688-8K), 7" Straight Carving Fork (8012-7), 6" Utility Knife (E3688-6), 5" Scalloped Utility Knife (E/3685-5), 3.1/2" Paring Knife E/3691-3.1/2), 6 each of the 4.1/2" Park Plaza Multi-Edge Steak Knife (8083-4), 10" Fine Steel (5100-10F), Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors (DN-2070), and a 16 Slot Wood Knife Block (DKB-10SN). read more

Scanpan
$12.11
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Scanpan adds a splash of color to the menu. You can add a dash of personality to your kitchen with a colorful and functional Scanp...an Spectrum 6-piece Steak Knife Set. High carbon stainless steel blades. Blades are non-stick coated for easy food release. read more

Ginsu
$36.80
at Amazon

Chikara Comfort Grip blades are made from Japanese 420J2 stainless steel that is well known for its stain and rust resistance with... contemporary colored soft-grip handles for a comfortable, secure grip. The soft grip handles are beautifully shaped and ergonomically designed to fit smoothly into your hand. Colored slip-resistant material brings color into any kitchen environment. This stainless steel set includes four 4.5 inch steak knives. Limited lifetime warranty. read more

Neron Coutellerie
$63.87
at Amazon

Coutellerie Neron is a well known Laguiole and cutlery manufacturer, located in Thiers, France, the capital of French cutlery. Ori...ginal French products with a traditional and functional design. Enjoy the beauty of this product manufactured in France; set comes with 6-beautiful serrated steak knives with plates placed on a wooden box. read more

Slice
$29.99
at Amazon

Created for Slice by world-renowned Swiss designer Yves Behar, these beautiful steak knives are expertly crafted from high-carbon ...stainless steel and coated with stunning non-stick black-titanium. The ABS handles feature a distinctive "rice-paddy" design that redefines comfort. Serrated edge for the ultimate in cutting control. Perfect for a Kitchen Set & Dishwasher safe. Set includes four steak knives with 4" long blade and 4" long handle; 2.5 ounces per knife. Slice Model & SKU# 10710. A portion of all Slice Product purchases are donated to fund Autism Research. read more

Fortessa
$65.00
at Amazon

Fortessa tableware solutions is a leading designer, developer and marketer of quality tableware for the high-end commercial foodse...rvice market globally, as well as for the luxury consumer market. The company was founded in 1993 as the Great American Trading Company, Inc., focusing from the very start on quality dinnerware for culinary professionals and for the home. In 1997, the company expanded its offerings to flatware, glassware and tabletop accessories, becoming a "total table" operation, and pioneered the concept of specialty dinnerware for the commercial foodservice market with a "Cuisine Collection" of square, rectangular and oval shapes. Fortessa is an integrated designer, developer and marketer of tabletop goods and accessories. Brands and products under the Fortessa banner include Fortessa Dinnerware, the Accentz collection, Fortessa Metalware, Schott Zwiesel Crystal Glass and Fortessa Design and Value. Our products offer a combination of quality and value unmatched in the tabletop industry. Fortessa steak knives are found in the upper end steak and chop houses throughout America. We are contacted frequently about Fortessa steak knives for this reason. People love the design and the functionality of the steak knives and want them for their home. Fortessa steak knives are high-quality and are made of fine 18/0 stainless steel and feature various hand styles ranging from marble to stainless steel. If you are a beef eater you will love having a set of Fortessa restaurant-quality steak knives to use and have your guests use. read more

Cuisinart
$24.99 $21.24
at BeallsFlorida.com

This Cuisinart 6 piece Black Steak Knives Set features a set of 6 ceramic coated black stainless steel knives with serrated edges ...that stay sharp., For the Home,Kitchen,Kitchen Gadgets,Cuttingboards & Knives read more

Winco
$15.22
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Winco has been a trusted and reliable brand in professional kitchens for over 20 years. Our commercial lines of products, ranging ...from tabletop to kitchen utensils to food preparation supplies, are used by all foodservice and hospitality industry experts worldwide. While our products are made to meet the high demands of a restaurant kitchen, we are excited to now make them available for the serious home chef. read more

Calphalon
$29.99
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Forged knives classically designed for cutting performance. Full tang design provides better balance and superior strength. Each k...nife is individually balanced for efficiency and comfort. Handles are triple-riveted for durability. Labels at the end of the handle make it easy to identify the knife type even in a block. High carbon, no-stain German steel sharpens more easily, maintains its edge longer, and resists rust, stains, discoloration better than ordinary stainless. Knives feel great in the hand. Semi-serrated knife edges offer both precision cutting and smooth slicing action. One piece forging of blade, bolster and tang means no parts to separate for long-lasting durability. This product carries a limited lifetime warranty. read more

Mepra
$23.16
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Coccodrillo from the Luxury Collection brings laser technology trendy crocodile pattern on the front and back of all the pieces of... cutlery. Of course, the cutlery in 18/10 is dishwasher safe and suitable for the toughest daily use. Material thickness 4.0-mm. All common attachments, from fish cutlery to numerous Served ropes are also available for this model. Coccodrillo steak knife is made of stainless steel with an high resistance material, also dishwasher safe. Perfect combination of color and sophistication. Includes 12 knives per set. Measures 8-7/8-inch length. read more

Zwilling J.A. Henckels

The Pro collection by Zwilling J.A. Henckels combines their 280 years of knife-forging experience with the simplistic, yet innovat...ive, design of renowned Italian architect Matteo Thun. An angled bolster helps you cut with enhanced precision, safety and comfort, and encourages a professional “pinch grip.” The optimized blade shape reduces hand and wrist stress to prevent fatigue with prolonged use.Using Zwilling’s exclusive Sigmaforge® process, knives are precision-forged from a single piece of Friodur® ice-hardened high-carbon German stainless steel, laser-cut for optimal blade angles and finally polished by hand. This results in a sharper blade with a 57 Rockwell hardness for excellent edge retention and superior resilience. Beautiful, all-new design features an angled bolster that allows the entire length of the blade to be used for chopping, slicing, dicing and more. This unique feature also permits the entire length of the blade to be sharpened from bolster to tip. Dynamic handles feature rounded edges and ultra-ergonomic design to reduce fatigue with extended use. The classic triple-rivet handle has a full tang for impeccable geometry and perfect balance. Exclusive special-formula steel and sturdy polymer handles ensure a lifetime of use.This set of authentic German steak knives is an essential for your place settings. Use these knives for slicing individual servings of meats and roasts. Lifetime warranty. Made in Germany. read more

Consigli
$120.59
at Amazon

<div class="aplus"> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli logo" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consi...gli/consigli-logo.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>For generations, the Consigli family has been leveraging its passion and expertise to produce high-quality traditional Tuscan pocketknives and cutlery, using the same forging techniques that the master knifemakers of Scarperia have been refining since the 14th century. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-09.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The town of Scarperia was founded on September 8, 1306. Back in those days, the town was sited on what was then the most important road for anyone wishing to cross Italy. The production of cutting irons has also been crucial to the town?s development from the outset; this specialization was perhaps the result of local military requirements or possibly due to the needs of the local farmers. </p> <p>For more than two centuries, blades from Scarperia were renowned as being of unrivaled quality. In the second half of the 19th century that Scarperia?s knives and cutlery started to experience increasing demand. With the unification of Italy came numerous orders from all over the country, and particularly from the south. Because of this southern influence, the origins of several types of knives made in Scarperia (the Calabrese, the Napoletano and the Casertano) can be traced back to the south of Italy. As a result, the reputation for the quality of the knives made here has been consolidated once again, and they are now rightly celebrated throughout the world.</p> <h4>The Old Family Tradition</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-01.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Fifty years have now passed since the time of the Fondo Pasinetti - the site in Via Magenta, in the center of Scarperia, where the Consigli brothers opened their first premises. Luigi - at the time, just a little over 20 years of age - and Enrico, his slightly younger brother, had already spent several years producing knives on behalf of the same company for which their father had been forging metal and making pattada knives and grafting knives since the very early part of the century.</p> <p>Currently, alongside its typically Italian models, which represent the perfect synthesis of tradition, technique, elegance, and refinement, the company also produces high-quality table and kitchen cutlery that is expertly finished using noble materials like cow horn, buffalo horn and olive wood. The Consigli family is totally committed to authentic steel-working techniques and to the preservation of the values of manual processing.</p> <h4>The Comet: A Symbol of History</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-04.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When holding a Consigli knife, it is easy - for the expert and the layperson alike - to appreciate the clean lines, the painstaking finish and the warmth of the natural materials. Opening and closing the blade, one comes to realize the precision and fluidity of the mechanism, and, on closer inspection, one makes out the almost imperceptible imperfections that highlight the authentic, hand-crafted nature of the knife. One's eye is drawn to the signature, (the pride of every true artisan), to the guarantee of reliability and to the symbol with which the Consigli brothers like to adorn their creations.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-07.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Along with the sun, the comet is the astronomical symbol par excellence. It was used time and again in ancient graffiti and on coins, and was rediscovered centuries later by renaissance cutlers. Indeed, in accordance with the Statute of 1630, since that time all knifemakers in Scarperia have had to use their own version of the comet symbol. Consigli's comet has undergone a natural evolution over the decades. The latest redesign, dating from 2004, evokes luminosity and dynamism, appearing like an imaginary bridge between the drive to conserve traditional ideals and the drive towards the future.</p> <h4>How a Knife is Made</h4> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-16.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>A perfect knife is the result not only of skilled workmanship but also of the care taken in selecting the very best raw materials. For this reason, the Consigli family invests considerable time and effort into searching out the finest horn available, and rigorous criteria are applied to ensure that the horn selected has all of the features that, throughout the centuries, only experienced cutlers have been able to identify. The wood used by Consigli is carefully selected and then seasoned for years, in order to guarantee its stability and workability. The steel used for the blades is of the highest quality, and has undergone exacting thermal treatments at the hands of a master craftsman to create the perfect synthesis between elasticity and durability.</p> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-15.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>From the outset, the Consigli brothers have always supervised the end-to-end production process of their knives and cutlery. The steel components - blade, springs, etc. - are made by punching dies that (more often than not) have been produced by the same artisans who go on to make the knives themselves. The main pieces of the knife are stamped out of solid steel before undergoing the extremely delicate processes of tempering and quenching.</p> <p>These processes enhance the attractiveness of the knife and are an opportunity for the artisan to express his or her mastery of the art of knifemaking. Even today, the time-honored technique of allowing the knife to drop to the ground and listening to the sound it makes on impact is still used religiously to ensure that both the blade and the springs have the necessary properties of elasticity and durability.</p> <p>The temperature required to heat the steel until it is white-hot, as well as the time for which the blade must cool in oil, is still dictated by nothing more than the attentive eye of the cutler, who ? having spent years at work in front of the furnace ? has what it takes to calibrate his or her input perfectly. </p> <p>The same approach is applied to quenching, which is the process whereby the blade is heated again to eliminate the undesired fragility that steel acquires during tempering (which actually provides the blade with its hardness). Consigli continues to employ these tried-and-tested process not only because time has proven their worth, but also because they imbue the resultant knife with a tangible sense of history and tradition.</p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-11.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>Today, as always, Consigli knives are still made with horn handles, which are produced by quartering the whole horn, evaluating it closely, reading its secrets and caressing it to achieve the perfect orientation of the blade. Only in this way - with slow, ritualistic motions - is it possible to minimize flaking of the horn. Thanks to the experienced eye of the knifemaker, the finest veins can be selected in such a way as to reduce waste as far as possible. </p> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-18.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>The handles are then heated in the furnace and passed through the flames carefully on the basis of their thickness, before being rounded off and made malleable so that they can then be flattened by the pressing process.</p> <p>Sawing, molding and leveling operations are carried out with patience. The outline of the unfinished blade is distinctive, making it possible to differentiate immediately between a zuava, a pattada and a mozzetta. In total, it takes around 40 separate operations to create a Consigli knife - the order of these operations varies from one model to the next, but each finished knife is the product of a series of processes, all of which require masterful manual dexterity. </p> <p>The cutting process prepares the way for the addition of the band; primary assembly - which usually takes place after the housing for the blade and spring has been hollowed out - makes it possible to assemble the main metal parts (blade and spring) and ensure they are firmly attached; secondary assembly sees the insertion of the mechanism, uniting the sharpened blades with the handle; polishing and sharpening are carried out before triangulation. This operation, with its decisive movements, encapsulates within the knife a sense of mysterious elegance before fixing the definitive shape of the handle, thus paving the way for the finishing stage. </p> <p>Using a range of sanding and polishing tools, the knife is made ready for the quality control inspection - the last (and most rigorous) test it has to undergo before being released for sale to a demanding but delighted connoisseur. </p> <div class="break"> </div> <h4>Art and Passion</h4> <div class="leftImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-05.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <div class="rightImage"> <img alt="Consigli" src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/kitchen/consigli/consigli-06.jpg" /> <div class="imageCaption"></div> </div> <p>When making a quality knife, there are several elements that make the difference. Aside from the selection of materials, the number of man hours invested in the completion of certain operations is also crucial, since it is (partially, at least) the complexity of the construction process that makes the finished knife a precious object. In the modern-style zuava knife with brass button, for example, it is the pin that guides the button into its definitive position, thus simplifying the alignment with the internal structure of the knife. </p> <p>Finishing is carried out in a single action using an abrasive belt. In contrast, old-style zuava knives are more highly prized because their construction is more challenging - the button is welded and finished before the pin is laid across and hammered into relief. This ancient technique demands finishing both of the head of the handle and the horn. </p> <p>The reason that certain knives are more costly is also due to the amount of work that goes into creating the blade - on a normal zuava knife, the blade does not have a razor edge, while the blades in the Bergamasco and Valtellina knives have no layering. The old-style zuava has both of these features. The care and attention dedicated to the finishing of the handle - which, it should be stressed, is shaped and finished exclusively by hand - is highly evident in all Consigli knives, and particularly in the Maremmano and Senese models.</p> <p>Using small-scale files, punches, saws and other small tools, the master knifemakers embellish the horn with consummate skill. Horn tips are far more precious than iron tips, and in line with the company's quality strategy, Consigli specializes in making the finest horn tips available anywhere. The housings for the blade and spring on a Fiorentino knife are carved out by hand from a single piece of horn or wood. It is not hard to imagine the amount of work involved in overcoming the difficulties associated with assembling all of the components together so perfectly that they create an impeccable knife that is very much all of a piece.</p> <p>The knife that most effortlessly disguises its value, and the complexity of its creation, is the Maresciall, with its razor edge and layered, curved blade. The blade complements the various steel components, which are hand-welded one at a time, and exceptional care is devoted to the assembly of the Maresciall's handle, whether it is made from wood, ivory or horn. </p> <p>The handles must be finished with maximum care to avoid even minimal movements. Due to the fact that the handle is embossed above the steel parts, all of the components must be finished several times, with each successive phase becoming more difficult than the last due to the fact that edges are sharp, rather than rounded. </p> <h4>Maintenance and Warranty</h4> <h5>Maintenance of the Handle</h5> <p>The materials that are used by Consigli to create the handles of its knives are noble and natural, and, for this reason, they need to be treated with a certain care and attention. Horn and fossil ivory, for example, but also woods, do not react well to humidity and heat. Care must be taken not to wet the handles and not to expose them to sunlight, as these materials may split. In general, sudden changes in temperature can distort the materials, in spite of the care Consigli takes in weathering the materials prior to mounting and machining them then. From a purely aesthetical point of view, with age, wood or horn can lose their shine; to avoid this problem, in the case of wood, just clean lightly with a soft cloth soaked in olive oil or bees wax. Horn, on the other hand, can be returned to its natural splendour with a good brushing by expert hands.</p> <h5>Maintenance of the Blade</h5> <p>Traditional carbon blades tend to become black due to a natural phenomenon of oxidation, especially if they come into contact with acids or salts, but this can also happen with finger contact. The blades can even rust. We advise cleaning blades with a damp cloth, drying them carefully, and covering them in a very thin layer of oil (for example, Vaseline). The operation must be repeated after every use, or every time the blade has been touched. The stainless steel blade is not totally immune to oxidation, but requires much less care. Just keep it clean by rubbing it with a damp cloth and then drying it. It is not strictly necessary to apply oil, but it is a good idea to do so, every now and again. </p> <p>Blades in Damascus steel keep their appearance better if they are cleaned carefully after every use and if they are lubricated every now and again with a silicon-based greasy substance.</p> <h5>Sharpening</h5> <p>Sharpening is a very delicate operation and only expert hands can guarantee optimal and long-lasting cutting. Consigli blades leave the Scarperia workshop perfectly sharpened, but, after a certain period of use, periodic resharpening is necessary. To renew the knife edge, use a good steel, at least 25 cm. long and fitted with a guard. The movement to be made is the usual one, passing the blade across the steel starting from the top of its blade and from the heel of the knife blade and descending towards the guard.</p> <p>Take care to maintain an angle of 20? so as to avoid scratching the blade. Repeat this movement alternating the side of the blade on both sides of the steel. An alternative method is to use a whetstone. </p> <p>After prolonged usage of the knife and after sharpening it several times, it becomes necessary, however, to turn to the expert hands of a knife-sharpener who can give the blade its original edge once more using a grinder. This result would be impossible to obtain only with a stone or steel, especially if the blades are made in stainless steel.</p> <h5>Maintenance of Mechanism</h5> <p>Each pocket knife has a mechanism that must be lubricated regularly to prevent it from wearing out. The operation consists in inserting a drop of synthetic oil, with the knife closed, between the blade and the spring at the level of the blade axle while the knife is closed. Then, open and close the knife and remove any surplus oil. <h5>Maintenance of the "Sodo"</h5> <p>Residue from the tanning of case leather and exposure to the air can cause oxidation of brass sodi making them lose their shine. They can become shiny again by using the products normally on the market. Knives with stainless steel "sodi" do not need any maintenance. "Sodi" can easily become scratched if they are kept together with other metal objects such as keys.</p> <h5>Assistance and Warranty</h5> <p>All knives produced by the Consigli family undergo a careful inspection and strict checks that guarantee the highest quality of the product, reducing the possibility of defects to a minimum. Notwithstanding this, Consigli knives are guaranteed for life against any manufacturing fault that might occur. In the event of a defect, after checking that the knife has been used correctly, the parts or the whole knife, if it cannot be repaired, will be replaced free of charge. In time, however, it may become necessary to replace worn-out parts. At any time, by paying the cost of the operation and postage, the replacement of materials is guaranteed and the knife will be efficiently returned to its original accuracy and precision.</p> </div> read more

Neron Coutellerie
$63.54
at Amazon

Coutellerie Neron is a well known Laguiole and cutlery manufacturer, located in Thiers, France, the capital of French cutlery. Ori...ginal French products with a traditional and functional design. Enjoy the beauty of this product manufactured in France; set comes with 6-beautiful serrated steak knives with plates placed on a wooden block. read more

Guy Fieri
$24.99
at Amazon

Guy Fieri products incorporate style with unique function built expressly to the specifications of the famous chef and restaurateu...r. This set of steak knives feature a serrated edge that delivers super sharp cutting performance as it easily glides through meats without sticking or tearing. Forged from superior quality high-carbon steel, features ergonomic comfort grip handles, with a unique star triple rivet design. Perfectly balanced and weighted for ultimate control Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. Set of 4 steak knives, each have a 4-1/2 inch long blade. read more

Yamazaki
$39.73
at Amazon

Yamazaki's Aquatique Ice has european elegance translated to the new world?s tastes and visions. This frosted design has long han...dles with delicate bowls and tines. read more

Yamazaki
$31.53
at Amazon

Yamazaki's Bolo is classic and striking. This satin finished pattern is the perfect complement to many traditional and contempora...ry table settings. read more

Le Brun
$45.14
at Amazon

A set of 6 steak knives with "faux" wood-look handles. Packaged in a Claude LeBrun gift storage box. These beautiful steak knives ...are made for French Home by LeBrun France. Lebrun was founded in the early 1900's in Normandy, France. It is one of three of the most well-known stainless steel knife factories in France. The bee emblem on the knife signifies the Laguiole design. Laguiole is a town in the Aveyron region in southern France. The Laguiole style of knife was designed in 1829 by Jean-Pierre Calmels. Each knife is engraved with Laguiole INOX. INOX is the French stamp for stainless steel. read more

WD Lifestyle
$29.86
at Amazon

Set of Six Jumbo steak knives.-Handle material: Bakelite.-High carbon stainless steel blades.-Triple compression stainless steel r...ivets secure the handles to the blade for increased safety and stability. read more

Farberware
$18.49
at Amazon

This Farberware Set of 6 Ultra Sharp Steak Knives is perfect for everyday dining. The high-carbon stainless steel blades never nee...d sharpening and the riveted style comfort grip handles are permanently bonded to the blade. Set of 6 knives. Hand-wash with warm water and a mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately. read more

Outset
$38.35
at Amazon

Finally, grillware fit for a grilling king. The Curtis Lloyd Collection is Outset's highest-end Barbecue tool collection flaunting... stunning class and premier quality. The Curtis Lloyd Steak Knives boast forged stainless-steel construction with rich walnut wood handles and an timeless durablilty which is prepared to handle the largest of t-bones or the tenderiest of filets. The Curtis Lloyd set of 6 is the perfect kitchen accessory for once the grilling is completed Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Chanhassen, Minnesota - Outset, is a leading supplier of sophisticated, functional, and timeless barbecue and barware accessories. Founders Jeff Norling and Curt Anderson ż two seasoned entrepreneurs decided to fill a gap in home entertaining with unique and quality grill and chillware. They blended their diverse industry-related experiences to create a progressive, stylish and consumer savvy company that offers a wide range of innovative entertaining products. Outset has shaped a design driven, superior quality line of products that bring distinctive form and sophisticated functionality to kitchens and patios everywhere. As designer, manufacturer, importer and seller, Outset is heating up and re-defining at-home entertaining. Fire up your grilling spiritż.. Outset - Entertaining well done! read more

WD Lifestyle
$36.04
at Amazon

Set of four Jumbo steak knives.-Handle material: rosewood.-High carbon stainless steel blades.-Triple compression stainless steel ...rivets secure the handles to the blade for increased safety and stability. read more

Browne Foodservice
$9.39
at Amazon

Browne Foodservice has a comprehensive selection that provides operators with high quality and cost efficient smallwares products.... They are dedicated to manufacturing and distributing quality products in the foodservice industry. read more

Neron Coutellerie
$64.17
at Amazon

Coutellerie Neron is a well known Laguiole and cutlery manufacturer, located in Thiers, France, the capital of French cutlery. Ori...ginal French products with a traditional and functional design. Enjoy the beauty of this product manufactured in France; set comes with 6-beautiful serrated steak knives with plates placed on a wooden box. read more

Fortessa
$34.95 $19.99
at Sur La Table

The Doria collection from Fortessa features braided handles with horizontal lines. We think the design is timeless and looks beaut...iful at any table. Perfect for special occasions as well as everyday use, the handsome, heavy-gauge 18/10 stainless-steel knives offer good heft and balance to feel comfortable in your hand and secure when in use. Fortessa’s high standards of production ensure long-lasting performance and durability. Set of four. 9⅓" x ¾". Dishwasher safe. Made in Indonesia.Web only. read more

Crate & Barrel

Scandinavian-inspired forms with a clean satin finish and sharp serrated blades. A great addition to our Foster flatware pattern, ...as well as other patterns. -Designed by Robert Welch -18/10 stainless steel -Dishwasher-safe -Made in Vietnam read more

Crate & Barrel

Modern blades, bowls and tines meet the tradition of the hammered finish in a fusion of new and old. The hammering and mirror fini...sh create a textural effect of light and shadow. Ginkgo and other Wedding Registry offers -18/10 stainless steel -Hammered handles -Dishwasher-safe -Made in China read more

Crate & Barrel
$27.80 $24.95
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Crafted in stainless steel with a brushed satin finish, this a la carte collection mixes seamlessly to create a custom setting or ...to supplement your existing pattern. Clean rounded forms shape a versatile collection, ranging from traditional designs to specialty pieces. -18/8 stainless steel -Brushed satin finish -Dishwasher-safe -Made in China read more

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Modern blades, bowls and tines meet the tradition of the hammered finish in a fusion of new and old. The hammering and mirror fini...sh create a textural effect of light and shadow. Ginkgo and other Wedding Registry offers -18/10 stainless steel -Hammered handles -Dishwasher-safe -Made in China read more

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