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Steak Knives - From Sabatier to Laguiole See Our Buyers Guide!

When it comes to buying steak knives, you can shop for features that make for the best, or compromise slightly based on budget. For the best steak cutlery consider factors such as blade sharpness, style and handle comfort.


In a Cook's Illustrated article to determine which steak knife sets were worth buying, reviewers chose following:

Best in Affordable STEAK KNIVES

Best in Premium STEAK KNIVES: Wusthof Classic 6 piece


Price range: $50 to $100 --
(1) Wusthof 8-piece stainless steel steak knife set in wood gift box
(2) J.A. Henckels S.O.S. 8-piece steak knife set in a wood gift box


(1) Victorinox 4-3/4 straight edge pointed tip steak knife, set of 6, rosewood handles
(2) Shun 4-piece rosewood handle steak knife set


Note: Thes following steak knives have all received at least 4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers. Good news for you!

$50 to $100 -
(1) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet 8-piece steak knife set with box
(2) Wusthof 8-piece stainless steel steak knife set in wood gift box
(3) J.A. Henckels S.O.S. 8-piece steak knife set in a wood gift box

$100 to $200 -
(1) Victorinox 4-3/4 straight edge pointed tip steak knife, set of 6, Rosewood handles
(2) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Pro-S 4 piece steak knife set
(3) Wusthof Classic 4 piece steak knife set
(4) Global GTF 4001 4-piece steak knife set
(5) Global GSF 4023 Four piece steak knife set
(6) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Cuisine 4-piece steak knife set
(7) Zwilling J.A. Henckels Twin Four Star 11 4-piece steak knife
(8) Wusthof Grand Prix2 #9625 4-piece steak set

$200 to $300 -
(1) Wusthof Classic 6 piece steak knife set
(2)Shun DMS400 Classic 4-Piece boxed steak knife set
(3) Wusthof 9639 Culinar -6-piece steak knife set
(4) Mundial Olivier Anquier 8 piece 5-inch knife set in presentation box
(5) Mundial Future 8-piece 5-inch steak knife set in presentation box
(6) Lamson Sharp 6-piece serrated steak knife set

$300 and up -
(1) Shun 4-piece Rosewood handle steak knife set
(2) Wusthof Culinar 6-piece steak knife set

To buy: Serrated or non serrated

If you are looking to buy a gift, keep in mind that many steak cutting connoisseurs think that cutting meat or steak with a with a serrated edge is the enemy! These knives cut based on a sawing action and there are those who feel that the end result is a raggedy cut. However, if you go to a top steakhouse, like Harris's of San Francisco, you will find serrated knives everywhere.

Solid brands featuring serrated blades include: Lamsonsharp, Mundial and Messermeister.

It's really, in the end, a matter of what you prefer and your budget. One thing to keep in mind is that the sharp edge style will require a greater degree of maintenance. If you buy sharp edge sBuy a diamond or ceramic steel for sharpening and honing, or use an electric sharpener. These tools will keep each blade sharp and provide with smooth and effortless cutting.

Buyers Guide (Steak and Table Knife Brands to Compare):

  • Sabatier - (French): This French knife manufacturer delivers premium quality knives if you stick with the European made lines. Take a look at the Provence line. It includes a forged 6 piece steak set, size 4.5.
  • Henckels - (German): For premium quality buy the Four Star steak knives. For affordability take a look at Henckels Eversharp steak knives . These knives never need sharpening and are easier to maintain.
  • Wusthof - (German): For the best quality, take a look at the forged series: Grand Prix II, Culinar and Classic. Steak knife sets vary from 4, 6, to 8 pieces. For affordability look to value oriented, precision stamped steak cutting knives: Emerilware steak knives, Gourmet, or Silverpoint.
  • Laguiole - (French): Many manufacturers craft Laguiole steak knives, so check out the quality of materials and craftsmanship before you buy. For style, Laguiole knives will have your dinner guests asking where they can buy them. With an adorable bee logo and long tapered blade design, this cutlery is stunning!
  • Global - (Japanese): Global steak knives are made of the finest quality stainless steel material and are gorgeous! Each knife is lightweight and delivers sharp style and design. The stainless steel handle includes the signature slip resistant dot patterning. Steak sets includes four 4.5" knives.
  • Chicago Cutlery Review - (American ) Take a look at the Walnut Tradition collection. Each piece includes classic styling and beautiful wood handles. This is a must have if you're shopping for affordability.
  • Kershaw - The Shun collection will make a great gift for anyone who appreciates ultra sharp VG-10 blade technology, damascus styling and non stick features. Shun knives are amoung the best!
  • Blue, Red, Green - Many manufacturers make solid colored cutlery, in particular blue steak knives in demand high demand. Take a look at blue Laurel Creek ( 4" serrated) and Laguiole. Both are popular.

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