Steak Knife Set

There's nothing to get you in the mood for a juicy steak than seeing a nice steak knife sitting on the table. However, steak knife sets vary widely by manufacturer. Some steak knives are serrated while some have a plain edge. It's common to see a steak knife with handles made of wood, metal, or plastic, in just about any color. And almost any steak knife will do the job just fine so in many cases it comes down to personal preference. That said, there are several things to consider when buying a steak knife.

Cost of the Steak Knife

The thing to keep in mind when considering all the options for your steak knife set is the price you're willing to pay. The cost of a steak knife set can range from five dollars to several thousand. Having an upper price in mind allows you to judge the various tradeoffs.

Serrated Steak Knife vs Plain Edge Steak Knife

A serrated steak knife usually can cut tough steaks slightly better and seem to have a more "steak knife" look to them. A plain edge steak knife can have a more elegant look and normally cuts very well also. One thing to keep in mind is that you will normally be cutting on porcelain plates which will quickly dull your plain edge steak knife, requiring you to sharpen it more often.

Steak Knife Handle

There are two things to consider here: which steak knife handle feels good to you and what looks best to you. If you find a steak knife that feels comfortable in your hand and looks good on your table then it's the one for you.

Number of Steak Knives in the Set

Some steak knife sets only come with 4 knives, others come with 9 or more. Be sure you check the quantity before buying, otherwise you may end up with too many or too little steak knives in your set.

As you might have guessed by now, choosing a steak knife set is a personal decision that comes down to personal preference. There's no wrong way to go, as long as you choose a steak knife that you are happy with.

Our Recommended Steak Knife Sets

Shun Classic Steak Knife Set: $289.95
If you are going for elegance with your steak knives the Shun steak knife set is what you're looking for.

Wusthof Gourmet Steak Knife Set: $89.95
The Wusthof steak knives are very nice steel, plain edge, steak knives.

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