12 Great Steak Knife Sets to Gift and to Get Right Now
Most of these knives are on sale right now, so get them before the prices creep back up!
Making a great dinner requires several moving parts, including the right cutting boards, good sheet pans, and of course a great set of knives. A dull knife is a cook’s worst enemy. Using brute force to cut meat means not only a raised risk of injury but also losing those flavorful juices while you struggle to slice through. The same rule for chef’s knives goes for dining utensils as well. The better the steak knife, the better the food will taste and the experience will be for your family (and someday, your guests).
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Whether you've seared the perfect rib eye or roasted the ideal pork loin, using a sharp set of steak knives will make the meal that much more enjoyable. Read on for some of our favorite steak knife sets to buy right now.
Wüsthof has been making cutlery for 200 years, and its gourmet line includes laser-cut blades made from high-carbon stainless steel, so sharp there’s no need for serrations. The seven-piece set comes with a hardwood block for storage, and all the knives can be washed in the dishwasher.
Whether you’re buying for a wedding or the holidays, personalize your gift with a monogram. These eight 4-inch knives will never warp, and the serrated edges will cut easily through a steak.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels
This eight-piece set is top to bottom high-carbon stainless steel, made with professional-grade design and materials. The beechwood box is ideal for storage and gifting and the serrated blades will hold their sharpness for longer than traditional knives.
These dishwasher-safe knives are all in one piece, resisting corrosion and making cleanup a breeze. At just $39, they’re a steal too.
J.A. Henckels International Stainless Steel 8-Piece Steak Knife Set, $60 at amazon.com
Add a rustic element to your kitchen arsenal with these steakhouse-style knives. The inverted double serrated edge won’t tear food and retains sharpness over thousands of cuts. Plus, the palisander wood handles offer more grip and control. It comes with a bamboo storage box outfitted with magnets to keep the knives in place.
Zwilling J.A. Henckels 4-Piece Wooden Steak Knives with Gift Box, $100 (originally $200) at williams-sonoma.com
The Dubost family has been making fine cutlery for generations, and this olivewood handled-set was inspired by a shepherd's tool in the 19th century. The French-made blades are triple-riveted, durable, and rust-resistant. It’s perfect for a timeless addition to your table.
Laguiole Olivewood Steak Knives, Set of 6, $100 at williams-sonoma.com
These polished stainless steel knives from Laguiole are not only beautiful but comfortable to hold. They’re designed with a slightly curved blade with a serrated edge cut to easily through meat. The six-piece set comes in a beechwood storage box, making it an ideal gift.
Dubost Laguiole 6-Piece Steak Knife Block Set, Stainless-Steel, $100 at williams-sonoma.com
For a more affordable but quality option, Calphalon is the way to go. The no-stain German steel sharpens easily and maintains its edge longer. What’s more, the one-piece forging makes the knives durable and ergonomic.
Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery, Steak Knives, 8-Piece, $30 (originally $40) at amazon.com
A solid acacia wood block holds eight super-sharp Cangshan knives and is made to showcase each of the gorgeous German-steel blades. The company is a partner of Thomas Keller’s, and the quality is some of the best in the knife business today.
Cangshan 59502 Steel Forged, 8-Piece German Steak Knife Set, Black, $125 at homedepot.com
Crafted in Japan, Shun knives are top quality and coveted by chefs and home cooks alike. The VG-MAX "super steel" blade on this set is clad on each side with layers of stainless steel, giving them a Damascus-style beauty and quality.
These Shima steak knives from Shun are razor sharp and designed for one pass cutting. Made with high-carbon Japanese stainless steel, the blades have been hand-sharpened 16-degree double-bevel blade. This box set is begging to be gifted and treasured.
These are one of the most durable and beautiful sets of steak knives you can buy. Made from Japanese Damascus VG-10 steel, the blades come with three complimentary cycles of sharpening, providing you a fresh set of knives while the originals are sent to restore their edge.
F.N. Sharp Steak Knives, $500 at fnsharp.com