Top-10 best steak knives
What are the best steak knives? This is not a simple question, not even for us as experts in the field. In the end, like for many other products, for steak knives it all comes down to situation and personal preference. This, however, won't stop us from producing a top 10 steak knives: all of the best quality, but with other characteristics and suited for different situations.
Smooth or serrated edge?
Before we start our top 10 we want to discuss this first: will you go for a steak knife with a smooth or serrated edge? Both have advantages and disadvantages. With a smooth edge you can cut the meat efficiently, without tearing it. Granted, the edge needs to be razor-sharp. And a smooth edge will become blunt much faster than a serrated edge. However, the advantage of a smooth blade is that it is easy to sharpen.
The main advantage of a serrated steak knife is that the knife won't become blunt as fast. As such it will also take longer before you need to sharpen it. Sharpening a serrated knife, however, is a lot more difficult. Sharpening serrated steak knives is often so much work that people would rather purchase a new set of steak knives. You namely have to sharpen each serration. Also, chances are you pull the meat apart with a serrated knife instead of cutting it. As such the moisture inside the meat is lost.
In the end you are the one who needs to determine which type of steak knife you prefer, one with a serrated or one with a smooth edge. We made a top 10 that contains both serrated and smooth knives.
If you are looking for steak knives that radiate luxury, this Laguiole en Aubrac knife set is perfect for you. These are real Laguiole knives that are produced in the region. They are enhanced with the stunning, traditional design. The handle of each knife is made from a different type of wood: walnut, olive, plum, palm, juniper and apple. When you don't use the knives you store them in the luxurious box they came in. And, as a cherry on top, you receive a certificate of authenticity!± 2 months£209.00£279.00
Are you looking for steak knives with the stunning Laguiole design, but do you prefer unity? Go with this Claude Dozorme steak knife set. Even though these knives are not really produced in Laguiole, they are made by hand in France and of the utmost quality. The handle of these stunning knives is made from olive wood: a nice Mediterranean type of wood that also smells great. Because of the steel bolsters the knives are a little lighter than other Laguiole steak knives. On the spine of the knives you will find the characterizing Laguiole detail: the bee. You clearly see the French charm.± 1 week£139.95
Are you looking for steak knives because you love a good BBQ, and want to cut the delicious piece of meat you are preparing with a nice steak knife? Go with the Tramontina Churrasco steak knives. Tramontina is a brand with a rich BBQ history. They became inspired by the Tropeiros, the Portugese name for cowboys in Brasil. They would gather around the fire to enjoy barbecued meat. Tramontina was able to incorporate this traditional vibe in their steak knives. Of course not only great when cutting barbecued meat, but also for other meat.In stock£36.95£45.95
Not a fan of traditional? Do you prefer sleek and modern knives? If so, the Amefa steak knives from the Chuletero collection are the answer. This stylish model made from high gloss steel will look amazing on any table. The blade is also enhanced with an extra-fine serration that can easily cut through the meat without tearing it. Another advantage is that these completely steel knives are easy to clean. The considerable price difference between these knives and the ones we mentioned before is the fact that the other knives are made by hand, and these Amefa knives are produced by machines.± 2 months£14.95
Do you like modern steak knives, but prefer those enhanced with wooden handles? Opinel combines a sleek shape with a wooden handle for these steak knives. The wood is lackered and the blade is made from stainless steel. Opinel knives are razor-sharp thanks to their edge: the full-flat grind instead of the usual large V-edge. They are also lightweight. According to the supplier these knives are, as a result, dishwasher proof. However, we still strongly recommend that you do not put these knives in the dishwasher. There are three reasons why. First of all, the blade comes into contact with other metal objects which could leave behind scratches. Also, the detergent that is used in the dishwasher is too aggressive and the knives remain wet too long. In short, clean the knives by hand to make sure they stay in great shape.± 2 months£43.35
If you love meat this Tramontina Churrasco steak cutlery set is the answer. A nice steak knife is great and all, but you do sometimes also need a fork! This cutlery set is comprised of six top-quality steak knives and six beautiful forks. All enhanced with a stunning wooden handle. And all that for a very good price. Like the Opinel Esprit steak knives the handle of this cutlery is lacquered, and therefore, according to the supplier, dishwasher proof. We do not recommend cleaning these knives and forks in the dishwasher.In stock£29.95£33.95
Not really looking for a steak knife, but simply a table knife perfect for daily use with which you can effortlessly cut meat? This Robert Herder set is the best choice. The knives have a rounded tip and are therefore, in addition to cutting meat, great when spreading out butter. The handle is made from a sustainable plastic called POM which is nice and lightweight and maintenance free.Unknown£54.00£62.00
Looking for some colour? Order this cheerful Opinel steak knife set! 4 steak knives in the colours blue, yellow, black and pink. The handle is made from wood, but lacquered in a colour to give it a cheerful look and feel. According to the supplier these knives are also dishwasher proof, but we do not recommend it because of the before-mentioned reasons.In stock£26.74
Ease and design are combined in this steak knife. The Lion Sabatier Edonist is an authentic Sabatier made in France. The classic design was given a modern update. The blade is made from X50Cr15MoV-steel. This type of steel is stainless and easy to sharpen. The blade is made from one piece of steel that runs throughout the handle. The knife feels great in hand and is nicely balanced. The crop extends to the heel of the blade. This is great because you don't come into contact with the edge, so it is very safe. The blade is lightly rounded for a comfortable grip. The POM handle is easy to clean.In stock£80.80
Luxurious, top-quality and a stunning design: that is how we can describe this Böker steak knife. The handle is made from Guayacan wood: a type of wood from South America. It is also called 'wood of life' and is one of the most valuable types of wood in the world. The knife even comes with a nice sheath made from South American leather. As such you don't have to use the standard blunt serrated knife whenever you go to a restaurant, but can simply use your own.In stock£70.95