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Steak Knives | 4, 6 or 8 Piece Kitchen Knife Sets

Steak KnivesFor many American families, steak marks a special meal and we celebrate it with our best dining service. When I was a kid steak knives beside the plates signified something extraordinary was about to be served, and I would imagine that for very many people there’s still that subliminal pleasurable aspect to a set of steak knives. When they’re on the table you know something good will happen.

It’s not unusual for good steak knives to come in presentation boxes built of quality hardwood and lined with velvet pockets. The variety of offerings in style and blade design is mind-boggling. Steak knives in elegant all-stainless steel or forged knives with rare hardwood handle slabs accent any fine dining service, in designs from the ultra modern to authentic regional styles with centuries of history. There’s considerable tradition in this type of knife.

In a steak knife you want more than looks. Nobody likes a knife that fights its way through a steak — a steak knife should slice easily and perfectly, with control that keeps the meat on the plate. Cheap knives don’t hold up, since steak knives work against a ceramic surface that’s murder on edges. Serrated blades are a reasonable compromise, extending blade life without sharpening. Good plain edge knives cost more but sharpen easily at home.

Some of Our Favorites

These Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse Knives get reviewed and praised right along with their steaks — an excellent American style.

Functional and elegant, our choice for the best steak knife set is the Wusthof Grand Prix II Set catches your attention with a modern design and a traditional forged blade. It’s the tuxedo version of the steak knife.

These unique Laguiole Stainless Steel Steak knives have a rich history — something to talk about between bites, or simply a comfortable knife to enjoy.

See All of Our Steak Knife Reviews Below


Shun Higo Nokami Steak Knife, Folding

Japanese Executive Cutlery, Locking Blade w/ Pakkawood

Shun Higo Nokami Steak Knife, Folding | Japanese Executive Cutlery, Locking Blade w/ Pakkawood

The Higo Nokami knife originated in Japan about 150 years ago and probably was the first pocket folder of Japanese design. This elegant knife became popular with Japanese businessmen, who used it for cutting fruit or cheese. Today's Higo Nokami from Shun brings many of the features of ...





Shun Ultimate Steak Knife Box Set of 4

Classic Serrated Damascus Steel w/ Pakkawood Handle

Shun Ultimate Steak Knife Box Set of 4 | Classic Serrated Damascus Steel w/ Pakkawood Handle

With many of the same good features as the DMS 400 plain-edged steak knives from Shun Cutlery, this Classic DMSO420 Steak Knife Set adds serrated blades for even better edge-holding.

Shun's Classic knives transfer easily to the dining table without needing any improvements in appearance. The black ...





Shun Classic Steak Knife Set of 4

Damascus Steel With Gift Storage Box DMS400

Shun Classic Steak Knife Set of 4 | Damascus Steel With Gift Storage Box DMS400

These beautiful knives will draw nearly as much attention as a good steak. The DMS400 Classic 4-Knife Set from Shun Cutlery brings the fine Damascus-like steel and ebony-black pakkawood of Shun kitchen knives to the dinner table.

Shun doesn't need to dress up knives for public use, since ...





Cold Steel Steak Knife Set of 6, Serrated

Kitchen Classics Krupp Steel & Zytel Kraton Handle 59KS6Z

Cold Steel Steak Knife Set of 6, Serrated | Kitchen Classics Krupp Steel & Zytel Kraton Handle 59KS6Z

Cold Steel -- well known for its functional replica weapons and self defense knives -- also produces a series of Kitchen Classics knives. This set of six steak knives shows the functional concepts we expect from Cold Steel, but the look is better suited to prep.

These ice-hardened knives ...





Chicago Cutlery Steak Knife Block Set

Full Tang Black Walnut Signature Set of 7

Chicago Cutlery Steak Knife Block Set | Full Tang Black Walnut Signature Set of 7

The Chicago Cutlery Signature series uses full tang construction with blades ground from the same blank of stamped high carbon stainless steel. The handle shape and grip is completely formed from the slabs of American black walnut hardwood fixed to the tang with three solid brass rivets. Blades ...





Wusthof Classic Steak Knife Gift Set of 4

Forged Full Tang w/ Free Aluminum Box 9731-9

Wusthof Classic Steak Knife Gift Set of 4 | Forged Full Tang w/ Free Aluminum Box 9731-9

Wusthof builds the Classic Steak Knife with the same care devoted to its larger prep knives. High quality Solingen steel blades and classically styled handles match many contemporary dining patterns and work efficiently as good steak knives should.

Many of the features of the four knives in the Classic ...





Wusthof Steak Knife Set of 4 w/ Storage Box

Plain Edge Stainless Steel

Wusthof Steak Knife Set of 4 w/ Storage Box | Plain Edge Stainless Steel

The four knives in the Wusthof Stainless Steel Steak Knife set could hardly be simpler in design, but details you don't see add considerable quality.

Blades and handles are solid 18/10 cutlery stainless steel. Very resistant to stains and corrosion, this set holds a high polish as well ...





Mundial Steak Knife Set, Serrated

Stainless Steel Forged White Polyacetal 5100

Mundial Steak Knife Set, Serrated | Stainless Steel Forged White Polyacetal 5100

The white polyacetal handle slabs of these fine steak knives from Mundial are their most striking feature, but there's excellent quality in the stainless steel construction as well. Mundial's 5100 series knives are forged from a solid bar of high carbon stainless steel using the same processes as for ...





Wusthof Steak Knife Set w/ Hardwood Block Storage

Stain-free Steel Plain Edge Gourmet 7 Piece

Wusthof Steak Knife Set w/ Hardwood Block Storage | Stain-free Steel Plain Edge Gourmet 7 Piece

Six steak knives from Wusthof's Gourmet line -- their least expensive -- come with their own handsome oak storage block in this seven-piece block set. Convenient for out-of-the-way countertop storage, the dedicated steak knife block is a great idea. The knives themselves are good but definitely at the bottom ...





Mundial Steak Knife Set by Olivier Anquier

Serrated w/ Hardwood Handle, 4 Piece

Mundial Steak Knife Set by Olivier Anquier | Serrated w/ Hardwood Handle, 4 Piece

From one of Mundial's highest quality product lines, this four-piece steak knife set combines the design concepts of French chef Olivier Anquier with the Old World German craftsmanship of this famous Brazilian company. Add renewable Brazilian tropical hardwood to the good ideas in this steak set.

Chrome molybdenum stain-free high ...





Henckels Steak Knives w/ Kitchen Hardwood Block

Full Tang Plain & Serrated Twin Gourmet 9

Henckels Steak Knives w/ Kitchen Hardwood Block | Full Tang Plain & Serrated Twin Gourmet 9

With their own hardwood storage block these Henckels Twin Gourmet Steak Knives won't get in the way of your kitchen work. In the table setting, you'll get the best qualities of both plain and serrated edge styles in these combo-edged knives.

With stamped steel blades and triple-riveted composite handle slabs over ...





Henckels International Wooden Steak Knife Set

Full Tang Stamped Stainless Steel

Henckels International Wooden Steak Knife Set | Full Tang Stamped Stainless Steel

The J.A. Henckels International Traditional 4-Piece Steak Knife Set uses natural hardwood handle slabs that many will prefer over the usual dark polymer versions. Plastic composites may have much the same look as finished wood, but knives with composite handles never have the same feel.

The International Traditional series features high carbon ...





Henckels International Classic Forged Steak Knives

Plain Edge 4 Piece Set

Henckels International Classic Forged Steak Knives | Plain Edge 4 Piece Set

If you're looking for a well made set of four lightweight and slender steak knives, the J.A. Henckels International Classic Steak Knife Set is a good match. Forged blades and bolsters and full tang slab handles match the look of other knives in the Henckels Classic series, but without the bulk ...





MIU 4 Piece Steak Knife Set

Pakkawood Handles | French Dining Cutlery

MIU 4 Piece Steak Knife Set | Pakkawood Handles | French Dining Cutlery

MIU France offers this four-piece pakkawood steak knife set without providing much technical information or even a description of warranty terms. The design of the knives in the set is very rustic and won't be out of place at most table settings. Large handles and wide blades offer a ...





Zwilling Henckels Four Star Cutlery

Forged Steak Knife Set 4 Piece

Zwilling Henckels Four Star Cutlery | Forged Steak Knife Set 4 Piece

The Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star four-knife steak set offers forged high carbon stainless steel blades and a lighter build than the Henckels full tang cutlery. With rat tail tangs enclosed in molded polymer handles, the construction is clean and functional but not heavy duty.

Backed up with a limited lifetime warranty, ...





Knife Storage Tray for Global Steak Knives

Stainless Steel w/ Rubber Lining

Knife Storage Tray for Global Steak Knives | Stainless Steel w/ Rubber Lining

Yoshikin's Global knives literally are too sharp for safe storage if just loose in a drawer. The edges could abrade or chip if banged into other metal tools, and sorting through a mess of tools with these razor-sharp edges floating about is hazardous to fingers. This Steak Knife Storage Tray ...





Henckels Steak Knives Set

Twin Pro-S 4 Piece | Forged Full Tang Blade

Henckels Steak Knives Set | Twin Pro-S 4 Piece | Forged Full Tang Blade

Using the same solid construction as the Henckels Twin Professional Series chef's cutlery, this four-knife steak set brings traditional quality and style to the dining table. Triple-riveted polymer handle slabs enclose the full tang of the one-piece drop forged knife set with the durability and practicality of Henckels prep knives. The ...





Sabatier Laguiole Steak Knife Set

Black and Brass 6 Piece

Sabatier Laguiole Steak Knife Set | Black and Brass 6 Piece

Built in the style of the workmen's pocket folding knives which first originated in the French village of Laguiole, these six steak knives mimic the design but not all the quality of this old French pattern. The full tang plain edged blades ground from stamped steel do flex with a ...





Henckels S.O.S. Steak Knives Set

High Carbon Stainless Steel 4 Piece

Henckels S.O.S. Steak Knives Set | High Carbon Stainless Steel 4 Piece

Since I don't think that a good steak needs to be cut with a huge knife, this four knife set of high carbon stainless steel steak knives from J.A. Henckels appeals to me. Knives like this fit into a dinner service visually and don't give the impression that the food ...





Wusthof Classic Knife Block Set

Hardwood 26 Piece w/ Steak Knives

Wusthof Classic Knife Block Set | Hardwood 26 Piece w/ Steak Knives

Even though eight of the knives in this 26-piece knife block set from Wusthof are steak knives, many home chefs could be overwhelmed by this many choices of working blades. Minimalists will find the collection excessive, but part of the draw is the ability to tackle any recipe and have the ...





Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse Knife Set

Serrated Stainless Steel Cutlery w/ Wood Handle

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse Knife Set | Serrated Stainless Steel Cutlery w/ Wood Handle

Often mentioned positively in reviews of the Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, this set of four rugged steak knives brings restaurant-quality cutlery to your own dining table. Built to handle any steak, tender or tough, these cowboy-sized steak knives feature solidly-built hardwood handles, ergonomically shaped and large enough for a ...





Wusthof Steak Knife Set

Grand Prix Solingen Stainless Steel 6 Piece

Wusthof Steak Knife Set | Grand Prix Solingen Stainless Steel 6 Piece

Do the words filet mignon, porterhouse, flat iron, sirloin, and delmonico stir your taste buds? If they do, you'll undoubtedly benefit from a good set of steak knives. Let's be honest: the last thing you want is a lame knife when you've got a nice steak on your plate, ...





Calphalon Contemporary Steak Knife Set

8 Piece Serrated Full Tang

Calphalon Contemporary Steak Knife Set | 8 Piece Serrated Full Tang

This stamped steel steak knife set from Calphalon of Germany keeps some of the features of the company's full sized forged blades but in a lighter one-size-fits-all handle style. The eight knives match the contemporary pattern of Calphalon's forged chef's cutlery, with changes appropriate to dining service.

Edges of these ...





Best Steak Knife Set: Wusthof Grand Prix II

High Carbon Stainless Steel 6 Piece 9626

Best Steak Knife Set: Wusthof Grand Prix II | High Carbon Stainless Steel 6 Piece 9626

Do the words filet mignon, porterhouse, flat iron, sirloin, and delmonico stir your taste buds? If they do, you'll undoubtedly benefit from a good set of steak knives.

Let's be honest. The last thing you want is a lame knife when you've got a nice steak on your ...





J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet Steak Knife

8-Piece Stainless Steel Boxed Set

J.A. Henckels Twin Gourmet Steak Knife | 8-Piece Stainless Steel Boxed Set

This eight knife set from J. A. Henckels of Germany arrives in a well made wooden storage box every bit as good as the knives themselves. With proper care and reasonable expectations, this durable array of serrated full tang blades, with gap free polypropylene handle slabs, will last many years.

Without ...





Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze Stainless Steel Steak Knife 8 Piece Set

Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze Stainless Steel Steak Knife 8 Piece Set

With a handle pattern to match the theme of the Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze tableware, this eight piece brings to mind all the beauty of a summer's day filled with forget-me-nots, soft yellow sunlight, and inexpensive steak knives.

In the restaurants and kitchens in which I have worked, I've never seen anyone sharpen a ...





Laguiole Stainless Steel Steak Knife Kitchen Cutlery Set

Laguiole Stainless Steel Steak Knife Kitchen Cutlery Set

The six unique steak knives in this boxed set from Laguiole Knives of Laguiole, France, share an origin that dates back to the Navaja, a knife carried by workmen migrating from Spain to France and back in older times. Originally a pocket folder, the knife developed new attributes in response ...





Henckels Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set

8 Pieces

Henckels Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set | 8 Pieces

Okay, so you want nice looking steak knives, you don't want to pay a lot, and you won't really use the set very often so quality is not a big deal to you. I think I have something in mind: J.A. Henckels International set of eight steak knives with ...





Kuhn Rikon Colori Steak Knife Set

4 Piece Non-Stick

Kuhn Rikon Colori Steak Knife Set | 4 Piece Non-Stick

Kuhn Rikon is a maker of cookware and cooks' tools. This Swiss company has been producing kitchen items for the past 70 years. This set of four steak knives was designed by chef and knife maker Philipp Beyeler, winner of numerous design awards, including the Grand Prix ...





8-Piece Steak Knife Set

Henckels International Eversharp | Stainless Steel

8-Piece Steak Knife Set | Henckels International Eversharp | Stainless Steel

These are the best-selling steak knives on Amazon. They're lightweight, sharp, and inexpensive. People should be lining up to buy them, right? Not so fast...

I'm not a big fan of Henckels knives. Poke around on OnlyKnives a bit and you'll start to see a theme emerge. Once high-end Japanese knife makers ...





R H. Forschner Steak Knife Set

Rosewood or Polypropylene Handles | Victorinox

R H. Forschner Steak Knife Set | Rosewood or Polypropylene Handles | Victorinox

Ah, our old friend Mr. R.H. Forschner. Is there anything he can't do?

We named Forschner's 3-piece set our best budget kitchen knife set a while back. Poke around OnlyKnives a bit and you'll see we're big fans of all of their knives. It's no surprise really -- made by ...





Wusthof Gourmet 10 Piece BBQ Set

Steak Knives and Carving Knife

Wusthof Gourmet 10 Piece BBQ Set | Steak Knives and Carving Knife

They call this thing a barbecue set, but shouldn't a barbecue set have a spatula, wire brush, and tongs?

Whatever they call it, it's pretty darn nice. That gorgeous storage box is made of walnut, with walnut inserts for storing your knives.

These high-carbon stainless steel knives are from Wusthof's Gourmet ...





Global Steak Knives

4-Piece Knife Set | Stainless Steel Cutlery

Global Steak Knives | 4-Piece Knife Set | Stainless Steel Cutlery

Take Global's unique styling and engineering and apply it to the old standby -- the steak knife -- and you get this powerhouse.

Not many makers apply their high-end features to the lowly steak knife, but Global has given it a go and it makes a world of difference.

These knives feature stainless steel ...





Cuisinart Prestige Knives

19-Piece Knife Block Set

Cuisinart Prestige Knives | 19-Piece Knife Block Set

No doubt these are popular knives. Cuisinart is a household name and they've done the trendy thing by creating light, stainless steel, bolster-less knives.

And they're really not that bad. Cuisinart has paid good attention to detail here, providing an attractive set that will meet all of the needs of a hobbyist home ...





Calphalon Contemporary 15-Piece Knife Block Set

Calphalon Contemporary 15-Piece Knife Block Set

Calphalon files under the radar a bit when it comes to kitchen knives. Without the name-recognition of a Wusthof or the cachet of a Shun, people sometimes forget about them.

That's unfortunate, since they make good knives. The Calphalon Katana set, for example, is a high-end set that stacks up well against the ...





KitchenAid Knife Set

Santoku, Chef’s Knife, Steak Knives, Shears | Stainless Steel 14-Piece Block Set

KitchenAid Knife Set | Santoku, Chef’s Knife, Steak Knives, Shears | Stainless Steel 14-Piece Block Set

If you're looking for a set of inexpensive knives, these ones from KitchenAid are a good, but not great choice.

If you've read our Guide to Buying Kitchen Knives, you know that we advocate buying a small set of high-quality knives instead of a larger set like this one.

You'll get fewer knives ...





J.A. Henckels International Everedge Plus 13-Piece Block Set

J.A. Henckels International Everedge Plus 13-Piece Block Set

Note that this is NOT the Henckels International Everedge 13 Piece Knife Set. No, this is the Henckels International Everedge PLUS 13 Piece Knife Set.

So what's the "Plus" for? One word... Carbon. These knives are high-carbon, the set without the "Plus" is not. Carbon is nice to have in a ...





J.A. Henckels International Everedge 13-Piece Knife Block Set

Includes Cheese Knife

J.A. Henckels International Everedge 13-Piece Knife Block Set | Includes Cheese Knife

This knife set represents Henckels attempt to push into the low-end market. They've had the high-end market taken from them by Wusthof and Shun so it makes sense that they'd try to do this.

It's a difficult dance, though. How do you provide a low-end product that doesn't steal market from your high-end ...





OXO Good Grips Professional 14-Piece Knife Block Set

Stainless Steel Knives

OXO Good Grips Professional 14-Piece Knife Block Set | Stainless Steel Knives

People like OXO. There's no denying that. Check out other OXO products on Amazon and see how they've gained a great reputation as makers of reasonably-priced kitchen gadgets that perform well and feel good in your hands.

Their Good Grips line, of which this knife set is a part, is known for its ...





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