There are certain cuts of meat that require more high-performance cutlery like steak knives. As with most 10 Easy Pieces, we try to keep to the 10 best, but when our research turned up so many great steak knife sets, our list grew to a whopping 17. Here are those favorites, ranging in price and finish.
Above: British flatware designer David Mellor makes the London Steak Knife Set with a matte finish; $135 for a set of six at Heath Ceramics. It can be paired with Mellor’s London flatware set. Above: We first found out about Perceval Steak Knives from New York Times writer Florence Fabricant. They’re made of simple, non-serrated stainless blades, and wood or colored handles in Thiers, France. The wood knives, sold separately, are available for $175 (olivewood), $220 (ironwood), and up to $990 (mammoth ivory) at Table Art. Above: Mepra makes the Italian Steak Knives Set of 4 in six different finishes (from brass to copper and more); $260 for the set at Food52. Above: On the higher end of the pricing spectrum, the Coltellerie Berti Plenum Steak Knives are made with high carbon stainless steel and boxwood handles; $1,070 for a set of six. Above: Another style of steak knife from Languiole, the Jean Dubost Stand Up Knives come in white, black, and mixed colors and are designed to lay flat or stand up (as shown) on the table. Contact Languiole for pricing and more information. Above: The Italian Stainless Steel Steak Knives Set of 4 from Snowe are made of stainless steel and integrate seamlessly at the table; $60 at Food52. Above: Forged by hand in Scarperia, Italy, the Coltellerie Berti for Match Coltello Steak Knives are made of hand molded lucite carbon and stainless steel; $425 for a set of six at Goop. Above: The Jean Dubost Languiole Olivewood Steak Knife Set of 6 has serrated stainless steel blades and a curved olivewood handle; $99.95 at Williams-Sonoma. Above: Designed by architect John Pawson and made in Belgium, the John Pawson Damascus Steel and Ebony Handle Steak Knives/product] are $295 each at March. John pawson damascus steel ebony handle steak knife 137