A proper steak knife is a must-have for any kitchen. There is nothing worse than a flimsy steak knife that can’t even cut steak properly.
When you are looking at buying steak knives, you have to keep a few things in mind, including the quality of the steel, and whether you need a smooth edge or serrated edge. You want a knife that can cut easily into the steak without ruining the meat’s texture.
Steak knives are used daily in the kitchen, so you want a good quality knife that will keep you years in the kitchen. You also want a knife that feels great in your hand, has a great balance, and is comfortable to use.
The type of blade that you will be using also is a huge factor. If you decide on a smooth edge blade, you will be able to sharpen the knife in your own home and extend the longevity of the knife. Serrated knives cannot be sharpened, so that is a bit of a downer but they are super sharp. Then, you also have blades with the hollow edge design that prevents anything you cut from sticking to the blade.
Most of these knives are made from stainless steel to prevent rust, and some have even undergone other treatments to protect the blades further.
We are going to be looking at 5 different brands and types of steak knives, which will help you to decide the best steak knife for you to use. We’ll cover the overall quality of each knife and the metal used to make it.
So, let’s have a look at these knives!
This is a 4-piece knife set with a 5” fine edge blade made from a high quality German high carbon stainless steel. The knife is forged in one single piece of metal, making it stronger and sturdier. The handle is made from Pakkawood, which is a very durable wood, perfect for usage with steak knives.
The high quality steel that is used to produce these knives ensures that your knives stay sharp and rust resistant, which makes them easy to maintain. The knife has a great balance in your hand, all thanks to the bolster and the full tang.
Cleaning these knives does take some special care, as no product with bleach or citrus extracts can be used. Simply hand wash it with mild soapy water and dry it immediately after washing, and the handle can be treated with food safe mineral oil. Please do not use it in a dishwasher, as this will shorten the lifespan of your knife.
Messermeister always strives to provide the best quality cutlery and culinary tools, which is why they are used by professionals and home cooks. They strive to use materials that are durable and safe for the environment, and they repurpose material whenever possible.
These knives are made from high-quality German steel that is tarnish resistant, as well as rust resistant, with a very sleek modern design. But don’t let that modern sleek design fool you! The metal is double forged, making it fade, heat, discoloration and impact resistant. The knife has a perfect balance in your hand and offers a comfortable control when you are cutting into a piece of steak.
These knife blades are designed with micro-serrated edges that you will never need to sharpen, and you will always have the perfect cut. The knife’s lifespan will also be longer, due to the fact that you don’t have to sharpen the blade, so it doesn’t get damaged.
This is the perfect set to add to your cutlery. It’s sleek and stylish, so you won’t go wrong.
These Japanese knives are one of a kind, combining modern technology and ancient techniques to create the perfect steak knife. They are manufactured from high-carbon, cryogenically treated steel that ensures durability and extreme sharpness. This treatment also prevents corrosion and ensures flexibility and hardiness.
The steel is harder, thinner, and sharper than most Western Knives, as it is forged from Japanese VG10 steel. The blade’s hollow edges also ensure that nothing will be sticking to the blade, and it also cuts smoothly through steak without disturbing the texture of the meat. The slightly curved blades make cutting through meat easy.
The Pakkawood handle also ensures a comfortable grip on the steak knife. The Pakkawood has been treated to ensure that it is resistant to heat, cold, and moisture. The mosaic pin on the handle also leaves a nice finish to the knife.
These steak knives are made from quality German high carbon stainless steel with a Rockwell hardness up to 55-77. The non-serrated blade allows you to self-sharpen the blade at home, so you have a lifetime of use for these knives. The blades are laser cut for precision, and then they are sharpened to a 20 degree angle.
The steel is exposed on all four sides of the handle, making for a unique quad tang design that also helps with the balance of the knife. The handle is finished off with Pakkawood, which contributes to the comfort of the handle. The Pakkawood is also treated to be heat, cold, and moisture resistant, ensuring the longevity of the wood.
Hammer Stahl steak knives are used all over the world in restaurants, and now you can use them in your home. With new technology, it has become more affordable for home cooks to get these knives in our own homes.
These knives are produced in Spain, but they are made from a high quality German stainless steel. The forged metal construction provides a knife with high durability and a seamless transition from the blade to the handle. The satin-finished bladed provides you with precise cutting and will also provide long-lasting sharpness.
Being a fine edge blade, you can also self-sharpen the blade and give it a longer lifetime. The handle is made from a high quality durable plastic that is secured with the traditional triple rivet, giving it a classical finish. Even though the knife is very slim, it still feels comfortable in your hand, which makes cutting easy.
Now that we have had a look at the 5 brands of steak knives, I am sure you have an idea which one you would like to purchase for your next barbeque, ready to cut into those nice juicy steaks.
Before you purchase, let’s have another look at these knives based on which feature you care about most and help you make the final decision.
Best Micro-serrated Blade
This would have to be the Double Forged Full Tang Kitchen steak knives. They are made of high quality German steel. These knives have a very modern look to them, but they also deliver high quality performance. The micro serrated blades provide for effortless usage, cutting into steak as if it were butter.
The blades never need to be sharpened, due to the micro serrated blade, which is great. The handle is non-slip, so you can handle your knife with the greatest of ease.
We had a look at 3 different steak knives with Pakkawood on their handles. First up is the Messermeester Avanta, forged from high quality German steel and made from one single piece of steel. The knife has a sleek modern design and fits great in your hand, making handling the knife very comfortable and easy. The smooth blade makes cutting steaks and chops super easy without destroying the texture of the meat.
Next, we have the Kyoku steak knives. Their history goes back as far as the ancestry of the katanas in Japan. The blade has a slight curve to it, providing an easy cut into a piece of steak. The hollow edge blade will ensure that nothing will stick to the blade while you are busy cutting. The Pakkawood handle gives you a comfortable grip on the knife.
Last but not least, there is the Hammer Stahl knife set. Sleek with a very modern look, this is a must-have for any kitchen. The non-serrated blade allows you to sharpen it in the comfort of your own home and ensures that you get the most out of your knife set. The Pakkawood handle adds a nice finish to the knife and the whole look.
The J.A. Henckles International knife set, although manufactured in Spain, is made from a high quality German stainless steel. The black plastic handle gives a very modern look to the knife. The knife is a bit smaller than the others in our list, so do keep that in mind if you have large hands.
We hope that this buyer’s guide has helped you to decide which knife will be the best for you. Please keep in mind that these knives should all be hand washed and dried immediately in order to prolong the longevity of the knives. This will also protect them from rust and stains.
So, have your pick of knives and enjoy your next steak, cutting it with ease and style!