A set of steak knives is essential for all steak lovers! They are also suitable for slicing chops and other cuts of meat, and serrated steak knives can be used for cutting soft fruits, burgers and sandwiches. A decent steak knife will make your dining experience more enjoyable, and we have selected some suitable for a range of budgets.
List of best steak knives
- Most popular – Home Hero 8 pcs Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set
- Best Laguiole-style – Trudeau Laguiole Steak Knives with Pakkawood Handles (Set of 6)
- Best traditional – Wusthof Gourmet Six 6-Piece German Precise Laser Cut High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Steak Knife Set
- Best budget – Amazon Basics 8-Piece Kitchen Steak Knife Set
- Best steakhouse style – Chicago Cutlery 5 Inch Steakhouse Knife Set of 4
- Best gift set – ZWILLING Steak Knife Set of 8, German Knife Set, Stainless Steel, Gift Set
Things to consider before buying
Size of the set
Steak knives can be bought separately but they are often sold as a set of 4, 6, or 8. Keep them in the kitchen and use them as one of your other kitchen knives or you might prefer to use them exclusively for steak nights.
Style and design
We are not of the opinion that steak knives need to match the rest of our dinnerware and cutlery. Some people however prefer a specific style or brand and care about the design. Rest assured, steak knives are available in many styles and designs, and you will easily find a set that suits your needs.
Ease of cleaning
As with all kitchen knives, we recommend hand washing to retain sharpness even if some brands say it’s safe to add them to the top drawer of your dishwasher.
Types of steak knives
Although there are a huge variety of designs available, there are just two styles: common serrated knives and straight-edged knives. Both styles are available at budget prices as well as more expensive models depending on the brand, material, and overall design. In addition, some knives will never need sharpening and others will need regular maintenance.
Overview of best steak knives
Most popular – Home Hero 8 pcs Stainless Steel Steak Knife Set
With over 55,000 reviews on Amazon, this set of 8 steak knives is without doubt the most popular.
The fully serrated stainless-steel blades cut effortlessly through any meat. The blades are covered in a non-stick coating to prevent food from sticking to the knives. The knives are extra sturdy with ergonomically designed handles and if for any reason you are not happy with this set, Home Hero offers a 100% money-back guarantee. These might not be the flashiest looking steak knives, but we agree with the crowd and can confirm they are a good set for the price.
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Best Laguiole-style – Trudeau Laguiole Steak Knives with Pakkawood Handles (Set of 6)
Traditional Laguiole knives are made in the French town of the same name. These are expensive but appreciated for their high quality and strength due to the use of Pakkawood. This set of 6 serrated steak knives is very affordable and the knives have full tang razor sharp blades. Although Laguiole knives look heavy, they are surprisingly light and easy to manage. This set comes in a beautiful box which suits perfectly as a gift.
Best traditional – Wusthof Gourmet Six 6-Piece German Precise Laser Cut High Carbon Stainless Steel Kitchen Steak Knife Set
Wüsthof, a traditional knife maker, has been making cutlery for 200 years. This brand might come with a higher price tag but the quality is steady and it is no different for their steak knives. The ergonomic handles are easy to hold and resist heat, discoloration and corrosion. Blades are razor sharp and resistant to bluntness.
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Best budget – Amazon Basics 8-Piece Kitchen Steak Knife Set
It’s in the name, a basic steak knife set that comes at a sharp price. There are no bells and whistles, but the knives have full tangs for balance, ergonomic handles for comfort, and the necessary finger protection.
The knives are deeply serrated and won’t need extra sharpening but are best used with tender meat otherwise they might pull the meat apart.
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Best steakhouse style – Chicago Cutlery 5 Inch Steakhouse Knife Set of 4
Do you want to feel like you are eating your meat at a steakhouse? Well, these knives with wood handles have a rustic appearance and feel. This Chicago Cutlery steak knife set includes handles that are triple-riveted and wide-gripped with blades made of high carbon stainless steel and full tangs for balance and stability.
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An attractive wooden presentation box holds 8 elegant looking, fully high-carbon stainless steel steak knives made with professional-grade design and materials. The thin handles and strong blades work well with any dinnerware and cutlery. A good looking, long-lasting gift.