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Old 09-08-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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Quality Gift Steak Knives

I browsed through the knife forum topics & did do a search on "steak knives", but came up empty-handed.

My brother just became engaged to be married, & although I haven't met his fiancee yet, my parents have said that she is a true "carnivore" - only eats a few vegetables & is allergic to seafood. I also got the impression that neither she nor my brother are exactly "into" cooking, so they probably do a lot of basic meat broiling, etc.

That said, I was thinking of sending them a set of good steak knives as an engagement gift. Let's face it - nothing says true love like a set of sharp knives!!

So - suggestions on brands that are decent without being too outrageous? I'm thinking up to $200.

Thanks for any help!

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:07 AM   #2
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I have wustoff steak knives, but I am not crazy about them. The do get the job done, but not as easily as some others I have used. The are not serrated, just a straight blade. I personally like the serrated steak knives better. The blades also have little rust spots on them from the dishwasher.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:16 AM   #3
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I have always liked Chicago Cutlery for value and quality (and I'd be over the Moon if somebody gifted me a nice block set of these). They have a nice range of products that are well designed and have good quality blades.

Have a look.

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks, & yes - I was thinking serrated as well, only because I'm not sure if my brother would bother sharpening the unserrated type. Also, I tend to lean towards the serrated types myself.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:23 AM   #5
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Thanks Z - I've bookmarked that site.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:32 AM   #6
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Any opinion on these:

http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=185079
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:34 AM   #7
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The Messermeister "San Moritz Elite" knives are quality German construction, high-carbon no-stain molybdenum vanadium steel, with an engravable personalization plate set into the handle. The steak knives have serrated edges. A seller on Amazon lists them at 4 for $139.00.

My dream set...
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:37 AM   #8
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Here's a link for the Messermeister set--hope it works...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...559943?ie=UTF8
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:56 AM   #9
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The Henckels Gourmet line is a nice line of stamped knives. (Blades a little lighter than on forged knives--but that doesn't really matter for this size of knife.) You can get these knives at 4 for $59.00 on Amazon.

So how much do you love your brother?
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:57 AM   #10
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Personally, I don't see the value in spending $140 for four steak knives. That seems a little extravagant (in my opinion) when you can get a whole block set of decent knives for that. I don't think they'd cut steak THAT much better than a less expensive set. But, hey... that's just me.
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