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Old 12-15-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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Recommend Steak Knife set.

Looking to pick up a set of 6 or 8 steak knives. I want to keep it under $100. I would like non-serrated blades. I prefer handles that are not wood. Unless you talk me into wood. I don't like flimsy knives.
What do you suggest?

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Old 12-15-2009, 06:13 AM   #2
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$100 / 6 = $16.67 = garage sale or thrift shop.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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$100 / 6 = $16.67 = garage sale or thrift shop.
$100 set of steak knives? I've never been to a garage sale like that.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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OK. Tell me what I must spend.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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OK. Tell me what I must spend.
IMO, your best bet is to go to a kitchen or cutlery store and see what they have available. That way you'll have an opportunity to handle them and decide what you like. 99.9% of steak knife sets have a serrated edge.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:11 PM   #7
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I still don't see the function of a steak knife.

If the meat is that tough (?) that I need an extra sharp knife, something is wrong with the meat.

A real good STeak you can cut with a plain knife you use for preparing sandwiches or something like that.... or if it is REAL good meat, a fork is all you need...

Think about your meat supplier if you think you need a steak knife.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:25 PM   #8
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Cara, I think steak knife is an American thing. I never had one before I came here and I ate plenty of stakes.
Somebody gae us a Wustof set of stake knives I returned them and got some from Target, they were a quarter of the price. I agree with cara if you need an extra special stak knife there is something wrong with you stake. Unless you have no limit with money then by all means you can get as fancy as you wish. Other wise I'd stay with something simple. ANy kitchen store should have good enough set.

Here, how about this one:
http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=719
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:57 PM   #9
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May I suggest that you do not want to spend an outrageous price on steak knives.

I have excellent kitchen knives, and I'm very protective about who uses them and how they're handled. Obviously, no dishwasher. But it goes beyond that. We only use them on a proper cutting board. Hard countertops, pans, platters, and ceramic dishes are very hard on knives. Everyone automatically tells you to only use cutting boards. We all also know not to throw them in a drawer where the edges will get banged together and dinged. We keep the edges protected in blocks or other protective storage.

But the first thing your guests do with a steak knife is cut on a ceramic plate, hit the bone, and scrape the edge on a fork. At the end of the meal, they pile the flatware together on the plate, doing more damage. It's just part of what a steak knife is for. If I spent a lot on them, I would be running from person to person cutting their food just to protect my knives!

I would look for something more moderately priced, that will look nice with my tableware, and you won't be upset when they take the abuse that is inherent in their purpose. Many of the kitchen stores in the malls and outlets sell attractive, serviceable sets of 4 for about $20.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:30 AM   #10
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I read Consumer Reports and several reviews. I finally opted for just a stamped set. I ordered the OXO Professional Series. It was a 14 piece set for $75. So, could have gone cheaper. Could have gone with more expensive liked forged Wustof's or Forchners etc.
Hope they work out.
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