Last updated on 10/11/2019
I’m fully aware that eating meat is neither ethically sound or currently fashionable but I gots to gets me a decent steak once in a while. So obviously, I’m also very aware of the need for the best steak knives money can buy.
We, red blooded, Australian males, do so much more with bbq’s than throwing a few shrimps on them. Come Summer they are our very lives!
All meals can be cooked on a BBQ, but surely the crowning joy is always that perfect piece of steak.
Many a time I have seen flocks of males swarming round, as that prime cut is sizzling away.
Many a time have I wanted to slap the face of the guy holding the tongs who flattens my beautiful steak, sacrificing it’s vital juices to the flames below.
But nothing is worse than when that beauty is cooked to perfection and waiting to be devoured and you have a dodgy knife to eat it with.
Have you ever bent a steak knife trying to cut your food?
Have you ever snapped a steak knife off at its crappy handle?
Have you ever wished you had some guide, some way to find the best steak knives to buy?
For me the answers are, yes, yes and why, now that you ask… Yes!
What Are The Best Steak Knives?
When asking myself as I sat laptop open: what are the best steak knives to buy? I had to really think about what I, Brad, personally looked for in a best steak knife.
Durability, sharpness, ability to put them in my dishwasher ‘cause I’m too lazy to do them by hand?
I knew that I didn’t personally want anything with a wooden handle. All I could think of was my Uni days when the only vaguely sharp knife in my sharehouse was a serrated steak knife with a missing handle.
That poor amputee sat there in the draw and as much as I wanted to throw it in the bin every time I looked at it I knew it was my only option.
So my top pick had to be something that was metal through the whole body.
I also wanted more than 4, I didn’t want them too heavy, I didn’t want to spend a fortune, I needed them sharp and I want them to look like something a Ninja would use to cut steaks with. This led me to my purchase of…
Oh how I love my Home Hero Knives. I thought I was just ordering fancy black steak knives in a crazy plastic fan display but when I got them I also had a bonus chef’s knife, pizza knife and cheese knife!
I was also really happy that they didn’t come in a ton of unnecessary packaging.
They are all stainless steel, they look unbelievably cool. I know it’s wrong to have fantasies about hurling them one after the other to pop balloons held by a sexy woman in a feathery costume but it’s really hard not to go there.
I think that’s an overshare but suffice to say I made the right choice. The price was right and they ticked all of the other boxes I personally had. I will wait and see how they go long term but so far so good.
Did I mention they were, sharp, really sharp, late night infomercial, cut through a can kind of sharp?
Speaking of which…
2. Best Steak Knives Classic – Ginsu KIS-RD-DS-014-4 Kiso Dishwasher Safe Red 14 Piece Set Black Block
I wanted Ginsu to be the best steak knives but have had to bump them down to the title of classic instead, having read the reviews.
I love the colour options available and they were on my list of “possible buys,” but they were a bit more expensive and I’m a tight arse.
The reviews were so mixed about this product and I even researched if maybe one of the colours available was potentially more prone to rust, bending or wear or tear? No pattern was apparent, other than: I think that anyone who had an original 90’s set of Ginsu knives was disappointed.
3. Best Steak Knives For Money – J.A. Henckels International Stainless Steel 8-Piece Steak Knife Set
This is my bourgeoisie best steak knives option. That’s middle class for the layman.
Aside from being durable, corrosion resistant and stainless steel, the one piece construction and simplicity of this knife is very appealing. No handle snapping for these guys and I imagine they’re just a nice knife to have as they aren’t trying to pull focus from all of the other kitchen utensils.
With a lifetime warranty and the ability to throw them in the dishwasher. Again with the knife throwing!!! Please don’t try that at home kids. I think these knives look really classy.
4. Best Steak Knives In The World – Jean Dubost Laguiole Knives with Assorted Wood Handles, Set of 6
We went middle class and now we’re going all the way to the top!
These knives are so beautiful they make me want to cry, but I feel like I’d have to hunt and prepare my own game if I was to buy a set. Pheasant anyone?
They are the crème de la crème of best steak knives and it’s fair to say that the all metal versions (also cheaper) do not rate as highly as these wooden ones.
Jean Dubost is a French knife maker who has been producing knives since the early 1900’s and unlike so many products that have a manufacturing history that has now been outsourced to Asia, these knives are still being made in the original place.
I want some. I’m going to put them on my bridal registry when I marry a princess.
5. Best Steak Knives For Under $30 – UMOGI Steak Knives Set of 6 – Premium Stainless Steel, Non Serrated.
This is an elegant looking knife, though I am not sure how I feel about a non-serrated steak knife? That’s what it is though, so I’m going to have to go with it.
My sister is very particular about cutlery (FYI she hates my Ninja steak knives) and just from looking at these I know they would pass muster. Why? Because not only are they elegant, they are also balanced. I can tell, and I read stupid amounts of reviews.
Whenever we’re out to dinner Michelle will always test her cutlery while we’re waiting for the meal to arrive and that means checking its weight and then resting it on her index finger until it’s balanced, if indeed it ever is.
Maybe she was dropped on her head as a baby but potentially she’s just more aware of the simple beauty in the design of seemingly random objects? Who knows? I’ll ask Mum at Christmas…
German made with German durability.
Again this is a classic looking steak knife, quality made with excellent reviews. Consumers who complained had mostly put them in the dishwasher and ended up with rust spots quickly. This is exactly why I said I don’t buy expensive knives ‘cause I’m too lazy.
If I did buy expensive knives I would 100% only wash them by hand. It just makes better sense if you outlay the money, to really look after things. Nothing much likes the extremes of temperature dishwashers can reach, and those detergents are super strong.
7. Best Steak Knives To Buy As A Wedding Gift For Your Best Mate And His Vegan Wife You Don’t Like That Much – Steak Knife Set in Gift Box by La Mongoose.
To be fair, I’m sure these guys can cut all sorts of vegetables too?
Come on, who hasn’t tried to slice up a tomato with an ordinary knife and ended up with mush?
These are really beautiful knives. I know I said I wasn’t into wooden handles. What I should have said was that I wasn’t into wooden handles that aren’t properly riveted. These knives are triple-riveted and made from Pakka wood. That means that even though they say they’re solid, they are a veneer over a different variety of hard-wood. Sorry to burst the bubble, people.
Regardless of that, the La Mongoose steak knife blades are constructed from German high carbon stainless steel and look pretty fancy. I’m sure Stacey will hate me initially for the gift, but grow to love these as she sees the delight in Greg’s eyes every time he uses them.
Best Steak Knives – The Wrap Up.
So that pretty much covers the highs and lows of steak knife ownership. A quick breeze through the list should highlight pretty well where to go depending on your visual taste and budget, without having to plod through annoying and contradictory reviews.
Why can’t we all just get along?