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 Post subject: Re: Steak Knives?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:29 am 

Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Posts: 27
I am guessing that the steel quality and build of the Victorinox is going to be pretty inferior compared to what I am used to with my Japanese knives. Still searching...

My 5-Piece Arsenal:

Bread - Tojiro 270mm ITK Bread Knife
Chef - Shun Premier 8" Chef Knife
Nakiri - Sakai Takayuki Damascus 160mm Nakiri
Petty - Konosuke HH Stainless 150mm Wa-Petty
Paring - Tojiro DP 90mm Paring Knife
 Post subject: Re: Steak Knives?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:03 am 
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Location: VA, USA
Just to keep this going and to add some more..........

No comparison between your j-knives and the Vic's.......... Having said that, a steak knife is usually subjected to a much worse "cutting board", i.e., your plates. Metal, porcelain, glass, etc. For me, I guess that's where the tradeoff comes in. Watching a dinner guest saw away on your dinnerware with a little Kanemasa-E petty or my nice new Hiromoto petty (love this knife!!!) is an exercise in excruciating terror........... I guess that's why I have some Vic's for the purpose. They can use them and I don't feel like my **hey you can't say that on a family show** is tightening up.........

Any decisions? The offer on the Tojiros still stands................... :twisted:

"The best way to get better is to leave your ego in the parking lot."----Eddie Wood, 1994

We discovered that he had been educated beyond his intelligence........

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 Post subject: Re: Steak Knives?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:09 pm 

Joined: Tue May 01, 2012 4:48 pm
Posts: 68
How much do you want to spend, and is style more important than function?

The Wusthof Classic steak knives are great for everyday use, but if you are willing to spend a bit more for something that will dress up your table and wow your guests, get a set of steak knives from one of the better manufacturers in Laguiole, France, such as Laguiole en Aubrac: ... leres.html

Note that there are a lot of cheap knives that claim to be from the Laguiole region -- avoid them!

Doug Collins
Hermosa Beach, California
"Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien."
 Post subject: Re: Steak Knives?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:26 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:33 pm
Posts: 87
I use the Victorinox serrated paring for steaks or whatever meat I'm cutting. They work well and are inexpensive so if someone is beating them to death on plates I don't care. Do you seriously want to drop $40 on a knife that seldom sees use and when it does people are cutting on plates with them? I sure as heck don't. If I'm going to spend $160 on knives it will be on something for me to use not people at the dinner table who won't know a bit of difference between the $4 and $40 knife. Both will cut up their steak.

 Post subject: Re: Steak Knives?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:29 am 

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:05 am
Posts: 1
The best steak set knife for me is Victorinox Rosewood Straight-Edge Steak Knives (Set of 6) and the knives cut beautifully and they're well balanced. Professional chef and knife experts prefer the Victorinox rosewood knife.

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