The steak knives, the smooth edged knives, are designed to cut or slice through the fibrous tissues of the meat very efficiently. With just a few strokes and the meat is cut in bite sized portions easily. One of the best quality steak knives comes from a very reputed company – Laguiole. Laguiole is a modest village within the heart of the French countryside. The Dobust family runs this company for generations. Manufactured in France, the design of these steak knives was initially inspired by a shepherd’s tool.
Laguiole as manufacturer:
Laguiole, a very reputed company, manufactures these high quality easy-to-use steak knives. In addition to this the handle of the knives is also made attractive thus glorifying any dinner table. They make the blade smooth edged thus giving them the ability to cut through the meat without slipping. Laguiole steak knives come in a set of six knives. They customize the handle as per the demands of the customer. Red handles bee France or a multicolored set; the customer can pick and choose from a wide variety of handles. Some materials are also dishwasher friendly.
The set of knives like for example the Olive wood Laguiole steak knives are a set of four knives carefully stored in wooden cases. These are 4 ¼” long knives slightly curved on the bolster. The olive wood handles and the polished stainless steel blade make this a perfect showpiece on the dinner table. Apple, walnut, plum, juniper, boxwood, etc are some of the other options available for the handles. Most of the blades are forged from ultra strong sanvik steel enhancing the craftsmanship. The durability and balance is maintained by the triple riveted full tangs. The craftsmanship and the design of the handle together bring out the beauty and quality of the knives.
Some very popular and long running models are:
The Paperstone set: It has a titanium coated steel blade with the handles made from black Paperstone. These knives are also dishwasher safe.
Mixed horn crust set: It is the handle that takes all the attention. The handle is made from the exterior horn of buffalo or ram. The finished products reveal the subtleties in texture and the richness of the color.
Stainless steel steak knives:
The most common and always in demand model. This set of four knives is beautifully encased into a wooden storage case. The beauty of the knives lies in the rust resistant stainless steel blade which compliments the mirror polished stainless steel handle.
Care and use Like every cutlery these knives are also required to be hand washed with warm soapy water and thoroughly dried. The handles could also be cleaned with food safe mineral oil. However they do manufacture knives that are dishwasher safe. The superb design and the excellent quality make this company world renowned. The elegant design of the storage case also makes the Laguiole steak knives ideal for gifting. Every set from the company is always accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.