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    Morning all, Im looking to buy a decent set of steak knives (not serrated) suggestions welcome. :-/

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    Laguiole make some nice ones. Weve a stand alone set of steak knives, which Im 99% sure are not serated, plus some steak knives in a larger dinner set which are serated. There are a couple of quality levels within this brand I believe. Easy to find on google to see whether you like the aesthetics (certainly not a modern style), but I like them.
    cheers
    BOSW
    [edit: The name Laguiole is apparently not restricted to a single maker...best to sight the knives before purchase]

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    • #3
      Re: Steak knives???

      My first response is, buy better steak

      Whats your budget? and how many do you want?

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        Originally posted by 2C2A3D362C2B3331580 link=1331078067/2#2 date=1331101540
        My first response is, buy better steak
        Ill ignore that.
        Originally posted by 2C2A3D362C2B3331580 link=1331078067/2#2 date=1331101540
        Whats your budget? and how many do you want?
        Price is not an issue (within reason) like the look of the knives from the Laguiole area, unfortunately most are serrated.
        Looking for half a dozen.

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          Re: Steak knives???

          Originally posted by 69555C4451300 link=1331078067/3#3 date=1331103698
          rice is not an issue (within reason) like the look of the knives from the Laguiole area, unfortunately most are serrated.
          Hi Jon.

          I have a beautiful set I was gifted- from Everten online: http://www.everten.com.au/Laguoile-Cutlery.html

          I then purchased forks as well 8-)

          Hope it helps...

          Chris

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          • #6
            Re: Steak knives???

            As it turns out I actually have 3 sets: First set of just 2 rosewood handled non-serated ones which I might well have purchased in France (cant remember), second set of 6 v.good quality non-serated Laguiole knives available from www.sarlat-french-knives.com, and the cheaper ones which are serated and of Chinese origin I suspect. Both of the first two sets are definitely French and definitely non-serated.

            Cheers
            BOSW

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            • #7
              Re: Steak knives???

              One of the problems with non-serrated steak knives is that they need constant sharpening if used on ceramic plates rather than steak boards. Ceramic plates are harder than steel and dull knives in one use. Thats why most steak knives are serrated.

              The serrations (no matter how small) keep part of the cutting edge off the plate, so you get a combination of tearing and cutting.

              A dull knife is *DANGEROUS* because you use force to get it to do its job and then any slip is at high speed and force.

              If you are happy to sharpen knives before every use, then go ahead with non-serrated.

              Greg
              not only a coffee snob, but a hi-fi fancier and a knife-knut

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                Originally posted by 15202D2A1E022E27272424410 link=1331078067/4#4 date=1331104169
                Originally posted by 69555C4451300 link=1331078067/3#3 date=1331103698
                rice is not an issue (within reason) like the look of the knives from the Laguiole area, unfortunately most are serrated.
                Hi Jon.

                I have a beautiful set I was gifted- from Everten online: http://www.everten.com.au/Laguoile-Cutlery.html

                I then purchased forks as well  8-)

                Hope it helps...

                Chris
                Thanks for the tip Chris, have ordered a set of Laguoile knives and forks from Everten, looking forward to receiving them.

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                • #9
                  Re: Steak knives???

                  Brilliant Jon.

                  The will no doubt bring you much pleasure every time you use them- as do mine

                  Enjoy!

                  Chris

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