In the market for new steak knives? Amazon is currently running a Lightning Deal on this Culina Steak Knife Boxed set, which I bought myself shortly after Christmas (the last time it was on sale). I like ’em. They’re not super-high-end like a set that’ll run you hundreds of dollars, but for $40 they’re a steal—the box is nice, the knives themselves will go with any flatware set, and they’re nice and sharp.
I haven’t used them to do anything extraordinary (like… butcher a side of beef or kill someone), but we’ve used them several times for steak and chicken and they’re well worth the price.
This may be the most words I’ve ever written about knives.
I love how you casually mention butchering a side of beef and killing someone in the same sentence. I’m pretty sure that’s a good test for knives — if it can hold up to both, it’s worth the purchase price.