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Father’s Day is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift to get good ole’ Dad. If your pops is anything like mine, he’s averse to these so-called “Hallmark holidays,” and yet he always appreciates a gift that is not only thoughtful, but practical. So this Father’s Day, I thought about my dad’s current cookware and cutlery setup and asked myself: What’s missing? What needs an upgrade? After attempting to cut through a filet with his decades-old, worn-down steak knives during a recent visit home, the answer became clear right away. This year, Dad’s getting a new steak knife set. More specifically, the set I’m gifting him is Kilne’s Steak Knife Set.
This set of six serrated steak knives comes with two slim, magnetic acacia wood blocks to store the blades away neatly, all at a very budget-friendly $165 price point.
As a commerce editor here at Kitchn, I never recommend a product without first testing it out myself… extensively. I personally own this Steak Knife Set and can attest to its practicality, versatility, and overall craftsmanship. I have a fairly small, New York City-sized kitchen with limited counter space, so one of the most important factors to me when looking for a new steak knife set and block was its footprint. Kilne’s set comes with two incredibly slim acacia wood blocks to store three knives each, and I love that these magnetic blocks stick together to form a compact storage space. You can literally pop these blocks anywhere on your counter or butcher block and they’ll blend in discretely.
These small-but-mighty steak knives have a few design features I really dig. First, the 5″ serrated blades are incredibly sharp, which means my dad will actually be able to cut through his filet. Crafted with high-grade chromium German steel, the smaller exposed edges of the serrated blades are designed to stay sharper for longer. I also love the fully forged handles because they feel balanced and steady in my hands. These knives are equipped with smart, non-slip grips, so even if they get wet during meal prep or dinnertime, they feel secure. Aesthetically, I love the way these knives look both stowed away neatly in their block or on my dinner table. They’re super sleek.