It’s a crime to carefully sear a dry-aged filet-mignon only to hack at it with a serrated, plasti-wood abomination. If you’re eating superlative steak, it deserves to be carved with a superlative knife, like the Horne’s Gaucho knife set, whose design is inspired by Argentine cowboy culture. The blades themselves are 100% Argentine steel, and the incredibly satisfying handles are made of brass and Quebracho wood. (Quebracho means “axe-breaker,” so we assume it can handle your firmest grip.) For an extra bit of steak-night flourish, the set of four comes in a leather case with a fur lining—it’s best your vegan friend stayed home. [$480; shophorne.com]
You need great steel to cut great meat.