-Steak Knives: Blade Options
Salter Fine Cutlery steak knife sets feature our signature handcrafted Hawaiian koa handles or can be made with your choice of handle material. All of our sets feature hand-forged highest quality stainless steel Japanese blades created exclusively for Salter Fine Cutlery in collaboration with our Japanese bladesmiths.
All sets are available with exquisite Hawaiian curly koa handcrafted presentation boxes, keepsake boxes, gift boxes, in-drawer racks, traditional knife blocks, or as individually sold knives without storage.
Our custom order sets are all made-to-order using your choice of blade and handle options. Scroll down to see blade options and examples of previously made sets.
Above: 20-piece combination set. Presentation box. 18 Salter Original Classic damascus steak knives, plus 2 Cattlemen's style "Charybdis whirlpool damascus" steak knives.
Below: 6-piece set in an upgrade presentation box. 130mm cattlemen's style blades with "Charybdis" whirlpool damascus pattern. Extra-decorative handles.
Blades styles we offer:
These blade styles are shown in photos on this page. Scroll to see examples of blades and combinations using various woods and other materials.
- Choose your blade finish (ex. Charybdis, Raptor, VillageForge, Clad, Damascus)
- Choose full-tang or hidden tang
- Choose preferred blade length (example 127mm, 130mm longer or shorter)
- Choose blade style (example Cattlemen's or Classic)
- Then, let us help you with the available handle and storage options, pricing and more to make your ordering process both more fun and efficient.
- Charybdis Whirlpool Damascus with gray matte finish-available in a variety of shapes and blade lengths with your choice of full or hidden tang handles
- New VillageForge collection with polished claw mark finish combined with matte damascus lines near the blade edge-available in a variety of shapes and blade lengths with your choice of full or hidden tang handles
- Moderna random whirlpool damascus with high-polish finish-can be ordered in your choice of blade length
- Classic Satin Clad or Classic Polished Clad finish-available in a variety of shapes and blade lengths with your choice of full or hidden tang handles
- Salter Original Classic with damascus pattern-blade length approx 5 inches
Above: Our new "VillageForge" collection. R2 stainless steel. Hidden tang version. This version allows you to order your knife set with your choice of handle shape and a wide variety of handle accent possibilities. Shown: extra-decorative all-wood handles. 130mm cattleman style blades. This set included a knife block and several matching chef knives.
Formerly called the "Raptor" this updated version has even more detail in the pattern. A truly beautiful knife choice.
All of our blades are made using the highest quality Japanese stainless cutlery steels.
- R2 stainless steel: Charybdis whirlpool pattern, VillageForge, Moderna, Salter Original Classic damascus.
- VG10 or SRS13 stainless steel: Classic Satin Clad and Classic Polished Clad styles
Above: The "Moderna", our newest design for 2023, High polish finish. Whirlpool damascus with traditional damascus patterns in a random design. Modern, clean look. Blade length: choose 127 or 130mm.
A gallery of knives using a variety of handle materials.
In the following six photos, see samples of both our popular VillageForge (previously Raptor) and Salter Original Classic Damascus blades with some examples of handles using other exotic woods.
Above: The "VillageForge" (previously Raptor) design series blades can be ordered with your choice of handle materials. Full-tang version, Ylang-ylang (perfume wood) handle Short Mozambique ebony bolster, Slate/black accents.
Below: "VillageForge" (formerly Raptor) finish. 5" (127mm) blade. Full-tang version. Mix with your personal handle option for a truly unique set like this wood "variety pack" set.
Below: "VillageForge" full-tang steak knife. 'Salter classic' handle shape. Sets can be ordered with a large variety of handle woods. Shown: lychee wood. Brass bolsters accents.
Below: "VillageForge" design series steak knives with a variety of handle woods. From front to back; Wenge, Koa, Lychee, Bubinga, Kiawe, Ylang-Ylang, Thuya burl, and Colobolo.
Below: "VillageForge" design steak knife with curly koa wood handle and ebony bolster
Below: Lychee handle with short ebony bolsters.
Above: "Salter Original Classic Damascus" VG10 hand-forged Japanese stainless steel with 5" blade and damascus finish. Stainless steel and black accents
Above: His and hers steak knife set featuring 1 Cattleman's style steak knife from our "Charybdis whirlpool damascus" design series and 1 "Classic Polished Clad" blade from the same Japanese bladesmith. Both knives have sustainably harvested Mozambique ebony handles. Brass bolsters and accents.
Above: "Moderna" steak knife set. Slick modern lines, Full-tang design. New whirlpool random mix damascus pattern. Unique, yet deliciously subtle look. Near mirror polish finish. Koa wood with stainless steel bolsters.
Below: For an impressive knife for your tomahawk steak, choose a 138mm XL clip-point steak knife. From our "Charybdis whirlpool damascus" collectible series. Shown: "artist-series" hidden-tang version handles. Brass and red accents.
Below: R2 stainless steel 127mm clip-point design blade with "Charybdis" whirlpool damascus finish. Shown with our exclusive customized "artist-series" hidden-tang handles.
Above: "Classic Satin Clad" 127mm VG10 stainless steel blade, Japanese SanMai clad finish. Hamon line visible near the blade edge. Full-tang blade. Specify satin clad or high polished finish. Shown: Curly koa handle. Short blackwood bolster. Black/white accents. Signed in kanji by the bladesmith.
Below: Same great "Charybdis whirlpool damascus" blade with a130mm cattleman's style blade. Faceted straight handle shape. Stainless steel and Mozambique ebony accents. Pricing: "Artist-series".
Below: R2 stainless steel 120mm version clip-point blade with partial "Charybdis whirlpool damascus" pattern finish and elegant "traditional free-flow" handle
Please refer to the following pages for other examples of possible combinations.
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