Custom Steak Knife Set Sizes & Configurations
Our steak knives are offered in a wide variety of configurations with countless options for blade style, finish, decorative options, handle options, and storage options. Our typical set sizes are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 piece sets; however, we can make sets in larger quantities, as well.
Below are just a few samples of how our sets look in various combinations. We have many more pictures of past samples available that we would be happy to share upon request.
We are happy to e-mail you high definition images of any knife or set.
Scroll down to see more detailed photos with a variety of handle options near the bottom of this page.
To see sets with other handle material suggestions, scroll to the bottom of this page.
If you have questions or to order a custom steak set, please fill in the contact form below or call us at 808-883-0128.
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For our steak knife customers, you may request a special small ceramic sharpening rod with any custom order steak knife set. Our rods are made in America with superior materials for precision sharpening and come with our signature handcrafted koa handles.
Samples of previously crafted custom order large knife sets
Above: 80-piece steak knife set. This set was ordered by The Grill New York, named one of the top new restaurants in the USA when it opened. As they had their own storage system, the knives were sold as knives only. We are happy to accommodate all possible custom requests.
Options shown in this set include R2 superior powder metal die stainless steel individually hand-forged blades with a satin clad finish. The handles are curly Hawaiian koa wood with hand-contoured brass bolsters and a minimum amount of two visible brass pins. Black accent spacers between the brass and koa wood and along the spine of the knife completed the look.
Above: 24-piece combination steak and carving knife set in presentation box. This set featured VG10 hammered damascus steak knives plus a 4-piece carving set including both a 240mm and 270mm carving knife (270mm knife not shown in photo), matching fork and complimenting sharpening rod in an extraordinary presentation box of matching curly Hawaiian koa wood.
Above and Below: This 20-piece steak knife set featured 18 elegant dining steak knives with a damascus pattern, stainless steel contoured bolsters and black accents. It also included 2 cattleman's style steak knives from our 'Charybdis' collection for everyday use and romantic dining for two. The set included our upgrade premium curly koa wood presentation box and custom bolster engraving.
Below you can see a detailed view of the steak knives with engraved bolsters.
We have made other large sets of 24, 36 and up to 60 pieces. Please contact us for your large set requirements.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 14 to 16-piece steak knife sets
Above: This 15-piece steak knife set featured a sleek and elegant looking 130mm version of our Salter classic steak knife with hand-forged "Charybdis" whirlpool damascus pattern and free-form handles, plus a 270mm matching clip-point carving knife. Presented in a unique layout to illustrate the beauty of the curly Hawaiian koa wood handles and matching presentation box.
Above: This 14-piece steak knife set featured satin clad blades without any pattern except a subtle hamon line and the bladesmiths signature in kanji on each knife. The elegant traditional looking blades were perfectly accented with extremely rare curly koa wood tiger striped handles and narrow ebony bolsters. Displayed in side x side removable trays in a rare deep red colored curly koa presentation box.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 12-piece steak knife sets
Above: 12-piece combination steak and carving knife set. This set illustrates the beauty of adding a custom carving set to a large steak knife set. The result makes a beautiful and unique display piece for any special dinner or holiday feast.
The steak knife set featured R2 individually hand-forged stainless steel blades with hammer forging marks pattern. Handle options included curly koa wood handles with stainless steel bolsters, white bolster accents, black tang accents, and solid stainless steel pins per knife handle.
The presentation box included an upgrade "framed" style lid. Two swing antique brass latches were chosen for added security.
Above: Presentation box for 12-piece set without latches. Boxes can be ordered with or without latches.
Above: If you want a very durable and heavier knife than most Japanese knives, you may wish to consider a set made of Hawaiian kiawe wood like in the above photos. This 12-piece set, like all of our knives, was completely handcrafted. Accents included contoured nickel-silver bolsters, solid nickel-silver pins and a subtle cinnamon accent between the nickel-silver bolster and the kiawe wood handle.
For the presentation box, our client requested antique brass swing latches, complete velvet bottom of box and tray liners, an upgraded semi-framed lid and a personalized engraved plate on the top of the box.
Below: A photo of a single steak knife made with curly kiawe wood.
Above: This 12-piece set in a presentation box features our unique "Charybdis"-design series whirlpool pattern with a 130mm Cattleman's shape blade and full-tang handle. Handle options included curly koa wood, stainless steel contoured bolsters, black and white accents and a decorative mosaic pin. Luxury throughout on this beautiful and impressive set!
Below: Another example of our VG10 damascus steak knife 12-piece set with a more detailed view of a single knife from the set. This set also featured our long version Mozambique ebony bolster, with a red accent color between the bolster and koa wood.
Above: This upgrade presentation display box displays the knife blades and handles beautifully on the 12-piece handmade steak knife set. Upgrade features included semi-framed style lid of the highest grade of premium koa wood available. Matching racks complete the display. Every piece is unique. Every piece made completely by hand.
Above: This remarkable set combined a 12-piece steak knife set, a 4-piece custom chef knife set, 2-piece carving set and sharpening rod. All were stored in a beautiful, matching traditional block stand, making a dramatic addition to the kitchen.
Knife order options were: VG10 stainless steel individually hand-forged blades with a Damascus pattern finish, dark curly koa wood handles with short Mozambique ebony bolsters, bright red decorative handle accents, solid nickel-silver pins and one decorative copper and nickel-silver mosaic pin in each handle. The block was made with a hidden solid maple interior vented for air flow to the blades, solid Hawaiian curly koa wood and trim accents of Mozambique ebony.
Above: Talk about an unusual and amazing set! This one-of-a-kind custom 12-piece set featured our unique Japanese hand-forged blades of R2 stainless steel. The clip-point shaped 127mm long blade from our Charybdis-series has a whirlpool damascus pattern with a matte finish.
Each handle was a work of art with premium grade curly koa wood handles, ebony, red and black accents and metal fittings and striping both next to the blade and on the ends of each handle. A finger notch and flared bolster complete each handle.
Knives are shown with the storage racks from their presentation box.
Above: This photo shows our most popular box style for 10 or 12-piece steak knife sets. The knives fit side -by-side for a long, low, and narrow display box which looks very attractive as a permanent display piece. The internal racks are removable for ease when setting the dining table or if you later wish to store the knives in a drawer in their racks only and use the box for another purpose. Boxes can also be ordered in a half-length design where the knives would be in two stacked removable trays. Boxes may be ordered with or without latches. Please see our "Specialty Boxes and Gifts" section for more sample photos.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 10-piece steak knife sets
Above: These two sets are a sample of how we can customize your set to your own wishes. These set consists of a ten piece steak knife set , one with with a matching 2-piece carving set. (Close up photo illustrates same blade with a metal bolster for comparison.)
Steak knife options shown include stainless hand forged knives with little hammer forging marks visible on each blade. Handle options shown are curly Hawaiian koa wood with long Mozambique ebony bolsters, black accents along the spine of the knife only and three solid nickel-silver pins in the body of each handle. And in the lower photo, the same blade with a nickel-silver contoured bolster with a single black accent spacer
Both knife sets were sold with a handcrafted curly koa wood presentation box with custom lined lid option and two latches, adding a dramatic statement for the dining room.
Above: The striking set shown featured dramatic looking knives in an upgraded presentation box. Knife options included VG10 Damascus hand forged blades, exotic koa wood handles with long Mozambique ebony bolsters, subtle cinnamon decorative accents between the bolster and the koa wood, black accents along the spine of the handles, and solid nickel-silver pins.
This set included a curly koa wood presentation box. Two swing latches provide extra security against spills. Box included two removable interior storage trays.
Above: Here we have included three photos of this awesome luxury set. Truly functional art for the home, the top close-up view of this custom 10-piece set featured two distinctly different knife styles. 8 pieces were made from our popular VG10 hand-forged damascus blades with handles of our finest upgrade Hawaiian curly koa wood, stainless steel handmade contoured bolsters, black and stainless steel accents and pins. Plus, our client ordered 2 additional knives for intimate dining made from our top-of-the-line Charybdis whirlpool pattern with a 130mm cattleman's style blade. Handles for the two-piece set carried forward the theme of stainless steel and black accents to create a truly beautiful set.
On this set, our customer requested an additional option of black velvet liners on the bottoms of the removable racks. The upgrade curly koa wood box was secured with swing latches to prevent accidental spills.
Above: This photo demonstrates the possibilities for storage options for your knife set. This 10-piece set is paired with a 5-piece chef knife set, a fork and a ceramic sharpening rod then all stored together in this impressive knife block stand. Although the handle shape was slightly different, they compliment each other nicely to create this outstandingly beautiful one-of-a-kind custom set.
Handles in the set included curly koa wood with the top of the handle (called the bolster) made from black Mozambique ebony in our 'long' bolster design. Other options included white accents, solid nickel-silver pins, plus one decorative larger mosaic pin on each handle just below the white accent spacer.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 8-piece steak knife sets
Above: If ordering an 8-piece steak knife set you can choose our standard presentation box or our new long staggered version presentation display box for your set. This set featured our R2 stainless steel Raptor-design blades and a variety of exotic woods for the handles to create a unique and elegant look for any occasion.
Above: Kiawe wood is a very hard and durable wood from the mesquite family. Finding kiawe wood with curl and stripe like this is very rare, but we have been fortunate to procure a good supply. Pair with our Raptor steak knife blade, a nickel-silver bolster and black accents as above.
Below: Want something different and beautiful for a handle? Think exotic thuya burl. Shown here with our Raptor blade, nickel-silver bolster and black accents.
Above and Below: Our Raptor-design line blade featuring R2 stainless hand-forged steel with high-polish "claw marks" and matte finish damascus lines. This set has been made with our full-tang version. We also offer these blades with a hidden tang version. This set was custom ordered with a variety of bolsters and exotic hardwood handles. Above photo shows a knife with a handle of ebony and Hawaiian koa wood. Below photo shows a handle of Hawaiian lychee wood and brass bolster.
Above: "Raptor" steak knife blade with black wenge wood handles, brass contoured bolster and bold red accents.
The set included a keepsake box handcrafted of curly koa wood with decorative ebony corner inserts. The racking system is not removable in our keepsake boxes.
Above: Example of an 8-piece steak set in a handcrafted keepsake box. Design options shown are: VG10 hammered blades and curly dark koa wood with hand-shaped contoured brass bolsters. Decorative accents include both black and white colored accents and 3 solid nickel-silver pins with a longer space between the top and two bottom pins.
Above: This lovely set features our R2 stainless steel powder-metal die hand forged satin clad finish blades with brass contoured bolsters and brass pins. A clean looking simple black accent spacer between the bolster and koa wood adds a finishing touch. Decorative spacers are available in your choice of color: white, ivory, black, muted cinnamon, slate gray, bright red, yellow, and light gray. This set includes a handcrafted keepsake box of curly koa wood.
Above: We can make handles in any wood material of your choice. In the 8-piece steak knife set above, our client requested a mix of woods including this very light and beautiful ylang-ylang wood handle with a faux onyx stone bolster with white and slate accents in the foreground. The blade is R2 stainless damascus with our Raptor design.
Below: Another beautiful wood option for handles is this example of a cocobolo wood handle with our Raptor series blade, plus nickel-silver bolster and black/white accent spacers.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 6-piece steak knife sets
Above and Below: For sheer "wow", you can't beat this combination! This 6-piece set has all the bells and whistles! Upgrade premium curly koa wood presentation box to match the handles, 130mm cattleman's style blade from our top-of-the-line 'Charybdis' whirlpool damascus collection and extra-decorative handles to perfectly accent the set without overbearing it.
Above: This exquisite 6-piece steak knife set included a top-of-the-line Salter presentation box designed for permanent display in your sideboard or buffet. The R2 individually hand-forged Japanese damascus blades have our proprietary Raptor-design blades, each signed in Japan by the bladesmith. Options in this set included long Mozambique ebony bolsters, solid nickel-silver pins, plus one decorative mosaic pin per knife.
Above: Another example of a 6-piece set in an upgrade presentation box. You can see one of the many differences between a presentation and a keepsake box by looking at both the above photo and the photo below. A presentation box has thicker solid koa sides and recessed hinges, whereas the keepsake box in the next photo has thinner sides and no recessed hinges. There are several other differences in construction and finishing as well.
The set above also had our damascus stainless VG-10 hand-forged blades, plus a brass contoured bolster, double-thickness bold red accents, premium curly koa wood with lots of tiger stripes and brass pins.
Above: 6-piece sets are perfect for small families or people who don't need a larger set for entertaining large groups. In this set, we have a beautiful solid Hawaiian koa wood gift box with flat lid perfect for safe under-counter storage with your other fine goods. Design options shown include: VG-10 high quality stainless steel blades with a damascus finish, short Mozambique ebony bolsters, red accent spacers, and premium grade curly Hawaiian koa wood handles.
Below: Don't need a fancy box? You may also choose a handcrafted gift box and save on the total cost of your set. Our gift boxes are similar to our keepsake boxes, but are made with laminated wood lids. These are great for under-counter or drawer storage of your set.
Above: Smaller version clip point "charybdis" collectible steak knife set with blonde curly koa wood handles with an in-drawer storage system of solid maple. 120mm clip point blade and in-drawer storage rack.
Our Charybdis collection steak knives come in four sizes. The clip-point style can be found on a 120mm version shown above and, a wider and longer 127mm version is shown below as well as a new XL Tomahawk 138mm version. Handles can be custom ordered in any shape and a wide variety of decorative options.
Above: 127mm version on our Charybdis knife collection steak knife. Blades are made from hand-forged R2 powder metal die stainless steel. Handle options on this knife included nickel-silver fittings at both the top and bottom of the handle, a curved and faceted handle of extra size for large hands, plus black and white decorative accents.
Below: Our newest addition to the Charybdis design line is our XL clip point which will tackle the largest pieces of steak or prime rib roasts. Shown with large brass bolster, narrow brass end cap and several red and black decorative accents.
Below: If you have your own drawer-storage, you may order any size set as knives only. This 4-piece set featured handles with long ebony bolsters, red and black accent spacers plus one decorative mosaic pin for a splash of pizazz in each handle.
Above: We offer our unique and impressive "Charybdis" collectible knives with either stainless or carbon steel blades. Our stainless steels are the highest quality Japanese cutlery steels available and every blade is individually hand-forged in Japan. The blades are 120mm in length and have our own design clip-point blade styling.
Above: We now offer several versions of our "Charybdis" collection steak knife. In the previous photo, the knife featured a 120mm blade and 1/2 damascus blade pattern.
The knife shown here features a full 5-inch long clip-point blade that is also both wider and a little thicker with a full whirlpool damascus pattern. Shown here with a curved and faceted custom handle with nickel-silver fittings at both top and bottom of the handle, an ebony accent, red accent spacers and a decorative mosaic pin. This knife set was ordered without any box.
Above: Try a personal knife or 2-piece set in any of our custom blade choices. This set featured VG-10 damascus hand-forged "Salter Classic" full-tang blades with koa wood handles. Short ebony bolsters and cinnamon accent and tang accents created a striking look for the dinner table.
Below: This steak knife set was ordered with all wood rustic style handles and our Raptor design blades. Subtle ebony accents on both ends of the handle provided extra protection against bumps. Each person requested their favorite color to personalize their knives with a separate accent color.
Above: At Salter Fine Cutlery, the customer is our most precious asset. We will do our best to accommodate your personal preferences. Can't make up your mind? No problem. Shown above is an example of a custom ordered eclectic set with multiple styles. This customization option is a perfect "His and Hers" gift idea.
Need another wood to compliment your decor? Here are a few ideas:
We can make your set with a large array of woods and decorative features. Your set will be unique to you and reflect your own personal tastes.
Above: Hawaiian mango wood with nickel-silver bolster, minimal matching pins, and black accents.
Below: Dark, modern looking with wenge wood and all brass accents, plus 4 matching solid brass pins.
Below: Like a heavier knife? This super strong Hawaiian kiawe wood is available in clear or with feature and curl running through the handle. Color ranges from similar to koa wood to more reddish tones. Here shown with nickel-silver bolster and pins plus one decorative mosaic handle pin.
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