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.
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.
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 matchng curly Hawaiian koa wood.
Above: 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.
Above: An 18-piece steak knife set featuring ultra high-quality R2 stainless powder metal die hand-forged blades. The handles on this set are koa wood with short Mozambique ebony bolsters. Between the ebony bolsters and the koa wood main handle body, there is a strip of white as a color accent. Pins are solid nickel-silver with the minimum amount of pins visible. This set includes a beautiful Hawaiian curly koa wood presentation box and two removable trays.
Above: The combination 14-piece steak and carving set featured VG-10 stainless damascus hand-forged steak knives with ebony long bolsters and was accompanied by our Charybdis 'Raptor' edition carving knife and small fork. Set in an amazing rare old-growth curly koa wood presentation box.
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 12-piece steak knife sets
Above: 12-piece steak knife set in presentation box. This set featured VG10 individually hand-forged damascus blades. The handle options included narrow stainless steel bolsters (the piece of metal or wood between the main handle material and the blade), 3 solid pins of nickel-silver and black/white decorative accents.
The box and handles were made from rare koa wood with an unusually dark reddish tinge by special request. The box lid featured curly birds-eye koa for an unusual, yet very distinctive look. The bottom of the box is lined with velvet and there are two removable trays also lined in black velvet.
Above: 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 VG10 individually hand-forged stainless steel blades with damascus pattern. Handle options included curly koa wood handles with long Mozambique ebony black bolsters, white bolster accents, black tang accents, solid nickel-silver pins plus one decorative copper and nickel-silver mosaic pin per knife handle.
The presentation box included an upgrade "framed" style lid, plus fully black velvet lined removable trays and a black velvet liner for the bottom of the box underneath the trays. Two swing antique brass latches were chosen for added security.
Above: 12-piece steak knife set in presentation box. Custom design options shown in this set are: VG10 stainless steel blades with hammered finish, Hawaiian curly koa wood handles with nickel-silver contoured bolsters, black accents, and one decorative pin.
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.
Above: 12-piece steak knife set in presentation box. This custom order set featured VG10 stainless steel Damascus pattern blades with exotic koa wood handles, three solid nickel-silver pins, black and white decorative accents, and narrow stainless steel bolsters. Matching handcrafted Hawaiian koa wood presentation box with two removable storage racks.
Above: 12-piece steak knife set in upgrade presentation box. Knives feature VG10 stainless steel Japanese individually hand-forged damascus blades, curly Hawaiian koa wood handles, long Mozambique ebony bolsters, subtle splashes of color with our muted cinnamon accent spacers between the ebony and koa wood, and solid nickel-silver security pins.
The presentation display box was crafted of exotic golden-hued koa with darker extremely striped contrasting sides. Upgrade features included semi-framed style lid, and black velvet liners throughout, including removable bottom of box liner, velvet lined removable trays and a velvet lined center spacer between the trays.
Above: 12-piece steak knife set. Custom design options shown: VG10 stainless steel hand-forged Japanese knife blades with a hand hammered finish, Hawaiian rare old-growth curly koa wood handles, hand-forged Damascus 'mokume' bolsters consisting of brass, nickel-silver and copper, decorative accents of royal blue and black, two solid brass pins and one decorative mosaic pin per knife. This set came with a handcrafted upgraded curly koa wood presentation box and two removable storage racks. This top-of-the-line set is the finest steak knife set you have ever seen and of the best quality.
Above: This remarkable set combined a 12-piece steak knife set, a 5-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 unique Japanese hand-forged blades of shirogami carbon steel with stainless clad textured sides with our exclusive slim-line style. Each handle was a work of art with premium grade curly koa wood handles, ebony, red and black accents and brass fittings both next to the blade and on the ends of each handle.
Two simple gift boxes for under-counter storage suited this customer's needs.
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: This set is a sample of how we can customize your set to your own wishes. This set consists of a ten piece steak knife set with a matching 2-piece carving set.
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. Set in a handcrafted curly koa wood presentation box with custom lined lid option and two latches, this set made 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, bright red decorative accents between the bolster and the koa wood, black accents along the spine of the handles, two solid nickel-silver pins and one decorative mosaic pin per handle.
This set included a curly koa wood presentation box with upgraded premium wood and a decorative lid liner of black wenge wood. Two swing latches provide extra security against spills. Box included two removable interior storage trays.
Above: Here we have included three photos of this very beautiful set. Truly functional art for the home, the top close-up view of this custom 10-piece set featured our most popular handle and blade configuration; VG10 handforged damascus blades with handles of our finest upgrade Hawaiian curly koa wood, long Mozambique ebony bolsters, nickel-silver pins plus one decorative mosaic pin per handle and bright red accents.
On this set, our customer requested an additional option of black velvet liners on both the bottoms of the removable racks and the box bottom underneath the removable racks. Also included on this upgrade curly koa wood presentation display box were lid liners of black walnut. This box came without any latches for a nice clean look for home display.
Above: The two photos above demonstrate 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.
The steak knives in this set were VG10 folded laminated damascus as seen in other sets on this page with the pattern visible on the blades. Handle options included curly koa wood handles 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: The set shown is an example of a steak knife set in a keepsake box. This set featured our VG10 Damascus pattern blades and Hawaiian koa wood-only handles. The client who ordered this set requested the maximum number of nickel-silver pins including two decorative mosaic pins in each handle.When placing your order, you may order as many as four of the larger pins and as few as two pins.
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 VG10 hand forged Damascus blades with short Mozambique ebony bolsters and brass pins. Also included is one decorative mosaic pin in each handle plus bright red accent spacers between the bolster and koa wood. Decorative spacers are available in your choice of color: white, black, muted cinnamon, cherry red, bright red, yellow, gray, royal blue or gray. This set includes a handcrafted keepsake box of curly koa wood.
Above: This set features our beautiful new line of R2 stainless steel satin clad steak knives. Each blade has been signed in kanji by the bladesmith. You may choose to add personalized engraving on the reverse side.
This 8-piece set is presented in a handcrafted matching koa wood keepsake box and has decorative inlaid ebony corner accents. Only with our R2 satin clad blades do you have a choice of up to five pins in the handle. In this case, our client ordered three decorative mosaic pins with the other pins in brass to match the contoured brass bolsters. A simple black accent spacer was added for more definition between the brass and koa wood on each handle.
Above: We can make handles in any wood material of your choice. In the 8-piece steak knife set above, our client requested a more blonde or golden colored wood handle with our signature Damascus pattern blades. Rounding out the look is a short Mozambique ebony bolster, white decorative accent spacer, and one slightly larger decorative mosaic pin. We added a blonde lid on our keepsake box to accent the look.
Above: This set provides another example of a Damascus and koa 8-piece steak knife set. In this case, there is a long Mozambique ebony bolster with two decorative accent spacers. A combination of both red and black spacers accentuates the red. Included once again is this most popular configuration of solid nickel-silver pins plus one decorative mosaic pin.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 6-piece steak knife sets
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 VG10 hand-forged Japanese damascus blades are all individually forged and signed in Japan by the bladesmith. Options in this set included nickel-silver hand-contoured bolsters, solid nickel-silver pins, plus one decorative mosaic pin per knife. Black and white accents provide the perfect finish.
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: The 6-piece steak set shown above featured our VG10 individually hand-forged Japanese damascus blades and narrow stainless steel bolsters, plus all solid nickel-silver pins. It was ordered with a keepsake box of curly Hawaiian koa wood to perfectly compliment the koa wood handles.
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 keepsake box with inlaid ebony corner accents, perfect for permanent counter-top display and safe storage with your other fine goods. Design options shown include: VG10 stainless Damascus blades, short Mozambique ebony bolsters, muted cinnamon accent spacers, curly Hawaiian koa wood handles, and one decorative mosaic pin.
Above: 6-piece set featuring R2 stainless steel handforged blades with curly koa wood and long Mozambique ebony bolsters. The R2 blades are a powder metal die steel of superb quality. They have wonderful sharpness and edge retention. Your knives will glide through anything from chuck roast to steak to tomato with ease and you will love the warmth and feel of the koa wood handles. Extra design features included bright red accent spacers between the bolster and koa wood, black accents along the tang of the handle and solid nickel silver pins at only the top and bottom parts of the handle. Included a matching koa wood keepsake box suitable for display or storage.
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 and only finished to a satin sheen. These are great for under-counter or drawer storage of your set. Configuration choices on the set shown above: hammered blades, solid nickel-silver pins, no decorative accents, and hand-contoured nickel-silver bolsters.
Above: Simplicity with an understated elegance. This set boasts beautiful solid Hawaiian koa wood handles, hammered stainless handforged blades, brass pins, and two decorative mosaic pins in the center section of each knife.
Any set may be ordered with any type box, but here once again, is our most popular choice for small sets: our handcrafted Hawaiian koa wood keepsake box.
Samples of previously crafted custom order 4-piece or 2-piece sets
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.
Our Charybdis collection steak knives come in two sizes. The 120mm version are shown above and and new wider and longer 127mm version is shown below. 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 gingami3 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 handes, plus black and white decorative accents.
Above: This 4-piece steak knife set was ordered as knives only for in-drawer storage, but could also be ordered with a drawer rack, gift, keepsake or presentation box. Hand-forged VG10 damascus blades are complimented by our exotic curly koa wood handles. Options included long Mozambique ebony bolsters, red and black accents, solid nickel-silver pins, plus one additional decorative mosaic pin.
Above: Our small sets are ideal for couples and small families, and can easily be used for intimate dinner parties or everyday dining. Design options shown include our narrow stainless steel bolsters, two nickel-silver solid pins, and one mosaic decorative pin. A black narrow decorative spacer was added between the bolster and curly koa wood handles. Shown here with Damascus VG10 stainless steel hand-forged blades and a keepsake box.
Above: We now offer our unique and impressive "Charybdis" collectible knives with either stainless or carbon steel blades. This small set featured Gingami3 super high quality powder metal die stainless steel hand-forged blades. The blades are 120mm in length and have our own design clip-point blade styling.
This set was ordered as knives only for in-drawer storage, but can be ordered with a number of storage option. Handle accents shown included our special 'combat' design handles featuring 8-sided faceted design, super premium curly koa wood, nickel-silver fittings both at the top and bottom of the handle and additional decorative accents including Mozambique ebony and splashes of black, red and white colors.
Above: We now offer two versions of our "Charybdis" collection steak knife. In the previous photo, the knife featured a 120mm blade and 1/2 damascus blade pattern. Our newest addition 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: This "Dinner For Two" steak set has VG10 handforged blades with a hand hammered finish. The handle configuration is contoured brass bolsters, black accent spacer and curly koa wood handle with a decorative ebony insert bordered by bright red accents. Solid brass pins. Includes a very attractive matching curly koa wood keepsake box with ebony corner accents. The perfect accent to any small intimate dinner!
You may even order your set with only a drawer storage rack, or save by ordering knives alone if you have plenty of storage space in your knife drawer.
Above: This sweet four-piece set featured our Damascus blades, highly figured rare Hawaiian koa wood, and small Mozambique bolsters. No accent spacers were used, and one mosaic decorative pin completed the look.
Above: Need a unique gift for the man-cave? Or something very special for the dinner table? These unique knives will appeal to both. For the knife enthusiast, they feature hand-forged and hand clad blades of the highest quality Japanese shirogami carbon steel, which has been clad with a stainless gray textured finish side panels. For an elegant look to fit in with any dining table, the blade is a shorter 120mm modern design. The handles can be made to any size or length desired.
This custom ordered 2-piece set featured our upgrade 'combat' handles made a bit longer and larger than normal by special request from a professional chef for comfort of use with large hands. Handle options included premium grade koa wood, Mozambique ebony accent, nickel-silver bolster and end of handle fitting, faceted handle design, plus additional red, black and white color accents. The set was ordered as knives only, but several storage options are available with any order. Very limited supplies of this blade remaining!
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.
In the foreground: a VG10 Damascus pattern blade with a long Mozambique ebony bolster, one decorative mosaic pin, and a cherry red accent spacer. Behind: R2 powder metal die hand-forged blade with satin clad finish, koa wood handle, and brass contoured bolster with three decorative mosaic pins and a black accent spacer.
An upgraded keepsake box using premium grade koa wood makes for a lovely display.
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.
Above: Choose burl wood in a selection of wood species. Here shown with narrow stainless steel bolster and two solid nickel-silver 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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