Steak, pork chops, ham and more need a little more “oomph” in cutting than our table knives give us.
I remember having steak to celebrate the first night out on our first charter – we were SO excited – and discovering there were no steak knives on the boat. We had exactly one serrated knife in the galley and passed it around the four of us!
Such things make for funny memories, but I didn’t want to live that way on my own boat. We took steak knives from the house to our first boat but they were sold with the boat . . . and frankly, they weren’t well suited to boat life, having picked up quite a bit of rust and losing their sharpness.
Moving onto Barefoot Gal, I wanted to make a better choice. After a year and a half with these, I’m ready to recommend them.
About the blades:
- They’re stainless and have not rusted at all in 18 months of being exposed to salt air (they don’t say what grade stainless they are).
- Sharp micro-serrations that haven’t shown any signs of dulling (see picture below of the blade; it comes from the company as my camera wouldn’t focus that closely).
- The tang goes the full length of the handle for strength.
They’re not some super-special knives. Just good, affordable steak knives that are suited to boat life. I’m sure that there are other brands that are also good but I found these on Amazon and have been really happy with them.
P.S. We’ve also discovered that they cut reinforced water hose much more easily than any other knife we have on board. And it didn’t seem to hurt the knife. I’m not saying you should use them for that, but when need arises . .