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David Mellor Black Handle Steak Knife Set

These beautifully constructed blades from David Mellor's Black Handle series are made using a special ice-hardening process that results in strong, durable knives that will stay sharp over time. Moreover, every element of their design—from the sleek tapered blades to their curved, back-weighted handles—enhance the knives' usability for a better dining experience. The knives have a sweeping curved shape, finely pointed end and micro-serrated edge that make slicing into food nearly effortless. And because the company uses high-carbon stainless steel, the knives will hold an edge longer than most and are much more durable than the flimsy blades on most steak knives. Each knife is also forged from a single piece of steel that runs through the entire length of the handle, a construction known as full-tang that makes for a more stable, stronger blade. We love how comfortable they feel in the hand; the acetal resin handle is exceptionally smooth and subtly tapered so it is easy to grip. Plus, the steak knives are exceptionally balanced thanks to an internal back weight in the handle, for better control when you are cutting. This set also comes in a beautiful birchwood box with a sliding lid, for easy and safe storage.

The late David Mellor was one of the biggest influences of mid-century British design, with the high distinction of Royal Designer for Industry. In addition to architecting Britain's traffic light system and bus shelters, Mellor had a passion for metalwork and designed iconic flatware from the 1950s until his retirement in 2005. The company—now run by David Mellor's son, Corin Mellor—is known for combining a classic, modern aesthetic with the latest manufacturing technology to produce knives that are built to last.

  • Net Weight: 2.25 ounces each
  • Length: Total: 9 inches | Blade: 4.5 inches
  • Material: High-carbon stainless steel
  • Includes: 6 steak knives
  • Care: While technically dishwasher safe, we recommend washing and drying by hand after each use to promote longevity. Knives left to sit in food, water residue or dishwashers can develop pits and stains. If stubborn stains do appear, use a stainless steel cleaner.
  • Place of Origin: London, England