A bargain in high-quality forged steak knives
Apr 17, 2004
Review by jkling17
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:High quality forged blades and construction
Very sharp edges
Reasonable pricing ($12 each)
Cons:None, except perhaps less local availability. They are easily found on-line.
The Bottom Line: Wusthof and Henckles quality steak knives at a fraction of their price. Buy one knife for yourself to try out!
I'm serious about my cooking and my knives. For years, I've used Wüsthof-Trident and Victorinox-Forschner.
Recommend this product?
Our original steak knife set had only 6 pieces, and we found that we needed more so that we'd have enough for entertaining etc. We also wanted to get a set that would be similar in look to our existing set - a traditional look with black handles and 3 rivets on the handle.
My first choice was Wusthof, but at $150 for four knives, I was hoping to find something else. Forschner had very good knives at an affordable price, but the handles were a more modern molded appearance. After a lot of research, I came across Mundial, who I had not heard of before. It's also difficult to find reviews of these knifes, so I was reluctant to buy without some way of knowing that these knives would be of quality. Then, I found Mundial's web site. It became apparent to me that this manufacturer took themselves very seriously and made many products for the consumer and professional.
So, I decided to take a bit of a chance, and bought 8 matching non-serrated traditional Mundial steak knives. These are also available with serrated blades. However, as you know all the very best steak knives use smooth-edged blades. They cost us $100 for 8 knives from cutleryandmore.com. Note: you must order the individual # that you want, as there are no sets available (except in serrated).
The knives arrived a few weeks ago and have seen a lot of use since then. I have to say that I'm extremely impressed and pleased with the quality and sharpness of these forged steak knives. They go through steak, ham, and chicken with the ease of the very best steak knives I have ever used, including Henkles and Wusthof. As an experiment, I even shaved with one to my satisfaction - these are very sharp knives!
In conclusion, Mundial makes excellent products. If you are looking to buy very high quality forged knives with a reasonable price tag, look no further. Take a chance and buy a few of their knives to experiment - their steak knives are only $11.95 each. And their Chef's knife is a mere $20.
Take my advice - buy their Chef's knife and one steak knife to see for yourself. You won't regret it.
Jeff (NJ, USA)
Read all comments (3)
Share this product review with your friends
Mundial 5100 Series Black Fully Forged Cutlery 4 Piece 5 Steak Knife Set - Serrated EdgeFor many chefs, nothing beats the ergonomic comfort or classic...
Mundial 5100 Series Red Fully Forged Cutlery 5 Steak Knife - Serrated EdgeMundial's 5100 Series Red adds a burst of color and contemporary style to a ...
Mundial 5100 Series 5-Inch Steak Knife with Serrated Edge, Red Features Fully forged, with a full tang and high-carbon stainless steel blades Long-las...
The steak knives in the Wusthof Classic 6 Piece Steak Knife Set boast the same Precision Edge Technology and special alloyed steel of Wusthof?s other ...
This Wusthof Classic steak knife set includes the following items: Six, 4.5 inch steak knives. Hand wash only. Lifetime warranty from Wusthof with nor...
Wusthof Classic Forged 6 Piece Steak Knife Set Made in Germany #9730 Click to view supersize image Wusthof Classic 6 piece Steak Knife Set Features in...
Steak Knives - Since 1814, knives bearing the Wusthof name and the Trident logo have been crafted in the world's Cutlery Capital of Solingen, Germany....
Includes Six Traditional 4-1/2 Steak Knives/ Forged High-Carbon Stainless Steel Blade, Hand-Honed For Razor-Like Sharpness/ Traditional-Style Composi...
Mundial Solid Wood Block - 9 Slots Mundial has taken great care in designing a line of unique wood knife storage products These fine products are craf...
Wusthof Classic Steak Knives: 6 Piece Steak Knife Set, New Wusthof Classic 6 Piece Steak Knife Set This Wusthof 6 Piece Steak Knife Set makes a great ...