A great steak is made infinitely better when you have a great knife to cut it with, like the knives they use at top-end steak houses. In that same way, this set of three knives from Laguiole Elite will improve your own steaks by putting those kind of high-quality knives at your own fingertips. Known as a Laguiole type knife, such knives are legendary dining implements that feature a blade that folds into the handle, similar to a pocketknife. They were invented in the 1800s as a tool for farmers in the French countryside. The handle is equally stylized and is based on an 18th century pistol grip. What makes these 4.25 oz. knives a true cut above, however, is that is that the blade and handle are thicker and wider than any other Languiole-styled knife on the market. This improvement, along with a manufacturing process that guarantees quality and long life, makes these legendary type of knives infinitely better and earns our hearty endorsement.