A fair bit of disclaimer, I don't generally frequent fine dining joints, but this time I made an exception and went with the missus to a high end restaurant (albeit with a rustic name) in New York City called Gramercy Tavern. The lunch tasting menu was very good, but the most remarkable thing for me was the steak knife I was presented with during the course with the duke breast with the skin crisped probably by blow torch. Now I know that there are a lot of carnivores on these forums, probably the majority of our members. I am sure we all can appreciate what a difference a good cutting tool makes to a supremely enjoyable steak experience. A clean slice of beef just feels right, a piece of steak that looked like it went through a torturous experience of sawing and smashing just does not feel right. Long story short, along with the duck came this knife, and I got to say, it caught my eye instantly because it just ain't like any of the other steak knives I have seen in a restaurant or in life in general. I thought, well, this is different. So I pick it up, the balance feels just right, perfect weight distribution. I certainly feel like I could just keep cutting and eating duck breast, veal chops, beefy steaks, pork chops all day. Doesn't this steak knife feel a little bit medieval and Game of Thronesy? I can see Lord Dickon Tarly proudly slicing into some venison after catching it with an arrow from 75 yards, like in that one episode. I was fidgeting with the knife and my dining neighbors in suit jackets were probably giving me the look of, "why is this guy concentrating more on the cutlery than the knife." The missus noticed it too, and she told me quietly that other diners were probably a bit freaked out by my obsession. So I attach a couple of pictures of the steak knife and you can probably understand where I am coming from. The unique design certainly gives it that perfect balance and handling. I believe it is stainless steel, so optimized for use with food. Long story short, a manager walked by, and naturally I call him over to inquire. He was surprised, but pleasantly so, and said I was the first to ever comment and ask about the knife, and he thanked me. He also said the knife was made by Brooklyn Blacksmith specifically for the restaurant, the smith was a friend of his. There were 150 pieces made (that's a lot, and a lot of work for the smithy). Very sharp, well kept and maintained. The manager said if I liked it, I should contact the smithy. I guess it would have been too much to ask if I could be gifted a pair, but one can dream. Couple days later, I emailed the smithy, and he said he would entertain orders, depending on his schedule and availability. Quote for a pair is $150 each. Ladies and gents, what do you think? Would you splurge $150 on a well designed steak knife? Would you take this as extra knife with you on your trips?