#2. Jaccard Simply Better Meat Tenderizer Knife ($25 @ Amazon.com)
If you’ve slaved away concocting the most amazing marinade or rub for your steak (or roast, fish, or chicken), you need to tenderize the meat to fully enjoy the taste. Jaccard’s 45-blade gadget has razor-sharp blades that cut through connective tissues to open up small heat channels and let the marinade get all up in the steak’s grill. No, not that grill, we mean its figurative grill … never mind. And don’t worry, it won’t let any of the meat’s natural juices escape.
#3. Wusthof Grand Prix II 22-Piece Knife Block Set ($950 @ Amazon.com)
The Grand Prix II is a gang of high-carbon-steel blades with ergonomic handles that will slice through meat (and fingers) with uncanny precision. Individually this set of everything from steak knives to carvers would run you far more than the asking price. There’s also a Lord of the Rings-style origin tale as well — each knife was forged with one piece of rust-resistant stainless steel. Okay, there’s no Orcs or smokin’-hot elves or anything, but the knives do come with a lifetime warranty.
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