I am pushing 80 and have been cutting steaks all of my life. These Shun knives are extremely sharp and smooth. They make most any steak feel like a Wagyu #5. Sometimes I even take them out to dinner when I plan to order steak.
This is the first, and likely the last, review I have ever written. . I have no affiliation with anyone - this is being written because these knives are flat out wonderful. If you want a great knife, you just found it.
Shun makes lots of knives including other steak knives which cost less. I've never tried them.
Earlier this year we purchased a few Shun knives to replace a Wusthof set we received as a wedding gift 10+ years ago. We loved the Shun style so much but it took several months of convincing before getting the steak knives, given the price... but I am glad we made the investment.
Never in a milion years did I ever think my housemate would pay $371 for 4 steak knives yet alone buying the 7 peice knife set that is excellent. although we are having a slight problem with the kitchen shears I know they stand by their product and will replace as soon as I call.
The steak knives will be around and still going strong after 20+ years!