I'm looking for a set of steak knives as a gift. It can be a pair, four, or six, as long as it's around $100. I'm only somewhat familiar with the variations in quality associated with the Laguiole name and am wary of spending too much for one of the not-so-good products. I know the recipient likes the idea of the Laguiole name, but it really doesn't HAVE to be Laguiole. The best quality for the price is most important.
If you had $100 to spend on steak knives, what would you get? Is something like this from Williams-Sonoma worth it or would I be paying for the name and the typical W-S markup?
Or would it be a better value to just get a set of six like these?
Or something else entirely? Thanks very much in advance.