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Ginsu Chikara 12 Piece Knife Block Set - Review

Wow,this set, tested side by side with 50 other knife sets (in a similar price range) got a 'Best Buy' from Consumer Reports. For less than $100 you get a 12 piece knife set and bamboo storage block that covers all the essentials. There is also an 8 piece option for less.

These knives, made of forged steel, got high ratings for:

  • Cutting
  • Handle comfort

Also, with proper care (use the included honing tool regularly) they really keep their sharpness!

What Reviewers who bought this knife set said...

Over 1000 Amazon customers rated this knife set with 4.5 stars out of 5!

Comments included, " The holder is a beautiful caramel color that the picture does not do justice. The most useful knives that I have found is the 7-inch Santoku and 5-inch utility knife." "I have been a professional chef for over twenty years...I am extremely satisfied with the performance of these knives and I am recommending them". "Best knife set for your money. You will not find a better knives set for $120 unless you find a set of high end Shun, Wusthof or Henckels for 85% off at a closeout sale somewhere."

Ginsu Chikara Review:

The Ginsu Chikara Series 07112 12 Piece Cutlery Set set includes an 8" chef knife, 7" santoku, 5" utility, 5" serrated utility, (4) 5" steak knives, 3.5" paring knife, shears, honing rod, and a bamboo storage block.

In Japanese, 'Chikara' means power and energy. For nearly one hundred years, the makers of Chikara Cutlery have been making expertly crafted and exceptionally long-lasting knives.

Blade - Chikara blades are precision forged and formed from Japanese steel that is well known for its stain and rust resistance, strength, and ability to hold an incredibly sharp edge..

Handle - Traditional Japanese-style handles are made of heat and water resistant resin.

Knife Block - Made of Bamboo, the block stands on rubber feet designed to protect counter surfaces from scratching and to keep the knife block firmly in place.

Care - Hand wash only and dry immediately. Best to use a soft sponge.

Warranty - Limited Lifetime Warranty.

What's Included in the Ginsu Chikara 12 Piece Set with Block?

3.5" Paring knife and
7" Santoku

5" Utility knife

5" Serrated Knife

8" Chef's knife

(4) 5" Steak Knives

Kitchen shears, Sharpening Steel and Bamboo Block

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Good Value for the Price:

These knives are forged from high carbon stainless steel, making them sturdy and long lasting. If you hand wash them after using and use the honing tool regularly, they stay sharp! I say this from experience. I bought my set almost a year ago and they are still impressively sharp (more about my experience with the Ginsu knife set. The knives have a good weight, not too heavy and not too light. If you don't need the steak knives, there is an 8 piece set available for about $68. I use the 8" chef knife and 5" utility knife the most (they rarely make it back to the block from the drying rack). The 5" serrated can be used as a bread knife. I agree with the other reviewers out there, the biggest minus about this set is a lack of a bread knife. But it's so fantastic, I'm glad I overlooked this and made the purchase! I've included my Amazon link below:

Ginsu Chikara 12 Piece Knife Set with Bamboo Block

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