This comprehensive 12-piece set contains almost every knife needed for everyday use, including a 3-1/2 inch paring knife for trimming, peeling, and dicing fruits and vegetables; a 5-inch utility knife for cutting sandwiches and slicing meats; an 8-inch slicer for carving roasts; and an eight-inch chef’s knife for everyday tasks from mincing garlic to chopping vegetables. Also included are Four 4 inch steak knives, an 8-inch sharpening steel and an attractive, 11-slot wooden block to store and protect knives.
Durable, well-made, and moderate in price, Chicago Cutlery’s Insignia Steel line is ideal for cooks who are looking to step up to higher-performing cutlery but don’t want to break the bank for a set of famous-name German knives. Made from high-quality stainless steel with carbon for edge retention and chromium for rust and stain resistance, they feature a contemporary satin finish that lends an elegant look to any kitchen. The true test of any knife, however, is its blade, and Chicago’s heavy-duty forged version makes the cut. Its exclusive Taper Grind edge produces impressively precise slices and retains sharpness well over time. Because the handles are hollow to reduce overall weight, Insignia Steel knives might not feel as perfectly-weighted as knives twice their price, but a full tang, forged bolster, and the ergonomic design offset any imbalance. Triple rivets secure the handle to the blade for increased stability, and the seamless, one-piece construction cleans up easily and quickly for long-lasting beauty. Chicago Cutlery covers their knives with a lifetime guarantee; they recommend hand-washing and drying for best results. --Mary Park
What’s in the Box
12-pc Set includes: 3" Peeler, 3" Paring Knife, (2) 5" Utility Knives, 8" Chef Knife, 9" Scalloped Bread Knife, 8" Sharpening Steel, four 4" Steak Knives, and Wood Block
Chicago Cutlery Insignia Steel, 12-pc Set includes: 3" Peeler, 3" Paring Knife, (2) 5" Utility Knives, 8" Chef Knife, 9" Scalloped Bread Knife, 8" Sharpening Steel, four 4" Steak Knives, and Wood Block. Chicago Cutlery Insignia Matte collection is constructed of high-carbon stainless steel blades featuring our exclusive Taper Grind edge which is extremely sharp and enables precision cutting. The forged bolster provides balance and safety while ergonomically designed stainless steel handles combine comfort and safety with sleek, contemporary styling.