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Ginsu 7112 Chikara 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set with Bamboo Block

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  • Set includes: 8" chef, 7" santoku, 5" utility, 5" serrated utility, (4) 5" steak knives, 3.5" paring knife, shears, honing rod, and bamboo block
  • Traditional Japanese-style handles arre made of heat and water resistant resin
  • Forged cutlery blades and formed steak knife blades are Stainless Steel making them stain and rust resistant (Note: steak knife blades are not as pictured. They are finished with a black resin bolster)
  • The steak knives do not have any marking on the blade ? they are blank
  • Bamboo block brings additional Japanese styling to this beautiful cutlery set
  • Limited lifetime warranty, hand wash only
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Size: 12 Piece
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 12 x 21.8 inches ; 7.5 pounds
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  • ASIN: B0011TRO80
  • Item model number: 07112
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (764 customer reviews)
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Ginsu 7112 Chikara 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cutlery Set with Bamboo Block

Chikara Series Knives

In the Japanese language, 'Chikara' means power and energy. For nearly one hundred years, the makers of Chikara Cutlery have produced expertly crafted and exceptionally long-lasting knives. By embracing our heritage and modern advancements, Chikara Cutlery is able to provide technologically superior knives with the quality feel of years past, making each and every knife 'the best of both worlds'.

Chikara Series Blades

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.

What's In the Box?

This 12 piece set includes an 8-inch Chef's Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 5- inch Serrated Utility Knife, (4) 5-inch Steak Knives, a 3.5-inch Paring Knife, Honing Rod and Kitchen Shears in a beautiful Bamboo Storage Block.

Caring for your Knives

  • Chikara knives should be hand washed and dried immediately after use
  • The edge should be maintained by using the honing rod before each use to ensure maximum performance
  • The fine-edged blades require periodic sharpening using whetstone

The Ginsu Story

Known for decades as a maker of very sharp knives, Ginsu got its start as one of the first items to gain popularity by selling via infomercial in the 1970s. But wait, there's more- The Ginsu brand has evolved to create incredibly sharp, technologically superior cutlery with the highest quality standards. Ginsu draws from the ancient Japanese methods of Samurai sword smiths to produce the same level of precision and craftsmanship in our contemporary knives. The always sharp blades and beautifully shaped, ergonomic handles have gained respect from generations of consumers, making Ginsu one of the most well-known names in cutlery.

Other Chikara Series Sets

07133 Chikara Series 19 Piece Set

This set includes:

8-inch Chef's Knife, 8-inch Slicer, 8-inch Bread Knife, 7-inch Santoku, 6-inch Cleaver, 6-inch Boning Knife, (8) 5-inch Steak Knives, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, Kitchen Shears and Honing Rod in Bamboo Storage Block.

07108 Chikara Series 8 Piece Set

This set includes:

3.5-inch Paring Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 5-inch Serrated Knife, 7-inch Santoku Knife, 8-inch Chef's Knife, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Rod, and Bamboo Storage Block.

07135 Chikara Series 5 Piece Prep Set

This set includes:

6-inch Chef Knife, 5-inch Santoku Knife, 5-inch Utility Knife, 3.5-inch Paring Knife, Toffee Storage Block.

07134 Chikara Series 9 Piece Steak Knife Set

This set includes:

(8) Stainless Steel 5-inch Steak Knives and Toffee Colored Storage Block.



Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The knives are very sharp and well balanced.
HappyGirl
Attractive Bamboo Block is also a nice addition on the kitchen counter.
Cricket
Sharp and they last for a long time between sharpenings.
Tyler Rallison

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

293 of 297 people found the following review helpful By A. Pan on December 17, 2010
Size Name: 8 Piece Verified Purchase
I am absolutely in love with this Chikara set. The first compliment I received came 5 minutes after it arrived and I set it on my kitchen countertop. The holder is a beautiful caramel color that the picture does not do justice. After 2 weeks of using this item, I can say that the 8 piece set is enough for someone who cooks a few times a day. The most useful knives that I have found is the 7-inch Santoku and 5-inch utility knife. I use the Chef's knife once in awhile but found that the Santoku does the work just fine. They come extremely sharp but for the edge to last longer, you should hone it after one heavy use or two light uses.

In addition, they are forged and not stamped. As a lifetime user of stamped knives, the fact that they are forged makes a huge difference. Each slice carries more weight the the old stamped knives. If you don't know the difference, google it. You'll find it informative.

Overall, these knives were a bargain for the burden of work they accomplish and look beautiful. They have sleek beautiful handles and are just the right size for a standard kitchen. They look and feel a lot more expensive than they are.

If you get this set, make sure you read up on how to treat your knives and it will last a lot longer. Here are some golden rules:

1) Hone your knives, Sharpen once a year.
They are various informative videos on Youtube that tell you how to HONE your knives. They should be done after every use to keep it sharp and long-lasting. Sharpening is only done once a year. The set comes with a steel rod which is okay for honing. It takes a few times to master it but once you do, your knives will stay sharp and your preparation time will be a fraction of what it used to be.
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124 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Kerry S. Mcgill on June 12, 2010
Size Name: 12 Piece Verified Purchase
I have been a professional chef for over twenty years and have always reserved my good quality knives for use at work. I have had a few budget sets for home use over the years (since I worked a lot I didn't do enough cooking at home to justify spending $200-$300 for a high quality block set for the house). When I saw this set on Amazon, I was very skeptical; and as a chef, I really didn't want a set of "Ginsu" knives sitting on my counter. So I researched these knives on several different sites and decided to give them a try.
I am extremely satisfied with the performance of these knives and I am recommending them to all of my aquaitances. I was truly shocked to get such a high quality set of knives with great such great weight, strength, and balance for under $120.
Buy these knives.
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107 of 113 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Friel on June 25, 2009
Size Name: 8 Piece
This product was everything i expected, It is in Consumer Reports magazine as a best pick for a reason. Only flaw is that it does not come with a bread knife.
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116 of 128 people found the following review helpful By Foo Ling Yu on January 14, 2009
Size Name: 12 Piece
The Good:
Excellent knives for $119. Good weight and balance of handle and blade. It feels great in your hand. Razor sharp but sharpening is a must before each use (or at least every other use). It may not have the prestige presence of a Wusthof or Henckels set on the kitchen counter, but it DOES NOT look cheap. Its Japanese design and bamboo block make it more of a resemblance of a Shun knives set. And Shun is actually more expensive than the two more popular brands.

The Bad:
Handle's finish becomes very flat and dull after wash. Dab a little oil on a paper towel and rub it on the handle and it will look fantastic without being slippery.

The Ugly:
The Ginsu name seems to make it sounds like a cheap TV offer knives set. But believe me it looks and performs like a $500 set.

***Best knives 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.
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104 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. Johnson on September 12, 2009
Size Name: 8 Piece Verified Purchase
I saw this knife set in a Consumers Report magazine and they were VERY highly rated. The good thing about these knives is that you get solid quality and performance but for much less than a Henckels or Wusthof type knife. I'm not a professional chef by any means so I don't need to drop $300 - $500 on knives but the set I was using before was ridiculous. Long story short, these knives cut great and they even feel like a really solid product. I sort of smirked when I saw the name Ginsu. I still have those old-time infomercials in my mind's eye but I guess Ginsu really is a legit brand name. I am definitely satisfied with this purchase!
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76 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Tom Cook on March 27, 2008
Size Name: 12 Piece Verified Purchase
Don't let the name Ginsu fool you: This is a beautiful, professional-level knife set that screams quality--at an exceptionally low price (list price = $169.95). Ginsu has really upped its game (note that there are a lot of cheap knock-off knives out there that call themselves Ginsu, especially Ginsu 2000 and 3000, which are total junk). Several other points: 1. This set recently won a best in category Housewares Design Award; 2. The knives and block are made in China (just an fyi); 3. The company is actually owned by Berkshire Hathaway, i.e., Warren Buffet; 4. You should not run these through the dishwasher; 5. You will need to think about a sharpening system in addition to usual honing steel that comes with the set (I suggest the Edgemaker Pro system, which, if you search hard enough on the 'net, can be had for as little as $22.95 with free shipping). Shipping was very fast from this merchant.
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