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Ginsu 7108 Chikara 8-Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set with Bamboo Block

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  • Cook's knives specialized for their dexterity in chopping, dicing, and slicing
  • Traditional rounded Japanese-style handles made of heat and water-resistant resin; full tang
  • Rust-resistant stainless steel blades hold an incredibly sharp edge
  • Hand Wash Only
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Product Details

Size: 8 Piece
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 12 x 19.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0016J4230
  • Item model number: 07108
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (743 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,715 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 8 Piece

Having the right tools breeds security in the kitchen. These Japanese-style cook's knives are specialized for their dexterity in chopping, dicing, and slicing. The 8-piece set includes the following knives: 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 5-inch serrated, 7-inch santoku, and an 8-inch chef's. Rounding out the set is a pair of kitchen shears, sharpening rod, and bamboo storage block. Rust-resistant stainless-steel blades hold an incredibly sharp edge. Traditional-style rounded Japanese handles are made of heat- and water-resistant resin, and they feature a full tang. As with all fine cutlery, hand washing is best for care.

What's in the Box?
8 pieces: 3-1/2-inch paring, 5-inch utility, 5-inch serrated, 7-inch santoku, 8-inch chef's, shears, sharpening rod, and bamboo storage block.

From the Manufacturer

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Serrated blade
Serrated blade performs like a fine-edge knife and never needs to be sharpened. View larger.

Chikara 8-Piece Knife Set with Bamboo Block

In the Japanese language "Chikara" means power and energy. The 420J2 Japanese stainless-steel fully forged blades and traditional Japanese handles express the true meaning of Chikara in the kitchen.

Key Features

Japanese-style handles: the handles are made from heat- and water-resistant resin, and they fit smoothly in your hand.

Fully forged blades: the blade, bolster, and tang of the knife are made from a single piece of steel for exceptional balance and strength.

Bamboo storage block: designed to store and protect your cutlery, the block has a beautiful bamboo finish and Asian fair that will complement any kitchen.

Limited lifetime warranty: for the assurance that your Ginsu knives will perform both now and for years to come.

Proper Care

Ginsu Chikara knives should be hand washed only, and they require periodic sharpening using whetstone. The edge should be honed by using the honing rod before each use to ensure maximum performance.

Set Includes

8-Inch Chef's Knife 8-Inch Chef's Knife Known as the most versatile of all knives, the chef's knife may be used to peel, trim, pare, slice, dice, and chop.
7-Inch Santoku Knife 7-Inch Santoku Knife A traditional Asian-style knife that excels in chopping, slicing, and making paper-thin cuts. The Kullens grind on the blade adds a unique visual appeal, as well as aids in preventing foods from sticking to the blade.
5-Inch Utility Knife 5-Inch Utility Knife The utility knife is a great tool for generally any type of use. It excels at cutting smaller portions of meats and fruits, but can also be used to pare, trim, peel, slice, and dice foods.
5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife 5-Inch Serrated Utility Knife Performs all the tasks of the fine-edge utility knife, but the serrated edge is specially designed to slice delicate foods such as tomatoes.
3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife 3-1/2-Inch Paring Knife Due to its small size, the paring knife allows fine control of the blade and tip of the knife, making it great for fine and precision cutting. Peeling, garnishing, and small chopping tasks can quickly and easily be accomplished with the paring knife.
8-Inch Honing Rod 8-Inch Honing Rod Used to maintain the edge of the blades.
Kitchen Shears Kitchen Shears The kitchen shears are the most versatile tool in the kitchen. They can be used to cut anything from poultry and vegetables to twine and plastic bags. The handles have a built-in twist-style bottle opener, jar opener, and nut cracker. The blades have a built-in bottle opener.
Bamboo Storage Block Made from richly grained bamboo, the block beautifully stores and protects fine cutlery when not in use.

The Ginsu Story

Known for decades as the maker of very sharp knives, Ginsu 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. Its fully forged blades and Japanese-style, ergonomic handles have gained respect from generations of consumers, making Ginsu one the most well-known names in cutlery.



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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

281 of 285 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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121 of 125 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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104 of 110 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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115 of 127 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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102 of 114 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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75 of 83 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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