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Ginsu Chikara Series 07112 12 Piece Cutlery Set

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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)
  • May receive knives that show "Ginsu Chikara", "Signature Series" or "Chikara" on the blade. The Steak Knives will not be marked.
  • Limited lifetime warranty, hand wash only
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Product Description

Size: 12 Piece

Part of Ginsu's Chikara line (which translates to energy and power), these knives are forged from a single solid piece of high carbon Japanese steel for superb quality. Japanese steel is known for its stain and rust resistance, strength, and its ability to hold an incredibly sharp edge. A great companion for mincing, slicing, and dicing a variety of ingredients, the 7-inch Asian-style Santoku knife has broad blade and especially sharp cutting edge as well as indentations that minimize friction and sticking. The traditional Japanese-style handles are made of heat and water-resistant resin and fit smoothly into your hand. Includes a 3.5" paring knife, a 5" utility knife, a 5" serrated utility knife, a 7" santoku, a 8" chef's knife, four steak knives formed with a resin bolster, kitchen shears and a honing rod in a bamboo block. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty

Product Details

Size: 12 Piece
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 12 x 21.8 inches ; 7.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0011TRO80
  • Item model number: 07112
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (979 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,293 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

368 of 374 people found the following review helpful By A. Pan on December 17, 2010
Size: 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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162 of 168 people found the following review helpful By Kerry S. Mcgill on June 12, 2010
Size: 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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117 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Friel on June 25, 2009
Size: 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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131 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Foo Ling Yu on January 14, 2009
Size: 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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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By AlphaDawg on March 6, 2011
Size: 12 Piece
First off, I'm not a pro chef or anything just an occasional home chef. I do have a few really nice Wusthof Classic knives, but not a whole set. The other cutlery sets I have are cheap junk. I was looking for a quality set that wouldn't break the bank and these were rated very well by Consumer Reports and all the reviews were good. I've had them a few days now...

The Good:
When I took these out of the package, I was impressed by the feel in my hand and the weighting. I immediately hand washed them and tried them out. They cut very well and are very sharp. I especially like the handles. They have a nice feel and grip to them. Also, the handles are slightly longer than my Wusthof handles on the same size knives which I REALLY like. AT this point, I was REALLY excited about my new knives....

The Bad:
After being so excited, I did have a few issues arise. The biggest issue is that one of the steak knives is very noticeably shorter than the others (see my pictures posted on the product page at the top). It is not a huge issue because it still works, but when you pay almost a hundred dollars for cutlery, you expect a little more quality control than when you pay twenty five for a set. The second issue is with the "bamboo" block. I thought I was buying a bamboo block, but it turns out that only the outside it bamboo. The inside is a cheap white wood of some sort (see pictures poste). Again this does not affect the usage, but my expectation were set higher and I feel deceived.

If I had to buy them again....yes. A little hesitation, but in the end they are great knives for the money.

UPDATE: Customer Service was great! Didn't expect it to be an American company. They are sending me a replacement steak knife at no cost and I don't have to send them the short one.
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