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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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Package Quantity: 1 | Size: 12 Piece
From the Manufacturer
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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....
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.
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.
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 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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These knives are ok. I've had them for quite a while now about 4 months and they are dull .. I've tried sharping them .. I never put them in the dishwasher. They still work .. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Moodle10
Overall I like the set a lot but I do have a couple of complaints. First off like a few other reviewers have said the handles on all 4 of my steak knives became discolored after... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Frankensteiner
These have lasted me for years and they are still extremely sharp. Once-needed, I would buy these again in a heart beat.Published 6 days ago by N. N. Kaonga
Came nice and sharp. Did my research, read reviews and decided to buy this. I made the right choice, this set is more than enough for what I need. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Doblelocsin
Thank you. My boyfriend loves these. We've had them almost three months now. We make sure to hand wash them and dry them really well. No rust. Read morePublished 13 days ago by EPIC