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Ginsu Shoku Stainless Steel Cultlery Set with Crimson Colored Handle

by Ginsu
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  • 8-piece set of knives with crimson handles; includes 8-inch chef, 8-inch bread, 7-inch santoku, 5-inch boning, and 3-1/2-inch paring knives
  • Also includes sharpening rod and wall mountable stainless steel magnetic strip
  • Fully forged from Japanese steel for excellent stain and rust resistance plus sharp edge retention
  • Ergonomic handles made from unique anodizing process brings elegance to your kitchen
  • Hand wash only; limited lifetime warranty

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Product Description

The new Ginsu Shoku Series with colored handles will compliment your kitchen décor and add a splash of color to your counter top. The blades are fully forged from Japanese steel that is well known for it's stain & rust resistance, strength and ability to hold an incredible edge. You will enjoy the contemporary ergonomic handles which are precision balanced for optimum cutting. Unique anodizing process on handle brings color and elegance into any kitchen environment. Stainless steel magnetic strip is a powerful tool to store your knifes securely while allowing you quick access and blade visibility during food preparation and frees up valuable counter space. The knives are made in China.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 3.5 x 16.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0027LYET8
  • Item model number: 05707
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #534,819 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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44 of 50 people found the following review helpful By J. Schwartz VINE VOICE on October 29, 2010
Color: Crimson Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I was surprised to discover that the Ginsu company was still in business. I guess all those people who bought the original Ginsu knives based on the 70s TV commercials, with their lifetime warranties, are in luck.

Ginsu is not the name you think of when shopping for high ends knives. This set demonstrated that this is still the case.

The knives are very, very sharp. Any piece of metal can be sharpened to a razor edge. Sharp does not make a good knife. Comfort, balance, edge retention, ability to be honed, and durability make a great knife. I'm not sure why Japanese Steel matters when the knives are clearly stamped "China." OK, the raw steel may be from Japan, but the knives are Chinese. Being made in China does not make the knives bad, just as being made in Japan or Germany would not make them good. The fact that they are being marketed as "Japanese" when they are not should make one pause.

The handles feel cheap and have plastic accents. The Crimson red does not match the color pictured. Mine are slightly pink and somewhat sparkly. The balance is actually quite good. The eight-piece set includes 6 knives, a honing rod, and the magnetic strip. The magnets on the strip are very strong and I already nicked one of the knives putting it on the strip. I prefer a slotted bock for storage. I was not able to hone the knife back to the original edge, but it still was sufficiently sharp.

The MSRP on the Ginsu website lists $199, but the MSRP on Amazon lists $299 reduced to $249. At any of these, the knives are overpriced. Ginsu makes less expensive sets, but I don't have them for comparison. I prefer my Henckels set.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Nicholls TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 17, 2010
Color: Crimson Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
"An entire set of Ginsu knives? In my very own home?" The allure of bright crimson Ginsu knives adorning my kitchen was too strong to deny.

Sure, like so many Americans, there's already an obligatory "You got married, and I was at Williams-Sonoma, so here's your Henckels set" butcher block on my counter, but it could not satiate my need for Ginsu -- the brand famous for slicing a can, a rusty nail, and yet, remaining sharp enough to slice a tomato...

The day the box arrived, I wasn't really sure what was in it. In fact, it wasn't until I pulled a knife out that I knew that I hadn't been sent a wrong package. If you're thinking about giving this set to someone as a gift, know going in to it that the presentation is about as stingy looking as you can possibly get.

Fortunately, my Ginsu knives arrived in decent condition. And I suppose I'm one of the fortunate ones who received a crimson set that's actually crimson. So, I cleaned them off and started to slice. I sliced and diced, and throughout my slicing and dicing, noticed that the oddly-curved handle was becoming increasingly less comfortable as time went on.

Yes, the carrots were chopped nicely, but my wrist was starting to cramp a little. I switched off to a different knife, but it didn't help very much. Overall, it felt like Ginsu was trying to give the appearance of something with ergonomic design in mind, but didn't pay much attention to the actual ergonomics. At least, for a guy with fairly average sized hands.

Although the knives were all quite sharp, the design and handling really took some getting used to for any sort of precision cutting.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By PT Cruiser TOP 50 REVIEWER on November 5, 2010
Color: Crimson Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
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The Ginsu Shoku Series Cutlery is a very nice set of knives at a very attractive price. There are 6 knives, a sharpening tool and a magnetic wall holder. I wish I had space on my wall for the hanger because it's very well made and would be a great space saver. They are seriously sharp with a good weighted feel to them and a pleasure to use. I chop lots of vegetables on a daily basis and these are effective for everything I've tried so far. They came at a good time when things like watermelons are still in the stores as well as lots of different kinds of squash. I was impressed that it did a great job cutting an acorn squash. You know how difficult the skin on that type of squash can be to cut. As I mentioned in the video, the instructions say to sharpen the knives before each use, but I use them many times between sharpening and have not had an issue with the sharpness. They have detailed instructions on sharpening on their website [...].

The other knives that I own are a few old Cutco knives that I rarely use anymore, a few small Vitorinox utility knives and a few Shun knives which I use often. I hate to say it, but these knives are very comparable to the Shun knives, some of which cost half as much for a single knife as these do for the whole set. Maybe over time I'll notice some differences, but using them side by side for the last month, they perform just as well.

They include a limited lifetime warranty to be free from defects in workmanship. They also have lifetime sharpening if you want to have your knives factory re-sharpened. Prices for shipping and handling in the continental USA are: 1 - 3 knives $25.00 or 4 - 6 knives for $25.00. They also do custom engraving for $5 per knife.
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