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Great quality knives!
on February 5, 2010
Hello my fellow Amazonians!
I recently purchased this set for everyday kitchen use and cooking. I am an amature when it comes to cooking, but I do love to cook and try new things in the kitchen. My goal was to have a quality knife set. I settled on these for two main reasons: 1) the reputation of J.A. Henckels 2) they were forged. Granted they are still made in China, but they are a nice entry level into the forged knives for the price. As a matter of fact you can't pass up the price. I have seen the same knife set on other sites for an additional $150 plus.
I have only had them for a week or so, but they rock! Very Sharp! The scissors are awesome (always wanted some kitchen scissors!) The other knives are the right tools for the everyday chef. The paring knife is a little small, but works well. I am NOT washing these in the machine; hand wash, immediate dry and back to the block. The handles are well balenced and each knife has some weight to it to help with the cutting, the blades do not bend, (nor should they being forged. I did not go to the next set up which included steak knives, which I did not need. For the price, you can NOT beat the quality, the variety they offer nor the reputation from J.A.
I have no negatives at this point. One concern about the block as it is not wood but a composite metal. Not sure if this is good or bad. But a thought: Sometimes putting a knife away, the point will snag on a wood block and bend, this will not happen on the composite block. Other than that, I am quite pleased with my purchase.