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Pinzon Santoku Knives and Bamboo Cutting Board Set

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  • Includes 5- and 7-inch santoku knives, bamboo storage drawer, and bamboo cutting board
  • Blades stamped from 2mm-gauge stainless steel; double welding produces sharp edges
  • Alternating hollows on blades allow slices to fall away; tangs extend to handles
  • Hollow, stainless-steel handles are ergonomically designed
  • Hand washing recommended
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Product Description

Pinzon’s santoku and cutting board set offers quality performance and sleek construction. The set includes 5-inch and 7-inch santoku knives, a bamboo storage drawer, and a 12-3/4-by-15-3/4-inch bamboo cutting board. The santoku knives, Japanese-style cook's knives designed for chopping, feature a low-tip style with broad blades. The cutting edge of a santoku is minimally curved, providing less rocking action than typical European-style cook's knives. Alternating hollows on each side of the santoku blades create air pockets, allowing slices to fall away.

The knives in this set are constructed of high-carbon, stainless-steel and have been stamped and double welded to create sharp edges. Half tangs extend to the hollow stainless-steel handles, which are ergonomically designed and contoured for everyday use. The knives in this set are imported and should be washed by hand. The bamboo storage drawer features one slot for each knife, and slides smoothly in and out of the bottom of the cutting board for convenience. The matching bamboo cutting board is 1-3/4 inches thick and easy to clean—just rinse with warm water and dry immediately.

What’s in the Box
5- and 7-inch santoku, bamboo storage drawer, and 12-3/4-by-15-3/4-by 1-3/4-inch bamboo cutting board.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000GFYYX8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,193 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Customer Reviews

Knives are very sharp and you know where there at.
Matthew Gladish
All in all for the Fifteen bucks I paid for this, they are awesome and I'm waiting to buy more.
CheeryToes
It's a good sturdy cutting board and the knives are well made and very sharp.
Shirley Carter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By DDT on February 6, 2007
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The price I paid was $15, which is not a bad price considering what you get. But the knives are very prone to dulling, so be careful how you use them. I mean, use your typical knife common sense about what types of surfaces to cut, but be extra careful with these guys. I tend to keep whole ginger in the freezer (it lasts longer), and I accidentally forgot how frozen they were when I tried to cut into one recenty. I attempted to slice off a small 1" piece with my santoku knife, and found that I had actually "ripped" the blade. Not one of my brighter moments, but with my heavier duty Henkel's chef's knife, frozen ginger is not a problem, so it was my bad judgment. But the bottom line is that these blades are good if you're going to cut through vegetables or other soft items. Do not use these knives on anything hard/semi-hard.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By T. Call on December 16, 2006
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The cutting board is more than adequate. The REAL value in this product are the KNIVES! Very well made, super sharp and take and hold resharpening readily. I've got a Cuisinart knife of the same type. It's now stuck in knife storage drawer. The 2 knives in this 3 piece set are happily enclosed in the cutting board on my counter where they get daily use, even dropped into the dishwasher. One piece of stainless steel with excellent grip and weight. Another great Amazon Bargain.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Stowell on November 29, 2007
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I bought one of these for myself and one each for my mom & mom-in-law for Xmas. I saw all the posts about the drawer being tight and boy, was it ever. Once I got it open, I applied a very light (AND I MEAN LIGHT) coat of oil to the drawer and it now slides in and out easily. It's so nice and handy to be able to store the blades away when not in use.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By polish$princess on December 31, 2007
Bamboo wood MUST be oiled before use, and once a month or so afterward. It is the driest wood on earth, and does not generate nor hold its own moisture. Instead it absorbs moisture from the environment, which is one reason bamboo grows in humid climates. The wood will split easily, or absorb water as others here have noted. It is recommended that you oil the wood every day for a week before using. You will notice that the oil sinks in within a few hours. I notice in the photo of the product that the wood is split on the top. If you oil it several times before using, and then once a month afterward, it won't split. Don't soak it in water either, wipe the board to clean it off, or use a spray bottle to wet a little. Otherwise, oil, oil, oil!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By NancyFancy on December 27, 2007
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The reason the little knife drawer is hard to operate is that there are two little ball catches that snap into a groove along side the drawer to hold it into place when it is inserted in the underside of the larger board. I turned the drawer upside down and am using it as a smaller cutting board, which I store on top of the larger board. I keep the two knives right on top of the boards because I use them several times a day. The two knives have thin blades and light handles, which are really pretty cheaply made, but I like them very much because they are so lightweight and easy to sharpen with a steel. I have put them in the dishwasher and they do not rust. As another reviewer stated, these thin bladed knives are not meant to cut through dense items (frozen food or tough food). The boards are holding up nicely and are very easy to clean. I really like the light color of the wood.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dame Jayne of the Divine Chocolatier on December 18, 2007
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I ordered this as a gift for my brother but I checked it before giving it to him to see if I should get one for myself. I'm really glad I did because he would have thought I 'regifted' it to him. There are several deep scratches across the entire surface and it looks used. I don't have time to order a replacement but I have to clean and sand this one before I can give it as a gift.

The knives are fine and the wood is solid. Its possible it isn't actually used, just mishandled in packaging. If it didn't need repairing, I would have given it 5 stars. I hope this review actually gets back to the manufacturer so this problem gets fixed.
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42 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 3, 2007
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I've had terrific experiences with other Pinzon products. I own the Pakka wood knife set and the french press. Both are great products and I'd recommend them to anyone. But this, I cannot recommend.

The cutting board is bamboo and it's nice. The drawer is convenient, but it takes some effort to slide. Without rubber feet to secure the board on the counter, opening is a two-hand affair. It locks into the closed position to prevent accidental drawer opening during transport.

The knives are a tremendous disappointment! They LOOK a lot like those expensive brands like the much-loved Global often seen on Iron Chef and other Food Network programs. The steel feels cheap. It doesn't have the deep lustre of my other trusty Pinzon knives. The blade is thin. In fact, the cheapness & thinness give it the feel of a box-cutter blade. The handle is hollow. That makes the product feel even cheaper. The knives have no heft. They're THE lightest knives (for this size) that I've ever handled.

What deepens my disppointment is that I bought two of these as gifts for my grandmothers. I guess, looking on the bright side, the lighter weight will be easier for them to control. And maybe the edge will hold better than I expect, though without an included honing steel, I really don't think that'll happen.

But I really shouldn't complain too much. After all, it DID say hollow handles & stamped blade in the description. So I give it 2 stars. Not the worst rating but still not something I recommend.

UPDATE: Both my grandmothers claim they love these knives for the lightweight and razor sharpness. I can't be sure if they're just saying that or if they mean it.
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