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Lifetime Warranty! What are they made from? Very Sharp! Full Review:
on October 5, 2015
Very sharp, High quality. Love the look. I bought blue and the speckled paint is a great look, especially when combined with the marbled handles. They are non-slip and feel solid. No wiggle between blade and handle. Weight is fine, not too heavy but they don't feel flimsy. I'm not experienced enough to comment on balance but they feel balanced enough for my hands. I have several pocket knives (Kershaw, Gerber, etc.) and every knife in this set comes sharper than my pocket knives currently are (I need a better sharpening stone, but these kitchen knives are impressively sharp). They cut paper all the way across without sawing. I imagine they will stay sharp for quite a while cutting carrots and potatoes but the fine edge will surely need resharpening over time.
My only complaints:
1.) The Amazon listing doesn't include the type of metal used beyond "High-Performance Stainless-Steel". There are many grades of stainless steel, each one having its own properties. Therefore I suspect they used a version which is easy to sharpen, gets very sharp, but won't hold an edge for very long, especially against hard materials. This is to be expected, however, when buying knives in this price range. But the listing goes so far as saying "never dull, no need for sharpening"... come on really...
2.) I would also like to know what the "food safe slip-free marble finish coating" is made from. Who knows what materials will later be classified as dangerous so every product, especially ones made in other countries, needs to be transparent with the materials they are using. I understand company secrets and patent issues, but my health and peace of mind come first.
Even with these concerns I bought the product because I live on a budget and like finding good deals. Hopefully the manufacturer and seller hear my concerns and include this information in the description. The Lifetime Warranty was the persuading element which finalized my decision. I'm all about warranties. The individual packaging was a nice bonus, great for gifts and feeling like you just got a great deal. I cut out the barcode and warranty info on the back of each package just in case they require that. My concerns about the coating are mostly an issue if it starts peeling off. (Always throw away non-stick pans when the coating starts peeling off, it can cause cancer).
I like how they provide good knives at a great cost, and as a consequence there is no knife block included. This is fine. However, I would like the seller to provide a fitted knife block for an additional cost, as an Add On Item. People would buy it if the price was right. The included blade covers work well and make it safe (for adults) to toss these in a drawer. Wash the knives and covers before using, factory oily coating on them. I'm looking forward to advancing my cooking skills with these knives :)