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Ginsu Chikara
 
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$99.99
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Type: Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
About - Ginsu Chikara

The Ginsu Chikara is part of the kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, kitchen knives models like the Chikara are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Cutting performance:
Based on food-cutting tests using the chef's, slicing, utility, paring, and santoku (when available) knives.

Handle comfort:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how comfortable that knife felt in their hands.

Handle balance:
Panelists (hand sizes from small to large) judged the chef's knife on how well balanced that knife felt in their hands.
Features & Specs - Ginsu Chikara
info Blade type Forged
info Prone to corrosion No
info Heavy No
info Bulky No
info Set size (pieces) 8
info Knives missing from set Slicer (not available)
info Warranty Limited lifetime
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User Reviews - Ginsu Chikara
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1.0
brokne handle unable to contact company
11/10/2014
Pros
Cons
Handle Broke
Best Uses
Comment:
we have owned a set of these knives for over 25 years. not long ago we had the misfortune of having the black handle break at the first rivet from the shank of the blade. we have not been able to get any information on the company to ask about the problem and whether our problem comes under their lifetime warranty. we could find plenty of places online that sell the product but on company information.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Holding up well
10/2/2014
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I have owned these knives for over one year. They still feel new to me. I highly recommend buying the optional bread knife. It is outstanding. It is a pleasure using well made tools like these.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Became dull way too quickly
10/1/2014
Pros
Beautiful Appearance
Clean Well
Comfortable Grip
Did Not Rust
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Cons
Dulls Quickly
Best Uses
Comment:
My main focus for getting these knives was that they would stay sharp. Unfortunately, this is their weakest point. The instructions on how to do this are also very poor. For this reason I cannot recommend these knives.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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