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Kitchen knives

Ginsu Chikara
 
Approximate retail price:
$75
Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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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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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.
 
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.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Value and Quality
9/28/2014
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Dishwasher Safe
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Meat
Veggies
Comment:
I have owned these knives for over a year and use them on a daily basis. We have not used them in the dishwasher since we did not have one, but after using them we leave them in the sink or hand-wash them immediately and lay out to dry. We have NEVER had rust spots on them or anything that left them looking less-than-new. I have only sharpened the knives once in the year I have owned them, and that is with daily use with cutting primarily meat and vegetables. I highly recommend this knife set, but make sure you are buying the legitimate full-tang Chikara knives. I know there are some cheaper less-quality ones out there, which may be the reason for rusting and poor blade quality.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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