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Ginsu Chikara kitchen knife

 
Price range:
$78.95 - $139.99
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Summary: This model has been tested by our experts.
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Type: Fine-edge blade kitchen knives
User Reviews
User Reviews

 
1.0
Horrible rusty knives
4/7/2015
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Cons
Corrode Where They
Each Use They Rust
Horribly Then They
Them Immediately After
Unless You Wash And Dry
Best Uses
Bread
Comment:
The knives were great when I first bought them, but I get busy and do not wash them and dry them immediately. You certainly cannot leave them overnight in dishwater. They will be rusted by morning and then there will be a nick where they rusted.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Very good set - Excellent value
2/25/2015
Pros
Comfortable Grip
Easy To Clean
Quality Construction
Stays Sharp
Cons
Best Uses
Bread
Meat
Sausage
Tomatoes
Veggies
Comment:
Some reviewers are reporting on other Ginsu models. These knives do not have rivets and have forged not stamped blades. They do stay sharp when the honing tool is properly used after several uses. This is required with any quality knife. I did not have to sharpen to get a new edge on these knives for over 9 months of regular use. The handles fit a variety of hand sizes and are nicely balanced. I also purchased the carving knife and bread knife with are of similar quality.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
 
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.
The Ginsu Chikara is part of the Kitchen knives test program at Consumer Reports. The Ginsu Chikara Kitchen knives features and specs include Blade type, Bulky, Heavy, Knives missing from set, Prone to corrosion, Warranty, Set size (pieces). In our lab tests, Kitchen knives models like the Ginsu Chikara are reviewed on Overall score, Handle comfort, Cutting performance, Handle balance. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Ginsu Chikara based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Ginsu Chikara include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Ginsu Chikara.
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