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Ginsu Chikara kitchen knife

This model has been tested by our experts.


The Ginsu Chikara is part of the Kitchen knife test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Kitchen knife 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.


Blade type Blade type <p>Manufacturing process used to make the blade.</p><p><b>Stamped</b> or <b>forged</b>: Forged knives are created by a process in which a single piece of molten steel is cut and beaten into the desired shape. Stamped knives are created by a cookie-cutter-type machine and are usually the same thickness throughout, except at the cutting edge.</p>.
Prone to corrosion Prone to corrosion The knife is more susceptible to rust if knife is left soiled and/or wet for prolonged periods.
Heavy Heavy Knives are weighed and judged to be heavy or not.
Bulky Bulky Panelists judge how bulky the handle is.
Knives missing from set Knives missing from set Indicates which of the mainstay knives (chef, paring, slicer, utility, santoku) aren't in the set tested. Usually, these knives are available separately.
Slicer (not available)
Warranty Warranty The type and term of the warranty under which the knives are covered.
Limited lifetime