Chikara blades are precision forged and formed from Japanese steel that is well known for its stain and rust resistance, strength, and ability to hold an incredibly sharp edge.
Known for decades as a maker of very sharp knives, Ginsu got its start as one of the first items to gain popularity by selling via infomercial in the 1970s. The Ginsu brand has evolved to create incredibly sharp, technologically superior cutlery with the highest quality standards. Ginsu draws from the ancient Japanese methods of Samurai sword smiths to produce the same level of precision and craftsmanship in our contemporary knives. The always sharp blades and beautifully shaped, ergonomic handles have gained respect from generations of consumers, making Ginsu one of the most well-known names in cutlery.
- Set includes: 8" chef, 7" santoku, 5" utility, 5" serrated utility, (4) 5" steak knives, 3.5" paring knife, shears, honing rod, and bamboo block
- Traditional Japanese-style handles arre made of heat and water resistant resin
- Forged cutlery blades and formed steak knife blades are Stainless Steel making them stain and rust resistant (Note: steak knife blades are not as pictured. They are finished with a black resin bolster)
- The steak knives do not have any marking on the blade ? they are blank
- Bamboo block brings additional Japanese styling to this beautiful cutlery set
- Limited lifetime warranty, hand wash only
- Chikara knives should be hand washed and dried immediately after use
- The edge should be maintained by using the honing rod before each use to ensure maximum performance
- The fine-edged blades require periodic sharpening using whetstone
- 8-inch Chef's Knife
- 7-inch Santoku Knife
- 5-inch Utility Knife
- 5- inch Serrated Utility Knife
- 5-inch Steak Knives
- 3.5-inch Paring Knife
- Honing Rod and Kitchen Shears in a Bamboo Storage Block
Frequently Asked Questions
What knives are included in the 12 piece set?
The 12 Piece set of Ginsu Knives has a 3.5 Paring Knife, 5" Utility Knife, 5" Serrated Utility Knife, 7" Santoku Knife, 8" Chef Knife, Four Steak Knives, Kitchen Shears, Sharpening Rod and a Bamboo Block. The only difference between the 8 piece set and the 12 piece set is the four Steak Knives.
Any recommend for a particular sharpener that to use on these knives?
The rod that comes with it is actually a "honing" rod. Sharpening is what must to be done to a dull knife to make it sharp again. This is best done by professionals. Honing is what is done to a relatively sharp knife to maintain a nice sharp edge. This you can and should do yourself. If you regularly use the honing steel provided, you will not have to sharpen these (or at least not as often).
Are they dishwasher safe?
Not a good idea. Ginsu advises against it. I have no problem washing and drying them.
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