4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2011
We purchased these knives as we were looking for something better than the average but we did not want to spend money on designer high end knives that would just get abused in the house. These were a competitive price the reviews were good and they have turned out to be very good value for money. They stay sharp and have done the job perfectly. Excellent for the keen amature.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2011
A fantastic set of knives and unless you are a prefoessional chef, these 3 knives really do cover all of your chopping, slicing and paring needs. The knives are VERY sharp (as a good knife should be!) and come in a plastic box which can be used to store the knives in when not in use. Handles have lovely soft, comfortable grip. Wonderful purchase!
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 2 March 2012
Had these a few years now. Couple of broken/bent tips from multiple dropages but only slight and I've almost got those out with a steel*. We're talking v v close to the tip here. Most damaged knives I can think of have far worse like large chunks missing or u-bend tip.
I love the look and feel of one-piece knives and generally hate anything (anything) plastic but I really like this set. The chef knife doesn't have a great weighty feel in the hand but it has a good feel nonetheless. Not to mention they do look very well made up close. I'm not sure what would happen if you stamped on the handle though :D
Like a previous reviewer, I wanted to get a few nice knives without having to spend a fortune and this set cost less than one knife so when I saw it I couldn't say no.
*There's probably a better tool for that but whatever, they are almost back to health now.
I bought this as a starter set, and if I could pick 3 knives for daily kitchen use now they would be
a 6" chef's knife (2" shorter than one provided)
a 5.5" sausage/tomato knife(1/2" longer than utility knife and tomato knife has prongs)
and a bread knife.
Since these are very similar to the knives I bought I haven't been able to justify buying any of them for my one man student-style cooking adventures. There are still many items my kitchen does not possess and "ways to cut things easier" are quite far down the list of things to buy.