Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Knife Set Review

Ginsu knives are known for their quality craftsmanship and high performance. They are also known for their versatility and durability.

If you want to get the best out of your Ginsu knives, then you should consider buying them from a reputable retailer.

Keep on reading to find out more.

What Is The Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Knife Set?

REVIEW

Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Series Forged 8-Piece Japanese Steel Knife Set – Cutlery Set with 420J Stainless Steel Kitchen Knives – Bamboo Finish Block,

The Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Knife Set is a set of Japanese knives with exceptional standards.

Our review covers a guide on how to care for your knives, too. The set comes with 8 knives, as well as the wooden knife block, which definitely comes in handy.

About The Brand

Ginsu is an American cookware brand, specializing in sharp and reliable Japanese knives and cookware.

The company has evolved into making some of the best cutlery on the market, drawing from archaic Japanese methods of knife making and craftsmanship to make exceptionally sharp contemporary knives.

The brand is one of the most well known and best-rated knife brands on the market.

Ginsu Gourmet Chikara Knife Set Review

Features

This knife set includes: Kitchen shears, a bamboo knife block, 8-inch chef's knife, honing road, 5-inch utility knife, 7-inch Santoku knife, 5-inch serrated utility knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife.

We thought this knife set came with the perfect amount of knives for even the most sophisticated chef. 

Additional features of this knife set includes Japanese handles that are made from heat and water-resistant resin, steel blades and bolsters, as well as a lifetime warranty.

Additionally, the addition of the bamboo knife block is designed to protect your knives, keeping them in great, sharp condition for years to come.

We found the bamboo knife block to be great for storing on your counter, and we loved the way each knife has a designated hole. 

Our Thoughts

This knife set was one of the best we have used, especially for value for money.

The knives in this set are sharp, and paper thin, ensuring you can get a quick and clean cut when chopping meat or vegetables. 

We all know that the one thing that is important in a knife is its ability to cut. Well, this knife is excellent at just that.

The 8-inch chef's knife is extremely versatile and durable, and we found it excellent at chopping, dicing, slicing, and trimming vegetables. 

The 5-inch serrated utility knife as well as the non-serrated utility knife were super helpful, and we found it great for chopping up smaller portions such as a stick of celery or an apple.

After all, it is not a big knife. However, the serrated knife performed slightly better, as it was designed for slicing soft fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes.

There's nothing harder than slicing a large tomato with a blunt knife, but this serrated knife excelled on the job, and it even kept the whole tomato intact.

The 3.5 paring knife was amazing, and it allowed us to make extremely fine and precise cuts to soft fruits.

It was also excellent for peeling and garnishing when chopping fresh vegetables and herbs.

Additionally, the 8-inch honing rod helped maintain these knives, and it was ideal for sharpening before chopping.

These knives were totally low maintenance but high quality, and we would recommend these to people looking for great chef's knives, at a slightly lower price point.

The Ginsu knives were neat, attractive, and the bamboo knife block looked sleek on our countertops.

The knives are sharp enough to slice through paper, but also precise enough to cut soft fruits and vegetables.

Care Guide

To care for your Ginsu Gourmet Chikara knife set, you should keep them in their bamboo holder when you are not using them and when they are clean.

When you have used them, only hand wash them. Additionally, before each use, the sharp knives should be honed with the 8-inch honing rod to ensure you get the best performance.

Final Thoughts

We did not know what to expect about these knives at first, and we were not disappointed.

We loved the ease, the price, and the sharpness of these knives, along with the kitchen shears, bamboo block, and honing rod.

We would thoroughly recommend these knives to anyone who is remotely serious about cooking!

Tom Bower