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|03-29-2013 03:06 PM|
|Joe123456||Excellent! Thanks for the follow-up. Maybe some others will comment once they have had a chance to use them.|
|03-28-2013 08:03 PM|
Surprisingly they come with a beautiful bamboo box covered by bubble wraps The knives are sharp and classy. I have to make sure I will not be cutting my own fingers. I am happy for the purchase.
|03-28-2013 11:55 AM|
|ArtisanCheese||If you're going to copy my deal from another deals forum like Woot, the least you could do is not copy my post word for word as well.|
|03-27-2013 02:49 PM|
Whenever I hear her chopping or cutting, I hear a CLACK, CLACK, CLACK...
she insists on cutting on the hard formica counter. No number of cutting boards will disuade her. The edges of the blades simply 'roll over' into a 'j' shape... and I am sick and tired of sharpening them with my ceramic rods.
So much so, that I bought a... oh, I'm gonna get slammed... very hard and brutal sharpener and run the blades through every few months; and DONE.
Furhtermore, I bought her a set of Chicago Cutlery knives (so that they'd be easier to sharpen or throw away). She said "I know what these are... and I don't want them".
My daughter took them in a new York Minute!
|03-27-2013 01:34 PM|
|03-26-2013 09:38 AM|
If you saw what my sweet wife does to fine cutlery, you'd be rolling on the floor wondering why I'm even looking at this thread.
Several hundred dollars in Henckels four stars... in the toilet.
When I go to eat or cook, I have to break out my Puma!
|03-26-2013 09:31 AM|
|03-25-2013 11:06 PM|
|03-25-2013 06:49 PM|
|jiggyblau||Whether or not people think they're worth it, they're all gone.|
|03-25-2013 01:04 PM|
your gonna bring on the high carbon knives vs stainless steel knives debate
|03-25-2013 12:01 PM|
This thread is full of opinions and anecdotal reports from people who have NOT compared 30 brands of knives side by side under controlled lab conditions in single-blind tests, Again, empirical lab tests by the unbiased Consumers Union (publisher of Consumer Reports) found that one model of Ginsu knives is a little better and costs 60% less even when it is not on sale. Consumer Reports' empirical lab testing found that:
1. the Shun knives are better than average, just not quite as good as Ginsu knives
2. The Shun knives cost 60% more than the Ginsu knives
3. If you like to pay more than double for a product that isn't quite as good, these Shun knives are you. If you want to call that a "slick deal," you have freedom of speech to call it whatever you want.
4. Maybe buying Shun brand knives and other overpriced brand names boosts some people's self-esteem. Probably no more expensive than seeing an effective therapist, up to a point.
Some people are impressed by inflated MSRPs, and get excited when WAY overpriced items are put on "sale." Such people rush to buy Shun knives in a "deal" like this, in between running to Kohl's to buy the great "deals" there, or front page "deals" on shampoo or cleaning products from Amazon, which instead are free or money-makers at drug stores every few weeks. The rest of us should be happy that so many chase these "deals," leaving the real deals for us.
Bottom line is that Consumer Reports tests quite often find far less than perfect correlations between price and quality/durability/reliability/performance.
|03-25-2013 11:38 AM|
|03-25-2013 10:39 AM|
What is the point in trying to bring up a 5 dollar steak knife? Will it cut the meat? Sure. Is it as high a quality blade as what's posted here? No way. Lower quality blade, lower quality handle, I'd like to say not as durable but I'm not this set's durability but none the less. Some people would like to use knifes that have a higher quality than one that is priced at < 5 dollars.
|03-25-2013 10:15 AM|
|Superorb||What makes these $50 each knives better than some $5 each steak knives? And I'm being generous, $20 for 4 steak knives still seems like a lot.|
|03-25-2013 10:13 AM|
|antsmarchn||I don't buy the Shun hype. If I want a Japanese knife, there are plenty of better brands. For good steak knives I really like the Laguiole brand and you can get them as low as $20-25 a knife if you shop around. I am also a fan of the Wusthof steak knives. I won't get into the straight vs serrated edge debate, but any good piece of meat should be easily cut with either. Also, I know some purists are anti serrated blade due to it ripping/tearing the meat, but I am about to chew it up, so I am not so concerned.|
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