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Kohl's [kohls.com] has 18-Piece Chicago Cutlery Insignia Stainless Steel Guided Grip Knife Block Set (1135029) for $74.99 w/ YOUGET25. Shipping is free.
  • 8-in. chef knife
  • 8-in. slicing knife
  • 8-in. serrated bread knife
  • 7-in. Santoku knife
  • 6.5-in. sandwich knife
  • 5.5-in. utility knife
  • 3.5-in. paring knife
  • 3.25-in. peeling knife
  • Eight 4.5-in. steak knives
  • Deluxe kitchen shears with opener
  • Wood storage block with built-in sharpener
18-Piece Chicago Cutlery Insignia 2 Cutlery Set [kohls.com] (1117756) $74.99 w/ YOUGET25
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This all depends on multiple factors. A cheap set of knives made of junk steel isn't going to get very sharp, won't stay sharp long, will chip and bend, and you won't want to use them often.

Chicago Cutlery is usually junk Chinese steel (generally speaking) made from melted down bicycles, pots and pans, bed rails, and whatever else they get. For this price range, get something that's name brand and actually lists the type of steel. Germany, Taiwan, Japan, USA, etc are all good countries of origin. China has really come along in the knife world and is making some great stuff but you have to know what to look for, so I tell beginners to avoid it.

Once you have a decent set, think about how you'd like to keep them sharp. For quick touch ups, I like the Lansky pocket sharpener. Simple to use, small enough to toss in a drawer or bag. Lansky PS-MED01 BladeMedic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085PP...2DbKMG5Z8V

If you end up wanting to learn more about sharpening or get better, I'd recommend the Worksharp Ken Onion edition. It's a mini belt grinder that does an excellent job. I've had various stone sharpening systems over the years (Landry, KME, etc) but they take so long to do a full set of knives and there's a learning curve to get good. I got the Worksharp as a gift a year ago and I haven't used any of my stone systems since. I've sharpened about 20 kitchen knives and 20 pocket knives so far and the belts still have some life left in them. Replacement belts are cheap. The Worksharp goes on sale and can be had fairly cheap. I think it was around $75 when my wife got it for me. It's small enough that I keep the entire thing plus replacement belts in a small DSLR camera bag.

Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener Ken Onion Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CW4T...2Db8TEA7E1

The Spyderco Sharp Maker is a good set also, but takes a bit of practice to get them shaving sharp.


Spyderco 204MF Triangle Sharpmaker https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q9C...2Db9K6Z3HY

I don't suggest using the white and blue Accusharp style sharpener someone posted earlier. It removes a ton of metal, leaving curls/spirals of steel behind. It also changes the cutting angle of the blade, regardless of what it was from the factory. Unless you have a set of junk knives you got for $5 at a flea market, I'd avoid it.

The knives in this thread are okay at best. Plenty of much better options in this price range, especially if you wait for sales or even buy used. A big knife block isn't as useful as it seems. Most people don't need a 20 piece set of knives. If you're a novice in the kitchen, you may be better off with getting a set of steak knives, an 8" chef knife and a paring knife to start. Then from there you can buy a Santoku, Gyuto, filet knife, cleaver or whatever you need for your style of cooking.

To summarize, get a knife or knives made from good steel. If the steel isn't listed, it's not good. "Stainless" is a general category, not the actual type.

If you stay on top of sharpening every time you use them, the little Lansky sharpener will be fine. If you let the knives go dull before sharpening, get a Sharp Maker or the Worksharp.

This is just my opinion on what I use. There are hundreds of knife brands, types of steel and sharpening systems. I wouldn't get this set unless I was leaving them at a rental or weekend property.
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You're aware that you posted a link to a $1,000 set of knives and that this thread is discussing a $75 set of knives? It's like telling someone in the market for a used Kia to buy a Lamborghini instead.
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Do you need a concealed carry permit for these in the UK?
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I have this set, nice knives
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I also have this set for about 2 years now. I know I'm not supposed to, but these always go in the dishwasher and they still look perfect. I had a set of Henckels that rusted badly when I put them in the dishwasher. The built in sharpener works perfectly to keep the edges in nice shape.
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Sweet, was able to use my Amex offer for spend 75 get 10 back at department stores
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I purchased the Henckels Dynamic 15-Piece Knife Block Set, item 980241069 from Sam's club during their 1 day sale November 9th for $59.98. Any input on which is a better deal?
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I have a store credit ($15) I really need to use. Won't work to use online.

So I'm thinking of waiting until BF for this one. The savings are better then.
You get $15 Kohl's cash and if you received BF flyer in the mail from them this week, additional $5 off &15% off coupon to use inside.
However, the price is fair if you rather not have to make a trip to the store to get the cheaper price.
No KC can be earned on this deal now before the BF sale goes live.
I doubt folks in store will make a fuss & clammer or throw elbows in order to get these, ya think?


Sale Price $99.99
-15% off Coupon = $84.99
-$5 promo gift coupon= $79.99
-$15 Kohl's cash= $64.99 vs $74.99 now
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Do you need a concealed carry permit for these in the UK?
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Anyone know how the edge retention are on these?
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Somewhat random question but since this is a deal on knives... does anyone know how to maintain knives? Do you guys trust those electric sharpeners or do you guys send them in to get sharpened. I'm asking with cheaper workhorse knives like Victorinox in mind. I understand people send in their expensive knives to professionals.
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Are these really $200 normally?
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Are these really $200 normally?
$149 on Amazon
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Anyone know if the steak knives are serrated?
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Steak knives are not serrated, great set just picked it up since I've been watching them for a while. Great price for some nice knives
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Anyone know if the steak knives are serrated?
Steak knives are not serrated
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