Ginsu 04835 14-Piece Stainless-Steel Countersaver Hanging Knife Set with Block
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- Can be mounted under a cabinet, on the wall or used in the traditional countertop format
- Stainless steel handles is beautifully shaped and ergonomically designed to fit smoothly into your hand
- Japanese steel tang extends into the handle
- Never needs sharpening
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
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The Kotta series is Ginsu's most popular cutlery line, offering superior quality knives for any budget. Includes an 8-Inch Slicer, 8-Inch Chef's Knife, 7-Inch Santoku, 5.5-Inch Boning Knife, 5-Inch Utility Knife, six 4.5-Inch Steak Knives, 3.5-Inch Paring Knife and Kitchen Shears. 14 Piece Stainless Steel Knife Set, with the added benefit of under cabinet mounting, wallmounting or traditional countertop use. Ginsu guarantees you falling in love with this knife with their limited lifetime warranty! Ginsu's blades are made from commercial quality, stain and rust resistant Japanese 420J2 stainless steel that is well known for its sharpness and strength and are expertly designed for fine slicing and effortless chopping. The stainless steel tang extends into the handle, offering you perfect balance and heft, with stainless steel handles that are beautifully shaped and ergonomically designed to fit smoothly into your hand.
Top Customer Reviews
nice steal ( 2mm thick ), u can feel the strength - doesn't bend like the other cheap ones.
Handle is basically plastic covered with steal kinda casing but its done very well so u don't feel any edges on the joint points.
The block itself is well made wood and the attachment that it comes with is perfect.
We put under the cabinets corner in the kitchen and it basically freed up the whole area.
When u don't need it you just turn it away, or if u need it you can turn it to exact place where u need it.
I wasn't very happy about that metal frame/wire support ( looked kinda cheap ) BUT was pleasantly surprised when it was a solid piece in the box.
I guess Amazon guys need to update the picture.
Knifes are very sharp and look very reliable ( after one week of use ).
You might wanna look closely at the screws it comes with, when you try to assemble it. there must be 2 long ones and 3 short ones in the little plastic bag. I got 5 short ones but detected the issue before it was too late, otherwise it might get lose with time.
Anyway, I got another set from amazon before, for about the same money - sent it back - but this one I will keep.
The knives are a super good price. Cuts bones very easy. Treat the knife as bad as you want still stays new.
it's been over 3 years and is as perfect as day one!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
I have a few observations about our recent Ginsu/swivel block purchase I just installed.
I don't offer this as advice, but offer these ten potentially money-saving feedback notes:
1)Resist the tempation to send the whole thing back when you realize you
bought knives with no full tang construction. Some Ginsus have'em, some don't.
It is way too easy to read specs an reviews then conclude "they all have'em."
These don't. Significance? Have you ever had a "cheap knife" fail? Here's what
happens: the blade come loose straight up from the grip while you apply pressure
to a cut. The "tang" on those is a measly little protrusion of metal only glued or riveted (at best) into the handle which has rotted away. These knives were cheap, but now we will simply be aware that failure may be in the future. Which brings up the second consideration:
2)Don't be dismayed by the limited warranty. Is "wear and tear" covered by the warranty?
What is a "manufacturing defect" and who will decide such if "an accident has occured?
Anyway, you can return it and get a new one for $3. Yes, that seems like it is more
than the initial unit purchase price.
3)When mounting the "innovative" swivel block note that whatever you mount it to
can support a "15 pound permanent load". Otherwise, you may experience a scene similar
to the opening of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. How do you determine this load requirement?
When you can't find a wall stud (recommended) with your magnetic stud finder (not included),
drill the wallboard and intall the cheapest wall anchors on earth (included), then
hang a 15 pound weight off of them for 10 years. Occasionally knock the weight around to
simulate the pull from a knife block. When it hasn't fallen down and destroyed your linoleum, mount the product.
4)Be careful taking the block out of its original box. The magnetic adhesive strips
can simply fall out. When you get a flashlight to find which knife slot they came out of
you will discover their re-installation is not trivial. You may decide to simply
use this unit as a counter-top model since having knives sliding out at you
sideways is not everyone's favorite game.
5)When you have chickened out and decided only the underside of your hand-made
$20,000 wooden cabinets can safely hold these "weapons" follow the instructions
closely. The mounting template for drilling holes "moves" ever so slightly no matter
what as you mark or drill. There is no tolerance for failure, and the penalty is
woodwork that resembles swiss cheese.
6)When you first assemble (not mount) the block. Remember to "snug: but do not
over-tighten" the tiny screws that will support the whole thing in the air. If you
tighten the holes might strip and you will have Ginsu'd feet. If you don't "snug"
just right...you guessed it. Don't forget to attach the metal arm stand to the
unit as directed; it is really useful with all it's additional functionality, beauty,
and weight hanging in the air.
7)During your blind fitting of the bolts to the swivel unit, resist the temptation
to throw the unit through a plate glass window; it would be non-productive. Instead,
note that the "spacer" which you have dutifully installed in step 4 has actually
made the supplied bolts too short to work. This is because there either has been
some assumption that all cabinets are of equal thickness, or all bolts are the right
length under all circumstances.
8)Note: now that you have intalled it you have screw-heads protruding up right
inside the front of your cabinet. Remember not to put glass jars and such on that
particular shelf at night or you might have something creeping back out toward you.
Relegate that shelf to pasta boxes...the horizontal type, so as not to tear the bottoms
out of every other kind of box during extraction/replacements.
9)you'll need a strategy for preventing childrens access to these blades now that they
are essentially every bit as close to seizing as they would have been in a block on
the far back of the counter. Suggestion: never invite any children into the house,
and create a gated kitchen for your own. Now that it's up, be proud. You bought it
(so it MUST be the best). Note that the paring knife slot seems to have the magnet
recessed too far to work (or the magnet has stopped working). At any rate,
be still proud but leave that slot empty at all times.
10)Finally, when it gets installed under the cabinet and you're wife walks in and freaks,
telling you it looks like **** , tell her there were no studs in the wall and you were
just saving everyone's life, and to make sure no child ever goes in the kitchen again.
Oh, and mention the bread knife has a magnet attached to it at all times as a unique
feature, the paring slot is unusable, and that thing about re-arranging the pasta boxes.