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Chicago Cutlery Forum 8-Piece Knife Set with Block

  • 8-piece knife set: 8-inch chef’s knife, 8-inch slicing knife, 8-inch bread knife, 5-inch utility knife, 3-1/2-inch paring knife, 3-inch peeler, 8-inch sharpening steel, and hardwood block
  • High-carbon stainless-steel blades; designed to resist rust and stains
  • Exclusive Taper Grind edges stay sharp and are easily re-sharpened
  • Ergonomic, stainless-steel handles with sleek, contemporary styling; full, forged bolsters for balance
  • Hand wash only; made in China; covered by lifetime warranty

Product Description
Chicago Cutlery Forum 8-Piece Block Set includes 1-Each 3-Inch peeler, 1-Each 3-1/2-Inch paring knife, 1-Each 5-Inch utility knife, 1-Each 8-Inch bread knife, 1-Each 8-Inch slicer knife, 1-Each 8-Inch chef knife, 1-Each 8-Inch sharpening steel, 1-Each hardwood block. Chicago Cutlery Forum collection is constructed of high-carbon stainless steel blades and features our exclusive Taper Grind edge technology which is extremely sharp and enables precision cutting. The forged bolster provides balance and safety while ergonomically designed stainless steel handles combine comfort and safety with sleek, contemporary styling.

Chicago Cutlery Forum 8-Piece Knife Set with Block

5 Responses to “Chicago Cutlery Forum 8-Piece Knife Set with Block”

  • If you’re like me, you probably enjoy cooking, and enjoy it even more when you have good tools. And no matter what type of cooking you do, you’re going to need some decent knives.

    I purchased this set by Chicago Cutlery because they appeared to be decent-quality, and because my old knives were battered and worn beyond the point where I felt like having them all re-sharpened again.

    After using these for about a week or so, I am very pleased. The knife block is attractive and the knives look great. I also like that the set came with a sharpening steel so that I can keep the blades straight and sharp.

    Of course, fine cutlery should never be put in the dishwasher, and should always be cleaned and dried promptly after use. Doing so will greatly extend the life of the knives.

    The only potential negative I can think of is that the handle on these may become slippery if they get wet, but that isn’t likely to be a problem.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  • ...:

    I got these because of the one-piece, nothing-to-fall-apart, nothing-to-get-stuck-in-crevices design. And also for a nice basic set of knives to leave on the counter without the clutter of extra rarely used knives.

    But, like many others, not all of my knives arrived sharp. I had to stick the tip into a mango to get the blade to break through the skin (chef’s knife and 8″ slicer, out of the box), otherwise I was bruising before cutting. And I had to saw at a kiwi a bit to get the paring knife through the skin (after sharpening with a Wustof sharpener). Also, I’m not liking the horizontal slots of the block. It’s awkward. And if the really superficial stuff matters to you, just an FYI, the block is lighter than in the photo.

    I contacted Chicago Cutlery to ask if there have been QA problems with this line, since some people are loving them, all nice and sharp, and some of us are getting dull blades. Will update when I hear back.

    Of course, it depends on what other knives someone is comparing them to, but I have a whole range of knives, from cheap as-seen-on-TV serrated-can-cut-through-cans (and last forever) knives, Chinese cleavers, Japanese ceramic knives, to Henkel and Wustof. With that, these are very mid-low range at this point. Maybe if I get them professionally sharpened, they will prove themselves better, but who wants to pay ten bucks for sharpening when you pay forty bucks for a set?
    Rating: 3 / 5

  • I was very unhappy with the quality of these knives. Unfortunately I bought them as a gift so can’t very well take them back and exchange them. I had just purchased a new knife set for myself and am very happy with them but they were a sale item and there was only the one set left. I really thought I would be safe with Chicago Cutlery. They are very light weight and not well balanced at all. Nice to look at but not so good to use.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  • Nice set of knives in various shapes and sizes.I was concerned that metal handles would be slippery, but they handle very well. Well made and balanced,very sharp and not too heavy.Stylish,contemporary look that will complement any kitchen.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  • ang:

    I received this as a present after asking for a good set of knives. I have not been happy with their performance. I have noticed no difference between these and very cheap knives. In fact the only reason I use these is because I don’t have another set. They work okay for some items but not great. The chef knife I have found to be useless. It does not chop well and has developed a couple faint rust spots. If I need to chop tomatoes I use another cheaper knife that works better. The silver handles while they look good, are not ergonomic in the least. I find them uncomfortable and even slippery at times. The only saving grace in this set is the bread knife of all things which is fantastic while the rest of the set fails.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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