I bought the full set for a few months back and we've been very happy so far. They came in good shape, but after a couple months of use I took these bad jacksons in for a professional sharpening (cost me 20 for the full block) and DAMN they can get a serious edge on there. The Good: -Great price for a full knife set, and including a bread knife was clutch -The clearly Shun inspired handles feel great in the hand -Once sharpened they're very easy to keep honed and working great -The included santoku knife is my favorite knife I've ever used (I'm no pro, but I'd challenge you to find a better performer in this price bracket) The bad: -Block does not have room for the bread knife -The shears are garbage, I just replaced them with a $20 set of Wusthofs -You probably won't find yourself using the utility knives (both serrated and not) a ton, unless everything else is dirty, but hey for the money a couple extra knives never hurt anyone
This knife certainly fills the bill as an overall utility knife. I originally bought it to replace my chef utility knife, but this knife's handle is too large for that. However, I still put it in my knife holder, and use it on occasion. It is the perfect knife to put in our "bug out!" kit, should we need to evacuate.
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