The name is bit misleading as it's not made in Chicago or for that matter the US. it's made in China and the handles are quite flimsy. That said if you are not into serious cooking the set will do quite nicely. If a friend is looking for a cheap set for not heavy duty cooking I will recommend this product. Otherwise look some more.
Just received the Sabatier forged knife set. They are made in China, not France, but seem to be fairly well made. One was bent, but I straightened it out. Thicker metal blade would be a needed improvement.
I've been keeping watching this knife set for quite sometime and I'm really glad that the overstock has a very competitive price for it. The package came in well. I tried the chef knife and find it sharp/nice to use! But do notice only the 5-pc knife are made in Germany while the rest 3-pc(like the block) are made in China. BTW The only difference between Four Star and Five Star seems to be with the knife handle. But I do like the Four Star's more.
I love these ceramic knives. Though they are only as good as the handles holding them. In this case- cheap light plastic is not going to do the trick in the long run. I wish they would make these out of quality materials- especially since ceramic blades are just so cool! they cut great but I must say this cheapo plastic handle is not nice. The knife covers are well made. And the knife set comes in a dandy carry case. I do think it is still a good value for the price which is why i gave it 4 stars. Made in china with funny directions.
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