Shun Ken Onion 7 Piece Bamboo Block Set

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Shun Ken Onion 7 Piece Bamboo Block Set
$399.99 + $5 Shipping
Condition: New

Product List:

  • 1 Ken Onion 4 3/8" Chef’s Knife
  • 1 Ken Onion 5" Serrated Utility Knife
  • 1 Ken Onion 6" Chef’s Knife
  • 1 Ken Onion 8" Slicing Knife
  • 1 Multi-Purpose Serrated Slicer Knife
  • 1 Honing Steel
  • 1 Bamboo Block

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How well with it cut human flesh?

7 bamboo pieces huh… at $400 bucks that bamboo should also wash dishes… or at least slice and dice.

Seriously? I don’t care how great these knives are, for $400 they don’t really represent most WOOTERS I don’t think. They should save this item for killing woot-offs.

Are these better than CutCo?

How do these compare to Wusthof or J.A. Henckels knives?

Hey everybody - this isn’t really a block set. These are knives!

How sharp are these knives? I’m not sure that bamboo knifes will cut through onions all that well…

Here’s a similar set on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Onion-7-Piece-Knife-Block/dp/B000N4XPCI

They want $730 for it!

Oh so pretty!

This is actually an excellent price. It’s over $700 on Amazon and most other sites.

Ken Onion is a knife designer who usually makes $400 custom knives. He designed a few for mass production (I carry one as my pocket knife). The Shun series are maybe the nicest: almost any two of these would normally cost the $400 that this set costs.

They are insanely sharp (use an edge angle more like a razor blade than the typical heavy German-style kitchen knife), and the handles are ridiculously comfortable and well-balanced.

If you use kitchen knives a lot and can afford them, you’ll be glad you did.

Yes, I know: they’re very expensive. If you got a new Porsche for half price, it would still be expensive, and some people would still say you’re a doofus for spending so much for a car that only holds 1 passenger and 1 suitcase. But if you like cars, you’d have a silly grin. More or less the same idea here.

website info about the company
http://www.shunkenonion.com/about/

The guy’s last name is Onion? That rocks! Is he in anyway related to Garlic Jr. ?

Wustof are just as good and will have better resale value in the long run, long after this fad has faded. Do not buy this hype.

Be careful with these my wife is slicing the skin off of her fingers all the time :frowning:

Better, they carry a sharper bevel with a metal quality to support it.

the shun cutlery line is one of the best, and vg-10 steel is awesome stainless…comes hair popping sharp and holds the edge a long time (if you use the steel for a few swipes before cutting)…

i have a set of shun ken onion’s, but with different handles…

By the way, I have a Shun knife set that I bought on clearance for $200 and it was worth every penny and then some. I can’t speak for this Ken Onion set, but the ease of use and the fluidity of motion for the Shun knives is remarkable.

Of course, it’s only for those who have money to spend on getting the best kitchen knives. But if you have the dough, they’re worth it.