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Shun is an American manufacturer that produces Japanese-style knives.  Japanese-style knives are generally lighter and sharper than German knives, but they also lose their edge faster than other knives. Shuns are sharpened at a 16 degree angle, as opposed to a 22 degree angle like most German knives. This steeper angle leads to superior sharpness. While many Japanese knives tend to get dull quickly, Shun knives are made of a special steel called VG-10 that allows them to keep their sharp edge for a long time. The VG-10 is blended with another type of steel during production, which causes a pretty wave pattern on the blade.


My husband purchased a set of your Kitchen Knives in the butcher block at Target during Christmas 2013. It hasn't been 6 months, the paring knife broke and chipped. All the knives are turning rusty and all the red paint is chipping off. We paid $109 for this set of knives. They haven't been used on a daily basis, just for special occasions. I am ashamed to use them with my guests. They do not hold up. I'm very concerned about the paint chipping off into our food. This is unacceptable for KITCHEN AID. I have several of your products. This is very upsetting and I'm concerned my grandchildren have consumed the red paint. Can you help me resolve this issue? I'm considering reporting theses chipped red painted handles to FDA due to recent kidney mass I have. Could it possibly be from red paint used in these knives??


Diane of Porterville, CA on April 25, 2014Satisfaction RatingMy husband purchased a set of your Kitchen Knives in the butcher block at Target during Christmas 2013. It hasn't been 6 months, the paring knife broke and chipped. All the knives are turning rusty and all the red paint is chipping off. We paid $109 for this set of knives. They haven't been used on a daily basis, just for special occasions. I am ashamed to use them with my guests. They do not hold up. I'm very concerned about the paint chipping off into our food. This is unacceptable for KITCHEN AID. I have several of your products. This is very upsetting and I'm concerned my grandchildren have consumed the red paint. Can you help me resolve this issue? I'm considering reporting theses chipped red painted handles to FDA due to recent kidney mass I have. Could it possibly be from red paint used in these knives??Helpful?YesNo


My husband purchased a set of your Kitchen Knives in the butcher block at Target during Christmas 2013. It hasn't been 6 months, the paring knife broke and chipped. All the knives are turning rusty and all the red paint is chipping off. We paid $109 for this set of knives. They haven't been used on a daily basis, just for special occasions. I am ashamed to use them with my guests. They do not hold up. I'm very concerned about the paint chipping off into our food. This is unacceptable for KITCHEN AID. I have several of your products. This is very upsetting and I'm concerned my grandchildren have consumed the red paint. Can you help me resolve this issue? I'm considering reporting theses chipped red painted handles to FDA due to recent kidney mass I have. Could it possibly be from red paint used in these knives??Helpful?YesNo


Wusthof makes German knives, known for their strength and durability. The family owned company has been around since 1814. Wusthof knives are forged from one solid piece of heavy-duty steel, making them ideal for tough tasks like frenching lamb racks and breaking down whole chickens. They are probably the most popular brand of upper-tier knives, with good reason—their quality is undeniable. The Wusthof Classic and Classic Ikon knives are used by many well-known chefs, including Emeril Lagasse and Gordon Ramsay.


Messermeister, headquartered in in Solingen, Germany, produces both German and Japanese-style knives. They are drop-forged from high quality steelwith tapered bolsters. While not as widely known as other knife brands, the Messermeister name is associated with quality. I have a Messermeister potato peeler that is over 10 years old, and it still performs well (having never been sharpened). Messermeister’s German-style knives feel heavier and more substantial than Japanese-style knives. However, Messermeister also has a line called Mu Micarta that is produced in Japan. This line is lighter, made similar to other Japanese-style knives.


Hopefully this information has been helpful to those of you searching for kitchen knives. The bottom line is, take your time, try out a few knives, and pick the ones that best suit you. Don’t be afraid to invest in quality—with proper care, these knives will be your best friends in the kitchen for many years to come. If you have room in your budget, it’s a worthwhile splurge. After all, how can you be expected to cut that beautiful Passover brisket without your own perfect chef’s knife? 


Zwilling knives are similar to Wusthofs in terms of weight and feel. J.A. Henckles is a German manufacturer that has been around for over 200 years. The Zwilling part of the company manufactures their higher end knife lines, including the TWIN, Four Star, and Professional “S” lines.  All Zwilling knifes are jointlessly assembled, which means there aren’t any weak points in the steel of the knife (which means less breakage). They are also rust-resistant. Zwilling knives and Wusthof knives are quite comparable in terms of quality and durability, so if you’re considering a heavy German-style knife, test drive both brands before making a decision.


Mac Knives are a Japanese brand. Like Victorinox, they are stamped knives, not forged. Stamping produces a thinner, more flexible blade and “razor-like” sharpness—however, some cooks feel that stamped blades are sub-par to forged blades. I’ve come to believe that it’s really a matter of personal preference. A knife shouldn’t be crossed off of your list just because it’s stamped. Mac knives are known for being both light and strong. They are a favorite of chefs Thomas Keller (French Laundry) and Charlie Trotter.


Product #4ka1pb16tn Kitchen Aid 16 Piece Cutlery Set Retails for about $150 CDN My girlfriend and I received this product as a shower gift on July 26th, 2008. The box describes this product as Strong, durable blades made from High-Carbon Stainless Steel. Less than 3 days after using the knives we began to see rust spots. We wash the knives by hand and place them in a drying rack to dry. About an hour later we return to put the clean dishes away and this is when the rust was noticed. We did nothing to cause the rust other than normal kitchen use.


Dennis of St. Catharines, AL on Aug. 13, 2008Satisfaction RatingProduct #4ka1pb16tn Kitchen Aid 16 Piece Cutlery Set Retails for about $150 CDN My girlfriend and I received this product as a shower gift on July 26th, 2008. The box describes this product as Strong, durable blades made from High-Carbon Stainless Steel. Less than 3 days after using the knives we began to see rust spots. We wash the knives by hand and place them in a drying rack to dry. About an hour later we return to put the clean dishes away and this is when the rust was noticed. We did nothing to cause the rust other than normal kitchen use. I called the customer service number on the side of the box and was told that I would need to mail the knife set to them along with a money order so they can ship me a new set. What? Are you kidding me? You want me to send you money so that you don't have to pay for shipping to send me a new set? How does getting the exact set help me? I am sure the steel is all made at the same place and the new set would just rust too. This was a gift so we can't even take it back to the store and get another brand. The last set we had lasted 10 years and it was a cheaper set.All in all, I am frustrated that the product has misleading representations but hey, this is Corporate America right?Helpful?YesNo


Product #4ka1pb16tn Kitchen Aid 16 Piece Cutlery Set Retails for about $150 CDN My girlfriend and I received this product as a shower gift on July 26th, 2008. The box describes this product as Strong, durable blades made from High-Carbon Stainless Steel. Less than 3 days after using the knives we began to see rust spots. We wash the knives by hand and place them in a drying rack to dry. About an hour later we return to put the clean dishes away and this is when the rust was noticed. We did nothing to cause the rust other than normal kitchen use. I called the customer service number on the side of the box and was told that I would need to mail the knife set to them along with a money order so they can ship me a new set. What? Are you kidding me? You want me to send you money so that you don't have to pay for shipping to send me a new set? How does getting the exact set help me? I am sure the steel is all made at the same place and the new set would just rust too. This was a gift so we can't even take it back to the store and get another brand. The last set we had lasted 10 years and it was a cheaper set.All in all, I am frustrated that the product has misleading representations but hey, this is Corporate America right?Helpful?YesNo