Now on to the Ginsu Knife & Block set. My husband and I have had the same knives our entire marriage and he had them way before that, I'm sure of it. They're wood handles, super old and as dull as a butter knife. No, I'm pretty sure a butter knife would cut better than our old knives. Safety is a top priority in our house and dull knives are NOT safe. The more pressure you put on a knife, the easier it is for the food your chopping/slicing/etc to become unstable and the higher the chance of possible injury to you or someone else in the house or in our case, neighborhood. The sharper a knife is, the less pressure you have to put on it to cut the food item, the safer it is because it's easier to control and maneuver. Needless to say, when I received these knives I was super excited to try them out. I have to say, I'm in love. While they're not the most expensive knives out there, by far, they're pretty freggin fantastic. They slice and dice and chop and mince. I'm a food network groupie and 99% of the time that's what's on my TV. I love to cook and ease of use when it comes to a knife is everything to me. These knives slice through things like they're butter. They're super sharp, easy to handle and are just great. They received great reviews from other CSN Shoppers (you can read for yourself - here) and that is a must, for me. The only bad thing I've read about these knives, from other owners, is that they tend to get tiny rust spots when put in the dishwasher a few times. However, when you think about it, they're metal. Any metal is going to rust when exposed to moisture and high heat over time. (My advice is to keep a can of Bar Keepers Friend around just for such an occasion. - It will remove the rust without even having to scrub!)
Ginsu Rating: 9 out of 10!!