This fine set of five Kitchen knives from ZHUJIABAO, is priced at just £56.99 before discounts, a decent price for a quality knife set with an unusual storage block, but by no means the cheapest out there.
In the attractively designed presentation box are the knives themselves, each individually packaged, and the storage block with no user guide or information sheet included. The set consists of an 8″Chef Knife, 8″Slicing Knife, 8″Bread Knife, a 5″ Utility Knife and a 3.5″ Paring Knife, all of which are mega sharp, so take care when handling them. Build quality throughout, both for the knives and even the presentation box is first-rate and this is clearly a prestige set.
The knives all have ergonomically designed easy to grip textured non-slip coated handles, high carbon stainless steel blades with a cutting angle of 13-15° per side. The blades have a dark non-stick coated surface and have an anti-corrosion, anti-rust finish and are guarded from the hand by a rounded rose gold finger guard. The knives are lightweight and well balanced and sit nicely in the hand.
The knife block is made from plastic and like the knives is rather light in weight although it does have a padded non-slip base. Each knife slips into its own sheath with are open at the sides to allow damp blades to fully air dry. The four smaller sheaths fold forwards to give a fan like look which both adds to the appearance and makes the knives easier to retrieve.
Caring for the knives, as with any precision instrument, is important and although would guess these are dishwasher safe I will still wash them carefully in warm water with a soft cloth. When sharpening a knife to always do so at an angle of no more than 15 degrees to the whetstone or sharpening tool.
What all this comes down to is that this is perhaps one of the sharpest and easiest to handle lightweight kitchen knife sets I have ever handled. There may be better, I am no chef and don’t have much experience with kitchen knives, but I suspect you would have to look long and hard to find a better set and may much more than the price asked for this one.
This is a spectacular looking super sharp knife set that looks as good in the kitchen as in the striking knife Block