Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Knife Set Reviews

Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition Knife Set

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  • Quality knives

    Nov 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well made, durable, ease of sharpening
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have spent a lot of time with Chicago Cutlery knives. Both my Parents and their parents and several other relatives have sets of Chicago cutlery knives and all of us have been delighted with all of the sets that we have used. Wile Chicago cutlery ... read more

  • Knives for life

    Oct 11, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Only set you will need for the rest of your life.
    Cons: Don't put in the dishwasher.

    Summary: I would like to know who estimated the price of these knives at $15--they cost far more, and there is no way you can buy any quality set of knives for that price. My set cost $99, and it was highly discounted as I bought it at a Chicago Cutlery outlet ... read more

  • Best value in fine kitchen knives

    Mar 4, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredibly sharp; outstanding heft, feel and performance
    Cons: Nothing major. Walnut handles do need some care

    Summary: After using Chicago Cutlery’s Walnut Tradition knives daily for more than 20 years, I believe it is the best value in fine kitchen knives in quality, performance and price. I have virtually every knife in the line – including the seldom-seen ... read more

  • Originally bought as a wedding

    Dec 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: one of the better sets available
    Cons: wood tends to dry out

    Summary: present with the $$$ given to us and have been using them ever since. (over 10 years) My husband insisted that we spend the $$$$ to get us a good set on cookware and a good set of knives. At the time I would have purchases a lesser quality because of ... read more

  • Repeat customer

    Dec 2, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, easily sharpened, retains edge for a considerable time
    Cons: there are none

    Summary: I purchased a set of Chicago cutlery knives about ten or twelve years ago as a Christmass present for my mom. I considered many products at that time but I liked the handle and blade designe the best. There really are no negatives to these knives. We ... read more

  • Best Value

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: razor sharp, price to value relationship
    Cons: not going to make it into the museum of modern art anytime soon.

    Summary: I recently decided to replace my less than good quality kitchen knives with something better. I knew that Henckels German made knives were suppose to be the best so I looked in to that brand. Those Germans make some great knives and they are also ... read more

  • Greatest Knifes on earth

    Nov 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sharpest knife ever to last and lifetime warranty.
    Cons: Washing in dishwasher not recommended

    Summary: These are the Greatest Knifes I have ever used. I have tried the Genza knifes and Cheep knifes on the market. However None have ever stood up to these. They are the sharpest I have ever tried. They slice thru raw meat like slicing thru ... read more

  • Beautiful and durable

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, abusable, fits well in small or large hands
    Cons: um...give me a few more years and I'll let ya know if any crop up

    Summary: My husband received a set of Chicago Cutlery knives as a bachelor gift about 1994. His parents got them for him when he moved out. So, we have had our set for 7 years. They are wonderful. He was very careful with them--oiling the handles, ... read more

  • Cuts right through the bull

    Oct 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Looking, excellent craftsmanship, use
    Cons: none

    Summary: I have owned the Chicago Cutlery Walnut Tradition 6 piece knife block set for a few years, and they are still functional and beautiful after heavy use, and I have always enjoyed using them. I had been meaning to buy the steak knives, but always put off ... read more

  • A Gift From The Heart

    Oct 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durability
    Cons: Sharpening

    Summary: Quite a few years ago my Mother and Father gave me this set of knives for a Christmas present and when I opened it I thought, gee thanks, knives. I needed so many other things that I thought this was going to be a ... read more

  • Would never buy anything else but this brand....

    Jun 16, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellant quality, wooden handles, stay sharp, larger variety.
    Cons: none that I know of.

    Summary: I love this brand of Cutlery! It is awesome and excellent quality. I got my first set of a bread knife and a meat fork when at my bridal shower and I loved it!!! Its just so comfortable and it stays sharp all the time, have never had to ... read more

  • High Quality Knives

    Apr 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cuts well, holds a sharp edge, well balanced, durable
    Cons: not dishwasher safe

    Summary: Raised on a farm, my husband's family has long butchered their own beef and pork for their freezers. The first year that I married into the family and helped with this job, I was amazed to see that everyone used Chicago Cutlery (Walnut Tradition) ... read more

  • The cutting edge!

    Apr 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durability, quality, attractive.
    Cons: None known.

    Summary: The Walnut Tradition Cutlery by Chicago Cutlery is unbelievably durable. We received a set for a wedding present over 17 years ago and they are still a part of our daily kitchen tools. The walnut handle is both sturdy and attractive. We ... read more

  • Splurge for quality in the kitchen- It's worth it!

    Feb 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable, well-balanced, cut like a dream
    Cons: a little expensive

    Summary: Call me boring, but I just LOVE getting new kitchen gadgets. For years, I made do with the cheaply-made stuff, mostly because we couldn't afford any better. When we COULD purchase the good stuff, I still put if off, thinking that since I have done just ... read more

  • Pure Quality

    Feb 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Look good, feel good, cut great, and keep their edge.
    Cons: Can't really think of anything I don't like about them.

    Summary: I have loved to cook ever since I was about 8 years old. As I worked my way through college in various restaurant jobs, I noted that most of the best chefs had their own personal knives and nobody else used them (at least not without permission). ... read more

  • A Cut Above The Rest

    Jan 26, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well Made, High Quality Workmanship that last for years
    Cons: Needs Sharpening

    Summary: My husband has always loved Chicago Cutlery, but the prices are way out there. At least they are for me. When I needed to buy him a Christmas present this year and did not have much money to do it with, I went shopping at Mercata. There, ... read more

  • Didn't Plan to Buy -But

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful wood, great looking, extremely sharp
    Cons: Are not to be cleaned in dishwasher.

    Summary: Some good things happen when you least expect it! We had long given up buying a good set of knives. They were either too expensive or not what we wanted. We had tried those with the serrated edges and the ones guaranteed to never need ... read more

  • Sharp in every way

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good cutting edge
    Cons: None

    Summary: I received a set of Chicago Cutlery with a walnut upright stand over 23 years ago.. It was a gift to my husband and me from a dear friend for helping him in a dire situation. We were very close to this couple and he lost his wife in a tragic way. He ... read more

  • Looks sharp -- Is sharp!!!

    Jan 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great looking, functional, sharp
    Cons: Hand washing required; handles need to be oiled occasionally

    Summary: My Chicago Cutlery (Walnut Tradition) knives are well worth the money I've invested in them. They remain handsome and functional after years of use. With minimal sharpening, they retain a razor-sharp edge, making my cutting jobs easier. Because of the ... read more

  • Old School Carbon Steel

    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: True Carbon Steel, the best possible edge.
    Cons: Must be sharpened with every use, and they will rust!

    Summary: Chicago Cutlery produces true carbon steel blades. Carbon is introduced to steel in order to soften the blade, reducing the tendency to be brittle, and allowing it to take a better edge. Chicago cutlery knives made of traditional old-fashioned carbon ... read more

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