5 Stars By ShortStuff on 2013-07-08
Needed to replace my old knives, which were Oster knives. Hesitated for a while after reading some reviews. Received the knives and started using them the first day. The knives are sharp and easy to handle. The only knife that I really don't care for is the serrated utility knife (5"), I am hoping to find a none serrated knife to match the set. I don't care for serrated because you cannot sharpen them and they are awkward for me to use. Others may have no problem with the serrated knife. The remaining knives are fabulous and the steak knives actually cut not tear. The knives feel solid in your hand to include the steak knives. I don't think anyone would be disappointed in this set.
4 Stars By Kevin on 2014-09-26
Well made and well guaranteed.
I purchased the "Chicago Cutlery Belden" 15 piece knife block set. I replaced a Block set of knifes that were 23 years old. I bought another set of knifes first, they were the famous German cutlery. They were nice but, they didn't have that heavy feel that I was looking for. They are also high maintenance. I returned them. I decided to try these because in one of the reviews the person said they felt heavy and well balanced. I could not believe what I got for a little under a hundred dollars. I know a hundred dollars sounds expensive but, this is 2014 everything is a lot. These knifes are great, from the 6 steak knifes to the bone cutter. I dare you to find another set of knifes that compare or bet these for three hundred dollars. They are a well made and well guaranteed. (I don't give 5 stars to anything)
5 Stars By Susan on 2016-07-08
When only the best will do.
I bought my first Chicago Cutlery knife when I was 19. I am now 58. Through out my adult life I have gone to the store to make quick purchase knives, staying away from the cheaper ones, to hopefully ensure quality. I've come back to CC time and time again. CC will always be my go-to for kitchen products. Nothing compares to them. BTW You can buy single knives, if you're not in the market for a set, on there website.
5 Stars By ZDenton on 2018-03-22
Beautiful block and great knives
Perfect knife set for a small kitchen. When I got my first apartment I knew there was one room where I did not want to go cheap: the kitchen. I cooked a lot during high school and the one thing I hated more than anything else was going to someone else's kitchen and having to use some cheap ass knife. The knives in this set are very sturdy and you get the perfect variety for your basic cooking needs. The chef's knife is my absolute favorite; it is the perfect size for everyday jobs like chopping onions and prepping veggies. The two paring knives are also perfectly weighted and allow you to carve up anything you're wanting to cook in no time flat. Gonna be honest, I don't think I've used the citrus knife (the one that looks like a bird claw), but I'd imagine if you're wanting to peel an orange it would be perfect (that sucker is SHARP!). Overall a great knife set for all your basic cooking needs that doesn't have a lot of extra pointless knives that you're never going to use, and absolutely love that it comes with six steak knives. The block is a beautiful cherry color that will look good in any kitchen. As far as blade quality goes, I've noticed that they do dull somewhat quickly, but that's also compared to the Wusthof set my parents have that probably cost several times as much as this and made of steel so hard it could probably stop a bullet. Overall an excellent knife set and worth every penny.
5 Stars By Clifford Carroll on 2017-10-23
I highly recommend!
I purchased this as a house warming present for my daughter and her fiance when they moved into the house they just bought. They really needed most everything for the kitchen. Since I have used knives that store in a block to keep them organized, I felt that was the ideal approach. These knives are very solid, feel well balanced, have good edges, look to be very well made, and the price was lower than several others I looked at. You can get knives for less, but I doubt they will be the same quality. The block is pretty, and way nicer than the one that came with my knives. I am seriously considering replacing my old and well-worn set with this set. Good stuff!
5 Stars By Private Customer on 2017-11-08
Great Knife Set!
Now this is a good knife set! I had the same Faberware set for about 20 years, but some of the knives were getting difficult to sharpen, so we decided to get a new knife set. We have purchased three different sets. The first had the stainless hollow handles. As a result, the weight was just off and felt odd. In addition, the handles discolored easily. The second set was miniature. I mean every knife in the set was smaller than the norm. And the handles were tiny, and cheap looking, though it cost a fair amount. This set has normal sized knives, like we are used to, a great weight to them, and a nice look. I don't love the plastic on the handles because I think it could end up getting discolored, but overall, this is a very nice set. I have not used them yet, though, so I am not sure about the sharpness.
4 Stars By Sue on 2014-07-05
Nice knife set
The block is not the color in the pic/box - it's not cherry and it's much lighter. But the block is very well made and the knifes are great - very well made, sharp and easy to use! I've hand washed them, as recommended, and dry them immediately and haven't had any issues with rust. Would definitely recommend!
5 Stars By Paul on 2014-05-02
Chicago Cutlery Belden 15-Piece Block Knife Set
Well, it has been over 2 months since purchased. Wanted to wait to see if any issues. We love this knife set. Very sharp and solid knives! The block had saw dust in it from when it was made but I just blew it out- beautiful color goes great in our kitchen. Would definitely buy again.
4 Stars By Gypsy Pearl on 2017-12-02
these are pretty awesome! They lose their sharp edge pretty quickly ...
As far as every day use goes, these are pretty awesome! They lose their sharp edge pretty quickly though, so make sure you invest in a good knife sharpener.
5 Stars By kay on 2014-12-03
The knives are so sharp and great quality, good weight
Totally loving this knife set / block! The knives are so sharp and great quality, good weight, great price!
If your worried about rust spots, just hand wash them. I've had mine for about 2 weeks and I've been hand washing them.
The only con is that the block is a light colored cherry, it looks much darker in the photo but I still give 5 stars!