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Old 01-18-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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Cutco knives?

Are they really as great as they claim, or is it just a gimmick?

I used my sister's Cutco pairing knife to cut some onions and tomatoes and was not that impressed. What do you think?

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:32 PM   #2
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I think they are extremely overpriced.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:32 PM   #3
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They're a gimmick (serrations) and way over priced for what they are. The Chef's knife is not serrated because that make for a poor chef's knife. It will underperform Forschner, Wushor or Henkels. And for the money the Japanese blades will outperform all of the above.

The handle is odd for many as well.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:36 PM   #4
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They are not only a gimmick, but also prey on young people (mainly guys from my experience) and push them into sales. We allowed a few of the young men who graduated from our youth group to give us the "practice demonstration".

I think there is an old thread on the subject.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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They're overpriced by at least a factor of four or five. Give them a wide berth.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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I've got several Cutco knives that we bought as a favor to a friend's daughter who was trying to sell them. They are okay but I agree about being overpriced. I like the handles that can go through the dishwasher. I have the serrated and the paring knives. I just as often go for my Henkle's santoku of my 9" chef knife. Just depends on what I'm doing.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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I know some folks who have them and thought they were great until they used a real knife. To each his own, but I can't recommend them, nor can the others above it seems.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #8
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Yep the consensus seems to be no one else is impressed by them either lol
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:36 AM   #9
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Yuck, I have to allow a demo in my house next week as a favor to a parent of the demonstrator.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:22 PM   #10
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Hey BigD, good to see you!!!

That is what I hate most about Cutco......it always seems to be a favour to someone or to help out a young person you know. They train them this way!
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