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A box? For the Ranting Chef?
The contents were the Chicago Cutlery ProHold Knife Block Set.
This is a 13 piece set includes an 8″ Chef knife (my favorite) , 8″ Bread, 5″ Utility, 5″ Partoku, 3-1/2″ Parer, 3-1/4″ Peeler, Shears, Sharpening Steel, Wood Block and four 4-1/2″ Steak Knives.
The knives that I have used for years are also Chicago Cutlery knives. This set, is designed differently.
The most significant difference is the grip. The handle is designed for the whole hand.
Note how the handle close to the blade is much thinner. This section is designed for the placement of the thumb and forefinger.
The way that many knives are balanced, the handle fits in your palm, but you grab the blade as above. This gives you the best control.
With the ProHold, the weighting and control is moved so you hold the knife entirely with the handle.
The four steak knives.
The peeler, parer and utility knives.
The bread knife, partoku and shears.
The partoku easily chopped this mint.
The chef’s knife made quick work of onions.
These knives are sharp! The bread knife cut through this loaf without compressing the bread.
My Take: The Chicago Cutlery ProHold Knife Block Set is a nice set. The knives are balanced well and feel good in the hand. The selection includes most of what someone would need in regular use. As there are only four steak knives, it may not be the best set for those with larger families or significant entertaining, but is perfect for those every day uses. The compact knife block won’t take up much counter space. Take a look at this useful set of knives.