I saw the Ginsu 7108 Chikara 8-Piece knife set in a Consumers Report magazine and they were VERY highly rated. The good thing about these knives is that you get solid quality and performance but for much less than a Henckels or Wusthof type knife.
I can say that the Ginsu 8-Piece set is enough for someone who cooks a few times a day. The most useful knives that I have found is the 7-inch Santoku and 5-inch utility knife. I use the Chef’s knife once in awhile but found that the Santoku does the work just fine. They come extremely sharp but for the edge to last longer, you should hone it after one heavy use or two light uses.
In addition, Ginsu 7108 Chikara are forged and not stamped. As a lifetime user of both types of knives, the fact that they are forged makes a massive difference. Each slice carries more weight the the old stamped knives. If you don’t know the difference, google it. You’ll find it pretty informative.
Overall, the Ginsu 7108 Chikara 8-Piece knife set were a bargain for the burden of work they accomplish and they look beautiful. They have sleek beautiful handles and are just the right size for a standard kitchen.
Ginsu 7108 Chikara 8-Piece , they look and feel a lot more expensive than they are.