Good Budget Knife Set With a Nice Looking Wooden Block
This 12 Piece Knife Set Includes
8″ Chef Knife 1.5 mm blade thickness
8″ Bread Knife 1.5 mm blade thickness
8″ Carving Knife 1.5 mm blade thickness
5″ Utility Knife 1.2 mm blade thickness
3.5″ Paring Knife 1.2 mm blade thickness
Six 5″ Steak Knives 1.2 mm blade thickness
Pair of Kitchen Scissors
Wood Storage Block
More pieces than similarly priced kitchen knife sets
Good looking, sturdy block
Sharp blades right out of the box
Not as sturdy as higher priced cutlery sets
Slightly softer steel than more expensive sets which means it will require more sharpening, but sharpening softer steels is easier than harder steels.
The scissors are a little on the flimsy side, but they are strong enough for most kitchen chores.
Rust a little easier than higher priced sets if not dried properly.
If you are looking for a low budget starter cutlery set it is tough to find a better more complete kit than this one from Utopia. The knives are really sharp right out of the box and the overall quality is high for a knife set below $30. They will require a little bit maintenance to make them last for years, but overall it is an impressive low budget deal.
Ben started a twenty year commercial photography career after a blurry stint in the navy. He spent a lot of time losing and breaking knives and other EDC gear on location shoots before starting Nothing But Knives. He has reviewed and tested hundreds of both outdoor and kitchen knives over the course of the last six years, and he was mostly sober while testing and reviewing.