How humiliating. I had to select the only descriptor that suited my skills. "Can't Boil Water"
Anyway, I saw some knives on one of those bidding sites thar sells some real crap but also some great name brand stuff. They have these knives supposedly made by a "reputable" Japanese manufacturer. I checked out the same knives on Amazon, and they are being sold there for prices similar to the MSRP on the auction site, and lots of good reviews. Did some googling, saw more good reviews. Also got hits for reviews on reputable sites but those turned up being "best of" lists that gave hits for a bunch of mfrs but actual reviews of only 3- brands. Next stop, ebay. Saw same Buy Now prices as auction sites for new sets, and used sets for about 25-35% of that, which seems reasonable. Due diligence, right?
Long story not so short, I won one of the auctions and got the pkg yesterday. Meanwhile, I reopened my Amazon window to look for something else and realized there was a review on there I hadn't seen before, claiming the other reviews were fake. They look legit, but I went back to trusty google and went a couple of pages into the search results and have noticed a lot of similarities in the reviews.
Have I been "tooken for a ride" on these knives? If so, I'll learn my lesson and keep the crap for myself. I was buying the set for my sister, an awesome home cook who just started taking lessons to expand her knowledge and skillset. I wanna get her something she'll get a lot of use out of, and be proud to own.
So, what say you? Cook? Or Con?
Thanx from a not so noob who can bake a decent cake and really good cookies but, alas, do have trouble with the stove top stuff. After several really bad attempts (actually, several bags' worth) at making long grain rice, I finally learned that simmer was not "bring it to a boil then turn it almost all the way off and let simmer".
Looking forward to any response. Be honest. Brutally honest! Thanx![/QUppp
Hello all, I'm new to this forum but wanted to comment on Kamikoto. I bought two Takamura knives from Chefsknifestogo.com a couple of years ago. Two great knives fir $300. Started shopping again for a good heavy duty cleaver for butchering/carving, but haven't decided yet. Like magic I get the $1200 Kamikoto box set for $275 dicount offer. Started research by looking for that brand on Chefsknifestogo,com and couldn't find them.A friend of a friend bought these and is looking for sharpening service. I hope he didn't pay the full ridiculous price. I wouldnt pay more than $10 for these.
I'm between wanting to see this train wreck in person and not wanting to sharpen them.
I've warned Facebook innumerable times to block these crooks. The ads still run.REMEMEBER THAT AMAZON ALLOWS A PRETTY GOOD RETURN POLICY, ESPECIALLY AFTER KNOWING THAT THE CLAIMS ARE SO SPURIOUS
AND, JUST LIKE ON THE AMAZON SITE AND IN FACEBOOK, THE ONLY POSITIVE REVIEWS AND THE ONLY PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE COMPANY IN THIS THREAD ARE EITHER FAKE OR HAVE NO IDEA BAOUT WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT
I THINK WE NEED TO GET RID OF THE FAKE REVIEWERS
For understanding all that you sure failed to create a cogent argument regarding the critiques throughout this thread.I understand that. Have you used them? What do you think there worth is? Honestly.