Ginsu Sofuto Knives Review

Posted on Sep 16 2012 - 7:00pm by Susan Bewley

If you cook, you know there a few things that are essential to any kitchen – a good set of pots and pans, seasonings, and an excellent set of knives. When I first went out on my own, I had the worst piece of junk knives that I tried to use to cook. Looking back at it now, I am surprised I didn't cut my hand open with these knives since they were terrible at cutting and took more force to cut anything than was safe. Once I moved in with my husband, I was spoiled since he had purchased a good set of Cutco knives. While I would love to buy these knives and give them out as gifts, they are very expensive, making them impossible for most people to afford. This is why I have recently taken a liking to Ginsu Sofuto Knives.

When it comes to good knives, Ginsu and Cutco have always been bitter rivals, but Ginsu has always been more affordable for most families. If it wasn't for my brother in law selling Cutco knives, we likely would have a set of Ginsu knives since they are comparable. My family used these knives growing up and they are just amazing – corrosion resistant Japanese steel, known to stay sharp for a lifetime. The most recent addition to the Ginsu family – the Ginsu Sofuto Knives – is perfect for nearly any family since they are not only durable, but add color to any kitchen.

Looking at the Ginsu Sofuto Knives, I am most impressed with the ergonomically designed slip resistant handle. These colorful handles are designed to fit perfectly in your hand; thus making slips nearly impossible and cutting a comfortable, easy experience. What impressed me the most about these handles, however, is the fact that they are designed to accommodate both right handed and left handed cooks. Having had to share a kitchen with my left handed mother for years before moving out, I can tell you that having knives that work well for everyone in your household is a major plus!

Caring for the Ginsu Sofuto Knives is also easy, since they can be washed on the top rack of your dishwasher.  To get the best use out of your knives, however, most cooks recommend that you wash your knives by hand using a non-abrasive cloth and cleaner. As well, it is important to have a great place to store your knives. The Ginsu Sofuto Knives 10 piece set comes with a beautiful, hard wood case that safely stores the blades when they are not in use. Not only are your beautiful knives well protected in the hardwood block, they make a beautiful addition to your kitchen!

As I said, my husband bought my Cutco knives, but they took us quite a while to pay off. Our set, that came with a similar wood case, cost us about $600 and tax.  While Cutco knives are amazing, they are very VERY expensive. What is so great about Ginsu Sofuto Knives is that they cut like Cutco knives, but are much more affordable, especially with all the modern advancements that have come out since we bought our knives. Most of their 10 piece sets can be purchased for under $95 on Amazon.  If this set is a bit too expensive, you can also buy a 5 piece Ginsu Sofuto Knife Set for under $60. Who knew that you could get high quality knives for so cheap? As you can guess, this is an amazing wedding present for newlyweds!

If you would like to learn more about the Ginsu Sofuto Knives, feel free to click on the picture below. We are certain you will love these knives!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

44 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Alisha Kostiuk September 17, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I love the Koden Series 14 peice set and it would match my  kitchen perfect!

  2. julieann r September 17, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I love that these come in colors….have to go enter the giveaway now too so I can get some great kitchen stuff!

  3. julieann r September 17, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    I really like their 8" Slicer in the Essentials Series

  4. jenn September 17, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    They use symmetric edge technology

  5. Melinda Dunne September 17, 2012 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Those sound like great knives. I love the different colored handles. 

  6. Tina @ My Highest Self September 17, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    I like the Nuri Series blades for the non-stick coating!

  7. Jenn September 17, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I still have Ginsu knives that I bought probably 20 years ago, and they are still my favorites!

    • Susan Bewley September 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      I used Ginsu growing up and we have Cutco that my husband bought from his brother. I consider both to be about equivalent! I couldn’t believe how inexpensive they are now too!

  8. Sue Invegas September 17, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    These look really nice! Would love the red!

  9. Chrissy September 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    the colors are awesome!

  10. Jennifer Pierce September 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Ginsu's Always Sharp blades will never need sharpening. The unique design ensures the lowest maintenance possible to make cutting foods as quick and easy as possible. 

  11. Lauri Daniels September 17, 2012 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    These knives never need sharpening.  That is awesome if they stay as sharp as they claim

    • Susan Bewley September 18, 2012 at 9:18 am - Reply

      I know the ones that my family and my husband’s family have been using for years for stayed sharp for the last 15+ years. 🙂

  12. Alaina Bullock September 17, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Never heard of this brand until I read this, but they sound real nice and I love the red color!  It's time for new knives so I might give these a try!

  13. Michele September 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    They are a good price! I love the choices in color. Such a girl 😉

  14. Mimi September 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Douglas was founded in 1902 as a major producer of automotive parts. Pretty col!

  15. Malia September 17, 2012 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I love that they don't need sharpening!

  16. Natasha September 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    The handles look like they would feel good to hold and not slip. I also love the colors…. 🙂 Not that colors make the knife – but man it helps

  17. Angie September 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I am loving this set! I love the fun colors!

  18. Vonnie September 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Love the 7" Santoku with Cutting Board!  Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Cris Henry September 18, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    They never need sharpening and I like the colors!!

  20. Jessica P September 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I love that there are differenct colored handles! These will make great gifts for the holidays. My mom needs a new set of knives!

  21. jheylo September 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    i want one of these… i like the green set of kitchen knives. mine, the rest of the knives are missing 🙁

  22. ed marks September 18, 2012 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    boy could i use these, a friend has them and loves them, mine are pass me downs probably 30 yrs old, cant cut anything and will not stay sharp

    • Susan Bewley September 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

      I can tell you that they are worth it! I am more amazed just how much they have gone down in price over the years!

  23. Jennifer Williams September 18, 2012 at 9:59 pm - Reply

     I need new knives, I honestly never knew they had so many colors to choose from.

  24. Shela September 19, 2012 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Ohhh i love the red color! I just bought my new cutlery set and i enjoy them!

  25. megan kirby September 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    I love these knives, the colors are great and I like that they stay sharp!

  26. Marie C. September 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I love that they never need to be sharpened.

  27. Malia September 21, 2012 at 1:30 am - Reply

    Entering again today with a tweet!  I'd love to win!

  28. Katarina Kopasek September 21, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Wow it would be nice to have a nice set of knives and I love the colored handles

  29. Patty A September 24, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    They are all stainless steel! Fantastic. 

  30. Angie September 26, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I love the fun bright colors they have available! 

  31. Paula September 28, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    I like stainless steel and colors!! long lasting.

  32. MamaBreak September 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    I am always looking for a new knife set!

  33. Sandra Mann October 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    symmmetric tecnology

  34. Lametria Brooks (Mimi) October 1, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I love the colors and they stay sharp.

  35. Jessica Barnett October 1, 2012 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    blades never need to be sharpened…love all the colors

  36. Jessica Barnett October 1, 2012 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    i love that blades never need to be sharpened…love all the colors and i definitely need a new set ofknives

  37. Anis October 3, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Colors are really gorgious, especially the blue knives. I always like to collect new knives set. May be the blue knives are going to be part of my collections.

  38. Michelle C December 16, 2012 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    would love these , lost everthing i had recently

  39. Maria Iemma May 10, 2013 at 11:18 am - Reply

    These knives are beautiful. My knives are so dull and old that I have been thinking of purchasing a new set and wanted to get something that is attractive, durable and efficient and I think these knives fit the bill.

  40. Kaitlin June 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    I have Ginsu knives that I bought off Amazon 3 years ago and they are still my favorite knives I've ever used. I was skepticsl because I got a 12 piece set with block on sale for under $40 but now when I go home to my parents' house I can hardly prep food with their old, dull knives!

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