pretty good quality knives and a handy sharpener. Still have a set of the Furi knives at home and they are working good!
Link no work.
looks like stocks didn't last very long: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:wAWgtYo...
THats the link your looking for.
That's us! My feedback on these knives is I really like the feel (they're a little lighter) and the set is great value, but the block itself is ugly as sin. It took me about an hour to get the photo looking like that and even then the photo sucks. Recommend hiding the block or getting a different one
dont know why it doesnt work now but thanks addo for the link ;)
How good are these knives?
these knives are very good and this is an excelent price
had a similar set of Furi for about 8 years, no complaints
Depends on your usage, for a normal home kitchen, Furi knives are adequate, but definitely not the top quality with alot of other brands having significantly better knives. It also depends whether you like German/French/Japanese blades as they all have different advantages, but for this price it's definitely a bargain.
Well I've got a set of Wiltshire Staysharp block that's definately showing their age. Blades get dull and needs to be sharpened everytime before use. Rubber handles are annoying and some have melted from being left on hot pans/trays accidentally…
I've got the 8 peice set without the steak knifes and while they are great knifes to begin with but they do have some problems.
They don't stay sharp for as long as they should but are amazing when sharpened.
The small paring knife snapped at the end of the handle, while furi claim to have a lifetime warranty just try and contact them. (the knife broke from being knocked off the drying rack in to the sink).
On the plus side these are incredibly comfortable even after being used for a long time.
Did you ever get a response from Furi? The supplier may be more forthcoming, try http://www.mcphersons.com.au/IRM/content/contactus_contactus...
Good deal.. Price to me, seems very very nice given it also comes with a set of steak knives.
++ comes with a sharpener as well.
Friends of mine with Furi knives rave about them.
though agree with the rep, the block looks.. umm, yer, speaks for itself. lol..
Yes, enough there to make it worth my while!
These Furi 'pro' knives are supposed to be pretty good (designed in Australia/Made in China)
Take note that 6 of the knives are steak knives ;)
Made in China knives have pretty good quality nowadays. Some of the best knives in the world come from there as long as they build to specifications. The price is good too.
FWIW this article sums up quite well the relatively ordinary quality of Furi knives. I know a lot of people think they're great knives but without wishing to be nasty a lot of people wouldn't know a decent knife from a very average one. DYOR anyway. :-)
Oh I found this gem on the zknives site as well:
"As Furi marketing brochure says: "Fully forged from finest German alloy, tampered to 56HRC", blah, blah. It's not even an ok performer, and according to many accounts, from respectable people, those Furis underperform severely. I've had a Furi cleaver for sharpening and testing a while ago, and it only confirmed other reports I've had before. Edge holding is simply horrible. That besides the really awkward handle and weird blade geometry. Furi site, is a perfect example of lots of marketing BS mixed up with some truth and half-truth. Edge holding is sub-par, even compared to the cheaper knives at the same hardness. No wonder they promote 40° angle, lower that, and oh so supreme Furi knife won't last long enough for Rachael Ray to finish her 30 minute show. If you're into that type of knives(why?), or you want them because she uses them, then the set of 3 can be purchased for around 60$, considering their performance, or lack of it, that is severely overpriced. Frankly, those knives belong to the garbage bowl she uses, not to the good kitchen. Still, she has her reasons to use them, and gets some profit out of it too, what's your reason?"
Love this website, use it for when customers ask technical questions sometimes. Great technical content, terrible layout and a super high performance slant. And to be fair to Furi, the same guy on Global: "Just like other Globals, it's too soft to support (a) thin, high performance edge"
Yes it is a great website.
That said I think the reviewers thoughts on the Furi's were very much different from those on Global's. Very, very negative on Furi's, whilst he had an average or slightly above take on Global's from what I'd read.
What do you feel is unfair about his comment on the Global's inability to support a thin edge? He'd be talking in comparison to mainstream Jap knives which are significantly harder than the Global's.
I think you're trying to paint him as an elitest, high performance only snob - which I don't feel is the case having looked over his site extensively. Others can DYOR. :-)
To be fair, I'm an elitist high performance knife snob myself. :-P I love my 2 Shun Reserves. I imagine if he reviewed Scanpan knives he'd have similar comments
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