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[Bed Bath And Beyond] Zwilling-Henckel's Five Star 8-Piece Knife Block Set $199.99 ($159.99 with 20% off coupon)

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[Bed Bath And Beyond] Zwilling-Henckel's Five Star 8-Piece Knife Block Set $199.99 ($159.99 with 20% off coupon)

I haven't searched around but I suspect you will not be able to find this set for anywhere near this price. Would appreciate people refraining from brand-bashing -- everyone on here has heard it a thousand times.
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Jul 21, 2016
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Bought pretty much the same set a few years ago at 199$. My first "real" knives. Zero regret.
Thanks OP, bought 25!
(Mod edit: You are awesome)
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Dec 26, 2018
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How is the handle? Is it made with plastic or wood?
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Apr 26, 2019
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Zwilling has the 4 star 8 incher (same blade different handle) for 33 plus tax, in store
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Jun 24, 2019
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Can anyone explain the difference between 4 star and 5 star knives? I purchased a 8 piece 4 star for 169 +tax recently. Is it worth returning it and buying a 5 star?
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Where's the coupon?
With time, everything will go on sale...
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Feb 26, 2018
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Jaegerjaque wrote: Where's the coupon?
You need to sign up for their email list, they periodically email out 20% coupons but not to everyone at the same time, it's a staggered thing
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EricG72494 wrote: How is the handle? Is it made with plastic or wood?
Even the pros series that I have are plastic
noodles wrote: https://www.zwilling.ca/product/gourmet ... set-10-pc/

This set is $169.99 after boxing Day discount and using code EXTRA15. No idea if they are better or worse than these ones.
The ones you linked are worse, stamped and made in Spain whereas these are forged and made in Germany
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Limprules wrote: Can anyone explain the difference between 4 star and 5 star knives? I purchased a 8 piece 4 star for 169 +tax recently. Is it worth returning it and buying a 5 star?
They look exactly the same except the handles are supposed to be more "ergonomic". The material for the handles look like the same as the 4 star.
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Apr 20, 2005
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I couldn't find any differences between the 4 and 5 star other than the handle shape. Some retailers are calling the 4 star a full tang but Zwilling's sites call out both series as 3/4 tang.

I went a few days ago with my coupon to go get them but after feeling them in person I passed. They were comfortable but they felt light and a little too plastic for me. I think I'll splurge on some Classic Ikons when a deal comes around.
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Is it true that bbb coupon only works on full price item? Since msrp for this set is 400 there is no way of getting it for 159 with 20% off?
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Looks like full tang. Makes it more difficult to sharpen whole length of blade.
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Limprules wrote: Can anyone explain the difference between 4 star and 5 star knives? I purchased a 8 piece 4 star for 169 +tax recently. Is it worth returning it and buying a 5 star?
Personally I prefer the 4 star for its much heavier and chunkier handle for better weight distribution and grip, but the ergonomics are down to personal preference.

My 4 star also looks like a 3/4 tang not full.
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Bought this as a wedding gift for a good friend for about $250 a couple years back. This is a good price and these are good knives for the home cook who has decided to get more serious about cooking.
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shamans wrote: Looks like full tang. Makes it more difficult to sharpen whole length of blade.
The tang is the part of the blade steel that extends into the handle. "Full tang" means it extends the full length of the handle. With cheap knives that may mean it's less likely that the blade will separate form the handle. It's not an issue with quality knives; the handle is secured more than adequately to the blade regardless of tang length.
What makes a knife difficult to sharpen is a full bolster that extends down the back end of the blade, and yes, the Henckels Four Star and Five Star lines do have it. It's an obsolete design, which is one reason they go on sale more often these days.

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