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[Costco] Zwilling Gourmet 7-piece Knife Set with Self-sharpening Storage Block $199.99

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[Costco] [Costco] Zwilling Gourmet 7-piece Knife Set with Self-sharpening Storage Block $199.99

Saw this on Costco's email:
https://www.costco.ca/zwilling-gourmet- ... 55728.html

Which is $100 cheaper than Zwilling has on their website: ($299.99)
https://www.zwilling.com/ca/zwilling-go ... ng#start=4

It's the same model # 36133-000

So you save $100!
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Outside of warehouse sales in the big cities, is this worth it? In other words, is the quality good for this price?

Edit: main difference appears to be the quality of the steel, which is entirely unsurprising. Otherwise these knives appear to be made in much the same way as other Zwilling knives featuring a full tang, POM handle, and manufacturing in Germany. But the question still remains if this is a good deal for this particular set or if lower prices come through from Costco or other places like Bed Bath and Beyond. I don't follow the prices enough here to know, hopefully someone can chime in.
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Look like Costco special buy but not a sale price. Don’t know if quality is great with the built-in sharpener.
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Self sharpening block = drag through sharpening... Not a good idea if you value your knives.

I had a set of cheap Wiltshire knives with that kind of storage system. It grinds the blades down to nothing pretty fast. If you're buying zwilling, you should expect quality steel, and treating quality steel like that is a bad idea... Then again, zwilling sets seems to have dropped in quality a lot over the years, so maybe these don't deserve the extra care.
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Scott86 wrote: Self sharpening block = drag through sharpening... Not a good idea if you value your knives.

I had a set of cheap Wiltshire knives with that kind of storage system. It grinds the blades down to nothing pretty fast. If you're buying zwilling, you should expect quality steel, and treating quality steel like that is a bad idea... Then again, zwilling sets seems to have dropped in quality a lot over the years, so maybe these don't deserve the extra care.
From what I can tell by searching, these ceramic sharpeners in the Zwilling block do not sharpen the knife as typically thought. It's meant to hone or realign the edge so that over time you don't need to sharpen as often.

The biggest con of this Costco deal, IMO, is just that it's a small set. The versatility is inherently lacking, yet you also get the fundamental type of knives that you need. It's a good choice of types of knives, but for $200 that's still a compromise that has to be made: quality over quantity. You're not also getting a set of steak knives at the price-quality point. The other thing is you get a knife block that's not easily transferable to other knives unless you use the same ones or manually remove the mechanism to support other knives (ceramic sharpeners in blocks like these that don't match the knife can ruin it, that's why they label the slots to help try and prevent that).

So I'm still thinking about it.
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Centre rivet is laser inscribed with Zwilling logo
That seals the deal.
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