Great hard steel.
I absolutely love my knifes and yes I got them from king of knifes closing down sale. Now for a novice I can understand the comments here. They are a knife that is really hard steel thus making them a bit of a crap to get the first sharpening good I got rid of the steel that comes with it and got a diamond steel and it works a treat had them for years and expect to continue loving them for years to come.
Purchased in August 2012 at Auto King for $299.00.
Exceptional quality and value
I have owned this set of knives now for just on 10 years. Only the paring knife is showing a little wear.
Very sharp out of the box. Do not expect any knife to not require sharpening for weeks or months. I am amazed at some of the foolish reviews on this site.
I have owned Bizmark, Wusthoff, Svord, Victorinox, Buck, Bark River and many other cutlery brands over the years.
I rate Bizmark Classic in the top 3.
These knives come with a sharpening steel for a reason. Learn to use it. There are countless youtube videos showing you how. Ideally, ...
I got this a couple of months ago as my main knife set for my kitchen. During the first couple of days, the knives worked great. They were very sharp. However, after a while, the knives that I regularly used started losing their edge very quickly. I then had them sharpened but after about a week, they became dull again. Based on the other reviews here, it seems I'm not the only one who encountered this problem. I have already discarded the Bismarck knives and replacement them with a new set from a different company.
I too was suckered on 21 knife block at half price of $800 from King of Knives
I bought these knives many years ago and regret my purchase every time I use them.
They don't hold an edge for a reasonable period, i know how to use a steel and have bought sharpener to keep them sharp, but have to sharpen before every use.
I never really checked weight but should have, too light. The kitchen scissors are atrocious. Wish a had bought 4 or 5 of the better known German Brands e.g. Wusthof. They are nicely balanced though.
They only look good
Bought this set of knives at "The knives Shop" Chermside and also purchased a very expensive electric knives sharpener. I can't wait till get rid of them as they always go blunt a week after been sharpened. As I said before they only look good but... poor quality steel Mr Bismarck!!
Great set of knives
The steel does a great job of keeping them sharp. Well balanced. Used daily in a semi professional manner and very pleased. Surprised that there are negative reviews as I've tried many others and these are great!
Keep on keeping on.
Bought mine on special from King of Knives a few years ago and have had no trouble keeping an edge on them. No rusting either. The largest knife is a little heavy but then again I like that in a knife.
Best hunting knife ever!!
I had Bizmark knifes of Deloraine Tasmania make me a huntining knife and haven't looked back!! I can't fault it and it holds an edge like no other knife I've owned before!! I have skun out over 60 too and wallaby before it needs resharpening!! He will make any knife you want from the highest quality steel and wood!!
After my recent review of these knives (AdrianF) have had the large knife snap at the handle while trying to cut a pumpkin, only just managed to get my bare foot out of the way of falling knife. Bismark won't answer emails concerning this.
They look the part but the Birsmarck block set of knives has proven to be a dud. Very quick to lose their edge, difficult to keep sharp, rust forming around the handle and blade join, and the blade on one of the smaller knives recently broke clean off the handle. Rubbiish. Don't touch them with a barge pole (which arguably would be just as good at cutting after one of these knives after moderate use).
These were an impulse purchase from a king of knives closing down sale. Almost from new none of the knives made a clean cut chopping a carrot, and not sharp enough to trim fat from chicken thighs either. I've tried a couple of different sharpeners to no avail. They're supposed to be European knives but even by that standard these are heavy and unwieldy.
In contrast I've replaced these one by one with Henckels 4 star and Wusthof classic - those are razor sharp, much lighter comfortable to hold, respond well to home sharpening tools and hold t...heir edge for ages. Even if the bismarcks are made from German steel these are not German knives; invest in some real German blades (the worst thing is the RRP is cheaper than bismarck) and you'll see the difference. Good bread knife and scissors Expensive, everything else in set dull
I bought my Bismarck set of knives 6 months ago from Chef King. Lately I've noticed rust forming on the hilt of those knives that I use all the time (where the blade joins the handle). This is the part that touches the block. I carefully dry my knives after washing them. On complaining to the retailer I was informed that the franchise had changed and they could not give me a refund or change them for another set of Bismarcks. I was offered a set of Brasilia knives as a replacement. Both have German steel blades. The Bismarcks are assembled in ...China and the Brasilias are assembled in Brazil. Right now I'm researching Brasilia knives. has anyone had experience using them? They work well when sharpened but blunt quickly which is probably due to my poor sharpening technique Rust on blade after a short period.
Excellent! Great Knives
I purchase these knives 18 months ago from king of knives. These knives are still as sharp as the day I bought them with out any honing being done to them. They have stood up to my wife's harsh knife skills. The weight in them is great for cutting through hard objects such as frozen meat and pumpkin. I would recommend Bismark Knives to anyone. Well priced kitchen knives, great for domestic use.
Great sharp edge that last. Good price
I have no problems
I purchased a set of Bismark Knives from King of Knives and the girl seemed friendly and helpful and told myself and my sister she was a chef and that the Bismarck were a good brand. So I took them home and tried them out. I haven't had a problem since! The only drawback I'd day is that they are a heavy knife.
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Lies about Bismarck King of Knives
I bought a two Bismarck knives from King of Knives. The deciding factor was that I was told they were German. In fact when I unpacked them, I found that, Yes the steel is German but they are made in China.
They may still be OK but I am feeling ripped off
Made in China
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