We review everything kitchen related on Kitchen Authority and we treat everything equally but it’s hard to deny that there are some products that make you more excited to review them than others. And it’s would be even harder to deny that there’s nothing better than a shiny new knife set to test.
So, today we turn happily to this lovely Utopia 12-Piece Black Knife Set With Black Blades. That’s a lot of obsidian look here but, thankfully, the novelty is not to the detriment of the performance of the knives themselves. They perform as well as they look.
A Knife Challenge
If you want to put your knives to the test, one of the best ways to do so is to tackle the raw fish challenge of preparing fish for nigiri sushi. Sushi may be the only time you can put raw meat in front of an American without them flinching and even my kids are happy to devour it. This is how you make the slices they way they should be:
So, These Utopia Knives…
The rubber handles are the first thing I noticed. They make it really easy to grip the handle firmly and there’s no slippage while you work even if your hands are a little wet. That’s good because it means you’re more likely not to slice off a finger and I think we all want that.
The blades themselves are also sharp and they tore through everything I threw at them without any real exertion. However, I am not sure how they’ll bear up when they need sharpening, I’ve never sharpened a black knife blade before.