I’ve recently moved home and with a new home comes the ability to decide on your colour schemes for each room, as the kitchen is MY room I decided I wanted to inject colour into it. I’ve got brightly coloured utensils and have been on the look out for a quality knife set to match. I’ve been a little cautious about these being a gimmick and have no real functionality in the kitchen. When I was offered a set of these Skenda knives to review I jumped at the chance to give them a whirl.
Although my title says 12 pieces, you in fact get 6 different knives; it is 12 pieces if you include the sheaf for each knife. The knives are presented in a sturdy cardboard box, each in their own separate compartment to keep them secure. The box has a magnetic seal as well as being taped shut. In the box you receive Santoku, Bread, Carving, Paring, Utility & Chef Knives in a variety of colours. They currently retail on Amazon.co.uk for £19.90 plus p&p (free for Prime customers).
As I said, I’m always a little sceptical when it comes to coloured knives as I’ve seen many out there of questionable quality but I honestly didn’t need to worry when it came to these from Skenda. As soon as I held them in my hands I knew that they were going to be good at what they do. They have a really pleasant grip which makes food preparation easy and quick. I was extremely impressed with how sharp each knife was and I gave each one a go on a potato; just as an excuse to play with them straight away.
I decided to wait to do this review until I’d had the chance to give each knife a proper test and I must say I’ve not been disappointed. I have 2 trusty knives in my kitchen drawer, a carving knife and a cleaver, which I thought were great all rounders but these Skenda knives surpass them in every way. The sheaf for each knife is needed as these knives are really sharp so they help protect not only you from cutting yourself but also help protect the blades. I think my only problem is that they don’t come with a way to keep the blades sharp; luckily I have my own knife sharpener.
Each knife feels great in your hand with a really comfy grip, they do feel a little flimsy are first but they are really strong; I’ve crushed a lot of garlic with the chef’s knife over the last few days. The non-stick coating also makes them super easy to wipe clean and minimises the stickier veg from sticking to the knife when cutting – especially with the Santoku knife.
I would recommend this Skenda knife set to anyone who is looking for a good quality knife set and want something a little more fun. They really are a joy to use and make food prep quick and easy.
You can grab your set here. If you have any questions or comments about this set then please feel free to drop them in the comments below.
Disclosure: I received this product at a discounted price for this review, this doesn’t have any sway on my personal opinion and this is an honest review of this product.